That is a pretty good article.
Unfortunately "Pastor" Baldwin has fallen for the deception that our primary goal as Christians is political action.
That is putting the cart WAY before the horse.
Had churches not been perpetually dropping the ball for the past 100 years, we might not be in the position we are in today as a nation.
(However, even if churches had not dropped the ball, I personally believe the world and our country in particular would be heading exactly where it is heading right now. God exercises much more sovereign control over governments than he does individuals. I believe we are getting close to Christ's return and the exposing of the man of sin. It only makes sense that the world would be prepared for such events.)
He gave us so many commands in scripture, none of which included such dedication to political action.
Christ himself nor his disciples led any kind of political movement in their day.
We have no examples in the Bible of any Christians putting political action before fulfilling the great commission.
Christians for centuries have been at the mercy of despotic governments and to this day many still live in danger of losing their lives for their beliefs. It is not detrimental to true Christianity to be under the thumb of tyrants.
America is full of bloated churches that, like the church in Jerusalem had, have ceased to go into all the world and even their own communities.
Why should we expect God to continue blessing us with freedoms of which most churches do not take advantage?
Besides, it's not the end of the world....
Or is it? :cooldude: