When Engle Says “Act,” He Means “Vote”

When I wrote the post the other day about Lou Engle’s new political organization, Pray and A.C.T, I focused primarily on the Seven Mountains Dominion theology that serves as its foundation and the fact that leading Religious Right leaders were, for the first time, openly embracing an agenda that seeks to take over every aspect of our culture in order to bring about the return of Jesus Christ.

But what I failed to properly highlight was how Pray and A.C.T is explicitly seeking to implement this Dominionist agenda through the electoral system. 

As Lance Wallnau, a leading proponent of Seven Mountains theology, explained nations are not taken through “evangelism harvests” but rather by having Christians “take over spheres and administer them for the glory of God.” And one of the best ways to do that is to start by targeting the government, which is why Engle, Chuck Colson, Jim Garlow, Mike Huckabee, Samuel Rodriguez, Harry Jackson, Tony Perkins, James Dobson, and others are calling for 40-days of prayer and fasting … but, more importantly, they seeking to mobilize voters who will pledge never to vote for any candidate who does not share their views on abortion, marriage, and religion: 

But it is not enough to pray. We must vote and act according to God’s heart and mandates … In the light of this we are declaring that we will not vote for any Republican or Democrat that in any way supports any measure that aides or sustains the killing of the unborn.

In similar fashion because of God’s foundational marriage blueprint from creation we declare that we can never vote for any candidate that does not stand for a federal amendment that holds that marriage is only between a man and a woman.

We refuse to align ourselves with governmental systems that legalize evil in order to be marked as those who have compassion for the poor and the needy. We can do it all without compromising biblical truth as our so-called “social justice brothers” would try to make us believe.

The parade of history has brought us into a profound generational landmark, and a great vacuum has opened again. If the church does not seize this moment Muslims will! Antichrist rage will! Sexual perversion will! Anarchy will! But now is the time for key men and women, even an entire generation to risk everything to become the hinge of history, the pivotal point which determines which way the door will swing in America and in the nations of the earth. Its 40 Days or 40 Years! Seize the Day!

For Life, Marriage, and Religious Liberty.

So while one half of the Pray and A.C.T mission is prayer, the other is action … and by action, they mean voting:

Being consistent by voting in all elections only for candidates who affirm the sanctity of life in all stages and conditions, the integrity of marriage as the union of one man and one woman, and religious liberty and respect for conscience.