Thursday, October 13, 2022

GOP Not God's Party, However, Dems Becoming His Enemy

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According to a survey of churchgoers, the more Americans attend church regularly, the more politically and culturally conservative they become, which is a timely topic with Election Day approaching.

Be informed, not misled.

According to polling figures, white churchgoers show the biggest increase, from 19% of non-churchgoers who identify as conservative to 65% if they attend church at least weekly.

The increase is true among blacks, Hispanics, Asians, and all other races. Black churchgoers who attend weekly are more conservative than non-attenders by about 15 points.

Here's why.

Christian apologist Alex McFarland tells American Family News he is not surprised by the figures, since sitting under biblical Sunday morning preaching changes lives.

“You're going to hear about God,” he says, “and you're going to be challenged to amend your life in light of God.”

It is true that most conservatives support and vote for Republican candidates over Democrats, but he says that is happening because Republican officeholders understand America’s unique founding in history, which is wedded to the Bible and Christianity.

“The degree to which religious people are wedded to the Republican Party,” he insists, “is only because of the degree to which the Republican Party is standing for things that are biblical and constitutional.”

What about the Democrat Party and the Left?

As far as the Democrat Party, polls going back two decades have documented its supporters and voters embracing secular beliefs and abandoning religious faith.

In a July report, Survey Center on American Life found the percentage of Democrats who say religious faith is important to them dropped from 65% in 1998 to 43% in the latest sample.

President Joe Biden and Speaker Nancy Pelosi both claim to be devout "Catholics" but their policies and actions stand in direct contradiction to Christian, biblical values and principles. Protestant Vice President Harris, the same.

Among self-identified Republicans, those who embrace their religious faith are still hovering between 60% to 65% after two decades.

Among other views of those Democrats, the survey said they disagree with the premise that marriage makes society stronger, and more of them are having fewer children or none at all. Despite displaying such ignorance about sociology and human history, almost half of those Democrats have at least a four-year college degree, and one in four possess a post-graduate degree.

"Marriage" and "family" is ground zero in the political polarization of the culture.

American society is experiencing a dramatic decline in marriage rates, driven in part by a rising age of first marriages. The number of unmarried people in the US has been climbing steadily over the past couple of decades. A Pew Research Center study found that the number of “un-partnered” Americans increased to 38 percent in 2019, up from 29 percent a couple of decades earlier.

Today, Americans who have never been married represent a growing share of the Democratic coalition: 26 percent of Democrats have never been married, up 9 percentage points since 1999. Unmarried Americans make up a much smaller part of the Republican Party; 14 percent of Republicans today report never having been married. In contrast, 58 percent of Republicans are currently married.

And, fewer members of the Democratic Party are parents who have children under the age of 18. Fewer than one in four (24 percent) Democrats are parents today. In 1998, more than one in three (35 percent) Democrats were parents with children under age 18.

Christian worldview vs Secular worldview.

Individuals become what they believe---As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.

  • There are two basic trains of thought regarding humanity currently operating in America. One possesses a healthy awareness of original sin (Christian). The other does not believe in sin at all (Secular).
  • Christianity believes human behavior starts with the heart. The secularist says human behavior is determined by external forces like education or income.
  • Christianity understands human reason is twisted by sin, while secularism believes that human reason is the path to progress. 
  • Christianity considers a person to be a spiritual being made just a little lower than God, while secularism thinks that a human is an animal, the product of purely material chance, devoid of common purpose. 
  • The former knows submission to God’s moral law is the only path to true liberty and civilized order, while the latter insists only freedom from moral law can create equality. 
  • The first worldview requires the Christian religion to inform cultural norms, traditional family ties, and personal godly piety for civilization to thrive. The second needs to centralize all power to create new norms to create a godless utopia.


To centralize power, the government must obscure tradition, diminish family in favor of the individual, and mock religion as a superstitious barrier to the future. These two opposing worldviews are at odds not just in politics but in the church and even within ourselves, as submission to God and unbridled autonomy vie for power.

Founding Father Patrick Henry said, "It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason, people of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here."

He continued, "Bad men cannot make good citizens. A vitiated state of morals and a corrupted public conscience are incompatible with freedom."

Then he said this: "It is when people forget God that tyrants forge their chains."

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Engaged. Be Prayerful. Vote.