June 1, 1999 ( – Operation Rescue founder Randall Terry has released a stongly worded defense of the involvement of Christians in the political arena. His comments come in response to a recent book “Blinded by Might,” written by Cal Thomas and Ed Dobson. The publication criticizes the priority Christians have placed on political activity in recent years.

In a blistering rebuttal, Terry presents what he calls a Scriptural and logical argument against the ideas advanced by Thomas and Dobson. At one point he says: “I am grieved that they have changed Christ, the man of war, into the cosmic coward; that they have painted the one who has a two-edged sword and a rod of iron into one bearing articles of surrender; they have denied the political and cultural crown rights of King Jesus, and have made Christ, His law, and His church subservient to wicked politicians and governments,” he writes.

At another place in his 14-page missive he writes: “They Say Confronting Wicked Politicians is Wrong [but] the Bible shows that confronting and rebuking civil leaders is part of a minister’s duty! Elijah confronted King Ahab and Jezebel (I Kings 17- II Kings 2). Nathan exposed King David (II Samuel 12). The priests withstood King Uzziah (II Chronicles 26).  Jeremiah preached against Jehoiakim (Jeremiah 22-26). John the Baptist – the greatest man who ever lived according to Jesus – lost his life because he rebuked and prophesied against King Herod (Matthew 14 & Mark 6). Christ himself called Herod a fox (Luke 13:32).”

(with files from World Net Daily)


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