Since we are still in the aftermath of the election, I have one last post for Keeping Christianity in Government before we move back to The Story – Dramatized. This post, which you see is called Leaving God Behind, has nothing to do with the general public or the government itself, but for specific people who voted this year. This is to me perhaps the most significant part of a democracy, where our moral standards come before and are integrated into everything we do, including politics.
In my newspaper’s editorial, there were two comments reflecting on the comments made by pastor Bob Russell on the election. Rev. Russell, while I do not have the exact quote, stated that people who voted liberally voted for rebellion against God. These two responses gave negative positions.
While my eyes breezed through most of the letters, I caught myself and examined the words of the second letter. It states,
In the voting booth on Nov. 6, I gave God the day off. 
I hope this person later realized his very grave remark or at least did not mean it at all. Essentially, this means that Mr. Pinkerton, who wrote this, looks beyond whatever God says and believes he will do better with his decision rather than God’s. He places himself above God and assumes upon himself the decision on what is morally right or wrong. Do you see the problem here?
The problem is that we are making ourselves gods. We certainly make ourselves very evil gods. Therefore, Pinkerton denies anything that is good and decides that is evil. However, since we are not supreme beings unlike God, we cannot take upon ourselves such prideful opinions.
We have always been at the point where we think that our law is greater than God’s law. That’s been self-evident. The part where this is wrong is that we destroy ourselves by disobeying the law of God, which can also be explained as the commonly known Law of Nature, written down in the Bible.
I will give Mr. Pinkerton the benefit of the doubt and say that he doesn’t truly realize what he meant or else he now knows. But this does not make any excuse. People claim that “religion should not mix with politics,” although they don’t realize what that truly means, but does it not make enough sense to carry morality as a great factor into judging what your political beliefs are? If that were not the case, we would never have had the United States of America.
This is why we have Keeping Christianity in Government on here. It is not to advocate the mixing of the church into government, which ends in either a papacy or a government-run church, it is to advocate for people to think about what policies are in line with the Bible and which policies are not. If we do not advocate for such essential things, there is no reason for civilization to have ever existed.
1. Pinkerton, Christopher. “God’s day off”, The Courier-Journal. November 15, 2012. http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20121115/OPINION02/311150014/Readers-Letters-Rand-Paul-replies