Having now disposed of the two previous questions (What is a nation? and Is America a Christian nation?), I now return to challenging the idea that a Christian can “get the country back” for God through gaining political power. In the face of a growing tyranny/anarchy state, it is tempting for the Christian to become [...]
Author Archive: David Shedlock
God has blessed David and his wife Judy with 5 boys, and 16 wonderful grandchildren. His book entitled "With Christ in the Voting Booth: Casting Down Imaginations" Before Casting Your Vote", with a Foreword by Mike Huckabee, was released in paperback March 28th. The cheapest price can be seen on www.TurretinPress.com.
David is currently an adjunct instructor of Composition and Speech at Marshalltown Community College in Iowa, and a youth counselor at Woodward Academy. His wife and he have also owned a business selling antique and collectible postcards on eBay since 1999. David was an activist with Operation Rescue in the early 1990s. He has been been a member of Trinity Presbyterian Reformed Church in Johnston, Iowa for over 15 years.
“Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the LORD. And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; [...]
Jane Jech, Republican, is running for the Iowa State Senate Seat now held by her opponent, Democrat Steve Sodders. The district includes Marshall & Tama counties. Jane agreed to answer some questions for Caffeinated Thoughts. Here they are in completed form. Dear Jane, here are the questions for your candidacy: 1. What is your [...]
Your duty as a Christian in the Voting Booth is the same as it is everywhere: Do all to the Glory of God, Keep His Commandments. Pray without ceasing. Love Christ more than anything else in this world, and Trust God, rather than men. I have not been devoting much effort trying to persuade people [...]
What if you couldn’t save everybody? This is a hypothetical question found in the “lifeboat game” and often designed in our day to persuade people into accepting the notion that some lives are less valuable than others and therefore expendable. The origins of the game itself in 1974 can be attributed to ecologist Garrett Hardin, [...]
Having defined a nation, according to Scripture, I will address the question as to whether or not the United States is a Christian Nation. Gary North recognizes the flaws in some approaches to this question: There have been many detailed intellectual defenses of the United States as a Christian nation. These studies invariably rest on [...]
Is there any basis in Scripture for the Christian to take back a nation for Jesus? Nations are first mentioned in Genesis 10:5: “By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.” The scattering of those nations across the globe is [...]
A prayer meeting called “The Response” attracted 30,000 plus to Reliant Stadium in Houston on August 6th, 2011. The rally, initiated by Governor Rick Perry of Texas, was billed as non-political, though other similar rallies were planned in Iowa, Florida and Arizona, all coinciding with early Republican primaries in those states. Exactly one week to [...]
In the last segment, I made the claim that many people, including religious leaders, have fashioned American patriotism into an idol. Like most false religions, there are many elements that are designed in opposition to Christ and the gospel: False Apostles It is true that some of our founding fathers were orthodox Christians, including Patrick [...]
Lord, bless and pity us, shine on us with thy face: That th’ earth thy way, and nations all may know thy saving grace. Let people praise thee, Lord; let people all thee praise. O let the nations be glad, in songs their voices raise: Thou’lt justly people judge, on earth rule nations all. Let [...]
Besides the errors of government too big and government too small, there is one other growing temptation for the Christian that may have become more common than either of those other ills and is even more deadly: government too important. We have convinced ourselves that gaining the seats of power is the key to spreading [...]