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Thursday, May 5, 2011
Presidential National Prayer Proclamation: No one true God
In recent weeks there have been a record number of tornados leaving death and destruction in their wake across the American landscape. Floods in the South are so harsh and deep that tributaries along the Mississippi River are flowing backwards. These are historic phenomena according to the experts, who have no real explanation other than the wrath of Mother Nature. It seems that she must be pretty angry, many of them joke. Unfortunately, its not a joke to lose all you have in a flood or tornado, including your life. In centuries past, when such things would occur, entire communities would come before the Lord and ask forgiveness and repent for the wrongs in their lives.
Nowadays, people just turn the channel, or go shopping, or blame global warming. There are severe problems that we face as Americans. But unlike our fathers before us, this generation is stiff necked enough to think it can explain these things away scientifically or mathematically, and in doing so believe they have understanding and that the problem is solved. Indeed, people perish due to lack of knowledge. But the knowledge they lack is more spiritual than of the sciences. And the time spent researching on the Internet to determine cause and effect can never replace the knowledge and understanding of a personal relationship with the Creator of the Universe.
Today is National Day of Prayer. The presidential proclamation says, "Let us be thankful for the liberty that allows people of all faiths to worship or not worship according to the dictates of their conscience, and let us be thankful for the many other freedoms and blessings that we often take for granted." It goes on to "remember" those impacted by the natural disasters and the men and women serving in the armed forces. It concludes: "I invite all citizens of our Nation, as their own faith or conscience directs them, to join me in giving thanks for the many blessings we enjoy, and I ask all people of faith to join me in asking God for guidance, mercy, and protection for our Nation."
And herein lies one of the problems: Our own leader does not recognize that this is not about all faiths and some nebulous god that is a product of the "dictates of our conscience." There is only one true God. And if we as a nation are praying to false gods, we are not making the connection. Joshua 24:20 says, "If you forsake the Lord, and serve strange gods, then he will turn and do you hurt, and consume you, after that he hath done you good." We as a nation, must get back on track. As did Joshua of the ancient days, let the challenge go forth that in all you do this day be a witness for putting away strange gods and inclining hearts toward the one true God.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!