Injecting God into government ... it's biblical

Thursday, September 13, 2018
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

U.S. Capitol 3The successful pastor of a California megachurch is leaving for a new ministry, hoping to bring biblical values to Washington, DC.

Jim Garlow has been the pastor at Skyline Wesleyan Church in the San Diego area for 23 years. Now he's pulling up stakes and heading to the nation's capital to get godly with lawmakers. OneNewsNow spoke with Garlow about the new endeavor.

"Our dream is to bring the biblical underpinning to principles of governance," he begins. "Everybody understands the Bible speaks to personal issues, speaks to family issues, speaks to how church life should function – but oftentimes we forget that God is the one who originated government, and he speaks to the issue of government as well."

Garlow isn't starting from square one, however. "Over the last three or four years, our church had launched a ministry in Washington, DC, and then last year we started a Bible study in the United Nations," he describes. A third ministry was begun in the Israeli Knesset.

Garlow

"Biblical principles are the key to understanding how government is supposed to function," Garlow continues. "If we follow what the scripture has to say, we could reduce human suffering and a great deal of human pain and human poverty."

The ministries in the capital and the U.N. are evangelistic as well, while the one in Jerusalem is led by a rabbi and will focus on governance.

Garlow has one request: "Just pray for God's wisdom, God's blessing, God's protection, God's provision over us as we go into this arena."

The political scene isn't new for Garlow. Several years ago, he teamed with Alliance Defending Freedom in that legal group's "Pulpit Freedom Sunday" program – an effort designed to secure the free-speech rights of pastors in the pulpit by urging Congress to pass the Free Speech Fairness Act.

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