Overcoming Secular/Sacred Dualism

The Alliance Defense Fund was established to train practicing attorneys in a Christian approach to law. Allen Sears of the ADF has said, “Most Christian lawyers keep their faith in one pocket, and the law in the other.” Sears relates the story of a state supreme court justice telling a group of lawyers,”If you think the law has anything to do with morality, you won’t last in this profession.” In an increasingly secularized society, I applaud the Christian attorneys (and other professionals) that I personally know who carry their faith into their occupation and obey the command of James, the brother of Jesus, who wrote, “Be doers of the Word, and not hearers only.” James 1:22

James 1:22

In a culture that seems determined to either eradicate Christianity from public life or force it into private practice, it is becoming more difficult to live our lives in total dedication to God and His Kingdom on Earth. This morning I heard Jay Sekulow of the American Center for Law and Justice reporting on a case where a public school teacher was ordered to stop wearing a necklace with a one-inch cross into her classroom, due to a lawsuit filed by the ACLU. (American Civil Liberties Union–founded by card-carrying Communist, Roger Baldwin). Jay Sekulow and the ACLJ took the case to federal court and won on behalf of the teacher. However, it is sad that we have reached a point in our nation where students can be forced to report on passages from the Koran, while teachers are forbidden to even wear symbols of Christianity on their clothing or jewelry. With this in mind, I applaud and solicit prayer for all our Christian educators who refuse to accept a dualistic lifestyle. I also applaud, admire and pray for every Christian working in a largely pagan culture to keep on being “Doers of the Word” while displaying the unconditional love of God through our lives 24/7.

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