01 Cultural Commission

episode 1
our cultural commission
Word of god in gov’t
• William Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England.
• 1930 – FDR proclaimed a day of Thanksgiving
• 1954 – “under God” added to Pledge of allegiance.
May 2012:
• our President affirms same-sex unions.
• the First us Court of Appeals declares the 1996 Defense of
Marriage Act unconstitutional
• the us House of Representatives voted down the Prenatal
Nondiscrimination Act
10 Finally, be strengthened by the Lord and by His
vast strength. 11 Put on the full armor of God so that
you can stand against the tactics of the Devil.
Ephesians 6:10-11
12 For our battle is not against flesh and blood, but
against the rulers, against the authorities, against
the world powers of this darkness,
Ephesians 6:12a
against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens. 13
This is why you must take up the full armor of God,
so that you may be able to resist in the evil day,
Ephesians 6:12b-13a
and having prepared everything, to take your
Ephesians 6:13b
The Preparation: Strength in the Lord (v. 10)
• The power that raised Christ from the dead empowers God's
• The Lord's strength is always more than sufficient for the
The Provision: The Armor of God (v. 11a)
• God's people must put on the whole armor of God.
• The full armor means head-to-toe protection.
• This gear was for hand-to-hand combat, not for appearances.
The Enemy: Satan (v. 11b-12)
• …against the devil’s schemes.
• our struggle is not against flesh and blood.
• our enemy is much bigger than someone who differs with us
• it is a close fought battle.
The victory: Taking a Stand (v. 13)
• believers are assured of victory, we must engage in the struggle
until Christ returns.
• our victory comes in being obedient to God.
• the real way to change this country is one heart at a time.
episode 1
our cultural commission