A Ray of Light in a Dark Land

The liberal socialists have become so entrenched in our government that routing them out would be as difficult as ridding a tenement house of bedbugs.  Our Constitution has been so chopped and sliced up that it looks like the ragged remains of a school art project. And our economy has the appearance of being run by shopaholic that ran out of money years ago, but continues to buy on everyone else’s credit cards.

In a nation filled with gloom and doom, many feel that all hope has been lost.  I’ve heard a number of people say it’s already too late.  America is too far gone to recover now.

I’ve long contended that the only real hope for America is for Christians to start taking a stand and support Bible believing candidates running for public offices.  The very first US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Jay said: “Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation, to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.”

In colonial and the early days of America’s existence, pastors played an active role in politics.  Not only did a number of them hold public office, but political updates and sermons were commonplace.  Some of the signers of the Declaration of Independence and US Constitution were pastors.

However, pastors and the church in general became removed from political activities about sixty years ago.  Coincidentally, that was also around the time when the US court system systematically started removing any and all vestiges of Christianity from government and public life.  And the churches throughout the land sat back in apathetic (and pathetic) silence, letting the liberals rape Christian America of its morals and virtues.

Second Chronicles 7:14 says: “If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

Perhaps some are starting heed the LORD’s words.  I was encouraged when I read a news report about how a number of evangelical pastors are starting to follow the patterns of their colonial pulpit fathers.  They are taking active roles in local politics and in preaching on politics from the pulpits.  They are going among the people at fairs and on the streets, encouraging them to pray for the land support Christian candidates.

They are tired of the church’s silence as the nation goes down the path to destruction.  They are actively praying for the nation and calling upon the name of the LORD for healing.

We need every Christian in America to join them and get down on their knees and call upon the name of the LORD to forgive our wicked ways and heal our land.  Then and only then can America be lifted from its dark path back into the light that once shown upon the land.