It seems that morally and spiritually, America is straying further and further away from what the Founding Fathers intended. What many of us don't realize is that we can do something about this degradation of society. In fact, if we stand by, doing nothing but despairing about how bad our country is getting, we're sinning, says Tim Goeglein, former special assistant to George W. Bush and deputy director of the Office of Public Liaison.
"We have to reconnect in the public square our faith and all of the things that are most important in public policy. In other words, the temptation is to hunker down and head for the hills, disengage and just prepare for what some believe are the deep, dark days to come.
"I feel differently. I'm a Christian. I believe that discouragement and despair is a sin, because it negates the hope of Jesus Christ. As my friend Russell Moore says, in the Christian life, we're not running toward any victory; we're running from one. Christ is risen. And so there is great hope."
One of his biggest goals during his time at the White House was to ensure taxpayer money was being spent on faith-based endeavors, Goeglein says on the Influencers Podcast on the Charisma Podcast Network. Now, he's an author, and his latest book is titled American Restoration: How Faith, Family, and Personal Sacrifice Can Heal Our Nation.
"American Restoration is written for ... millions and millions of us who love our country, who love being a part of a family, a community, a church, a neighborhood, a real place," Goeglein says. "We get up every day, and we see signs that America seems to be crumbling from within. And we realize that many of the so-called brightest lights of our culture have essentially abandoned the Judeo-Christian values that are the very foundation of our culture and our nation."
For more discussion on how our faith intersects with politics and what we can do to help a hurting nation, click here for the entire episode.
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