WHEN SHOULD CHRISTIANS ABANDON AMERICA?
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Is it time for Christians to throw up their hands and give up on America?
As the nation drifts further and further from its historic and authentic Christian roots, what should the position of believers be?
As one intriguing letter I received recently suggested: “Our allegiance is misplaced in America, is it not? Our effort to reform, redeem and save America is misplaced, is it not? Is it not necessary that America decline and fall so that God’s Kingdom can be established? So what are Christians to do?”
Are we to retain allegiance in “Obamerica” or the ObamaNation, as Jerome Corsi’s No. 1 New York Times bestseller called it somewhat prophetically back in 2008?
He cited, among other developments, the unbiblical, anti-God capitulation to “same-sex marriage,” which I will continue to place in quotes because it is an oxymoron. He suggested that we should disobey illegal or immoral executive and judicial orders, “but let us do so silently.”
I don’t believe that is entirely scriptural thinking.
Peter and Paul gave their reasons for not obeying the edicts of men in a peaceful way when they conflicted with God’s commandments. That’s the example for us to follow as America moves toward judgment and the wrath of God.
Nations will ultimately be judged when the King returns according to how they treated the brethren – Israel.
I do agree with the correspondent that America is under judgment. But that judgment is not complete. I believe followers of Jesus should prepare for the worst but follow the prescription He gives to believers for times such as this.
As I have written many times before, I believe II Chronicles 7:14 applies to us today – even right here in America.
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Solomon had just dedicated the Temple to God, who was speaking to Him clearly. While God was pleased with the Temple, he gave instructions to Solomon as to what His people should do when they begin to see evidence of God’s judgment on the land: “If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;” he said before giving His well-known prescription for how to renew God’s favor.
“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land,” God said.
The way we are instructed to “reform” our nation is for believers to follow that instruction: His people, who are called by His name (not the heathen), need to humble themselves and pray and seek His face and turn from our wicked ways. If we do that, I believe the promise that follows will be answered: he will hear our prayers, forgive our sin and heal our land.
I’ve said and written many times over recent years that I don’t think we will find national salvation and healing through politics. I gave up on that idea a long time ago.
But, we are not instructed to just wait on the King to address every need. We’re instructed to worship Him and pray fervently and in humility. Most of all, believers are told to turn from their sinful ways, rather than merely point out the cinders in the eyes of their neighbors. That’s what His people are instructed to do.
We are specifically told not to simply wait on the coming King to straighten out the mess. Nor are we to wait on the rapture.
If His people, in America, were to follow the II Chronicles 7:14 prescription, amazing things could still happen, even though we are already under judgment. That’s what God clearly told Solomon, and, if we are truly adopted into that covenant through the blood of Jesus, which I know we are, it follows that it’s never too late for this kind of revival.
But God’s waiting for His people to respond.
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