Which path shall we walk?
Our nation has taken one more step away from God. We’ve been on this walk away from God and the Christian roots of our nation for several decades, so the giant step we took in the election was not surprising. Saddening, but not surprising.
I feel sadness that we live in a nation where so many people have devalued God so far that they are willing to elect a man who preaches false Christian doctrines, a man who sat in the pews of a hate filled church for 2 decades and a man who casually dismisses our nations Christian roots..
Whatever we once were, we’re no longer just a Christian nation; we are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers. We should acknowledge this and realize that when we’re formulating policies from the state house to the Senate floor to the White House, we’ve got to work to translate our reasoning into values that are accessible to every one of our citizens, not just members of our own faith community.
“Whatever we once were” Such an odd question to come from a man who we just elected president.
No doubt we will have many challenges over the course of the next 4 years and I pray that we will meet those challenges head on and with dignity.
One of the first will be a challenge to treat Barack Obama with all the respect that we would any president of the greatest nation on earth. I don’t want to hear anyone referring to him as not their president, just because they didn’t vote for him. How demeaning to our nation and our people. He will be our president come January, get used to it.
But we should also challenge our new president to rise above mere human values and conduct his administration with God given morality and ethics; the values of the Christian nation that we once were and still can be again.
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:14
Our nation still has tremendous freedom of religion. More than most places on earth, and certainly enough for Christian values to flourish, if we really truly want that. When it comes to immorality and dare I say, persecution of Christians, America of today has nothing on ancient Rome. Ancient Rome, where all manner of depraved behavior was glorified and Christians were put to death for sport. Yes that ancient Rome, where in spite the unspeakable conditions Christians were subjected to, Christianity grew, and grew, and grew, through a faith so strong that mortal death and persecution could not stop it.
Coincidentally, November 9th, is the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. As you pray for those around the world who are persecuted and martyred for their Christian faith, consider also a prayer for those take up God’s work in our own nation. Better yet, become one of those people who take up His work in our nation.
Here is my post election message:
God bless America,
Land that I love,
Now is the time to;
Stand beside her and guide her
Thru the night with a Light from above;