My good buddy Steve Deace last Thursday compared the current GOP primary race to a poker game. Take a listen to Steve's great riff on how Trump has changed the Republican template, perhaps forever.
By the way, Steve is this year's keynote speaker at the 8th Annual Hope Rides Alone Family Reunion Banquet honoring my fallen son Sergeant Eddie Jeffers. If you've not yet made your reservation, please do so today because seats are filling up fast.
"We are in a social civil war and we are losing because too many of us cannot 'be found in the thickest part of the battle.' Too often 'when the wind blows cold' in the form of opposition or ridicule, the evangelical does not take 'the bleak side of the hill,' but he or she runs from the hill. No more! As Reverend Spurgeon says, we must once again carry 'the heaviest end of the cross' on our shoulders."
I wrote those words, including parts of a Charles Spurgeon quote, in 2006. Nine years later they ring even truer as we find ourselves in the final battles of the social civil war.
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Two weeks before my endorsement and after the culmination of a year of God working on my heart, I published a newsletter about how to critically think through voting for Newt. Below is the newsletter I'm providing for free that is usually only available to my subscribers, but I think it is important to get to as many people as possible.
We are a people who have come to accept as the norm the postmodern thinking of “what is right for you is not necessarily right for me”; meaning there is no absolute truth. Without absolute truth, there is no morality ruler. In Understanding Evangelicals: A Guide to Jesusland this writer wrote:
It’s really quite a simple concept. When you have and agree with a fundamental standard to live by, outside of your personal opinion, you can actually determine whether something is right or wrong. Why? Because…absolute truth is something that is true at all times, to all people, everywhere. It’s like having a morality ruler; you can measure truth with it.
If there is no absolute truth then there is no chance for virtue. Random House Dictionary defines virtue as “moral excellence; goodness; righteousness.” Can America be a virtuous nation if we cannot agree on moral excellence, goodness, and righteousness? Without virtue America cannot last as its Founders envisioned.
President John Adams, while addressing the military, stated:
We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
Historians would be hard-pressed to find a time when avarice, ambition, or revenge were more misguided and unabated than today. Some would say that is the outcome of the free market system. The free market system is no more responsible for the societal greed than your television set is responsible for the filth it displays. To blame America’s greed on the capitalist system is the same tortuous logic that says guns are responsible for criminals and murderers using guns.
So where is the problem? It is with the citizen. We the People are the problem. While Barack Obama tried to tell America that “we are the ones we’ve been waiting for”, in actuality we are the problem we are trying to fix.
In the never-ending assault on religion and morality, primarily Christianity, America has set itself so far off course that it is almost impossible to imagine the country ever righting itself.