Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The Faith of Ted Cruz

"When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice"
Proverbs 29:2

Two way, way cool articles on Ted Cruz' personal faith; first up, CBN's David Brody:
In college, Cruz began to connect the Constitution with his Christian faith. His mentor, Princeton professor and conservative Christian Robby George helped him embrace the concept of natural law.
"Life, liberty, and property, the fundamental natural rights of man are given to every one of us by God, and the role of government fundamentally is to protect those rights," Cruz said.

That philosophy became central to Cruz's political core. But while it dominates his political life, his strong faith is central to his entire life. Cruz is a Southern Baptist and doesn't shy away from talking about his faith.
 Next, RealClearReligion:
"Our Constitution was truly a revolutionary document because they inverted the entire concept of sovereignty." Throughout history, rights were given to people by the grace of a King. Our Founders said rights come from God. The role of the constitution, therefore, is to serve as "chains to bind the mischief of government."

Not the sort of stuff you'd typically read on a candidate's website "issues" section. Cruz's doesn't have one. Instead there's "Proven Record." Recalling Matthew 7:16, Cruz bluntly asks "When have you fought for your principles, when have you bled for them, and what have you accomplished?"

Returning to his faith, Cruz sees "a particular susceptibility for candidates to be like Pharisees who wear their faith on their sleeve as convenient political garb.

"It is far better to let actions speak louder than words."

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