“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” (Edmund Burke, 1729-1797)
Don’t you agree that the desperate times we now face as a nation demand a radical turning away from the things of the world so that we can focus ourselves on the mercy of the Father?
But what if our radical turning away is labeled extremism and unpatriotic by Christian leaders and other believers? Then what? Will we cave in to the pressure and follow the same-o, same-o path that we American Christians have trudged upon for forty years? A path that has continually failed to produce any fruit for our efforts.
See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ. (Colossians 2:8)
I believe the Rev. Jerry Falwell, the Moral Majority, Christian Coalition, other Christian conservative political groups, Christian leaders, and fellow believers that have embraced the American political system as a way to remove abortion and other sinful practices from our nation have been sincere in their faith, but also deceived.
We have ended up following human traditions and the elemental spirits of the world and not Jesus Christ.
I believe our only hope at this late hour in history is to turn ourselves one hundred and eighty degrees from our present direction, like Ninevah did at the words of Jonah. But even with this, there is no guarantee that America will be spared any of God’s upcoming judgments. Yet, we can at least have the same faith as the king of Ninevah.
“Who knows? God may turn and relent and turn from his fierce anger, so that we may not perish.” (Jonah 3:9)
I believe we Christians need to:
- Fast and pray one day per week for our nation,
- Stay away from political arguments, which cause strife and division,
- And if the Lord speaks to our hearts, drop out of the political system altogether and not vote in the 2016 November elections.
What if every Christian in America listened to my words and followed them? Wouldn’t the bad guys take over America?
It is my sincere belief we would have a church filled with peacemakers who could minister to those embittered and disillusioned by the failures of our political system. And guess what? We shall be known as sons of God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. (Matthew 5:9)