I’ve loved being my son’s father. I’ve never shirked from changing his diapers, staying up all night through countless ear infections, making weekly trips to the John Deere tractor store so he could pretend to drive every combine, confronting neighborhood bullies, or consoling him when he broke up with his girlfriend. One thing I refused to do, however, was play board games with him.
When playing a game, Daniel always made up the rules as he went along. The moment I’d pull ahead of him, a new rule would be announced and he’d claim it was always the rule. It’s not that I had to win, but that I couldn’t win. Whomever he played with, Daniel’s rules always won the game.
Recent political events at home make me question what country I’m really living in. Right is wrong, up is down, male is female, and purple is green. The once accepted rule, based upon a common absolute of Biblical truth, has been tossed out for a fluid standard as changing as a politician’s campaign promises.
I never thought it possible, but this side of the horizon marches a day when Bible Christians in America will be compelled like the three Hebrew children to bow to the idol of government or be thrown into the fiery furnace. In many ways, this is already happening.
Today, the following words popularly mark our Founders not as bigots, but backward bigots; and anyone who would agree with the Biblical standard the United States was founded upon is now decried as both heretic and traitor.
America’s first president, George Washington said: It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible …. The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained.
His successor, John Adams added, We recognize no sovereign but God, and no King but Jesus!
In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes (Judges 21:25).
Where Heaven’s voice is ignored, Hell’s rules regin.