Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died Saturday. Political pundits have been having a heyday over it. Not surprising.

What is surprising, at least somewhat, is the lugubrious prognostications by many Evangelicals via blog banter and twitter jitters. It would seem the sky is falling.

Fears of a liberal, even ultra-liberal appointee by President Obama are not unfounded. Unless the Republicans grow a spine, it is likely that is exactly what will happen.

But in case you missed it, even with Scalia, the best the Court could do on the Gay Marriage issue was a 5-4 vote that went the wrong way. With a liberal replacement, if that is what happens, a vacillating Kennedy is rendered inert and the best case scenario on a crucial vote would be 5-4 . . . with Kennedy one of the 4 conservative votes on occasion. 6-3 will not be uncommon.

Make no mistake. Big Brother is already on Evangelical Street and it’s just a matter of time before he comes knocking at our door. The writing on the barn says “All animals are equal.” Yeah. But don’t miss the rest of the scrawl: “Some animals are more equal than others.”

But I don’t believe the sky is falling. Why? Simple—the Supreme Court has never been our hope. Don’t get me wrong. We should pray for and work for a conservative nominee. But when the dust settles, we are way past the point of any government entity pulling our bacon out of the fire.

When we put all of our eggs in the basket of a political party, be it Republican or Democrat, the Supreme Court, or President, we are in essence betraying the gospel. Have we forgotten that the gospel is the power of God unto salvation?

The last time I checked, God was still on his throne. If any individual, any group, any church, any state, any nation, any people anywhere, will repent of their sin and turn to God, He will hear from heaven. We need to lift up our eyes beyond the hills, from whence cometh our help.

The cultural war continues. We need to be good warriors. Above all, we need to be Christian warriors.

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7 thoughts on “THE SKY IS NOT FALLING

  1. David,
    “We wrestle not against flesh and blood….” You are absolutely correct. It is time for believers to understand that it is the church that is the most powerful entity on the face of the earth today, and “…the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Time to stand up and engage the spiritual battle we face.

  2. I have to admit that my first response when I heard about Justice Scalia’s passing was one of anxiety, but the Lord reminded me of Jehoshaphat who was faced with destruction by three armies. Instead of being fearful, he called a national day of prayer and then followed up with an “army” singing praise to God. What a wonderful example for us!

  3. The church wil not be defeated but at the same time, we as Christians must realize that for the end time prophecy to occur, certain events must happen that bring us to that eventualitywhether we agree with them or not. These events such as more liberal interpretation from the court, are going to be hard to watch as they happen.

  4. “Long before Zaccheus couldn’t see Jesus the tree had been planted to meet his need.’ He knows how to take good care of me.

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