Is America a faith-based nation today? I think there is a debate about that because America has turned her back on her first true love. That is why in-depth Bible studies are so important for leaders at all levels. Capitol Ministries helps lawmakers relate Scripture to today’s issues. What does Scripture teach about capitalism — that’s a biblical principle. One of the 10 Commandments says, “Thou shall not covet.” How can you covet something if it doesn’t belong to someone else? You will also find in Genesis 35 where God demonstrated land ownership when He said to Jacob, your name shall be Israel and this land is yours. What does Scripture say about being prolife? What does Scriptures say about spending money you don’t have — all of these issues are important ones that lawmakers grapple with and they’re all spelled out in Scripture. In-depth Bible studies inform us on how to look at these issues from a Biblical perspective.
If we legislators have a scriptural basis for our actions and if our faith informs our decisions, I have to believe that God is going to lead us to a better solution than what we would come up with ourselves. – U.S. Congressman Bill Johnson, Ohio, 6th District.