“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 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 the main way to invest their efforts in removing abortion and other sinful practices from our nation have been sincere in their faith, but wrong.
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. Yet even with this, there is no guarantee that America will be spared any of God’s upcoming judgments, but we should, 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,
- Remove ourselves from all political party affiliations, becoming Independents,
- Stay away from all political arguments, which only cause strife and division in the Body of Christ,
- Vote as the Holy Spirit leads us,
- And if the Lord speaks to our hearts, drop out of the political system altogether and not vote in the 2016 November elections.
Do I think many American believers will swim upstream with me on this issue?
No! Two-thirds of Americans are fifty-years old and under. They have heard the same message on how elections are the only way to change America for thirty-seven years. It’s engrained in their minds and a part of their Christian core beliefs. It’s really tough to change them…as in almost impossible.
So, if Hillary should win on Tuesday, most believers will point their fingers at those who did not vote. “It’s their fault,” they will say. They will then double their efforts on the next election. And the next one. And so forth. And so forth.
But if Donald wins, most believers will rejoice and believe the Lord heard their cries. They will then do little, if anything at all, believing President Donald will do all of their work for them. No fasting. Little praying. Same-o. Same-o, which will also result in no changes in America.
And as far as fasting goes, we American believers seem to ignore all scriptural references to this subject. This lack of discipline on our parts is one of the main reasons America is in such sad shape.
But for the few who do make one hundred and eighty degree turns:
The Lord will choose many from this group to be His peacemakers to Democrats and Republicans when America’s political system finally collapses under the weight of its corruption and greed. They will be blessed.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. (Matthew 5:9)
(Conclusion…if you are interested, the full series, which was written in 2014, may be seen here.)