A Clarion Call

 

By Mark Harris

 

If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?

Palms 11:3 (NKJ)

 

I have been watching the Supreme Court confirmation process with a great deal of interest. I cannot help but to believe we are witnessing the very destruction of the foundations of our nation and a very real threat to Christianity in America.

While I believe Brett Kavanaugh is a highly qualified Supreme Court candidate, my concern is deeper than an individual. My concern is for our nation as a whole.

Let me explain. Brett Kavanaugh has an exemplary judicial record. Few dispute that. Foundationally in our governmental system, even when one side did not agree with the political view of the president nominating the candidate, it was customary for the Senate to confirm the president’s nominee.

What is striking in this particular nomination process is the very visible battle between good and evil. Judge Kavanaugh is a man of faith. He has not hidden that. He has been mocked because he remained a virgin in High School. He has been ridiculed for saying that he prays to God and leads his family to pray. He has been cynically scorned for regularly feeding the poor through his church as ploy to pad his resume. Under intense scrutiny as a public servant there is overwhelming evidence that he has modeled a virtuous life.

His wife, Ashley, has called on Christians around the country to pray for them. She specifically asked that Christians pray Psalm 40 over her family. That is what the righteous do.

The concern I have for our nation is that the foundations of our governmental system are eroding in our generation. The Christians that I talk to don’t seem to understand the ramifications for ministry. Did Judge Kavanaugh grope a female classmate 37 years ago? I don’t know. What I do know is that in our governmental system, we all enjoy the presumption of innocence. The accuser must prove the accusation in our judicial system. What we are witnessing is a fundamental change to our system whereby the accused is guilty and must prove his/her own innocence.

If Judge Kavanaugh is not confirmed because of an unproved accusation, it essentially opens the door in the future for any Christian pastor, counselor or mentor to be accused of wrong doing and the burden would then rest on the accused to prove his/her innocence. Can you imagine the very real negative impact on ministry once this precedent is set?

The Bible says, in Proverbs 29:27 that, An unjust man is an abomination to the righteous, and he who is upright in the way is an abomination to the wicked.

Christians must understand that there are unjust people in the world who don’t like righteous people. We are an abomination to them. God tells us that is true. The foundations of our form of government protect every individual from being falsely accused and protect our right to freedom of religion from people who despise Christians and want to silence them by any means.

What is at stake in the Kavanaugh case is the fundamental freedom of Christians to love people and to help them without the fear of being wrongly accused for the sole purpose of stopping us from serving others. I hope as a Christian you will not sit this one out. That you will get involved before it is too late. At a minimum, pray for our nation. A slightly higher level of involvement would be to call our Senators to ask them to protect our presumption of innocence by confirming Judge Kavanaugh. If he is not confirmed because of an unproven accusation, mark my words, Christians will be the next target of the unrighteous.

Once the foundations of our nation are eroded, what will the righteous be able to do?

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