My Heart Aches for America

America suffered another tragic shooting today.

The Reverend Billy Graham published a letter to America a few weeks ago that seems almost to speak of it when he says, “My heart aches for America.”  Here’s an excerpt of what he wrote:

Some years ago, my wife, Ruth, was reading the draft of a book I was writing. When she finished a section describing the terrible downward spiral of our nation’s moral standards and the idolatry of worshiping false gods such as technology and sex, she startled me by exclaiming, “If God doesn’t punish America, He’ll have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah.”

She was probably thinking of a passage in Ezekiel where God tells why He brought those cities to ruin. “Now this was the sin of … Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy. They were haughty and did detestable things before me. Therefore I did away with them as you have seen” (Ezekiel 16:49–50, NIV).

I wonder what Ruth would think of America if she were alive today. In the years since she made that remark, millions of babies have been aborted and our nation seems largely unconcerned. Self-centered indulgence, pride, and a lack of shame over sin are now emblems of the American lifestyle. 

Just a few weeks ago in a prominent city in the South, Christian chaplains who serve the police department were ordered to no longer mention the Name of Jesus in prayer. It was reported that during a recent police-sponsored event, the only person allowed to pray was someone who addressed “the being in the room.” Similar scenarios are now commonplace in towns across America. Our society strives to avoid any possibility of offending anyone—except God.

Yet the farther we get from God, the more the world spirals out of control. 

My heart aches for America and its deceived people. The wonderful news is that our Lord is a God of mercy, and He responds to repentance. In Jonah’s day, Nineveh was the lone world superpower—wealthy, unconcerned, and self-centered. When the Prophet Jonah finally traveled to Nineveh and proclaimed God’s warning, people heard and repented.

I believe the same thing can happen once again, this time in our nation. 

I believe that Rev Graham is right. Revival can come to our nation. But we need to stop waiting for a politician or a preacher on a white horse to bring it. It’s up to us, Jesus’ followers, no matter who we are or where we live, to do our part in bringing the Kingdom. We know the antidote to evil. It isn’t something we can “give” to other people like a dose of medicine. We have to live it out in front of them so that they will “catch” it from us. 

We can do that by living our faith in the simple dailiness of our lives. We can do it by not cutting corners, not cheating, lying, stealing, hurting others. We can do it by keeping our promises, including the ones we made when we said “I do.” We can do it by being there with our children in the dailiness of their lives.

We can do it by holding our heads up and being proud, not of ourselves, but of Our Savior, Jesus Christ. No American Christian should ever stand idly by while Jesus is insulted and degraded in front of them. Unlike many of our brothers and sisters, we do not face death for standing up for Jesus. We may be ridiculed or lose a few of the people we pal around with, but we won’t be burned alive or beheaded. 

Don’t let anyone bully you into behaving as if you are ashamed of Jesus. Be civil. Be courteous. But also be resolute. Uncomfortable silence in the face of deliberate mockery of Our Lord is a form of assent. 

We bring the Kingdom to those around us when we live it. Make no mistake about it; courage attracts, faithfulness slowly changes mockery into respect, and love heals. We should live our lives in such a way that other people know without being told that Jesus Christ is our Lord. That is our calling. 

  • http://justifiedandsinner.com justifiedandsinner

    Mrs. Hamilton,

    indeed we need to stand up for our Lord, but equally true is your comment about living it. It takes great strength to live our faith, to be the worksmanship of God, to as much as it depends on us, living at peace with others, that they may know God’s love.

    A challenge that can only come, from looking to the cross – and grasping the love that turns it into a message, into the way of life He has called all who trust in Him to…

    Not to let someone cause you to suffer – but to mourn and suffer in such a way that God’s love for them is revealed.

    Blessings on you as you walk this walk in your life

    • http://publiccatholic.wordpress.com Rebecca Hamilton

      Wow! What a beautiful — and true — statement!

      “A challenge that can only come, from looking to the cross – and grasping the love that turns it into a message, into the way of life”

    • http://standingforjesus.wordpress.com Derric Simms

      Very well put. America is so blessed to still have people like you in it that stand on God’s word, and is unwavering in your support of our Lord’s statutes. God bless you!

  • http://greenlightlady.wordpress.com greenlightlady

    Amen! ~ Wendy

    • http://publiccatholic.wordpress.com Rebecca Hamilton

      Thanks Wendy.

  • http://nebraskaenergyobserver.wordpress.com neenergyobserver

    “Unlike many of our brothers and sisters, we do not face death for standing up for Jesus. We may be ridiculed or lose a few of the people we pal around with, but we won’t be burned alive or beheaded. ”

    Yet, but we will if we allow it.

