Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Loving God, Loving America

By Gary Henderson
August 25, 2013
American Thinker

. . . You're a Christian and a patriot, frustrated and angry that America's leaders reject God, support Islam, and are moving towards criminalizing Christianity. You love your country and its heritage, but see it being driven towards Marxism and economic collapse. The people doing that damage are breaking all the rules of our political system, so you don't see how you can "play fair" and have any effect opposing them. They seem determined to steal any remaining freedoms and smash the few remnants of Judeo-Christian morality, trampling on our Constitutional rights with abandon.
But didn't Jesus say to "turn the other cheek" and "love your enemies"? Do you let them walk all over you? That can't be right either.
How do you walk as a Christian and a patriot, doing all you can to preserve the America you love for your children and grandchildren, while leaving it all in God's hands and "being anxious about nothing"?
First, the Christian part.

Get serious about being a Christian. You are a sojourner; this is not your home. God's priorities are not the same as yours, and when you pray for Him to fix things you may not like how He does it. He scraped Jerusalem to the ground and sent them into 70 years of exile when His people ignored His commands; what will He do if His people today -- the church -- will not "humble themselves and pray and seek [His] face and turn from their wicked ways"? It won't be pretty, but He will do whatever is required to get our attention and obedience.

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