Biblical Citizenship Committee

Biblical Citizenship

Raising awareness to help Christians to increase human flourishing through their influence on public policy and culture.

Thank you for visiting our Biblical Citizenship Committee (BCC) page. We aim to help our church congregation be the salt and light that we are called to be in our community and culture. Read on to learn more.

BCC Briefings

Check out these monthly publications to help you stay updated and alert to watch and pray. See links to the most recent issues below. We maintain about a six-month back log of issues. Or receive a copy via email by sending an email with the subject line “SUBSCRIBE” to John Waring.

NEW! March 2021 Briefing | February 2021 Briefing | January 2021 Briefing
Nov./Dec. 2020October 2020 Briefing | September 2020 Briefing

Helpful Resources

The Emmanuel Faith Community Church Elder Board has clearly explained the biblical teaching on important moral issues such as gender identity, sexuality, human life, marriage, and the family.

Use the following links to begin your journey as an informed biblical citizen:
How to Contact Your Elected Officials (PDF)
Online Resources (PDF – Links to helpful information on current topics)
EFCC Position Statement on Marriage, Family and Life (PDF)
What Happens When Christians Vote (PDF)

Upcoming Events

Periodically, check back on this page for a listing of upcoming events, usually offered around election time, or when there are opportunities to get involved and help make your voice be heard.

Our Ministry Purpose

• Raise awareness about public policy and culture through communications and events.
• Monitor legislation, judicial rulings and relevant cultural events.
• View current events through a biblical lens, particularly with regard to life, family and religious freedom.
• Communicate with the EFCC community through publications and forums.
• Offer election resources and encourage prayer for our country and national leaders.

What Is a Biblical Citizen?

Biblical citizenship is honoring God by living like Jesus as a citizen of heaven in our society, under the authority of human government (Philippians 3:20; 1 Peter 1:13).

Biblical citizenship is based on God’s plan for the relationship between God, government and individuals. The Bible teaches that all governing authority comes from God and that He determines all the times and boundaries for nations.

Therefore, government has the God-given responsibility to promote peace, encourage good and restrain evil (Romans 13:1-4; 1 Peter 2:14), and individuals have the God-given responsibility to honor governing authorities by submitting to them except when their directives are opposed to God’s principles (Romans 13:1, 5-7; 1 Peter 2:13, 15-17; Acts 5:29).

Contact Information: John Waring, (760) 480-9454; or Pastor Scott Smith, (760) 781-2161.

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