    • http://publiccatholic.wordpress.com Rebecca Hamilton

      !!!!

  • http://davidsbodytemple.wordpress.com asd539

    Rebecca, awesome blog post and so true. We can’t be ashamed of Jesus, if we are we are not going to make any impact in this life. Playing it safe is not what God wants us to do. Going to start following your blog, looking forward to more well written and thoughtful blogs from you. :-)

    • http://publiccatholic.wordpress.com Rebecca Hamilton

      I believe this absolutely.

      “Playing it safe is not what God wants us to do.”

      • http://www.intheplamsofhishands.wordpress.com Beth Schweitz

        There’s no greater time in the history of America where our religious freedom is at stake. As believers, we cannot afford to remain silent when hot-button issues come up. We can speak confidently and boldly because we are on the side of righteousness. I’ve lost several friends and a few family members who think that I’ve gotten weird because I’ve become very vocal in my beliefs, but I refuse to let my relationship with them be more important than my obedience to Christ.

        • http://publiccatholic.wordpress.com Rebecca Hamilton

          Thank you for this great comment!

  • http://servusfidelis.wordpress.com servusfidelis

    Right as always. I only wish you said that RIGHT NOW, “we do not face death for standing up for Jesus.” It doesn’t mean that it can never happen. When good people do nothing evil triumphs. The Nazis started off by cordially explaining to them that would be moved to other communities to work etc. It ended in something entirely different. We must watch the inching forward to what could become a very evil end. Be ever watchful.

    • http://publiccatholic.wordpress.com Rebecca Hamilton

      I agree.

  • http://rabattye.wordpress.com/ rabattye

    “faithfulness slowly changes mockery into respect…” that is so true Rebecca. I used to get mocked at school for Jesus’ sake, but by the end of my schooling, they no longer mocked me, but respected me. Not because I backed down from my beliefs, but because they ended up respecting me for standing up for what I believed. Sadly, I never saw a convert, but I’m sure they’ll never forget the example I lived at the time. Funny thing is, I may have left school respected, but then I got a job and as soon as I told them I was a Chrisitian, there came the mockery again!!! 3 years into that job however, they, too, respected me. I feel they were my strongest days as a Christian. Nowadays, I have a job with Aboriginal people who for the most part, respect Christians for the role they played in protecting them against the Government back in the days when Aboriginal people here weren’t even considered human and were allowed to be shot for sport.

    It’s weird how I reflect back on times of ridicule and miss it…!!

    Anyway, I haven’t seen the news on another shooting….so sad for America at this time, what a tragedy…I pray for comfort and peace for all affected…

    • http://publiccatholic.wordpress.com Rebecca Hamilton

      Thank you for your prayers for America.

      I think you’re right. Standing for Jesus in the face of criticism and ridicule does strengthen our faith. I am impressed by your story … and your strength!

  • http://lilyboat.wordpress.com lilyboat

    Thank you for this post. Very empowering.

    • http://publiccatholic.wordpress.com Rebecca Hamilton

      Thank you Lily. I want Public Catholic to be empowering.

  • Natasha Metzler

    wonderfully put. Amen and amen.

    • http://publiccatholic.wordpress.com Rebecca Hamilton

      Thank you Natasha.

  • http://www.durablefaith.com Durable

    Reblogged this on Durable Faith.

    • http://publiccatholic.wordpress.com Rebecca Hamilton

      Thanks for the re-blog!

  • http://heartfulmemories.wordpress.com heartfulandhopeful

    In the. 66′s when I was a young girl my father would say, “one day we will have to hide our Bible’s beause the government will want us not to read them.”. I see the beginnings of that now. However I do personally know the Lord as my saviour, and He will provide for Me. Bless the Graham family and all the lost souls have have helped. And bless you Rebeca for printing this piece in your blog.

    • http://publiccatholic.wordpress.com Rebecca Hamilton

      Thank you.

  • http://jessicahof.wordpress.com JessicaHof

    The process has been going on for a time now – the process by which Christians are moving from a position of assumed security to one where to be a Christian in the public sphere is to risk at best, ridicule, and at worst persecution. Your great country is less advanced down that route than Europe, but unless you stop it now, you will end up in the same pit we are in. God Bless America, and may you, once again, rescue the world through your exertions and example.

    • http://publiccatholic.wordpress.com Rebecca Hamilton

      Wise words Jessica, and kind ones. Thank you.

