“To the King of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.” ~1 Timothy 1:17
Sometimes when we hear about the vision of a ministry or company, we wonder what’s behind the words and if there is commitment to that vision.
You’ve heard the Family Policy Alliance of Idaho vision: “An Idaho where God is honored, religious freedom flourishes, families thrive, and life is cherished”.
Our vision is intentional. This week I want to highlight the first part of that vision.
“An Idaho Where God Is Honored”
If we look at our nation’s founding documents and those of all 50 states, we find many common declarations and acknowledgments, including a solemn recognition of God’s existence and authority in our lives.
The Declaration of Independence mentions God four times and articulates that our rights come from the Creator. When read together, the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution tell us that the peoples’ rights are divine in origin, sacred and unalienable; while government is human in origin, answerable to the people and dependent entirely on their consent.
The Preamble to our Idaho State Constitution says:
We, the people of the State of Idaho,
grateful to Almighty God for our freedom,
to secure its blessings and promote
our common welfare do establish
Imagine for a moment if all our modern-day officials were motivated by these same truths and, thus, inspired to pursue only those policies that would honor God. How might this change the direction of Idaho? How might it change the very fabric of our society?
Do you wonder like I do, how our country got to the point at which we find ourselves today?
Maybe, it has something to do with the fact that we have allowed our traditions, cultures and values to be seized by those who disavow God’s existence and/or authority and who seek to expel any remnant of God-honoring principles from our government, our schools, and even our homes.
Yes, this is happening and sadly, we have in many cases allowed it to happen.
And yes, together we can change that!
At Family Policy Alliance of Idaho, we are actively working to honor God by exercising our responsibility as the people of God to “stand firm and take action” (Daniel 11:32); to engage our culture and government; and to stand up for the Biblical values we share. We call this “unleashing citizenship” and we encourage you to become a part of this movement of change!
Are you in? If so, please forward this message to 5 friends and encourage them to sign up for our email list.
Picture this – an Idaho where “God is honored.”
Now, join us as we work diligently to transform this picture into reality!
For His glory and honor alone,