Thursday, March 17, 2011

Has the Torch Been Snuffed Out?

Has the torch of liberty been snuffed out? Is the” last best hope of the earth,” as President Lincoln called us, a thing of the past?

Today, we no longer have the resources to help our friends, and fellow human beings in Japan suffering the effects of nature’s wrath, because we are a nation that is broke, and drowning in our own tsunami of debt.

In the Middle East brave men and women are giving their lives to pursue the liberty we take for granted, and our current administration responds to their desperate cries with meaningless “contemplation” of options. This “dithering” sends the message to those whose hearts are beating with a passion for liberty that they can no longer count on the U.S. to help them realize their God-given right to freedom.

Within our own borders we see gay rights movements and labor union thuggery exchanging civility and decency for perverseness and chaos.

Are America’s best days behind us? Will we pass on to the next generation a nation that is less prosperous, less peaceful and less civil than the one that was passed down to us?

The answer lies with the Christian clergy of the nation, those who know that
“A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out, till he leads justice to victory.” (Matthew 12:20)

It will take, yet one more revival, beginning with men and women of God desperately crying out in repentance from our own self-centered ways to see God once again, shed His grace on our nation as He has for so many years.
The clergy must repent of their dissensions and factions (Galatians 5:20) and come together in the Name of Jesus to see this nation turn around from its current path to oblivion.

Those who call themselves “Christian” must rise up to do their duty to their community and nation as part of their duty to God. God will bless or curse this nation and the next generation according to the actions of believers. If we rise up to the occasion the “smoldering wick” will once again be ablaze with glory and we will continue to be that beacon of liberty for a world in need, and God will get the glory!