President Bridges begins series on 'Voting your Values'
Waxahachie, Texas — September 18, 2012 — Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) recognized the eleventh anniversary of 9-11 during chapel on Sept. 11. SAGU also provided opportunity for students to register to vote. SAGU will provide transportation to and from voting sites on election day.
To mark the occasion, President Kermit Bridges began a series of sermons on topics related to Christian values and their influence on the election on November 6, 2012.
Bridges addressed issues concerning the Constitution, including its historicity, uniqueness, merit and importance. He addressed questions about the document's credibility in view of the flaws of the founding fathers, and emphasized that the document should be judged on its "own merit and value."
Bridges emphasized the biblical principles the document was founded upon and their relation to human rights, stating "[Revisionists] do not want to be reminded that the founders clearly understood and believed in the Creator and that the rights of man come from that Creator and that the laws of nature point to nature’s God, which is our Creator."
On Sept. 14, Bridges continued the series with his second address. Topics included weighty discussions of the separation of powers, abortion, separation of church and state, religious tolerance and gay marriage.
Bridges explained that there is a weakness in the way the Constitution is being handled today: "Now the supreme court not only interprets the laws and judges according to the laws, which is what it was originally intended to do, but makes new laws it claims to find in the Constitution based upon what it 'thinks' is good for the nation."
Bridges stressed the importance of electing politicians who act in accordance with the principles that the founding fathers intended when they wrote the Constitution. He said, "The potential for the court to shift even further away from originalism in the next four years is frightening...it is critical that originalist justices be appointed to the Supreme Court and that we elect politicians who are committed to the original intent of the Constitution."
President Bridges will continue to address major topics during select services now through November. Video will be available as a special series on SAGUtv.
Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) is a private, Christian university located 30 minutes south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Waxahachie, Texas. The university was established in 1927, and now offers more than 60 associate, bachelor’s or master’s degrees on campus or online. More information is available at www.sagu.edu or by calling 1-888-YES-SAGU.