It will be difficult for me to accurately share some outrageous news. Some will misunderstand and try to turn this post into something it isn’t. So, for the sake of clairty, what I recently learned in the Dominican Republic underscores our urgent need for prayer.
Dominican Republic is Outraged
Christians, and Christian values, are under assault. That is no secret. The U. S. is in the middle of an election cycle. And politicans on both sides of the aisle have tried to deny our founding principles, our Christian history, and/or supported a complete revision of U.S. history.
Now, I have never promoted the idea that any politician or political party is the source of cultural revival or salvation. Revival and salvation come from only one Person, Jehovah God! While we will live with the consequences of our actions or inaction, it is to Jehovah God we will give an account for those actions.
In order to understand the depth of our national need, we need some increased awareness. Maybe you were a lot like me. I am more politically aware than many others. I know that because of routine conversations around me. It is often amazing (beyond my understanding!) that fellow Christians are so unaware of things on the political landscape.
Well, imagine my surprise when Dominicans asked me to explain why my country would spend millions of dollars (our tax dollars!!!) to support a gay agenda in their country! I had no idea this was happening. It only took one Google search to find it. Still, I had been unaware. That this news wasn’t widely reported is evidence of the assault on Christian, Biblical values.
For the record, I need to add a couple of things before you see the article below. Does God love sinners? Yes! Emphatically, YES! He loves:
The point is, God loved any and all of us enough to provide three things: Forgiveness of our sin, Change that comes from the inside out, and a Personal Relationship with Him that will last forever. But when or if a nation, any nation, supports and promotes anything God has called Sin, then that nation must come to one of two things:
I would much rather see the country I love experience repentance than judgment. I know, as do most of my readers, that the answer doesn’t lie with the sinners or political parties. The answer is placed squarely on the shoulders of believers:
If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves and pray, then will I hear from heaven and forgive their sin and heal their land.
God says we, the Church – His people, need to humble ourselves and pray. His command should be enough. Sometimes it takes a jolt to move us to action. So, I am asking you to take a look at what your nation and your dollars are promoting in the Dominican Republic and other places. I hope that causes two things to happen: you pray and you engage others to pray. The election isn’t the answer. Prayer IS!
Soli Deo Gloria!
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