God will not remain where he’s not welcome [UPDATED]Published 9:27am Thursday, November 29, 2012 Updated 11:28am Thursday, November 29, 2012
I agree with a recent letter admonishing us to be thankful to God for all He has done for us. He has blessed America like no other nation on earth. I also agree that we should use Thanksgiving Day, and every day, to thank God for the abundance that He has blessed us with. We should be especially grateful and thankful for the gift of His Son Jesus Christ.
I disagree however with the assertion that we remain ‘One Nation under God’.
Oh how I wish it we were, but God will not remain where He is not welcome. As evidenced by our recent elections, and as the President of the USA has said; “We are no longer a Christian nation”.
We also no longer live in a land that celebrates life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The unalienable rights given to us by God are gradually and systematically being taken from us.
Many Christians said after the election; regardless who’s president, Jesus is still King. Jesus is King to those who’ve chosen to allow Him to reign in their lives; unfortunately the majority of Americans have chosen another king.
God reigned in Israel in the days of the prophet Samuel, but the nation desired to have a king rule over them. America has also chosen for itself to have a king rule over them.
“1 Samuel 8:4-11 So all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah. They said to him, “You are old, and your sons do not walk in your ways; now appoint a king to lead us, such as all the other nations have.”
But when they said, “Give us a king to lead us,” this displeased Samuel; so he prayed to the Lord. And the Lord told him: “Listen to all that the people are saying to you; it is not you they have rejected, but they have rejected me as their king. As they have done from the day I brought them up out of Egypt until this day, forsaking me and serving other gods, so they are doing to you.
Now listen to them; but warn them solemnly and let them know what the king who will reign over them will do.” Samuel told all the words of the Lord to the people who were asking him for a king. He said, “This is what the king who will reign over you will do:
This is what the Democrat/Liberal/Socialist/Marxist will do: He will confiscate wealth and redistribute it in the name of fairness, so that all Americans will be equal, equally poor.
He will reject God’s laws and will embrace the murder of the unborn, perverted marriages and covetousness,. He will turn a blind eye to actual injustices and will invent contrived injustices. He will create division amongst Americans by dividing us by gender, race, and economic status.
He will proclaim peace (perceived peace, not actual peace) with our enemies, while alienating our true allies, including our closest ally Israel.
What is evil, he will call good, and what is good he will call evil.
He will destroy life in the name of choice, liberty in the name of security, and the pursuit of happiness through excessive taxation.
“19-22a But the people refused to listen to Samuel. “No.” they said. “We want a king over us. Then we will be like all the other nations, with a king to lead us and to go out before us and fight our battles.” When Samuel heard all that the people said, he repeated it before the Lord. The Lord answered, “Listen to them and give them a king.”
God is not a dictator, He will only rule where He is welcomed. Unfortunately the USA has said “no” we don’t want you to rule over us.