Unite Against The Totalitarian State

The Frankfurt Declaration of Christian and Civil Liberties

All conservatives and especially biblical Christians must consider what Scripture says about interaction with civil government. Rising totalitarianism seeks to control behavior in all realms of social interaction, without regard to divine truth, and cannot be ignored. The recent Frankfurt Declaration of Christian and Civil Liberties, issued by a group of prominent pastors across the globe, encourages Christians to stand against the encroachment of God-given and constitutional rights. We are not to merely bow down to the whims of the increasingly dictatorial state, as some Christians mistakenly believe we must.

A Statist, Woke, and Leftist Takeover

Decision-making powers in society are increasingly being taken over by Marxist and leftist ideologies. For example, in science and medicine, governments at various times have imposed various Covid-19-related measures on citizens, with little or no public debate on the pros and cons of their strategies. Under the pretext of safeguarding public health, the US government simply decides what’s in the public interest, then secretly colludes with Big Tech platforms to promote a favored “scientific” narrative- one that claims only vaccines, lockdowns, social distancing, and masks will solve the pandemic. Rather than encourage robust debate on these life and death matters, views contrary to the approved state narrative are deemed “misinformation” and removed. Is such censorship really about protecting public health, or is this rather an excuse for the government to control citizens’ thinking and behavior? (see also my articles on the Novak Djokovic saga Pt1, Pt2, for relevant analysis).

In public education, the state increasingly circumvents or usurps parental rights, in an apparent effort to indoctrinate children’s minds with its left-leaning worldview. This may include teaching young children that God-given gender is fluid, imposing contested narratives about American history on impressionable young minds or exposing children to sexually explicit material. While drag queens (men dressed as women) perform for kids at schools and libraries, parents are urged to accept this as normal and good. And if parents object to any of the above, they might just get labeled domestic terrorists!

Of course, the entertainment world is also choked by “wokeism.” Comedians harangue rather than make jokes. The Academy Awards ceremony is now a soapbox for climate change and reparations speeches from pampered, jet-set celebrities. Hollywood long ago jettisoned traditional family values, if it ever upheld them. Today they emasculate father figures, redefine families in their warped image, and deride the religious as backward or bigoted. They wonder why few watch their productions anymore.

Big Tech Censorship & “Misinformation”

Facebook, Twitter, and Google have become primary “news” sources for millions. Therefore, “Big Tech” social media platforms wield unprecedented power and influence to shape public opinion and impact elections. It isn’t new that narratives vie for public opinion. What is new is that the fight over access to information is supervised by Big Tech, which primarily operates from a leftist worldview. This is deeply troubling, especially as evidence shows the Biden administration (just as Communist governments have always done) censoring alleged “misinformation”. Big Brother has arrived.

Even as woke ideology expands its reach, under promotion by Big Tech, mainstream media, academia, and Hollywood, its proponents are never satisfied with “progress.” In keeping with Marxist ideology, the aim is to entirely supplant traditional and/or religious influence. The speed with which this agenda is unfolding- accelerated under Biden- alarms many. These developments are prompting conservatives, people of faith, and evangelical Christians to awaken and respond. If we unite, Americans can indeed defeat Marxism, but it will take organization and prayer.

What Will Really Save the “Soul of America”?

Who would have believed Donald Trump, former billionaire real estate tycoon, and jet-set playboy, would become a key leader in the fight to restore and preserve conservative social values? Yet here we are. However, Christians faithful to Scriptural imperatives recognize it’s not either Biden nor Trump who is responsible for saving the “soul of America”- if indeed it can be saved- but God, working through His church. A re-elected Trump would again steer the country in a conservative direction, which would be great and beneficial to all, but it is the Church, not politics, that is God’s chosen vehicle to change the world. It does so by standing strong in its witness for Christ, applying divine truth to counter the relentless lies of the world system. The Church does not merely offer to the world private truths that only apply to their local congregations. No, the Church- the body of Christ- is the mouthpiece of the Lord, and must speak to all issues, utilizing a gospel that changes hearts and impacts the eternal destinies of men and women. As Jesus declares, Christians are salt and light in a dying and dark world (Matthew 5: 13-16).

