Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts…And be thankful.
Thanksgiving in America will be different in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In many states, we have to
Regardless of your party affiliation, I think we can all agree that last night's presidential debate was leaps and bounds more constructive than the first one. And I have no doubt that we all believe our favorite candidate won—I know mine did (smile). Yet the most profound thing about last night's debate wasn't necessarily what was stated. Instead, it was the resounding silence on four of the most critical issues that undergird America's moral fiber and very existence—the sanctity of human life, the next generation, the sanctity of marriage, and our religious liberties.
Yet I don't think the absence of these issues was an oversight by those who control the debate's topics. Sadly, our culture and media are leading a secularist effort to propel us into an America void of Christianity or, at a minimum, to ensure that our faith is limited within the walls of a Sunday service. As a God-fearing person that professes Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, my life needs to be defined by God's Holy Word. What matters most to God needs to matter most to me. While it's always an imperfect pursuit, it's our Christian calling to love what God calls good and abhor what God calls evil (Romans 12:9).
This is not to devalue the importance of the issues discussed during this final debate between the candidates. How our country handles pandemics, the economy, immigration, healthcare, and equality for our black and brown brothers and sisters are indeed vital matters. Yet it is beyond morally negligent and appalling for us as a nation not to consider first and foremost our most vulnerable children that are being slaughtered in the womb, and in some states, left to die after being birthed. God help us.
It is equally disturbing that there is little being said about the party differences regarding the biblical model of marriage and family. And as Christians, we most certainly need to be aware of the Marxist movement that seems to be overtaking one of the major party's platform. History has plainly shown that socialism only rises at the expense of religious freedoms.
I implore you to read Dr. Dobson's Open Letter to Christians Regarding this Election. He stresses the need for believers to consider policy over personality, especially when it comes to matters of faith, family, and culture. As Christians, if we do not take a stand for these God-ordained constructs of human morality and civil existence, who will? This may be our last chance.
"Let each Citizen remember, at the Moment he is offering his Vote, that he is not making a Present or a Compliment to please an Individual, or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn Trusts in human Society, for which he is accountable to God and his Country." —Samuel Adams