Calvary Chapel Living Water of the Lehigh Valley, Pa. has just completed its opening lectures, in what the church hopes will be a series of lectures entitled “God and Politics”. The “Salt and Light Ministry” of the church will be spearheading the effort.
Representative Sam Rohrer will be the guest speaker January 15, 2011 at Calvary Chapel Church, (9—-Noon). Question and Answer to follow the two lectures. The lectures will be free, along with free coffee and donuts.
We hope to focus efforts on Biblical Principles in the Political arena were the politicians are constantly arguing issues and which of the sides (Republican or Democrat) have the correctness of the issue; all the while “Biblical Principles” or “The Constitution” is no were to be found.
We find the “Progressive Elite” continually telling us and/or taking us down some heathen, socialistic path to government, were we do not want to go; all the while the political parties do not and/or can not make the determination of what is right or wrong. Why is this? Why is it, they can not get to the point were we can say with certainty and with commitment to those directions; this is right or wrong. Why is this? Because the problem we face in the ethic’s quest is not only the determination of what is right or wrong but also the justification of our determinations and then do we have the authority of that determination.
If we hang those ethical determination on “Self” they can never be stronger then; “the might that makes right” at the point of determination. We not only have a complete deterioration of principles which, at this point in time it seems morals and ethics have gone the way of evilness, we also have no epistemology; determining what exists, what is true and finally what is fact. We cannot tell what is good or evil if we cannot tell truth and what is fact; there is no knowledge in which we can work toward those resolutions.
So we have deep problems with none who are able to seek the correctness necessary to get us back on the right path. We have lost our understanding of epistemology and what it means in having that facility, and therefore we do not understand the very nature of ethics, morals and the fact it requires systematic Biblical thinking to have the ability to learn. For we have them “that call evil good, good evil;…” Isaiah 5:20. The fundamental ethical problem of our day is the lack of understanding “Gods Law” and the moral chaos that is encompassing us.
My argument for principles is useless if in fact we have no understanding of the reasons for those principles. The simplest of reasoning and knowing, that it will either be to “God’s Glory” or to “Man’s Glory”, must be understood for it will either be “Theonomy”—–”God’s Law” or it will be “Autonomy”—–Man’s Law”.
There is no middle ground and “WE SHALL SEE” if this is not true and unfortunately I think very shortly.