Of A Nation And God

For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. Gal. 5:13

There is no such thing as freedom of the flesh, where men are free to do whatever they feel like doing. Such freedom throws out the mandate of God to

“use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh”.

Liberty being an occasion to the flesh ultimately leads to greater and greater wickedness against God. True Godly freedom can only be found in the cross of Jesus Christ, as the Apostle Paul says in Galatians 5:23-24:

“… against such there is no law. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.”

And this goes all the way down to our worldly governments. A while back, a powerful CNN commentator called Christian Amanpour was interviewing the Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta on TV. She asked him about Kenya’s position on gay rights. The question seemed to trouble the Kenyan president and I could see the pain on his face as he struggled to find the right words. Finally, he replied, “That is not an agenda with this country. It is not in the interests of Kenyans, whom I represent, to even consider such a subject.”

The lady replied, “You are getting yourself into trouble.” She did not elaborate who the Kenyan president was getting into trouble with. But her allusion was clear. He was getting himself into trouble with the people that matter in this world.

All of a sudden, I saw this lady in a new light and, even before the president could reply, the rejoinder leaped in my mind, “Lady, it is you who is getting yourself into trouble. You are getting into trouble with God.”

At about the same time I read the story of a man in the U.S., a homosexual whose partner had just died. In the article, the writer very sympathetically reported that the man was mourning the death of his husband. Maybe you think you didn’t read that right. Yes, the article said exactly that: his husband. Of course there is no such phrase in normal language; but there it was, courtesy of the liberal media.

But this is exactly the problem with this particular group: They do not want to acknowledge God, nor His righteousness. There are so many similar stories from these ’emancipated’ minds. This group reminds me of the story of Nabal and David in the Bible. You can read the story in 1 Samuel chapter 25. The truly interesting thing here is the question that Nabal asked the young men whom David sent to ask him to give “whatsoever cometh to thine hand unto thy servants, and to thy son David.” (v.8)

Mind you, David had graciously looked over Nabal’s flocks and herdsmen in the wilderness, allowing no harm to come to them. But when the young men reached Nabal and delivered David’s request, he asked,

“Who is David? And who is the son of Jesse?” (v.10)

Wow! What a question for the man to ask David! But that is the liberal agenda. They ask, Who is God? They have no idea who He is and they find no reason why they should obey His laws.

I hate the liberal agenda; and the American version is especially revolting. It goes along the lines that, basically, man is free to do whatever he wishes, without God. You have no idea where such a blind idea can lead to. When you think you are free to reject God, you have just opened a hornets’ nest right in your bedroom.

America, and the free world in general, was founded on Judeo-Christian beliefs. That is what makes America and any other free nation truly free. In other words, the fear and worship of God. The founders feared God and sought to establish His righteousness in the land. The Word of God says in John 17:3:

“And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou has sent.”

The liberal movement seeks to uproot that foundation. They do not want to acknowledge God nor His Son Jesus. They are for freedom; but freedom without God. Eventually, America’s undoing will be a result of its rebellion against the Judeo-Christian God and His values. I was shocked to learn recently that there are Muslim members in the American Congress now, complete with hijab! I cannot imagine where America is headed with that kind of ‘freedom’. We all know that Islam is absolutely against the Judeo-Christian faith.

No good can come out of a nation that seeks to forsake the sound foundation of the Judeo-Christian faith on which it began.

The Kenyan president, Uhuru Kenyatta, and the president of the United States, Donald Trump may not be perfect men. But their unwavering stand support for the Judeo-Christian principles will make them to find grace in the sight of God. And may they and their countrymen find even more grace in the eyes of God.

[Just expressing my undying love for the old Hillsong songs. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get a clearer video on the internet]

4 thoughts on “Of A Nation And God

  1. I hear the great passion you have for people.
    I would speak as someone who ministered in a denomination that tore itself apart over human sexuality. I observe this from that experience, that both sides insisted they were right, and those who disagreed were totally wrong. The war over a doctrine replaced serving God.
    As you lift up (as always) the cross of Christ, as the Way, I observe that Jesus prayed on the cross, “Forgive them; they do not know what they are doing.” I will preach against sin, all sins, so that people may “know” what they are doing and turn to the Light of the world.
    God looks at the heart (1 Sam. 16:7), and I pray I may look the way God looks at people. Humans think some sins are worse than others, and it does “seem” that way, but Jesus said if we have broken one commandment, we are guilty of them all because there is only one law – love God. I stand condemned at the foot of the cross, but then, thanks be to God, I walk away forgiven because I have repented and Jesus’ death has washed me clean.
    Finally, I observe that President Trump does not seem to stand for Christian principles, for he rarely speaks without falsehood, his racist attitudes against immigrants and refugees, his disrespect for other leaders (such as the Prime Minister of Canada), his misuse of money and so on do not announce a faithful, humble servant of The Living God, and so the jury is out on his spiritual condition.
    Peace
    [I have spent 3 hours writing this because I want to be faithful to my Saviour in these words and show respect to you, my dear Brother and Friend.]

    • Well, David, as someone who writes often but makes little research I am bound to make these types of errors. So I stand to be judged. Anyways, all I really know about Trump is that he came to office making Christian proclamations in an atmosphere where such talk was rare. But as with everything about me I write with a light touch and I am aware extremely serious people cannot read this blog. God help me; I really need to change.

      • No, do not lose your strengths for mere information! I have taught since I was a 19- year old preacher, we are a body and we need each other. Any small slip does not devalue our call – nor our worth to Jesus and the Realm of God. Peace

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