Essay:How Conservatism Is Essential to the Future of Christianity
Every Christian Church that has allowed or embraced liberal ideology has ultimately declined or even vanished. Every country that has been taken over by liberal politics has seen a decline in Christianity. Liberal politics poses perhaps the single greatest impediment to the future of Christianity, independent of its effect on the economy and secular society.
Consider the following:
- Many people care more about politics (and money and jobs) than about religion, and when there is a conflict they choose politics over religion.
- Politically motivated corruption of religion is anticipated and blocked only by conservatism
- Only conservatism exposes and debunks liberal deceit
- Liberals control education, and its effect on Christian faith cannot be underestimated
- Many people, such as former abortionist Dr. Bernard Nathanson, convert to Christianity only hearing conservative principles or witnessing conservative protests
- one's level of conservatism is highly correlated to how often he engages in Christian prayer
- conservatism, like Christianity, focuses on the future; liberals, like atheists, focus on a (false) view of the past
- politics is the tool liberals use to pull teenagers away from their faith, and it takes conservatism to counter that effectively
- several big threats to faith postdate the King James Bible, such as pornography and gambling
- politics is pushed on the public through television and radio shows in unavoidable ways, which erodes people's faith if left unrebutted
The pernicious effect of politics on religion helps explain:
- The changing position of European Catholics on the death penalty
- The decline of the Southern Baptist Convention
- The lack of young people in church
Liberals use politics to exploit a literal interpretation of a phrase in the New Testament that God chooses the political leaders. Under this interpretation Christians should respect, honor and obey a political leader no matter how liberal or anti-Christian he is.