  • http://theshepherdspresence.wordpress.com theshepherdspresence

    Bold and on target. Sharing.

    • http://publiccatholic.wordpress.com Rebecca Hamilton

      Thank you for sharing this.

  • http://thoughtsfromanamericanwoman.wordpress.com thoughtsfromanamericanwoman

    I want to click “like” on everyones comment too! Well said everyone….my mother was a young girl when Hitler took over and I feel as if I am living her story. God bless and protect us as we enter into this new world.

    • http://publiccatholic.wordpress.com Rebecca Hamilton

      Amen.

  • http://devotions4him.wordpress.com devotions4him

    I read the letter from Reverend Graham and my heart aches as well.
    “Uncomfortable silence in the face of deliberate mockery of Our Lord is a form of assent.“
    That is the absolute truth and thank you for standing up for the cause of Christ.

    • http://publiccatholic.wordpress.com Rebecca Hamilton

      Thank you Jennifer.

  • http://flatlanderfaith.wordpress.com bgoodnough

    Thank you Barbara for the likes on my blog. I am Canadian, not American, Mennonite, not Catholic, but I say a hearty Amen! to your thoughts on revival and on living our faith in Jesus Christ. It wasn’t politicians who got our society into this mess and they certainly can’t get us out of it. As for preachers . . . well, if we want preachers who will tell us that everything is OK between us and God, even if we trample underfoot the teachings of the Word of God, that is the kind of preachers we will get. We need to want preachers who will tell us the truth, even if it hurts.

  • http://menofoneaccord.wordpress.com Men of One Accord

    My heart broke for this nation on 9-11. I ask god what I could do the answer was just get men to talk to me and I will do the rest. That is what Men of One Accord is all about men becoming men of God with a heart of repentance.

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      Thank you for your prayer ministry. There’s nothing more powerful.

  • http://sheismrsbeasley.wordpress.com Katie Prescott Beasley

    “We should live our lives in such a way that other people know without being told that Jesus Christ is our Lord. That is our calling.”

    Exactly. I love this post. Thank you so much for publishing it.

    • http://publiccatholic.wordpress.com Rebecca Hamilton

      Thank you again Katie.

  • http://godhappenings.wordpress.com reiddiane

    Somehow I just knew you would have something profound to say about this shooting. I am glad to have come upon your blog. The only thing that is going to change the hatred that simmers in this country is for those of us who call ourselves Christians to be the Light and the Love and the voice of Truth He called us to be.

    • http://publiccatholic.wordpress.com Rebecca Hamilton

      True. Thank you for saying this. Thanks also for the re-blog!

      “The only thing that is going to change the hatred that simmers in this country is for those of us who call ourselves Christians to be the Light and the Love and the voice of Truth He called us to be.”

  • Garrick D. Conner

    Rebecca, your ability to cut through the muck and state the truth is a gift from God — and I mean that sincerely. Thank you for constantly encouraging other believers to stand up for Jesus, to call evil what it is, and to lead boldly, knowing that in Christ we have nothing to fear. I pray that Christians in our nation who have bought into the pacifistic mentality will realize that the world would be a far different place were it not for vigilant, vocal, and valiant souls like William Wilberforce, Harriet Tubman, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Oh, how we need godly men and women at this critical point in time, because as I often explain it, since the fall of mankind, our world’s default setting has been atrophy and decline. It’s up to us to be salt and light. Keep fighting the good fight, friend, knowing that you are making a profound difference.

    • http://publiccatholic.wordpress.com Rebecca Hamilton

      Thank you Garrick. Back at you!

  • http://ladydeidredotwordpressdotcom.wordpress.com Lady Deidre

    Amen! We as Christians need to rise up and be a powerful force to save America!
    Great Post! And God Bless You!

    • http://publiccatholic.wordpress.com Rebecca Hamilton

      Thank you Deidre!

  • http://seekhimwithallmyheart.wordpress.com toseekhimwithallofmyheart

    Oh my goodness….this is another AWESOME post. This is so, so true. Every single word of it. Thank you so much for being so forthright and sincere. Time for dinner right now, but I’ll be back here to read more!

    • http://publiccatholic.wordpress.com Rebecca Hamilton

      I’m heading off to dinner soon myself! Thanks for your kind comment.

  • http://lbkennett.wordpress.com lbkennett

    People need the Lord. As much as I grieve over the state of this country, I grieve all the more over the state of church. Society rots when the church stops being “the salt of the earth.” Good post Rebecca. Keep writing!

    • http://publiccatholic.wordpress.com Rebecca Hamilton

      So true. