Moore and the ERLC have rightly reminded us at times of the sovereignty of God over our culture. I tend to agree. Thus, even if Trump loses and Clinton wins, we can and do know God has not abandoned His throne. I offer an unequivocal AMEN!
And the divide is not over Trump per se. Rather it’s over the ceaseless, imprudent and sub-Christian way the ERLC has deliberately questioned the faith and integrity of evangelicals who believed it was their civic and moral duty, based upon what they knew of the only two viable presidential candidates, to do everything in their power from handing over the country’s future to Hillary Rodham Clinton.
There are two parts to a ministry call—“God calls and man calls out.” There is first an inward call. God speaks through His Spirit to men and women He has called to ministry service, filling them with a sense of urgent commission. Charles Spurgeon identified the first sign of God’s call to the ministry as “an intense, all-absorbing desire for the work.”
Second, there is an external call, what Scarborough referred to as the “human side to a divine call.” Baptists adhere to the belief that God uses the pastor and congregation to call out the called to ministry.
Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe explains, “The major theme of Hebrews is ‘God has spoken—how are you responding to His Word?’ When the nation of Israel refused to believe and obey His Word, God chastened them. Paul used this fact to warn the Corinthians against presumptuous sins (1 Corinthians 10:1-12).
Dr. John R. W. Stott (1921-2011) writes, “Before we can begin to see the cross as something done for us (leading us to faith and worship), we have to see it as something done by us (leading us to repentance).”
I don’t know you. We may never have met, but I bet you are a lot like me. You are looking for answers to questions like: What is the meaning of life? What’s my purpose for being on this earth? Is there life after death? Does God really care? The book called John has answers to all of these questions.