Supreme Court Appointment

June 29, 2018 0 Comments

We learned two days ago that Associate Justice Kennedy is going to retire from the Supreme Court, giving our President another opportunity to appoint a nominee to fill the vacancy. This happened once before, with the appointment of Judge Neil Gorsuch. A President's term of office is limited by our constitution, but the judges that he appoints serve a lifetime. Therefore the choices the President makes have consequences and political implications that last far beyond his term in office.

For those who still cannot figure out why so many evangelical Christians supported Trump--in view of his crudeness, inflated ego, and annoying "tweets", here is the reason: the Supreme Court and its influential rulings. Trump is pro-life and a strong supporter of defending the rights of Christians in an increasingly hostile anti-Christian culture. If there were no other reason for supporting this man, this would be enough to satisfy just about every Christian in America.

Let us pray that his pick is just as impressive as Neil Gorsuch, and that the new nominee will be approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee as quickly as possible. There is so much political animosity right now, it's becoming harder to get any good thing accomplished.

Often as Americans we fail to appreciate our system of government, how the Supreme Court is part of the "checks and balances" over the executive and legislative branches. During the Tribulation, people on earth will wish they had such a court to appeal to. The Anti-Christ is called the lawless one in II Thes. 2:8-9 (NKJV). There will be no "Supreme Court" to stop this world dictator's unlawful actions. Only then will people on earth realize the value of having a court to go to with their grievances. If you are a Christian, and an American, you have a lot to be thankful for. Even if the Court makes a decision you don't agree with, at least there is a court!

Richard Seefried
Harrisonburg, VA
Richard Seefried has a Master’s Degree in Christian Ministry, and is licensed & certified by the NCCA as a clinical pastoral counselor.