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Turning This Nation AroundHow could we, as a nation, have let this happen? We've let a lot of people who don't believe in God, or are outright hostile to Him, hold political office and run this country. The good news is that we don't have to let a pitifully small but vocal minority force-feed America with a philosophy we don't want.
As always, the first step is to pray. First Timothy 2:2 declares that we must pray for those in authority. Many Christians labor long and hard in the political arena, but they labor in vain if they're not first and foremost calling on the name of the Lord in prayer.
God has promised us, "If you pray for your land, I'll heal it" (2 Chron. 7:14).
But James 2:17 tells us we can't stop there. Faith without action is dead. God needs politically involved vessels to work through. That means a couple of things. Not only are we all called to be actively involved in the political process from the grass roots level on up, we all must never miss a chance to vote godly men and women into office.
Some believers are called to run for political office. There are those whom He has equipped and prepared to stand in some kind of public position. If you're one of them, I urge you to be responsive to that calling.
Thirdly, it is vitally important that we educate our young people with the value system of God's Word. Here's what the Lord told Israel about this matter:
These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates. (Deut. 6:6-9)
The fourth and most important thing?but probably the least often connected with making right America's problems? Is our commitment to the increase of the Body of Christ.
When we have our political leadership and the voters in our community saved and serving God in a local church, things will begin to go God's way once again. This will happen as we invite and bring people to church, get them saved and let the Word change their hearts.
As they go back into the marketplace and the public square, the negative trends we've been seeing in America will begin to be reversed.
In closing, look at what John Adams said about the importance of God in our land:
"We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people."
In 1962, our nation made a sudden turn away from that great truth. The good news is, with prayer and diligence we can turn things back around just as dramatically.
We simply must become determined to do our part and to take the steps necessary to continue that legacy of righteousness, freedom and hope.