11.16.2005

David Barton at Worldview Weekend

While at Worldview Weekend, we had the privilege of hearing David Barton speak on the political situation facing evangelical Christians today. Mr. Barton, shown at left, is the president of Wallbuilders, a conservative organization dedicated to presenting America's forgotten Christian heritage. As the author of numerous works on original intent and the Founding Fathers, Mr. Barton has been asked for advice on several occasions by Federal judges and such entities as the American Center for Law and Justice. It was an awesome opportunity to hear him speak. The most amazing thing about Mr. Barton's presentation was his grasp on simple facts. His Powerpoint presentation served to allow us to keep up with him as he rapidly gave thousands of bits of information ranging from the quotes of our Founders to modern statistics. I must say that I would hate to be involved in a debate of any kind with him! One of the interesting points made was that there was a 80% increase in Evangelical voting in 2004. This resulted in 90% of new freshman senators and Congressmen being pro-life. Bush has been able to appoint many conservative judges to federal positions, including one in and one pending on the U.S. Supreme Court. So things are looking up. Mr. Barton ended with this verse. It obviously refers to Jerusalem, but our God is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
How the faithful city has become a harlot! It was full of justice; Righteousness lodged in it, But now murderers. Your silver has become dross, Your wine mixed with water. Your princes are rebellious, And companions of thieves; Everyone loves bribes, And follows after rewards. They do not defend the fatherless, Nor does the cause of the widow come before them. Isaiah 1:21-23
Sounds like America to me.
Therefore the Lord says, The LORD of hosts, the Mighty One of Israel, “Ah, I will rid Myself of My adversaries, And take vengeance on My enemies. I will turn My hand against you, And thoroughly purge away your dross, And take away all your alloy. I will restore your judges as at the first, And your lawyers as at the beginning. Afterward you shall be called the city of righteousness, the faithful city.” Isaiah 1:24-26
So there is hope. Lord, let us be those righteous judges and lawyers You will use to restore this nation! This reminds me of a new song by the popular contemporary band, Casting Crowns. The song is entitled "While You Were Sleeping", and it deals with the real point of the old hymn, "Little Town of Bethlehem. Bethlehem missed it! They were sound asleep when the Creator of the Universe was born in their stable! Jerusalem did the same. They missed the triumphal entry of Christ and hanged Him as a madman. Will we do the same? Will America wake up in time to even notice Christ's Second return? Click the "play" button below to listen to an excerpt from this powerful song, and click here to read the lyrics (beware of popups at the site!). Click here to purchase the song from Casting Crowns. In Him, D3

2 comments:

gabriel said...

i think the past is overrated.

Teenpact 2006 said...

If you remember the past, you are less likely to repeat the mistakes of it.