#92 “Christian Activism & Prohibition”

Synopsis: Program #92 – Black Robe Regiment Address – August 4, 2013

 Program #92 is an address I gave to a new Christian activist group called the “New Jersey Black Robe Regiment.” During the Revolutionary War, British referred to the American clergy as the “Black Robe Regiment” because of their role in instigating the Revolutionary. David Barton’s ministry, Wallbuilders,” popularized this title.

My address laid out some basic principles for Christian political action. My springboard to illustrate these principles was America’s experience with prohibition in the 1920s. At the beginning of the 20th century, America was faced with the moral issue of drunkenness. Prohibition left the church with some timeless lessons that we should apply to the moral battles we currently face.


1. Cchose your battles carefully according the Biblical Truth

2. Have the right motives for battle.

3. Understand that the battle may be nothing more than informing civic leaders.


You will find this program to be very informative. I can’t imagine any Christian today involving himself in political action who is not familiar with all of the virtues and mistakes of the prohibition movement.


Scriptures Referenced: 2 Chronicles 34:33; Proverbs 20:26; Matthew 5:13-15; 1 Corinthians 2:4; Jeremiah 29; Daniel 4:27; Isaiah 6:11-12