America… one nation under God?
Our Pastor asks, “Do you remember 911? Do you recall the great ceremonies of prayer that took place; our pleading with God to intervene on our behalf?”
He concludes, “Isn’t it ironic, a nation that chooses to kick God out of every public institution… calls on Him for protection?”
Recently, it was pointed out that Israel could be described as a people who desperately wanted the protective hand of their God (here). They were forthright in declaring an allegiance to His provision. Unfortunately, that was the duration, for most, of the relationship they expressed.
When it came to believing Him and obeying Him, there was much less interest.
Acknowledging that America is not Israel, as some have wrongly tried to suggest, can we still fairly correlate the manner by which God acts in regard to His expectations and requirements of all people?
Is America a Christian nation… or has the Church simply been blessed to see a portion of the body stationed in this great land? If the latter is true, are we being the influence God has called His people to be, or are we imitating biblical Israel… consumed by our self-gratified lives while adorned with a false sense of His national security?
(An interesting point is made by Loopy on her blog here relating to the direction things appear to be going.)
(Carley, at Obsecrations, gives us a picture of a life focused only on self-gratification.)