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Under Attack in America – Understanding Why…
America is founded on Christian principles from which all of
our liberty is derived. Because of our God-given liberty, America
has been the source of 80-85% of the Christian missionaries
to the world in the past 200 years. No wonder we’re
under attack from foreign and domestic enemies -- the enemy
wants to stuff up what is a major fountainhead of the Gospel
(and humanitarian aid) to the world!
B. To Preserve
Liberty, We Have a Biblical Mandate to:
1. Pray for those in authority (I Tim. 2:1-2)
2. Invite His presence and seek His help (II
3. Select God-fearing leaders (Exod. 18:21,
II Sam. 23:3).
But are we taking these actions consistently and in unity as
the body of Christ?
C. The Challenge
Christians are failing to consistently pray and work together
to select God-fearing leaders -- only about 1 in 4 eligible
Christians is voting consistently! The “Christian
Lone Ranger” approach of praying and voting separately
is insufficient. Liberty cannot be preserved unless we
consistently pray and work together locally to select God-fearing
D. The Solution:
Public Awareness Ministries
Public Awareness Ministries answers this challenge: The
Holy Spirit has provided a simple, duplicable, non-partisan,
Biblically-based plan through which we meet every month city-by-city
1. PRAY for those in authority (I Tim. 2:1-2)
inviting God’s help and presence (II
Chr 7:14) consistently in unity with other churches (equipping
with Biblical principles of government and civic duty ).
2. WORK to select God-fearing leaders (Ex.
18:21, II Sam. 23:3) including non-partisan voter registration
and local voter guides that in no way threaten a church’s
E. Investing in
Public Awareness Ministries – The “Tipping Point”
Public Awareness Ministries requires little or no resources:
our focus is prayer. Once 4-to-6 mature believers are meeting
to pray consistently in a given city, then the group is mature
enough to produce non-partisan local voter guides so that local
candidates can be selected with Biblical wisdom. Election 2000
showed us clearly that every city, every church, and every Christian
vote will count in 2004 and beyond!
you are interested in establishing a Public Awareness Ministry
group in your area,
Email Mark Matta at Mark@PreserveLiberty.com
OR call 916-716-1075; for a two-page printable summary
about Public Awareness Ministry groups that will help you get
started, please click here.
Freedom is never
free; it depends upon the ongoing prayerful actions of an informed
Vital Importance of Prayer
(and Battle in the Spiritual Realm) as the Top Priority
"The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails
much." [James 5:16b]
"Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers,
intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for
kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet
and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence." [I
"Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the
LORD of hosts." [Zechariah 4:6b]
"We do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against
principalities, against powers…" [Eph. 6:12]
"For the weapons of our warfare are… mighty in God
for pulling down strongholds" [II Cor. 10: 4]
The Biblical Mandate to
Select God-Fearing Leaders
"He who rules over men must be just, ruling in
the fear of God…" [II Samuel 23:3]
"Moreover you shall select from all the people
able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness;
and place such over them to be rulers of thousands,
rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens."
[Exodus 18:21] (e.g., Federal, State, County, City) [Also
see Deut. 16:18]
Our Duty to Advance Christ
and His Principles in our Culture and Government
"Then God blessed them, and God said to them, 'Be fruitful
and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion…'"
"Occupy [do business on My behalf] till I come…"
"Faith without works is dead…" [James
"For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will
be required…" [Luke 12:48]
"Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do
it, to him it is sin." [James 4:17]
The Fruit of Selecting
God-Fearing Leaders and Advancing Christ in our Culture
and Government (Blesses People
of ALL Faiths)
"Of the increase of His government (control) and
peace, there will be no end…" [Isaiah 9:7a]
"Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD…"
"Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to
any people." [Proverbs 14:34]
"When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice;
but when a wicked man rules, the people groan." [Proverbs
non-denominational Scriptural public policy goals:
we select leaders who exemplify these Biblical principles, then
people of all faiths are blessed with
security for life, liberty, and property.
1. God-fearing [Exod. 18:21; Deut.
16:18, II Sam. 23:3],
2. Pro-life [Exod. 21: 22,
[Gen. 2:24; Mark 10:6-9],
4. Anti-immorality [Lev. 18:22, 20:13;
Prov. 3:32, Ezek. 22:11].
to Equip Christians to Fulfill the Biblical Mandate to Pray
for and Select God-Fearing Leaders
PreserveLiberty.com was established to equip Christians to fulfill
the Biblical mandate to pray for and select God-fearing leaders
by providing free resources including:
Government Prayer Guide
· Public Awareness Ministries
Handbook (described below**)
· Non-partisan Voter Guides
(Eagle Forum, CC, TVC, and local voter guides, at election time),
· Non-partisan Party Platform
Dacus (PacificJustice.org) letter to pastors telling what
they can do to advance Christian leaders and principles with
no threat to tax-exempt status
· Links to numerous voter guides,
news, liberty-advancing organizations, and much more…
PreserveLiberty.com has taken over 1,000 hits per day!
Awareness Ministries Handbook** –
A Resource for Remembering Civic Duty
The free Public Awareness Ministries
Handbook** (available at PreserveLiberty.com) is a 16-page
resource that provides Biblical reasoning and a specific plan
for establishing local ongoing Public Awareness Ministry groups.
It compresses 1,000’s of pages of materials down to 16
pages including information about:
· America’s Christian history and foundation,
· Our Biblically-defined civic duties, and
· How to start local ongoing Public Awareness Ministry
group (to fulfill the Biblical mandate to pray for those
in authority (I Tim. 2:1-2), and select God-fearing
leaders (Ex. 18:21, II Sam. 23:3).
Included is the Brad
Dacus (Pacific Justice Institute) letter to pastors described
above. Pastors read this material because of its brevity and
clarity. It connects Christ, His principles, and our Biblical
duty to select God-fearing leaders who protect America’s
Christian foundation (thereby preserving liberty and keeping
the door for evangelism open).
grants liberty ONLY to those who love it and are always ready
to guard and defend it.” [Daniel Webster]
"Those who expect to
reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue
of supporting it." [Thomas
vigilance is the price of liberty."
"Liberty is an individual responsibility." [Samuel
"When you become entitled to exercise the right of voting
for public officers, let it be impressed on your mind that God
commands you to choose for rulers just men who will rule in
the fear of God." [Noah
Webster, Founding Father, author of Webster's
Dictionary, and educator, was largely responsible for Article
I, Section 8 of the US Constitution. He understood that one
cannot be a good ruler unless he is moral,
and one cannot sustain morality unless he has
a strong sense of accountability to God.]