Quoting the Bible can’t land you in American prison(yet), but in Helsinki, it’s a different story.
In a case that’s stunned the West, Finland’s former interior minister and leader of the Christian Democrats has been criminally charged for posting a picture of the Bible, opened to Romans 1:24-27. She was disturbed by the Evangelical Lutheran Church joining a gay pride event and decided to remind it what God says about homosexuality. Now, after a two-year investigation, the tweet could put her behind bars...
As always context is here is so important. The immediate context of v.14 tells us that King Solomon has finished the Temple and the fact that God will send judgment upon the land in the form of drought, locusts, or pestilence for their disobedience. God hears Solomon’s prayer but gives him this dire warning of the consequences of continued rebellion, v.12-14.
God’s promise of restoration v.14, is offset with ongoing warnings in verses 19-22 for abandoning the law, seeking and worshipping false idols. The consequences of which are so grave, that not only will the temple be forsaken but the people of Israel will be ridiculed among the nations; I will cast this house, which I have consecrated for My Name, out of My sight, and will make it a proverb and an object of scorn among all nations (AMP).
So the question becomes can this text be rightly applied to America today?
My answer is yes, under certain very specific parameters:
If my people, – NO, we are not as a nation God’s chosen people,No, we were not founded as a Christian Nation (I would be happy to discuss this), Yes, we were however clearly founded upon Judeo- Christian principles, that we as a nation have forsaken.
which are called by my name, – God does not call all citizens of America His children as were the those of the Nation of Israel. However, Pew Research as of 2019 shows 65% of American adults describe themselves as Christians. That is 213.2 million Americans.
shall humble themselves, The first requirement for Israel back in the time of Solomen and for America today is proclaiming for Christians must humble themselves all other actions fall short.
and pray, and seek my face, – Next, Christians need to be in an attitude and altitude of prayer. Just as God told Solomon here, the only way one can hope to forestall the Lord’s righteous judgment is to earnestly seek Him in prayer.
and turn from their wicked ways; – Finally, we must Repent, obviously for our own sins of commission and omission, but also for the sins of the nation as a whole.
then will I hear from heaven, – God promises to hear the prayers of the righteous.
and will forgive their sin, – God promises to forgive the sins of the truly repentant.
and will heal their land. – God promised to heal the land of Israel, but as we know from history they were overrun many times and still to this day live in turmoil. Here in America are praying for revival, for the end to abortion, for the destruction of anti-Christian enemies, etc. I pray more “Christians” would Humble, Seek, Pray and Repent before the Sovereign God of all creation. Imagine if all 213.2 Million had the same goal to Make America MORAL Again.
Recently, researchers at State University of New York determined that descendants of immigrants to the United States typically lost the ability to speak their mother tongue by the third generation. Something similar, but far more serious, seems to be happening with Christians in an increasingly post-Christian culture. Each successive generation is losing the understanding of, not to mention the will to live by, Christian sexual morality…
On April 23, the great Robert Woodson delivered the inaugural lecture in Hillsdale’s Christ Chapel Drummond Lecture Series. His topic was “Conservatism and Race: A Positive Path Forward.”
A veteran of the civil rights movement, Woodson embraces what he calls “radical pragmatism” as the best way to improve the lives of “the least of God’s children.” His work at the Woodson Center seeks to ennoble and inspire the downtrodden rather than condescend to and coddle them. As my colleague, David Whalen noted, “for decades, while public figures pose and wrangle about the poor and racial injustice, Robert Woodson has transformed the lives of many thousands. He does so because he understands responsibility, authentic human dignity, and the freedom through which people actually flourish. Where others just talk, Woodson has achieved near miracles.”
In recognition of his long and good service for America, Woodson was awarded Hillsdale’s Freedom Leadership Award.
We invite you to view this important lecture here:
Over the past few years, Candace Owens has had many important conversations on the issue of race relations with a powerful lineup of guests. In this special compilation episode, watch some of the most insightful moments and best discussions of racial issues from The Candace Owens Show.
There once was a time in America where a person was presumed innocent until PROVEN guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. With the unconstitutional introduction of politics into our judicial system that no longer exists.
The Biden Department of Justice (DOJ) reportedly planned to arrest former Minneapolis Police Office Derek Chauvin in court and charge him with civil rights violations if the jury were to find him innocent of murder.
James Monroe, 5th President “When the people become ignorant & corrupt … they become the willing instruments of their own … ruin”
James Monroe’s great-grandfather, Captain Andrew Monroe, fought as a Royalist on behalf of King Charles I in the English Civil War. He was taken prisoner, and in 1647, was exiled to Virginia. There Andrew acquired a farm, which grew in two generations to 1,100 acres, part of which was inherited by Colonel Spence Monroe. Spence signed Richard Henry Lee’s Westmoreland Protests in 1765 against the British Stamp Act. Spence’s son, James Monroe, was born APRIL 28, 1758, and was baptized in the Anglican Church in Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia, the same country George Washington was born in…
New Exposé and Documentary Video: ‘Planned Parenthood’s Partnership with China – Does it Cross the Line to Treason?’
WICHITA, Kan., April 30, 2021 /Christian Newswire/ — Today, Operation Rescue released a special investigative report along with a related 20-minute video documentary that explores the partnership between Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Chinese Communist Party.
The exposé is titled “Planned Parenthood’s Partnership with China – Does it Cross the Line to Treason?”…
When John McCain was running for President in 2008, Saturday Night Live ran a recurring skit about his running-mate, then-Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. Tina Fey, playing Gov. Palin in her trademark red suit, delivered the memorable line, “I can see Russia from my house!”
It was pretty funny. It also wasn’t real. Sarah Palin never said she could see Russia from her house. Today, however, a surprising number of people believe she did. This is a testimony to the power of lies…