Pastor Joe Morecraft III: Godless Conservatism Has Failed; Time For Christians To Act Like Christians, Proclaim Christ’s Lordship Over Politics, Too
Pastor Joe Morecraft III says the “most important question” a candidate for a God-ordained civil government office can be asked is: “What is the source of law? And this is the most important question because the answer to it will reveal who the candidate’s God is.”
Pastor Morecraft, Pastor of the Chalcedon Presbyterian Church in Cumming, Georgia, Chalcedon.org made his remarks at the “Institute on the Constitution’s” September “First Friday” event in an address titled “God And Politics” — a DVD of which will be available for sale in early October. To place an order call, please, “Institute On the Constitution” at 866-730-9796 or email JLof@aol.com. Many of Joe’s sermons can be heard here at SermonAudio.com
Pastor Morecraft also made the following points:
Godless, “conservative humanism” is “just as devastating to this country as liberal humanism.” He added that “the time is over” for this kind of secular conservatism saying: “It has stopped nothing!”
Emphasizing the importance of “Christianizing Christians,” he said Christians must start acting like Christians first. This, he said would anger liberals and conservatives.
Civil government is created by God. “Government’s power does not come from the people, he said. “It comes from God! And God is the source of political power, too!”
Pastor Morecraft said he also asks candidates: “If you are elected, how are you going to represent the crown rights of King Jesus?” His point being that Jesus — being the King of kings, Lord of lords; the One Who has all power in Heaven, on earth — is also the Ruler of civil government and politics.
Pastor Morecraft was given “The Reverend John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg Award” named in honor of The Reverend John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg (1746-1807). The award plaque reads re: Rev. Muhlenberg:
“Who in addition to his call to the ministry, rose to become one of the highest ranking officers of the American Revolution and a Congressman, reminding all he touched that if they failed to get involved to protect their liberties, there would be no liberties left to protect.”
Joseph C. Morecraft, III, is a preacher of the gospel and a noted lecturer on contemporary political and historical trends in the United States and world at large. In 1986, he was a candidate for the US Congress in the 7th Congressional District of Georgia. Born on October 23, 1944, he is a native of Madison, West Virginia.
He is married to the former Rebecca Belcher of Haysi, Virginia, who is a writer and an accomplished singer. They are the parents of four children and have eight grandchildren.
Dr. Morecraft was ordained by the Presbyterian Church in the United States in 1969, and is presently an ordained minister in the Reformed Presbyterian Church in the United States. He has pastored churches in Virginia, Tennessee and Georgia. He is the founding pastor of Chalcedon Presbyterian Church (RPCUS) located near Atlanta, Georgia, where he has ministered for over thirty-six years, and in that position has assisted in the planting of other churches in the Atlanta area. He frequently preaches and lectures at seminars and conferences around the nation and abroad such as the Witherspoon School of Law and Public Policy and several Faith and Freedom tours sponsored by Vision Forum .
Dr. Morecraft has addressed civic, medical, military, political, religious and educational groups in such places as Scotland, England, Germany, El Salvador, South Africa, Cypress, Ukraine, Argentina, Paraguay, Chile and Ecuador. He has authored numerous articles and spoken on national defense, international relations, constitutionalism and various economic and social issues.blog comments powered by Disqus