Monday, September 19, 2011

Boykin: The Church, the Dominating Force

Retired Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin was interviewed last week by Paul Crouch Jr. of the Trinity Broadcasting Network’s show First To Know. Boykin told Crouch that the Church needs to become more politically active because of threats to religious freedom from groups like the American Civil Liberties Union and MoveOn. He said, "It is time for the Church, as Bible believing Christians regardless of denomination, to unify and understand that we truly serve the same God - Jesus Christ. And we need to come before Him and ask Him for forgiveness for where this nation has gone, and how we have turned our backs on God." He called on viewers to work “so that the Church emerges as the dominant influence in America,” adding, “I refuse to believe that we can’t, because God told us to occupy.”

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There are two groups of Evangelicals who are politically active that believe Christians alone are biblically mandated to occupy all secular institutions until Christ returns - the Reconstructionists and the Dominionists. Although they took a text from the Bible to create an unbiblical political movement, it is a thread of dark Christianity that doesn't seem to be slowing down.

Some believe that a “true” Christian cannot occupy a governmental office, or have any involvement with, or interest in, politics.  Of course, no responsible Christian can be without concern for civil government, but there was, at one time, a clear separation and non-participation from the government and its function. 

It will be too late before many of these politically active Evangelicals realize they made a terrible mistake.