Vol. 2 No. 2


January 17, 2010

Dear OAK Members,

     One of the great questions in Christianity is concerning the sovereignty of God versus the free will of man. I believe in both. I think in His sovereignty, God gave a lot of freedom to men, even to the degree that we are told in Ps.115:16: “The heavens are the heavens of the Lord, but the earth He has given to the sons of men.” This is why He will not do many things on earth unless we pray. He knows what we need even before we pray, but we still have to ask for Him to move on the earth because He has delegated authority over the earth to men. I also think this is why the Holy Spirit is called “the Helper,” and not “the Doer.” He will help us, but He will not do what we’re called to do.

     This is why the first thing we asked Oak members to do is to commit ten minutes a day to praying for your country. The Oak Initiative is about mobilizing the church to be the salt and light that we are called to be, but it is far better to have authority with God than with men. Having authority with God is much better than winning elections, stacking the Supreme Court with people who share our values, or anything else we could do on earth. He has given us the

 
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