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The Gospel of Truth and the Nation

Most Christians are antichristians when it comes to politics. Their political opinions and preference of candidates are rarely different from those of the humanists around them. Some are conservative. Some are liberal. Some are Republican. Some are Democrat. Some are third party people. Some are Christian Coalition. But most are antichristian in the way they vote and think politically. Some think a Christian must be religiously neutral when he enters the political arena in this pluralistic society, failing to understand that religious neutrality is impossible in any field of thought and endeavor, and that a religiously pluralistic society is a myth which our adversaries have duped us into believing. Others of our brothers and sisters think that the goal of Christian politics is prayer in public schools, failing to realize that state-supported education is itself destructive to Christianity and that public schools are unsalvageable. Still others think the goal of Christian politics is the stopping of abortion by a constitutional amendment, which reveals a naivete about the value this evil culture places on the U.S. Constitution and which makes the mistake of Christians in other eras that the basic solutions for today's crises are ultimately political. And still others believe that the ultimate purpose of Christian politics is the establishment of the Ten Commandments as the moral foundation of all civil laws and jurisprudence, failing to realize that that was the goal of the Phariseeism that crucified Jesus. The Pharisees offered the people a Torah without a Messiah; denying the fact that God's Law cannot save a people from their guilt and the judgment their guilt deserves. The Ten Commandments, as essential as they are to law and justice, cannot save America from the judgment of God.