Skip to comments.An evangelical leader’s open letter to President Biden [From the President of Southern Evangelical Seminary]
Posted on 01/20/2021 6:55:02 AM PST by SeekAndFind
President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC, 20500
Dear Mr. President,
As you doubtlessly know, a significant majority (at least 75%) of white and Hispanic Evangelicals did not vote for you.
However, Mr. President, please allow me to congratulate you on behalf of millions of Evangelicals on having been elected to serve in the highest political office in the land. And, make no mistake, we accept you as our president. You will not hear from us the dangerous nonsense, “He will never be our president.”
As you doubtlessly know, the Bible exhorts us to pray for “kings and all who are in authority” (1 Tim. 2:1-2). I was raised in a devout Christian home where I was taught, as most Evangelicals are at an early age, to pray for the president every day, regardless of his or her political affiliation.
In fact, in my family, my mother was a Republican, and my father was a Democrat. They were both Baptist Evangelicals. I can remember praying for every president every day since I was a young boy praying for President Eisenhower. Since then, I have prayed for every president every day, regardless of whether I voted for them or not.
I can assure you that the vast majority of American Evangelicals will pray for you every day. We covenant with you to pray that our Father God will grant you godly wisdom and the mind of our Lord Jesus Christ in all your decision-making. We pray with the faith and confidence that “the king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of water: he turneth it withersoever he will” (Proverbs 21:1). We will also importune our Heavenly Father to bless you with safety, health, and all spiritual blessings.
On issues that involve moral and ethical values, we will both pray for you and exhort you to apply timeless biblical principles and values as you make policy decisions that will impact the families in America and the world.
I can assure you that as you put the prestige and the “bully-pulpit” of the presidency behind the defense of First Amendment free speech, freedom of conscience and religion, human rights, and voice support for persecuted groups like the Uyghurs around the world, you will have the whole-hearted and full-throated support of the Evangelical community.
Evangelicals are also overwhelmingly committed to the sacredness of all human life, from conception to natural death, and everywhere in between. We urge you to extend the legal protections of the law to all of our citizens, pre-born and born.
Therefore, we earnestly plead with you to prayerfully reconsider your stated positions on abortion on demand. No one, not even a mother, should have the absolute right of life and death over another human being, even their child.
Mr. President, we will pray for you, support you when we can do so without violating our consciences, and we are united in the rejection of violence and in our commitment to peaceful redress of grievance and nonviolent protest.
America needs moral conviction in our highest office. America’s children need a model of leadership committed both to excellence and to virtue.
May God bless you, Mr. President, and make you that leader. And may God bless America.
Your fellow American,
Dr. Richard Land, BA (magna cum laude), Princeton; D.Phil. Oxford; and Th.M., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, was president of the Southern Baptists’ Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (1988-2013) and has served since 2013 as president of Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, NC. Dr. Land has been teaching, writing, and speaking on moral and ethical issues for the last half century in addition to pastoring several churches. He is the author of The Divided States of America, Imagine! A God Blessed America, Real Homeland Security, For Faith & Family
Joe listens to his bribe money.
9Or do you not know that the unrighteousb will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality,c 10nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
It would have been nice if JUST ONCE he had written that he would oppose any action by Biden that promoted what God calls sin, or prohibited what God calls righteousness. Praying for Claudius, as Paul did and told Timothy to do, did not require stepping outside of God’s will nor refraining from standing with God against evil.
20 Woe to those who call evil good
and good evil,
who put darkness for light
and light for darkness,
who put bitter for sweet
and sweet for bitter!
21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes,
and shrewd in their own sight!
22 Woe to those who are heroes at drinking wine,
and valiant men in mixing strong drink,
23 who acquit the guilty for a bribe,
and deprive the innocent of his right!
24 Therefore, as the tongue of fire devours the stubble,
and as dry grass sinks down in the flame,
so their root will be as rottenness,
and their blossom go up like dust;
for they have rejected the law of the Lord of hosts,
and have despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.
Perhaps I have a terribly hard heart but I find people like this disgusting. This election was not “won” but was stolen. This so-called “president” and his proposed administration has a history of evil. To me this would be like Elijah congratulating King Ahab for coming to the throne.
These money grabbing religious hucksters think that kissing up will ease the night-of-long-knives against them. Are they in for a surprise.
Mr. Land, Biden will NEVER be my President and you will NEVER be my pastor.
This does not pass the smell test.
RE: Biden will NEVER be my President
So, I gather you will never pay taxes to his government?
RE: This does not pass the smell test.
Can you elaborate?
The Democrat platform: Romans 1
18For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth.
19For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them.
20For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world,g in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.
21For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened.
22Claiming to be wise, they became fools,
23and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.
24Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves,
25because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.
26For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature;
27and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.
28And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done.
29They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips,
30slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents,
31foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless.
32Though they know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.
I don’t remember this guy vocally standing for anything. This in my opinion is an “an all about me” letter trying to find favor. The SBC has problems.
So, we must love and pray for those who persecute us and hate us, our families and America. (I confess that is going to be very difficult!)
We are to speak the truth in love. (Probably more difficult because they don't want to hear it and the truth is hate to those that hate the truth.)
We all pay taxes at the point of a gun, jackass. NOT MY PRESIDENT, capiche?
In out of cheeks.
I’m so glad this guy claims to speak on behalf of ‘millions’ of so called evangelicals...
I’m a Christian and he doesnt speak for me...
Hes a liberal open borders etc jerk...
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