By April Hawley
And may not be like their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation that did not set its heart aright, and whose spirit was not faithful to God. Psalm 78:8 (NKJV)
It is pretty evident that the secular world we live in today promotes rebellion. For decades we have witnessed our educational system become secularized and the media elites demonize political authority, the military, institutional authority, religion (especially Christianity), and the two cornerstones of the traditional family: the traditional marriage and traditional child-rearing. It is no wonder we are experiencing such devastation and chaos across America.
The rebellion we see in the streets, schools, government institutions didn’t randomly take place — it’s been carefully planned and established and it is rooted in Marxist ideology — an ideology that seeks to replace the Christian worldview with a vile substitute and to expunge Christianity from society. Marx is quoted as saying, “The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion.”
This ideology has political roots that have been deeply established within policy-making here in Colorado. As we’ve seen in session after session at the Capitol, the role of the parent is becoming smaller while the State assumes a larger role. We have felt the weight of the past two election cycles in this state with the growth of Progressive political representatives holding a super majority.
This past week we celebrated an important event in history: Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a Dream” speech. During this time in history, many Americans gathered to affect great change in our country in a peaceful manner. They worked together tirelessly until they made significant transformations. As Christians, our time to do the same is here if we desire America to be a great and godly nation for our children and grandchildren. It’s no small task, but it is one we can do together to uphold God’s values and in a manner He would desire. As MLK said in his speech, “We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline.”
While there is much work to be done over the long term, the elections are quickly approaching, and our opportunity to change course is rapidly closing if we do not encourage others of similar values to participate. Not only are there important seats for office up for election, but important ballot initiatives such as Due Date Too Late that need our attention and vote. I implore you to contemplate what your dream for America is and what dream God has placed on your heart to help bring this change in our communities, state, and county.
It is time for us to bring our rebel hearts to God and seek change that honors and glorifies His purpose for America!