Will We Ever Be Able To Change The Hearts Of Americans?

There is a point of no return. When you are on a trip and have traveled more than half way it is better to go on than turn around. Are we at a point of no return when it comes to Christianity in America?

For the first time in the history of our country we no longer have a protestant on the Supreme Court. All Supreme Court judges are either Jewish or Catholic. Chances are President Obama will appoint two more judges to the court before his term ends in 2012. It appears we will be judged more by how they interpret the law rather than the letter of the law. We have a judicial system that has disregarded the constitution.

On August 13, President Obama speaking to a group of Muslims stated that he supported a Muslim Mosque to be built next to Ground Zero. The next day most Americans were extremely upset. He then started to quickly backtrack.

A recent Time poll indicates that 24% of those polled believe President Obama is a Muslim. The poll say 47% believe he is a Christian. We have been told that President Obama confided to the Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul Gheit in a one-on-one meeting that he was Muslim. President Qaddafi of Libya in a recent speech more than 10 times stated that Obama was a Muslim brother. Many in the Muslim world believes he is a Muslim. He celebrated Ramadan with Muslims but refused to observe the “National Prayer Day”. He told the Muslim world that the United States was no longer a Christian nation. We do not know how accurate any of this is. But we need a leader, at this time, who will point to God to change people’s hearts. Not a leader that no one really knows what his religious beliefs really are.

It is very apparent that He is on the side of Israel’s enemies. In President Obama’s book “The Audacity of Hope” he said if the winds shifted against the Muslims, he would side with the Muslims. Yet he has stated that he is not a Muslim. He is a Christian. Read the following and you decide!

The following is an interview given by President Obama March 27, 2004. “I am a Christian. So, I have a deep faith. So I draw from the Christian faith. On the other hand, I was born in Hawaii where obviously there are a lot of Eastern influences. I lived in Indonesia, the largest Muslim country in the world, between the ages of six and 10. My father was from Kenya, and although he was probably most accurately labeled an agnostic, his father was Muslim. And I’d say, probably, intellectually I’ve drawn as much from Judaism as any other faith.”

“So, I’m rooted in the Christian tradition. I believe that there are many paths to the same place, and that is a belief that there is a higher power, a belief that we are connected as a people. That there are values that transcend race or culture, that move us forward, and there’s an obligation for all of us individually as well as collectively to take responsibility to make those values lived.”

“And so, part of my project in life was probably to spend the first 40 years of my life figuring out what I did believe – I’m 42 now – and it’s not that I had it all completely worked out, but I’m spending a lot of time now trying to apply what I believe and trying to live up to those values.”

If he is a Christian his beliefs appear different from many protestant evangelicals. But many religious progressive are not necessarily believers of the gospels as being 100% accurate. What about those from Westboro Baptist Church who call themselves Christians and protest at the funerals of deceased veterans? The definition of Christian covers many people of very differing beliefs.

I John 5:18 – 19 – “We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the one who was born of God keeps him safe, and the evil one cannot harm him. We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one.”

The whole world is under the control of the evil one. I believe there was a time when God kept us safe and the evil one could not harm America. Are we seeing the same thing happen to our country that happened to Israel when they had leaders who refused to be obedient to God? It was said that God told the Israelis if they want to live like the devil then go ahead.

Our country was established by Christian leaders who created a constitution based on Godly principles. We became the most blessed and powerful nation ever created. As a Christian you can see God’s intervention throughout history. Fifty years ago some in our country decided God’s ways were too restrictive. Today about twenty percent of our country is setting the standards for the other eighty percent. That small majority determined to control our schools, the media, the judicial system and politics. Is it too late for a part of that eighty percent to return to Christian principles and turn our nation around?

Christians throughout the U.S. are now praying that God intervenes and that He changes the hearts of our people. Can we get the Bible back in schools? Can we teach creation and not evolution? Can we find a John Wesley or a George Whitefield to lead a revival? Who is there that can take the place of Dr. Billy Graham?

If a small percentage can change our country to live the devil’s lifestyle why can’t we change our nation back to living by Christian principles: “do unto others as you would do unto them”? God promises He will not give up on us if we will worship Him and be committed, submissive and obedient to His Word. What kind of a country do we want to leave for our future generations? Isn’t it time we prayed in earnest and became involved in getting back to being a Christian nation which would please God?

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8 Comments

  1. Ken

     /  September 3, 2010

    Would you believe it is to late!

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  2. DonBoyd

     /  September 4, 2010

    The Old Testament teaches us it is never too late. With God all things are possible. The Isrealites proved that prayer and by worshipping God, He would take them back. Are we willing to pray?

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  3. nathan

     /  September 4, 2010

    Don- 1st Peter 2:13:

    13Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every authority instituted among men: whether to the king, as the supreme authority, 14or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right. 15For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men. 16Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as servants of God. 17Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king.

    Some translations say “honor the emperor”, meaning Ceasar. If the early christians could honor their leaders, why can’t we?

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  4. DonBoyd

     /  September 4, 2010

    WE MUST!

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  5. nathan

     /  September 4, 2010

    Don-you may have missed my point. I don’t think a post suggesting that he is a muslim when he’s not, a socialist (as some of your prior posts suggest), that he is somehow anti-Israel, and that he is unable to “point to God to change hearts”, is very honoring to our president. I understand if you don’t respect his policies, or don’t respect the man, but as a Christian and an American you should at least respect the office.

    I’m also interested in your thoughts about this issue: why does it matter if Obama is a Muslim? Assuming that 20% of the population is right, and Obama is a Muslim, so what? Can any president, or any other political leader, somehow turn people to God? Isn’t that the work of the holy spirit working through ordinary christians?

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  6. Ken

     /  September 4, 2010

    Because many hear and see what they want to hear and see it probably will do no good to read Isaiah 1:15, Jeremiah 7:16, 11:11 & 14, 22:21-23, Ezekiel 8:18, and Amos 5:18-26 and you really need to read the full chapters of each, if you read them, to get the full context of Why and When.

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  7. DonBoyd

     /  September 5, 2010

    With the help of Google this particular posting had more hits than any of my previous 146 blogs. My intent was to get Christians to pray for our nation and our leaders. I believe it confirms that Christians are interested in changine hearts.

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  8. Tim Clark

     /  September 6, 2010

    Don, I fully believe Everything you have written in this post. Obama must be nutraelized as a leader as he continues to provide those who will harm Israel weapons. We as Americans must not support his agenda as God will clearly be against those who are against Israel.

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