We often cannot fully grasp the historical significance of events as they happen. The 24/7 news feeds into our homes could desensitize us to even the most remarkable of events. Yet, the announcement of a United States president (and vice president) publicly endorsing same-sex marriage is to support that which God explicitly condemns. It is shameful and a reproach to decency and honor and a sad commentary on the regrettable departure of our national leaders from the biblical heritage that has guided our country. The president’s announcement came hours after another of our states voted to protect the God-ordained institution of marriage and was thus particularly painful for citizens in North Carolina and further deepened the obvious cultural divide in our nation.
I join many other Christian leaders, churches and ministries asking God’s power for revival to come upon our country as we face this latest assault on the law of God. While we pray for our president and his family, we ask the Lord to bring repentance and Spirit-wrought renewed faith to him and all. Oh, that we might seek Him and live!
Now more than ever we at Reformed Theological Seminary must be vigilant in our sacred calling to raise up godly pastors and other servants of the Church who will courageously, boldly and compassionately declare Jesus Christ’s Word to our people. That Word brings abundant life and eternal life.
May God have mercy for the sake of His Church and stir us all to prayer like never before. Then, this remarkably sad moment for our country would have brought about something good.
Maybe too much gloom and doom web surfing has influenced my sweeping conclusion and solution to the state of affairs in this beloved country of mine. The horse is not only out of the barn, but is about to break through the fence and wreak havoc in the neighborhood. Every individual cultural battle has been lost to the enemy because of one thing…apathy and cluelessness in the body of Christ. Except Fox News, the media is overwhelmingly liberal. TV, print, government and even the sports world is now solidly in the enemy’s corner. “Christian Lite” is the drink of the day. We can’t even get most of the body registered, let alone vote. An entire Christian TV Network has so many skeletons in its own closet, where do we begin? Revival? Duh? You can’t have it without judgment and chastening first. Just how patient must our God be before we even start calling Him just another Osteen. Sorry ’bout that, but somebody’s got to say it. God is way more patient and slow to anger than I ever would be. If a shaking like never before in US history does not soon occur, God just might be saying, “too late. Closing time.” Even so, …