Saturday, September 5, 2015

Christian Nation: now what?

Last week I posted a blog about America as a Christian nation. I wrote about how in varying degrees Americans are not living up to the 10 Commandments, and by extension a life worthy of the name of Christ. Having put that on a blog and setting the timer for the post (like all my blogs do on Saturday 8:37 a.m.), I realized I had more to say.

My disclaimer. I am not a prophet I am not the son of a prophet. I claim no special insight into the Almighty and His ways. All I can say, if I want to say what I think God would say to the people of this country, is to go back to John the Baptist, Peter, and Jesus. They said the same thing, and I have to consider that their words, their sermons are as applicable to this nation in this generation, as to 1st century Judea. They said the same thing.

Repent. Repent, the kingdom of God is at hand, the kingdom of God is here. Jesus is come.  Jesus is here and this changes everything. We are now in the church age, the Spirit of God is here, and that is reason enough to no longer live like some of us have been living. The prophet of God does not have to threaten a judgment or a punishment on this earth, for the awesome and scary truth is that we have been already warned that we all give an account for what we have done.

We are called to put aside the sin and the weight which slows us down as we run the race, the writer of Hebrews says.

I have nothing new to say, all I can say is the same thing that we were told by our Master, our Saviour, the same things we were told by the Apostles...

God be merciful to me a sinner.