Purpose of Biblical Foundations Project
The idea of mixing religion and public discourse has been made into an untouchable idea in the U.S., but in reality, God has called His Church to be active in the issues of our day. This sermon series will underline the biblical foundation for each of America First Policy Institute’s 10 foundational pillars for America. Without the guidance of the Holy Bible in a world full of evil, it is impossible to safeguard the future of America for the next generation. Our Christian and biblical values over the last two centuries matter. The extraordinary progress, prosperity, freedom, and equality it has produced matters. The Church in the U.S. must play a significant role in standing for the values and freedoms that have made America the most prosperous nation on Earth. This is not about building a state religion; it’s about maintaining the country’s foundational Judeo-Christian values that secured the Nation’s future over the last two and half centuries.
Jesus has called His Church to participate in the marketplace of ideas actively. We are called to be the light of the world and the salt of the Earth. If the Church does not engage in the issues of the day, then it is missing a historic opportunity at a critical point in America’s story to partner in bringing the kingdom of heaven to Earth. We must act. We must vote. We must run for public office. We must plant Jesus in every space we are allowed to stand while we are still allowed to stand and speak God’s truth.
We must do this because, as we have seen in history that power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. We are witnessing the progression of that every day in our government, our media, and our schools. Freedoms and liberties guaranteed in our Constitution are under assault. This fight is not just about the culture of America; it’s about the kingdom of God and the Church’s divine mission to be the salt and light of our day in an era of increasing darkness.
It is not too late for America. And it’s not too late to surrender to the unshakable truth found in 2 Chronicles 7:14: “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked way, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” The call to action is for God’s people. Prayer is our first action, but it must be coupled with physical works. The book of James declares that faith without works is dead. Faith in action produces policy that stands the test of time and that honors God and his design for mankind through righteous governance. In other words, it is a governance that is under God, indivisible, that delivers liberty and justice for all.
Chair, Center for American Values
Heidi Overton, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief Policy Officer and Director, Center for Healthy America
Fellow, Center for American Values
Southeastern Development Director & Policy Analyst, Center for American Values
Policy Analyst, Center for American Values
Biblical Foundations - Ten Pillars for Restoring A Nation Under God
WORKS CITED: Biblical Foundations: Ten Pillars For Restoring A Nation Under God
Op-Ed: Applying Biblical Principles to Public Policy
SERMON SERIES: Biblical Foundations - Two Unlikely Friends: Why Faith and Politics Do Mix in America
We’re starting a new series about what the Bible has to say about politics and government. We first need to support the notion that this is a valid topic because, in our era, we have been taught that “religion and politics don’t mix.” We’re taught that they are two very specific things that must be kept separate, but the reality is that philosophically, biblically, and historically, religion and politics are, in fact, completely and totally inseparable.
BIBLE STUDY: Biblical Foundations - Two Unlikely Friends: Why Faith and Politics Do Mix in America
The Calling from God: God has called His Church to be a part of political discourse and the system of governance. Jesus called His Church the salt of the Earth and the light to the world. This salt and light do not end where government begins.
- Work & Jobs
- Higher Education
- School Boards
- Environment & Climate
- Israel & the Middle East
- Big Tech & Censorship
- Budget, Spending, & Taxes
- Government Regulation
- The Administrative State
- Civil Service Reform
- Healthcare Reform
- Public Health
- Criminal Justice & Public Safety
- Election Integrity
- The Courts
- Border Security & Immigration
- National Security & Defense
- Marriage, Family, & Children
- Religious Liberty
- Sanctity of Life