Re:Verse reading–Daniel 6 (day three)

We will never find any basis for charges against this man Daniel unless it has something to do with the law of his God.

In a world in which the faces of out groups—be they religious minorities or other socially or economically marginalized factions—change with the ebb and flow of revolutions and empires, the prohibition against religious tests for public life has loomed large in the formation and development of our nation.  The Founders recognized that to view a human being through the prism of a belief system you do not share is to discount his character, or at the very least to fail to examine it.  That wisdom came directly from the influence of Christian thought.  Are you holding this truth to be self-evident?  Treat that out group like you are one of them, because one day, you will be.  It has always been so for Christians.

Author: Bryan Richardson

Bryan Richardson is the Associate Pastor for Counseling and Pastoral Ministries at FBCSA.

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