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Do You Want God Back in America Again?

“We need to vote God back into America again.”  “We need to put God back in His rightful place in our nation.”

These are quotes directly from people on Facebook about “the most important election in our life time.”  People are crying out to God to remove President Obama and for Him to restore His glory by placing His man in the White House.

I have many issues with such a view.

First, if you really want God back in America, it will not begin in the White House or any other political office.  It begins with preaching the gospel!  You want to turn American away from sin, from immorality, from the just wrath of God against our wicked nation (Romans 1:18-32) then it begins with the cross of Christ (Romans 1:16-17).  My advice for turning America to God is to preach Him, to glorify Him, to exalt Him, to preach His Word, to preach His salvation.  It doesn’t begin with elections but with preaching the God who elects.  If we will preach Christ and stop preaching for entertainment, we will see a transformation in America as people repent of their sins (Acts 3:19-20, 26).

Secondly, if you really want God back in America, we must have a mighty move of repentance.  It will not come from elected officials.  It will not come from legislation.  God will be glorified when the Church repents of playing games with the gospel and not being diligent in making disciples (Matthew 28:19-20).  Our national sins of abortion, of racism, of homosexuality, of adultery, of lying, of greed, of covetousness, etc. all flow from our rebellious, hard hearts that are against God.  We don’t love God. We despise Him (Romans 3:10-18).  We don’t want Jesus to rule over us (1 Samuel 8:7-9).  Apart from the gospel, we are all God-haters and would gladly kill Him if He was here.  It is the only the gospel that sets us from being God-haters to being slaves of Christ (John 6:44).  God must save sinners through the preaching of the gospel in order for our nation to turn and the Church must get back to this basic truth: preach the Word (2 Timothy 4:2).

Third, while it is true that God does give nations over to their sins, He has never forsaken His faithful disciples (Hebrews 13:5).  He never will.  God has never “left” America or any other nation.  He allows them to dive into sin but He is sovereign over the nations and He will reign over the nations forever.  Consider Psalm 2:1-9:

Why do the nations rage
and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth set themselves,
and the rulers take counsel together,
against the Lord and against his Anointed, saying,
“Let us burst their bonds apart
and cast away their cords from us.”

He who sits in the heavens laughs;
the Lord holds them in derision.
Then he will speak to them in his wrath,
and terrify them in his fury, saying,
“As for me, I have set my King
on Zion, my holy hill.”

I will tell of the decree:
The Lord said to me, “You are my Son;
today I have begotten you.
Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage,
and the ends of the earth your possession.
You shall break them with a rod of iron
and dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.”

Does God seemed worried about the nations?  Not in the least bit.  Is God worried about who will be elected President of the United States or who is on the throne in China or any other nation?  Not at all.  In fact, Psalm 2:4 says that He scoffs the nations.  God is laughing at the nations and scoffing them!  He is not worried about being voted out of office at all.

Know this disciple of Jesus: The LORD reigns and He will reign forever more!  We need not fear.

Written by The Seeking Disciple

11/05/2012 at 2:11 PM

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  1. Most excellent!


    11/05/2012 at 2:18 PM

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