A Nation Without a Constitution

“State attorneys general are not obligated to defend laws that they believe are discriminatory.” The above quote is from a February 24, 2014 article in the New York Times.They are quoting from an interview with U. S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who has instructed state attorney generals that they don’t have to enforce any current gay marriage bans that happen to be the laws of the states in which they serve. The only requirement is what they “believe”.

This is the same U. S. Attorney General who has refused to enforce racial discrimination laws against entire groups of people based solely on the color of their skin. He is the same U. S. Attorney General who has refused to enforce any current U. S. laws that he and the president don’t like on illegal aliens and immigration. Their only restriction is what they “believe”.

Senators Mike Lee has indicated that the President has committed impeachable crimes. Senator Ted Cruz has indicated that the President is lawless. And, as much as I admire the two men who I believe have been the most courageous and outspoken concerning the President’s and Attorney General’s unconstitutional behavior, thus far no one in the House or Senate has moved to do their sworn constitutional duty of stopping this type of behavior.

If this makes you mad, it should. It is illegal. It is unpatriotic. It is dangerous! But, even more dangerous is when we as Christians refuse to obey and enforce the laws that we have promised to uphold. You see, when we become Christians, we have effectively agreed to live for God and Christ. But, when it comes down to it, do we really keep that agreement? Or… do we only keep those parts of God’s laws that we “believe” in?

Do we lie? Do we lust? Do we support sinful activities? Do we say that God is wrong when he calls adultery and fornication and homosexuality sin? Do we vote for people who promise to uphold a woman’s “right” to terminate the life of her unborn baby – even though that baby has a beating human heart?

Do we worship with the church described in the New Testament, or with one that is more customized to our own particular tastes? Do we study to show ourselves approved? Do we pray without ceasing? Or, are we lawless Christians who have broken God’s covenants based on what we prefer, rather than what God has commanded?

Our leaders ignoring of the Constitution has effectively made us a nation without laws. And our ignoring of God’s word has effectively made us a lawless people. The difference is that a nation without a Constitution or laws can do whatever it wants and still be called a nation. But, can a people who disregard Christ’s laws be any longer honestly called Christians?

I don’t like what has happened to my country! I believe we are on a path to destruction if we don’t do something soon. I wonder, sometimes, if Jesus likes what is happening to His church? It’s something to think about… before it’s too late.

“Declare to my people their rebellion and to the house of Jacob their sins. For day after day they seek me out; they seem eager to know my ways,as if they were a nation that does what is right and has not forsaken the commands of its God.”Isaiah 58:1-2, NIV