The Mississippi Challenge to Roe v. Wade: Christian Public Servants Change Culture—Not Religious Right Activism
The men and women in the Mississippi State Legislature who penned the compelling argument to overturn Roe v. Wade, the Mississippi Attorney General’s office and others who are responsible for the legal case that is challenging the constitutionality of abortions are strong Christian believers.
That the legal battle to save the very lives of unborn babies was initiated by mature-in-Christ individuals powerfully illustrates the cause-and-effect promise of 1 Timothy 2:1-4!
First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
The Apostle Paul reveals the biblical formula for changing a nation: Evangelism and discipleship of Kings and those who are in authority are the keys to a nation’s citizens living a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.
The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) and other organizations who are jumping on this bandwagon were, at the end of the day, dependent on the ministries and ministers whose work helped to form Christ beforehand in the hearts of those bold Mississippi public servants!
Long before this court challenge, pastors who were committed to sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ discipled these public servants.
Pastors helped these men and women develop a Christian worldview and mature in the faith so that their decisions and actions would reflect biblical principles as the Scriptures informed and guided their consciences.
Without the discipleship of those public servants, the court case that is before the Supreme Court that potentially could save the lives of countless unborn babies would not have happened.
This profound truth is repeatedly overlooked by Christian activist organizations while they remain dependent upon mature-in-Christ public servants to accomplish their objectives.
Rather than focusing on lobbying public servants for better legislation, Capitol Ministries concentrates on the eternal transformation of one public servant’s heart at a time through evangelism, regularly teaching the Word of God in Bible studies, and by discipling them to maturity in the faith.
Those are the biblical methods you can depend upon to change the course of a nation for good.
This biblical mandate to first reach political leaders with the Word of God, is found throughout the Bible and it is an essential ingredient for enabling any kind of long-lasting directional change in a nation.
In 1 Timothy 2:1, the word “first” is translated from the Greek word, “protos” which means, “first in priority.”
Those individuals behind Mississippi’s lawsuit serve to illustrate this biblical principle.
This is the reason CapMin is all about making disciples of Jesus Christ in the political arena throughout the world. It is a biblically essential ministry if we are going to change the course of our nation.
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