America just entered a new era. An era where the president of the United States says, “We are transferring power from Washington, D.C., and giving it back to you – the people.” What a refreshing statement.
In his first week as president, Donald Trump has taken strong actions on abortion, the economy, and illegal immigration. As an evangelical Christian, I have been very pleased with the actions of our new president, thus far.
While we are moving in the right direction as a country, we mustn’t become complacent in our fight for what is right, true, and good. Traditionally, it seems as though we’ve fought hard and won battles, but then taken our foot off the pedal, so to speak.
Leading up to the election in November, and even now, I’d say conservatives were and are running full speed in an effort to accomplish our long-sought-after goals. These goals include defunding the largest abortion provider in the U.S. (Planned Parenthood), ensuring a Scalia-like justice is appointed to the Supreme Court, and safeguarding school-choice policies across the country – just to name a few.
Conservatives have fought for these causes for decades, and now is our time to actually see certain policy goals come to fruition.
This fight is similar to a war. When fighting a strategic war, the army doesn’t take a territory only to retreat and have that territory taken back by the enemy. The army takes a territory, and then they secure it before quickly advancing to the next objective. We must do the same in a political sense.
Therefore, let me charge you with three action points.
1) Pray for our elected officials, including President Trump. Paul says in 1 Timothy 2:1-4 (NKJV):
Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
2) Be knowledgeable of what the Bible says regarding the issues of the day. For some, we sit quietly in class or among peers because we aren’t prepared to give an answer for what we believe. Those times must end. Christians must be able to defend and articulate their convictions in an effective manner. We also must not grant credence to the lies put forth from those who oppose godliness. This means that we should stay committed to our conservative agenda.
3) Become more involved in the process, whether it be talking to your neighbor or calling your representative. Often times we allow our elected officials to make decisions contrary to our values because we don’t voice our convictions in an effective manner.
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By taking these three steps, we can keep pedaling and remain diligent in this fight for what is right, true, and good.