By Dr. John Cooper
Elen Craswell writes in her article on The Biblical Basis for Christians in Politics;
“The first principle; We must understand that civil leaders are “ministers of God” (Romans 13:3-4). This relates to the principle of ACCOUNTABILITY. The role of a civil leader is to enable government to fulfill God’s purposes. Civil leaders are doing the will of God in establishing justice and maintaining civil order. They are accountable to God for the faithful discharge of their ministry responsibilities. A person’s behavior in office is positively affected by knowing that he must answer to God.
A second principle, is that of DESTINY, understand the reality of sovereign appointments. A civil leader serves at God’s pleasure! “…He (God) removeth kings, and setteth up kings…” (Daniel 2:21). “For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the judge: He putteth down one, and setteth up another” (Psalm 75:6-7). God places people in leadership for His specific purposes — for His benefit, not theirs! “…Who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14). We must ask ourselves, “Why has God put me here? What does He want me to accomplish.”
Ultimately, it is God who allows anyone to serve in any position on earth. God is Sovereign.
LET THE REMOVAL PROCESS BEGIN
The people of the United States spoke loudly on the Nov. 2 Election. I thank God for sending the message to our Washington Congress and to our State Congress as well. The TEA Party is a grass roots movement of the people. WE THE PEOPLE have spoken. Ralph Hall understands the TEA Party movement and it’s conservative stand as you can see in his recent newsletter below. I hope all our Conservative Texas Congressmen understands. Some have pledged to support a Liberal Republican as the Texas Speaker of the House. I don’t think that those elected congressmen understand that they work for the People. The TEA parties and the conservative Republicans will hold their feet to the fire and demand accountability. I heard that one of our newly elected conservative Texas House Representative said that he was going to do what he thought was best for the people. He thought that voting for a LIBERAL Republican as Speaker of the House was best for East Texas. He didn’t get it, yet, did he? You see, he works for the people and the people have said that they want Conservatives in Office. So what do we do? We now start the sifting process as we earmark them not to be Reelected next time. We begin removing those LIBERAL Republicans from office. If our elected officials ran on a conservative ticket and do not vote conservative, I envision this: Phone calls all hours of the day & night, E-mails flooding their computers, Negative conversations day and night with their constituents, they will wish for a place to hide but find NONE, and finally a wife and kids that will hound him or her because of their frustration over the situation. ENOUGH SAID !!!!!!!!! I like what my friend Ralph Hall wrote in his news letter and I think you will too, if you are a conservative. NOTE, since his newsletter is copyrighted, I ask for his permission to print it in this article.
November 18, Ralph Hall NEWSLETTER
LAME DUCK SESSION OF CONGRESS BEGINS;
GOP MAJORITY PLEDGES FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY
WASHINGTON, DC . . . As the House of Representatives reconvened this week for a lame duck session that included leadership elections, Congressman Ralph Hall (TX-4) noted, “The American people have given Republicans a tremendous opportunity to restore fiscal responsibility and make our government work more effectively.”
“The American people sent a clear message on November 2. They are counting on Republicans in the House to cut federal spending, create jobs, make government smaller and more efficient, and hold this Administration accountable through strong oversight,” Hall said. “It is up to us to uphold their expectations and do better on their behalf.”
This week the Republican Conference elected John Boehner to be Speaker of the House in the 112th Congress, subject to his formal selection when Congress convenes in January. Members of the Steering Committee also were elected by the Conference this week.
“The Conference reconfirmed our Pledge to America to cut federal spending, create jobs, and restore sound economic policies,” Hall said. “These steps are vital to getting our country moving in the right direction and will be the first order of business when the House convenes in January with Republicans in charge.”
“House Republicans also joined Senate Republicans in adopting an earmark ban for the 112th Congress,” Hall said. “The earmark ban shows the American people that we are listening and that we are serious about ending business as usual in Washington.”
“We also need to extend the Bush tax cuts to help families and businesses through this recession,” Hall noted. “These tax cuts will help stimulate the economy and provide a measure of certainty in what has been an uncertain economic environment.”
“We have much work to do on behalf of the American people, and I look forward to the opportunity to advance sound economic reforms on behalf of my district and our country.”
(May an almighty God look on us with favor as we take back our country and God once again is honored in our Government)
Could I have 5 to 10 minutes at some church service to distribute important Election literature to inform the people what the Churches can and can’t do legally, and then be available to answer questions afterwards?
Yours in Christ
Dr. John Cooper
For United States House of Representatives, 4th District of Texas