The Point: Where is Our Faith?

Our hope lies elsewhere. For the Colson Center, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point.

As I said recently on BreakPoint, Christians can’t be selective about holding our leaders accountable for improprieties.

Ignoring or dismissing misconduct by a leader who’s “on our side,” shows a lack of faith. No election can alter the rock-solid truth that Christ is risen, Christ is Lord, and He will restore all things.

In a recent WORLD Magazine article, Marvin Olasky rightly said that “if we act (selectively)… as feminists acted toward Bill Clinton, we need to think about the message we’re sending our children: Some are concluding that conservative evangelicals care more about political power than anything else . . . what if we win an election but lose a generation?”

Olasky concludes, “More important than any particular election, more important even than our cultural direction, is the gospel . . . Our goal should be to glorify God and enjoy Him forever, not to abandon central Biblical principles regarding women’s worth, or to glorify a politician and win a Senate seat.”

Amen to that.

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Resources

The Roy Moore moment
  • Marvin Olasky | WORLD magazine | December 9, 2017

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  • Scott

    You bring up a good point. Judge Moore deserves due process.

    But I think John’s piece was directed more towards responses like Kay Ivey’s. When someone like her responds the way she did, essentially saying she would vote for Roy no matter the allegations, it does more harm to conservatives (especially Christian). If Mr. Moore is guilty and we vote for him, what does that say about us? This also begs the question, what kind of person does it take to succeed in the current American political landscape? Hillary Clinton? Donald Trump? What kind of changes can we make to improve this?

    I will admit that I’ve said Roy Moore should recuse himself… and this statement of course assumes he is guilty. I will also admit that my statement is rash and irresponsible If I do not follow it with some sort of allowance for due process. What I do think is of the utmost importance though, is that conservatives (Christian especially) refrain from making statements like Mrs. Ivey’s. We need to affirm good character if we are to preach it, and condemn anything less.