President Joe Biden delivered his inaugural address Wednesday before a small crowd of elected officials, supporters and celebrities gathered on the West Lawn of the United States Capitol.
In addition to the historic nature of the proceedings, there were several notable happenings before and during the Inauguration event. Here are five things of note.
Founding pastor of Fellowship Church in Grapevine, Texas, Ed Young, is mourning the death of his firstborn child, daughter LeeBeth Young. She was 34.
Christian leaders voiced their thoughts Wednesday as Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States.
And, make no mistake, we accept you as our president. You will not hear from us the dangerous nonsense, “He will never be our president.”
So, did God elevate Donald Trump or Joe Biden to the presidency intentionally, or permissively? I cannot answer that. However, as a conservative Christian I must acknowledge that each is/was in the Oval Office by the will of God.
So the question is not whether CT comes from Scripture; it certainly does not, but neither does calculus, free market economics, or microbiology. The more critical question is whether CT is consistent with biblical truth.
Jesus promised us, His followers, that we would be hated. Let’s just be sure we are hated for the right reasons. Being hated for the wrong reasons is not something to be embraced, let alone be celebrated.
I am tempted to take matters into my own hands as well, just like Peter. But Jesus is telling us not to. He is asking us, imploring us, to allow this to be a time to be more Christian than American.
As a new political administration is set to take power and we head further into 2021, I genuinely believe evangelical Christians have arrived at a pivotal moment of self-reflection.
The best inaugural addresses connect to the broader American tradition, and in our moment, the new President could do much worse than following Abraham Lincoln’s lead.
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