Friday, October 17th, 2008 | Author:

Cato of Utica has posted a thoughtful discourse on social issues, written from a Christian perspective that’s out of the mainstream. I encourage you to go read the whole article, but here’s a little taste:

America’s founders did not build our form of government to enact social change and dictate social issues. I agree with Clarence Thomas, who observed:
“America was founded on a philosophy of individual rights, not group rights.”

Category: Christianity, politics
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  1. Cato says:

    Thank you for the “shout out,” Jean. Yes, it is “out of mainstream,” isn’t it? That is unfortunate and no doubt belies why the problem remains.

    My perception of this societal problem began many years ago, but remained somewhat abstract until I read Francis Schaeffer’s book, The Great Evangelical Disaster. I was not raised within a denominational church. so much of its history and recent changes into progressivism (within the past century) went under my radar. But now that such “liberalism” is creeping into the non-denominational and pentecostal churches, it is glaringly evident. The works and writings of Schaeffer and Machen have been eye-openers.

    “For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?” 1 Peter 4:17

    I do not believe it is “Israel” who “calls the shots” in the world, so to speak. It is supposed to be the church, which is the body of Christ on earth. Jesus said He was given all authority and that we have overcome the world. It is the universal church that has the responsibility to reform the world. In these last days, the church has come up with every excuse to abrograte her responsibility. The love of many has grown cold.

    America is unique in the world. If it comes to judgment, her judgment will be swift, like it was for ancient Judea, because she knew better. She has had every opportunity to live for God in freedom, but has embraced depradation and refused God. This is what makes these times all the more angst-ridden.