By Tom Campisi, publisher of tristatevoice.com
America was built on a foundation of Christian principles and values. It was an imperfect foundation laid by imperfect men. Likewise, take a look at your own home’s foundation and you may find a few cracks, but the walls are still standing and secure.
If we claim to be “One nation under God,” however, how can we be so arrogant as to ignore His commandments and still expect His blessing? In John 14:5, Jesus said, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” The book of Revelation is filled with warnings about turning from idolatry, lukewarmness, and sexual immorality.
Revelation 2:5-6 says, “Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent.”
But we have not repented. We have shaken our fist defiantly at God and removed him from our public square and our laws of governance. We have killed innocent babies. We have proudly flaunted depraved sexual behavior, both homosexual and heterosexual. In our schools and in our homes, we have indoctrinated our children in the ways of Baal.
When the deadliest plague in over a century came to our shores, we refused to repent. When the cries of those oppressed by racial injustice and hatred of heart could no longer be ignored, we refused to repent. It is time to awake from our slumber Christian friend. God is patient. God is gracious. God is merciful. But God is also just. Let us return to our first love and put our hope and trust in Him—and in Him alone. Let us repent as God’s people while there is still time. Let us repent as one nation under God.