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Sunday, May 18, 2014

SC Lt Governor Candidate Calls for Christians to Pull Kids from Government Schools

Posted on May 18, 2014 by Tim Brown
In a previous article told you about E. Ray Moore, the true Christian conservative candidate for South Carolina Lieutenant Governor, who is calling for parents to remove their children from the government education system and supports Christian, private and home school education without any strings tied to state or federal funding. “We cannot win this war we’re in as long as we keep handing our children over to the enemy to educate,” Moore said in April at a Liberty Rally in South Carolina. I recently spoke to Mr. Moore to have him expound upon his platform.

I asked Moore about his recent call for “Sola Scriptura” (the Reformer’s cry for Scripture Alone) to fix the Christian right. Moore believes as I do that America does have its roots in Christianity and he pointed to a video debate in which he engaged atheist Herb Silverman on that subject. “Among those who believe that America is a Christian nation, I’m about the only doing that anywhere,” he told Freedom Outpost.

“Government must obey God in its sphere, just as Christians and Churches must obey God in their sphere,” Moore said. “We have jurisdictional spheres and so civil government… the separation of church and state does not mean the separation of God and government. It just means that the civil government has a different sphere, but that they have to obey God in that sphere.”

Moore went on to add, “The idea that we have a secular government and the church is in a separate domain is a false model.”

Sadly, in each of these spheres, there have been great failures.

One of the main reasons for this failure is theological, including a refusal to follow long-established biblical principles characteristic of the evangelical movement in other arenas. Sola Scriptura should be followed in the realm of public policy and politics as well as doctrine.
But no, many Christian Right leaders are supremely pragmatic and operate under the lesser-of-two-evils approach when deciding between candidates and issues. . . .
As Paul says in Romans 10:3, it’s a case of “Going about to establish their own righteousness, but have not submitted themselves to the righteousness of God.”
It grieves me to say it, but it appears that many of our Christian Right and pro-family leaders have been naïve and vulnerable to the con artistry of the political establishment in Washington, and especially of the Republican Party. The GOP now has a virtual lock on the Christian and pro-family voter, while doing little to further their agenda except dropping rhetorical crumbs from the table from time to time.
Moore also told us that he believes Two Kingdom theology, which seems to be growing, “leads to a separation of God and government.” This theology has infected many in the Christian church and rendered them impotent in combatting their opposition in the civil sphere… Finish reading!

Carolinians can view the ballot here