Engagement: Why the Church Must Act

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” – Matthew 28:18-20

Timeless moral Truths, rooted in divine, natural, and common law traditions, form the fundamental foundation for constitutional good governance and the preservation of liberty. These self-evident Truths, written on each of our hearts, provide a moral compass with which to guide personal and institutional decision-making. Endowed by our Creator, they provide moral points of reference against which a culture measures right from wrong, good from bad, just from unjust.

Chipping away at a nation’s unalienable moral foundations, government and academic authorities increasingly forbid morality from informing the policy-making process or even being part of the constitutional marketplace of ideas. Ironically, as government prohibits moral truth from informing its governance, the desperate needs of the hungry, homeless, widows, orphans, and others continue to exponentially expand. To address these growing needs and to change the current character of constitutional institutions, we must awaken the hearts of the faithful.

The blessings of liberty and prosperity come with responsibility. To whom much is given, much is required. Each generation inherits a special trust and calling to ensure the preservation of liberty and the moral administration of justice. Scripture increases the degree of this calling and responsibility by commanding the Christian to shine the light of Truth into the darkness and to resist conforming to the world.[1] As government increasingly acts without constitutional authority and infringes upon God-given unalienable liberty, it is essential for the Church to create an educated, equipped, and engaged citizenry that will defend First Principles and the social order.

[1] See John 1:1-5; John 3:18; Romans 12:2.