The Evangelical Tradition and the 2012 Election

When God judges governments, He will look at how they treated their people. Outcomes are in God's hands; what we control is the attitudes of our hearts. Assuming the mantle of government doesn't give anyone an "out" from that reality. A government that casually overrides the people's rights looks far more like the regimes of the despots we despise than like the Republic crafted by the Founders. Manifestly, a concern about governmental encroachments on liberty is not theoretical for Americans in 2012. It is real, it is tangible, and it is upon us.

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