I believe as Christians that we should be involved in influencing our government and the world of politics as a part of our civic responsibility and as a part of being salt and light in the world. The political world is part of the world Jesus commissioned us to go into. Proverb 14:34 says, “Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.” We have a moral problem in America that politicians cannot fix it without God’s righteousness influencing their policy and politics. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” He also said, “There comes a time when silence is betrayal.” This is not the time to be silent and remove our salt and light.

There was an American religious leader and influential public speaker named William John Henry Boetcker (1873–1962). He is best known for his “Ten Cannots,” which is often wrongly attributed to others. Boetcker also spoke of the “Seven National Crimes” that I believe speak about many in America. The Seven National crimes were:

1. I don’t think.
2. I don’t know.
3. I don’t care.
4. I am too busy.
5. I leave well enough alone.
6. I have no time to read and find out.
7. I am not interested.

We should repent if we are guilty of any of these National Crimes. If you love America, repentance, prayer, and righteousness is the way to restore America to her greatness.


Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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