Letter to the Editor: Who Needs to Step Up?

August 21, 2018

Letter to the Editor: Who Needs to Step Up?

Dear Editor,

Our Founding Fathers were God honoring men, and God blessed them with the wisdom to write our Constitution and Bill of Rights.

But we are no longer a country that honors God. Since 1973 we have allowed the murder of pre-born children. Same sex marriage is now the law of the land. And Jack Phillips, who refused to dishonor God by creating a wedding cake to celebrate a same sex marriage, is being sued again because he refused to create a cake to celebrate the coming out of a transgender individual.

Christians’ participation in politics is a way to be salt and light in the world. If we elect candidates who will fight for the right to life, biblical values and religious liberty, we can effect change across the nation.

We need to pray daily for spiritual revival in our country. The Bible tells us to pray for all our government officials.

But we also need to act. Queen Esther and the Jewish people prayed and fasted when Haman sought to destroy the Jews. Then Queen Esther took action. At risk to her own life, she went to King Ahasuerus without being summoned, and asked him to spare the Jewish people from annihilation. God used her action to save the Jewish nation.

God could certainly effect change without our actions, but sometimes He requires action as when Moses had to hold up his hands in order to prevail in battle against the Amalekites.

God gave us a government of the people, by the people and for the people. We are meant to be involved in our government. President Andrew Jackson said, “The people are the government, administering it by their agents . . .”

Thomas Jefferson said, “If we are to guard against ignorance and remain free, it is the responsibility of every American to be informed.” So choose your news sources wisely and educate yourselves on the issues and the candidates.

If you want to see Roe v Wade overturned, if you want to see historical, memorial crosses preserved, if you want Bibles allowed in our classrooms, if you want football teams to be allowed to pray together before a game, then support the candidates who share your values, and vote for them.

In the Michigan primary this month, 53 percent voted in the Democratic primary. Only 47 percent voted for the Republican slate.

It’s not too late to register.

Laura Krentz,

The views and opinions of this writer do not necessarily reflect those of Oceana County Press or its staff.

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