Is it time for Christians to throw up their hands and give up on America? Joseph Farah
As the nation drifts further and further from its historic and authentic Christian roots, what should the position of believers be?
As one intriguing letter I received recently suggested: “Our allegiance is misplaced in America, is it not? Our effort to reform, redeem and save America is misplaced, is it not? Is it not necessary that America decline and fall so that God’s Kingdom can be established? So what are Christians to do?”
Are we to retain allegiance in “Obamerica” or the ObamaNation, as Jerome Corsi’s No. 1 New York Times bestseller called it somewhat prophetically back in 2008?
He cited, among other developments, the unbiblical, anti-God capitulation to “same-sex marriage,” which I will continue to place in quotes because it is an oxymoron. He suggested that we should disobey illegal or immoral executive and judicial orders, “but let us do so silently.”
I don’t believe that is entirely scriptural thinking.
Peter and Paul gave their reasons for not obeying the edicts of men in a peaceful way when they conflicted with God’s commandments. That’s the example for us to follow as America moves toward judgment and the wrath of God.
Nations will ultimately be judged when the King returns according to how they treated the brethren – Israel.
I do agree with the correspondent that America is under judgment. But that judgment is not complete. I believe followers of Jesus should prepare for the worst but follow the prescription He gives to believers for times such as this.