Heavenly Father or Big Brother

shieldmountain.jpgDuring a presidential election year it is very easy to become distracted with politics. Almost every candidate is offering hope. They are making promises of a brighter tomorrow. And, for a lost and dying world, their promises can be quite appealing. But as believers in the Lord Jesus Christ we ought not place our hope in the promises of political solutions. The state is a poor conduit of grace. The state refuses to recognize its limits and almost always oversteps its boundaries. The good intentions of political leaders are meaningless when the results are so disastrous. Here’s just a sample:

State seeks to control thermostats in homes

Judge bars distribution of Bibles to grade schoolers

Pro-gay agenda taught with taxpayer money

Mother warns community about “Nazi” home invasion

It takes a village…

The state is growing more and more like Big Brother every day. And while big brothers usually protect their younger siblings from others, it’s sometimes because they reserve the right of kicking them around for themselves. If history has taught us anything it should be that our hope is misplaced when it’s placed in the state. This should be especially true for believers in the Lord Jesus Christ. Our hope does not rest in the promises of politicians or in the benevolence of the state. We have a blessed hope that rests firmly in the power of God Himself.

To place our hope in government is to trade the genuine love of our Heavenly Father for the abuse of Big Brother.

About Chip
Chip is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, AR and Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis, TN. He served more than five years on the staff of the State Convention of Baptists in Indiana as Director of Communications and Public Relations, editor of the Indiana Baptist newsjournal, and regular contributor to the Baptist Press, the official news service of the Southern Baptist Convention. He currently earns his living as a writer. He serves his local church as a teacher and deacon and his local Baptist Association as a Seminary Extension instructor and supply preacher.

One Response to Heavenly Father or Big Brother

  1. Good post.

    We must remember politicans are not our Savior, Jesus Christ is.

    If we are to be a strong country, we cannot be dependent upon the State.

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