George Washington, referencing Psalm 9:17, said “It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the Providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits and humbly implore His protection and favor.”
The four areas emphasized by George Washington (and ignored by politicians today) were:
- Acknowledge God
- Obey His Will
- Be grateful for His aid
- Implore His protection and favor
Thomas Jefferson agreed and in his First Inaugural Address, he reminded this nation that the first thing necessary to make us a “happy and prosperous people” was “acknowledging and adoring an overruling Providence.”
Abraham Lincoln also warned our nation that it was beginning to forget God our Creator and Protector, when he wrote, “It is the duty of ALL NATIONS as well,…and to recognize this sublime truth announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by history, that nations ONLY are blessed, whose God is the Lord (Psalm 33:12)…But, WE have forgotten God. WE have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us. And WE have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our own hearts, that all of these blessings were produced by superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving Grace. Too proud to pray to the God that made us.”
President Lincoln then went on to issue a Proclamation, calling for the nation to enter a time of “public humiliation, fasting a prayer” so that we could get back to remembering our God.
THAT is what is wrong with America today.
WE HAVE FORGOTTEN, TURNED OUR BACKS ON and DESPISE THE GOD OF ALL CREATION – who, by His infinite Wisdom, Power and Grace, created this great nation; gave our forefathers His Wisdom in establishing this great nation and creating a form of government that still exists today!
But WE, as an entire nation, have FAILED HIM. We do not deserve the Blessings of Almighty God. Rather, we deserve His Wrath!
We, as a nation, now embrace almost every single item that God called “an abomination” in His eyes. We call “good – evil and evil – good.” We not only “allow” immorality and perversion in this land, our politicians (elected by the people and endorsed by much of the church) actually ENCOURAGE the people to accept and participate in those abominations. Anyone who speaks out against it is ridiculed, mocked, threatened (or worse).
The fault for ALL OF THIS is placed at the feet of the Pastors!
The pastors of the American Churches have FAILED God in protecting the sheep.
The pastors of the American Churches have FAILED their people in telling them what the Bible says is right and what the Bible says is wrong.
The pastors of the American Churches have FAILED this nation, by forgetting “their first Love.”
The pastors of the American Churches have succumbed to the temptations of the devil and accepted BRIBES – selling their souls in the process.
The pastors of the American Churches have sold the souls of their church members to the devil, who has tempted them as the satan temped Jesus, with PRIDE and RICHES, all in exchange for “bowing before him.”
“HOW?” you may ask…
What church, that actually calls itself “Christian,” could endorse a political party that spits in the Face of God on a daily basis? And REJOICE because they do so? What church, that actually calls itself “Christian,” could tell the members of their Congregation to vote for, endorse and help elect political candidates who do not uphold the virtues of the Bible?
I’ll tell you who…
Those Pastors who care NOTHING about their people. They are in the hip pocket of the devil himself. They care more about having PEOPLE like them rather than having GOD LOVE THEM.
Shame on you, Pastors!
If you truly say you “Love God,” then why do you accept abortions? Why do you accept “homosexuality” and all of the mental illnesses that are associated with that perversion? Why do you profess to “care for the flock” when you endorse candidates and policies that fly in the Face of God? Why do you not see your congregations GROWING in prosperity? Why is the inner city congregations (especially), though the churches may be growing, why are the people still living in poverty?
Because YOU have left your FIRST LOVE.
This nation is deserving of Divine Judgement from God.
It is ONLY His Grace that has held it back until now.
We have seen small examples of what can happen when God withdraws His “hedge of protection” from the land…
It is time for a national time of “humility, prayer and fasting.”
WHICH ONE OF OUR POLITICIANS WILL DRAFT THIS PROCLAMATION and publicly read it?
Who, among all of the American Church Pastors, will stand up and endorse it?
Quotes taken from “The Founders Bible” by Shiloh Roads Publications. pp 807-809