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America – A Godly Nation?

Image(Note: This short article was written by a member at West Side, Tommy Davis. As the article is brief, in the bulletin I added the quotes from George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. I commend Tommy’s article to you. Stan).

One of man’s greatest leaders said something that made me think. Being a Christian, I tried to put the saying in perspective.

President Ronald Reagan said:

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.”

What will you do to keep the greatest nation on the earth from perishing? If we use worldly wisdom, our response would be to join the US Armed Forces! After all, America is the first country in history to have the power to conquer the earth and yet restrains itself. It is the only country in history to conquer other nations to free them from tyranny (and then let them rule themselves again). We are the good guys!

But when we remember that we are only a great nation as long as God allows it, we have a different response to the question. Read the story of Sodom and Gomorrah in Genesis 18, (especially verses 32 and 33). The text reveals a plain with several cities that had forgotten to put its faith in God. What can we do to help our nation through this troubling time?

  1. Be one of the ten. Righteous men have a great impact on our community and can be great examples. Sometimes, one man brings blessings to the whole world: Noah; Abraham; Daniel; Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego; Joseph and Mary (even though she isn’t a man). Living acceptably to God may allow our country to continue through our lifetime. Every generation has to make this choice.
  2. We must pray. Express remorse for the great sins of our nation (abortion, sexual depravity, homosexuality and expelling God from our public lives). Ask for God’s blessing and guidance for our leaders.
  3. Teach others THE Way of Truth. The more faithful men we have, the better it will be for our nation.

Remember, God brings nations to power and humbles them at His discretion. What will you do about this?

Tommy Davis

“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 to implore his protection and favors.”

~ George Washington

“In regards to this great Book (the Bible), I have but to say it is the best gift God has given to man. All the good the Saviour gave to the world was communicated through this Book. But for it we could not know right from wrong. All things most desirable for man’s welfare, here and hereafter, are found portrayed in it.”

~ Abraham Lincoln