"More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of." – Tennyson

Our nation is not split but splintered. Words are being fired like bullets to demean those who are standing for principles as old as our nation and at the blood sacrifice of battle.

President Abraham Lincoln made his second proclamation calling our nation to a day of prayer and fasting for peace and unity on March 30, 1861.

He declared, "We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven. ... But we have forgotten God ... we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own, intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us."

The people of God have become like the people of this world. Culture has swallowed up the moral standards dividing entire denominations. They once delighted in proclaiming and upholding those standards which guided our youth in the facts of life.

It is a fact that when we turn our backs to the sun we face the shadows of darkness. When we turn toward the sun, the darkness is behind us. This truth found in the natural world is confirmed in the supernatural.

Turn your back on the Son of God and our culture is darkened. When we turn to the Son of God we live in the light of His love and grace.

The Greek word for repentance means to turn around. The time is not too late for prayers of repentance spread like the wildfires consuming acres of our forests.

May we see the Son shine again as we turn in repentance. God help us!

James Britt

Bowling Green

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Le Ecrivain

The nation has shifted from "take your Crucifixion and like it" to "Christ died to make men free". That was my convoluted point. The old Christian guard unfortunately is very much into encouraging more people getting crucified by their constant recommendations of reducing difficulty the workers of darkness.

Le Ecrivain

I hate to say, but after decades of empirical research into the matter, I believe the letter writer's halcyon past is the source of the present discontent. The present 'turning away' as they call it isn't the source of the simultaneously occuring degredation. For decades all the Christians have been claiming the bad guys are they way they should be. The bad bosses are the way they should be. The poverty is the way it should be. The believer is to know that the world is the way it is because that means the end is night. All the bad guys playing their part for the believers getting a ticket to paradise for enabling that bad behavior meekly was declared as the right order.

People are finally realizing that, no, the evil should not be enabled. That suffering of people isn't the will of God, it's the failing of man. That poverty isn't lack of industriousness cursed of God, but failed policies and systems. People have realized mankind is a fallen species.

What they have stopped doing is telling everyone to enable it, that all those bad people are doing as they should, so that the big ship to the paradise arrives on time.

As a nation, people are fighting against evil as they understand it. The Christians naturally feel terrible about the way it's going, because they have spent decades telling people to just suffer and reduce friction for the evil behaviors because that's christ like, what with him dying on the cross and all.

BRains

Well said sir. And Lincoln was 1000% correct.

Koheleth

You should change your username.

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