This past June in the aftermath of another national incident, we issued a statement based on Micah 6:8—
“He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God?”
During the months and weeks leading up to the fall election, we especially encouraged Christians to follow the principles in II Chronicles 7:14—
“If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
Today, we stand by these Scriptural injunctions and implore Christians in our home state and across the country to be circumspect, wise, prudent and prayerful as we respond both publicly and privately to the events that took place in our nation’s capital (and capitol) last week.
We do not condone violence or destruction of property during any protest or rally. We urge Christians to turn to the Word of God for clarity on civil disobedience. We encourage pastors to instruct their people and families to discuss these matters with their children, especially school-aged children who will be hearing these historic events regularly discussed and debated in their classrooms and beyond.
As for what now? We continue living as Christians—those who name the name of Christ and are His ambassadors—and we seek to live according to His principles and precepts. We share the Gospel; we pray for revival and for our state and nation; we raise strong, godly families; and we continue to be salt and light in the midst of this trying time, remembering the light never shines more brightly than when it is the darkest. We keep being good stewards of the government God has given us by being informed and involved citizens, and we worship the God who designed human government, recognizing He is truly God and is in control. May God give us great grace in the days ahead.