For this reason, the Frankfurt Declaration is a timely and useful statement that lays out key biblical principles for those engaged in the battle for gospel truth to prevail in our culture.

The declaration begins with,

In the course of human events, it sometimes becomes necessary for people of good faith to speak out against the abuse of power. This should be done only after serious and prayerful deliberation, and even then, in an attitude of humility and with respect for the authorities that have been established by God… Concerned pastors from different continents, moved by an emergent totalitarianism of the State over all realms of society, and particularly the Church, and the disregard of God-given and constitutionally guaranteed rights during the Covid crisis, joined in common cause to craft a solemn declaration, which seeks to address these threats with the timeless truths of God’s Word. The following affirmations and denials, derived from biblical principles, we put forth for consideration by all Christians and relevant authorities, in the hope that this document will give light and strength for faithful witness to Jesus Christ in our day.”

From the Introduction to the Frankfurt Declaration (2022)

Some will object immediately to the assumptions of this declaration. Isn’t it arrogant for Christians to claim they alone have the “truth?” What gives Christians the right to impose their ways of thinking and their religiously influenced ideas on the rest of us?

To which I would reply, what gives those who hold a secular worldview that eliminates God or relegates religion to the private sphere, the right to impose only their views on public policy? Is secularism somehow untainted by sinister motives, or free from all bias? The question of authority is an important one, and the Frankfurt Declaration addresses it from the outset:

We affirm that the Triune God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – is the personal Creator of all
things visible and invisible, the blessed and only Sovereign, and the ultimate Lawgiver for all
human conduct. We believe that He has revealed in the Holy Scriptures and the conscience of
men an unchangeable morality which is rooted in His own character, and which defines the
nature of good and evil conduct for all people at all times. As the Lawgiver, God has appointed
a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by a man, the risen Lord Jesus Christ.
To him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen.

Article 1, The Frankfurt Declaration
The Authority Behind Our Witness

If God created everything, including morality and conscience, then He is the ultimate Lawgiver with ultimate authority to judge the world. Biblical Christianity proceeds on this assumption. But are we then seeking to establish a theocracy? No, we are not. For the kingdom we strive to honor, as Jesus says, is not of this world (John 18: 36). Yet faith recognizes that God the Creator, not His creation, is sovereign even now. Therefore human behavior is accountable to Him. This means human governments and policies, established under God’s providence to bring order to a fallen world, are not autonomous but must answer to the Lord who made everything. Therefore Christians can and must hold earthly leaders to account, by the authority given to them when Jesus gave His great commission to His disciples:

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Matthew 28:18-20

True Christians everywhere are being tested. Will we prove faithful to God by standing as His witnesses in a world increasingly hostile to biblical truth? Will we unashamedly and boldly identify with Jesus Christ? Will we tell others the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ, who alone saves souls and rescues us from the dark curse of sin? And will we apply the truths of the gospel, not only within the walls of our churches but to all the world? This is the momentous challenge that the Frankfurt Declaration urges believers to take up. May the Lord give many the courage and boldness to rise to the challenge.

And I urge ALL conservatives to read the Frankfurt Declaration, review the Scriptures they list, and get into action. If you are conservative yet not a believer in Christ, consider that the solid ground of conservatism is the Truth Jesus Christ embodies and brings forth by His life and power. The same socialists and Marxists expanding their power as described above scream that “Christo-fascists” are taking over America. Yet they still try to claim Christ for their cause. However, the “Christ” they exalt is a fake Jesus made in their image. We will address this in a future post.


  1. I was brought up and I am a practicing I am a Catholic and I agree with your ideology your policy and I’m so thankful that you understand that President Donald Trump is a patriot who tried to drain the swamp and reveal the absolute corruption in the government. Thank you very much I support your efforts entirely.

    • Hello Jor, thank you for vising my site! I certainly believe President Trump did a lot of good as President because of his pro-conservative, pro-liberty, pro-capitalist, and pro-America policies.

      I hope you stay safe during Hurricane Ian! Your comment is very much appreciated. God bless you and please do keep reading and commenting. I will be doing more articles on the benefits of voting for conservative vs leftist policies as a reflection of gospel priorities.

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