God-Fearing Leadership Needed NOW!

Posted November 7, 1998

"Moreover you shall selectÖable men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over themÖ" (Ex 18:21).


Tuesday's disastrous election results prompted many House Republicans to seriously consider the need for new leadership, i.e., the replacement of Rep. Newt Gingrich (GA) as Speaker of the House. Louisiana's Bob Livingston, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, announced Friday that he was running for the job - and, hours later, Gingrich stunned Washington, DC with the news that he would step down as Speaker and leave Congress altogether. Now a healthy (and much-needed) struggle to succeed Gingrich will take place. In addition to Livingston, the candidates are (or may be): Rep. Chris Cox (CA), Rep. James Talent (MO) and Rep. Henry Hyde (IL)

The Republican Party remains the only one of the two major parties whose platform Bible-believing Christians can conscientiously support. But Newt Gingrich, and to a lesser degree Trent Lott, have repeatedly refused to stand by the Republican Party platform. If the new leaders in the House are of the faction who wish to abandon the party's core values to be more "inclusive," it will be over. There will be no difference between the parties. Democrats will likely recapture Congress and the White House in 2000, and even if they don't, it will hardly matter. The Republican Party and American Christians who care about their children and grandchildren have come to an inevitable, major crossroad.

Please join us in believing prayer:

  • Heavenly Father, grant Congressional Republicans NEW LEADERS - men after YOUR HEART who will HONOR YOUR LAWS whatever the political cost (Ex 18:21; 1 Sam 13:11-13; Ps 11:2-3; 14:4b; 1Chr 12:33; Acts 13:21-22; 1 Tim 2:1-2).

  • Lord, grant God-fearing Republican Congressmen your WISDOM to plan a strategy for change. Grant them COURAGE to proceed (Josh 1:3-9; 2 Chr 23:all; Pr 15:22; 16:1; 3, 9; Lk 14:26-33).

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