Capitol Ministries’ in-depth Bible studies are important because sometimes there is an element of resistance for lawmakers to live out their faith in office due to what they hear about the separation of church and state. But I always point out that The Constitution provides us with freedom of religion and free speech too, and that our nation was founded on biblical principles.
Getting into the Word of God through Bible studies reminds lawmakers of their own spiritual roots and increases their awareness of Biblical principles. And too, the Word opens eyes, just like it did for me. Years ago I read the Bible preparing to teach Sunday school to teenagers and I went from being politically correct to being Biblically correct. And at some point, you hope that the Holy Spirit will convict lawmakers to apply the Word of God to their own lives and to the laws they enact. Lawmakers need the Gospel and they need the Word of God. Rhode Island State Senator Harold M. Metts, D-District 6, Providence