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Stand
Karen House
Oct. 18, 2017, 10:11 p.m.

It is time for the people of God to stand.

When Donald Trump was elected president, it shocked the talking heads on TV, but most of America was pleasantly surprised. We wanted change, but all we heard on TV was that Trump could not win.

Surprise! He won, anyway.

The common people of the United States realized the country was headed in the wrong direction, and even though they would have preferred a different standard-bearer for the change, Trump was all that was available at the time.

The country has changed over the past 50 years, and anyone over the age of 30 is probably well aware of it.

America was founded on the Bible. We need to stop believing the rhetoric from the atheists and the Left. We were, indeed, founded as a Christian country. The whole concept of “separation of church and state” came from one passing remark in a letter Thomas Jefferson wrote to a Baptist congregation in 1802, to reassure them that the government would leave them alone.

The metaphor was used exclusively to keep the state out of the church's business, not to keep the church out of the state's business.” https://www.allabouthistory.org/separation-of-church-and-state.htm

In one generation – from the 1950s until now – God has been removed from the public square by judicial decree. No prayer in schools, no nativity scenes on courthouse lawns, no prayer in public meetings, no Ten Commandments in courtrooms.

Some of the less-educated among us even think it is illegal to speak of God, while nothing could be further from the truth.

As God and the words of the Bible have disappeared from our culture, we the people have increasingly paid the price: A million Americans are murdered in the womb every year by money-making abortion facilities. Homosexuality not only has become accepted, it is promoted to the innocent young as a preferable lifestyle. Even mass murder has become expected.

What has the “Silent Majority” done while all this change was going on?

For the most part, remained silent. And maybe it's time for that to change.

The church needs to quit sitting on the sidelines, complaining about the condition of the country. Pastors need to speak out boldly from the pulpit. And if they are afraid of losing their 501c3 status if they get too political, just let it go! An IRS official was quoted in a news story not that long ago as saying he could never understand why churches sought a 501c3 tax-exempt status with all its restrictions, since churches are automatically tax-exempt without it.

Ministers need to speak boldly about what the Bible says with regard to homosexuality, perversion, and sex outside of marriage. Even the simple saints need to stand up, when they hear their friends and colleagues defaming Christ or speaking casually of perversion.

Parents need to be more diligent to raise their children to know God and to respect his laws. There is a wealth of good advice in the Bible, even for non-Christians, and we need to start reading the Book, cover to cover, to see what God has to say about fixing our country.

If we, the Church in America, make God's will our top priority – above our job, our home, our entertainment, and even our family – he will listen to us when we beg him to put a stop to the decadence of our nation.

God said in 2nd Chronicles 7:14, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

God says that the healing starts with His people. His people have to humble themselves and pray, and seek His face, and turn from their wicked ways.

If every Christian who reads this takes it to heart – to pray, repent, seek the will of God in their life – who knows what God will do? He promises to heal our land. And that's where it starts.

Finally, my brothers, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Take to you the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all . . . to stand. Ephesians 6:10-13