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Desperate times call for righteous and joyful leaders to stand and be counted –

Though twenty-eight centuries have passed since the days of the Old Testament prophet Isaiah, his description of Jerusalem looks like the front page of our own newspapers. He wrote:

How the faithful city has become a whore, she who was full of justice! Righteousness lodged in her, but now murderers. Your silver has become dross, your best wine mixed with water. Your princes are rebels and companions of thieves. Everyone loves a bribe and runs after gifts. They do not bring justice to the fatherless, and the widow’s cause does not come to them. (Isaiah 1:21-23)

Sound familiar? Like the troubling days described by Isaiah, our nation needs repentance and renewal. Self-serving and secularist leaders need to be replaced by men and women committed to righteousness and justice. The most defenseless among us—widows, orphans, and the unborn—need heroic strength applied to their plight.

For all these reasons and more, Christians need to be involved in government. We need people who fear God and believe that “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people” (Proverbs 14:34)….

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