chairman's desk blog


Oct 5, 2012

What is the Key to a Renewed America?

Michael Farris

   In one of my online classes, one student said that he thought that the Government needed to "submit itself to the Word of God" as the solution to our problems.

   I thought that you all might like to see my response.

   The issue is not what the government must do. The problems with America are based on what Christians have done and have failed to do.

2 Chronicles 7:14 gives us the insight:...

   "If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgiven their sin, and heal their land."

   The problem and the solution are to be found in the people who are "My people." We need to do what that verse says.

1. Humble ourselves. The beginning of humility is to take responsibililty for the fact that it is Christian action or inaction that is the problem. There are very few people whose families who have lived in the United States for at least three generations who do not have at least one real Christian in the family tree. If the Christians had trained their own children in godliness, then our nation would be dominated not just by nominal Christians, but by Christians who are mature and are walking with God. Moreover, we should have (and have failed) to train up generations of Christians in a thorough biblical worldview. The fact that so many Christians are being led astray by the atheistic and man-centered philosophy of libertarianism is an indicator of the failure to have both developed and taught a thoroughly Christian worldview.

   Moreover Christians fail to register to vote and fail to vote on just about the same pace as the population at large. If we all registered, voted, and voted according to biblical principles, no liberal would ever win an election--either primary or general.

   Even more importantly, if we say we are for the sanctity of marriage, why are Christians getting divorced on about the same pace as the general population? If we are against abortion, why then are Christian teens about as sexually active as the general population? If we are against pornography, why are Christians--including a great number of pastors--addicted to internet porn?

Why are we having our children trained in philosophies that leave God on the sidelines in their education?

We have a lot to be humble about.

2. We need to pray for repentence and pray for God's leading.
3. We need to hear what God would say to us on all of this.
4. We need to turn from our wicked ways.

   If we would do these things, then Christians would take their rightful place of leadership in the country. And our nation would get on the right track. Expecting the government to reform itself while Christians sit complacently in their sins of inaction and action is not appropriate.