” I will not fly from the post where Providence has placed me” (William Wilberforce)
” The best preparation for being a good politician as well as a superior man in every other line, it to be a truly religious man.”(William Wilberforce)
We have biblical convictions that apply to politics?
1Cor1-3 1.If I speak in tongues of men of men and angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2. If I have a gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.3 I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but not love, I gain nothing.
Love must Win!
1. Even if you have something to say… Without love… You will not be heard.
2. Even if you have a solution… Without love… You will not be received.
3. Even if you the means… Without love… You not win.
” In my opinion the strength of a country is most increased demand by its moral improvement and by the moral and religious instruction of its people,”(William Wilberforce)
Eph4:15 Instead, speaking truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.
Who do we Obey as a Christian in America?
Acts4:19 But Peter and John replied, “Which is right in God’s eyes: to listen to you, or to him? You be the judges!
Acts5:29 Peter and the other apostles replied:” We must obey God rather than human beings!
1. Authority is established by God.
2.Disobedience to Authority will have consequences.
3. Evil Authority doesn’t let me off the hook-conscience.
4. How to have a clean conscience owe to no one!
“Am I truly religious? Is the love of God the governing principle of my life! Do I walk under the sense of His presence? Do I converse with him from day to day, in the exercise of prayer and praise? And am I, on the whole, making my service my business and my delight, regarding him as my master and my father?” (Phillip Doddridge.