If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:14 (ESV)
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Philippians 4:13 (NKJV)
In his Thanksgiving Proclamation of October 3, 1789, in the first year of the government’s formation, our nation’s first president, George Washington, professed, “It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the Providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor.”
Earlier that year, at his first inauguration on April 30th, Washington observed:
It would be peculiarly improper to omit in this first official act my fervent supplications to that Almighty Being who rules over the universe, who presides in the councils of nations, and whose providential aids can supply every human defect, that His benediction may consecrate to the liberties and happiness of the people of the United States a Government instituted by themselves for these essential purposes, and may enable every instrument employed in its administration to execute with success the functions allotted to his charge… No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the Invisible Hand which conducts the affairs of men more than those of the United States… You will join with me, I trust, in thinking that there are none under the influence of which the proceedings of a new and free government can more auspiciously commence.
The Founding Fathers of the United States of America, as directed by the providential hand of the God that they so frequently and adoringly acknowledged, provided us with a good and God glorifying national foundation and heritage unparalleled in all of human history.
Just imagine if a prominent politician admonished Americans to “obey His will” again…what might that bring? What might it mean?
Glory to God and a fighting chance for America. That, and the unleashed fury of the “progressive” left.
But wait…aren’t we getting that last part anyway?
Doesn’t that pretty much remove any downside? (As if such a bonus should even be necessary…)
See also: “Everybody Expects…the Liberal Inquisition!” at http://firebreathingchristian.com in the Article Archives.