President Supports Congressional Efforts to Free Pulpit Political Speech


The New American: Speaking Thursday to the National Prayer Breakfast, President Donald Trump made it quite clear that he supports religious liberty in general — and the repeal of the Johnson Amendment found in the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax code, specifically, lending powerful support to the effort in Congress to do just that

“We are not just flesh and bone and blood. We are human beings, with souls,” Trump told the gathering in the nation’s capital. “Our republic was formed on the basis that freedom is not a gift from government, but that freedom is a gift from God.”

Trump then quoted Thomas Jefferson’s words: “The God who gave us life, gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God?” more

Opinion: “The Word of God is like a lion. You don’t have to defend a lion. All you have to do is let the lion loose, and the lion will defend itself.” – Charles Spurgeon

I’m not sure much will change in most churches. There are many pastors today that pay no attention to the Johnson Amendment anyway, does the name Jeremiah Wright ring a bell?

With most churches operating on razor thin budgets, I wonder how many pastors will risk political positions in their sermons. In our own church a couple and their three children left because our pastor took the Biblical position on same sex marriage.

But think of it in terms of why you come here each day. It could be that a bold move by some pastors to relate the word of God by occasionally combining the politics of the day might bring many Christians and non-Christians in.

How else can we bring them the Gospel?

I often hear that current events and sermons are not appropriate together, despite the fact that it was the political climate in ancient Rome that the Pharisees did not want to upset.

It was politically expedient to crucify Him and release Barabbas John 18:40.


  1. With the current state of the church, where many preach another gospel or attempt to bring the world into it to make it more “appealing”, inserting politics would further erode it. Preach the gospel, preach it’s truth. If people want to hear politics, they should then go to a political rally of their choice. Christians need to be reminded not to depend on a man or a woman for their guidance and well-being. Christians ought to also be aware of the times we are living in, which should make them seek the Lord’s truth more and more. Deception appears to be more and more prevalent — and the Lord did say that “iniquity will abound and the love of many will wax cold.” That tells me that things are not going to get better — and the Lord’s kingdom is closer.

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