When I first heard Donald Trump use the phrase “Make America Great Again” during his 2016 presidential campaign, I had mixed feelings.
Yes, I strongly love my nation. I consider the United States of America one of the greatest nations in world history.
I’ll explain why in a moment.
On the other hand, a weakened Church, vast social demise, and the onslaught of secular forces–bent on destroying our Judeo-Christian heritage–have greatly eroded our once great nation.
Donald Trump ran on MAGA and won.
What does “Make America Great Again” really mean?
I just returned from the county courthouse where I spent the morning with forty fellow Americans serving on jury duty.
I have many friends whose faces fall when they receive a jury summons in the mail. A number of them are close to me (and shall remain nameless).
On the other hand, I relish the call to jury duty because it reminds me of the privilege of living in a nation where biblical principles dictate a love of justice that is completely foreign to Muslim governments and totalitarian nations–and most of recorded history.
To me, the duty and responsibility of citizenship in a government “of the people, by the people, and for the people” is a priceless treasure.
Since this past week saw an outbreak of horrific evil with national elections looming, I think it’s fitting that we admonish each other to hate evil, do our duty and get out and vote.
One of the most important Supreme Court cases in memory was argued today in Washington, D.C. It pit the rising tide of secular intolerance against the time-honored traditions of free, biblical-based cultures.
Many believe that Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission is a watershed religious freedom case. Mathew Staver, Founder of Liberty Counsel, warns that if the Court rules against Christian baker Jack Phillips, we can expect religious persecution to dramatically increase in the United States of America.
I hope you prayed today.
I ask you to continue to intercede that the Supremes will get this one right for the future of our nation and the cherished right of religious liberty.
The USA is definitely between a cake and a very hard place.