Government Intrusion on the Church

By Ralph & Elizabeth Pyszkowski

Guest Columnist

Every election cycle we expect to see campaigns send negative messages about their opponents. However, this year has been the dirtiest process ever as very disturbing information has been uncovered on both candidates. Wikileaks is an organization that has hacked private emails and revealed troubling insight for the believers. Top Clinton aides have mocked Catholics and Evangelicals. They criticized a man for baptizing his children in Church and raising them in his faith. Most alarming are emails where they talk about a “revolution” and starting organizations to change the beliefs of the Church. Along with this, they also attacked the leadership of religious institutions. It is important for people of faith to be aware of these motivations and get involved in politics.

Secular progressives will often forbid the Church from participating in government and politics. They always misinterpret the establishment clause and quote the phrase “Separation of Church and State.” However, the same people will not use these ideas to forbid the government to intrude in the Church. There is an attack on Christianity in America and evidence suggests the IRS has even played a role in recent years. Now, there may have been a plot uncovered to undermine the beliefs of the Church by government officials. These emails certainly reveal the motivation to do so by higher ups in the Clinton campaign. If they gain power and get elected into office, how far will they go? Will they impose ungodly mandates or penalties on those Churches with whom they disagree? Religious liberty is under assault and people of faith should be concerned.

To be fair, both political parties have their sins and have issues that should concern Christians. It is hard to say how prevalent this view is in the major political party and it is clear that not every Democrat is anti-Christian. However, the entire party should renounce these emails and ideas, especially their leadership. If there is any lesson to be learned, it is that the Church should be involved in politics to fight for what is right. We must be aware of the issues and vote in all elections. Finally, we should pray for our country and that God will bless us with the right leadership. This admonishment is found in 1 Timothy 2:1-2: “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

(Ralph & Elizabeth Pyszkowski, Your Brother & Sister In Christ. All comments are welcomed at [email protected])
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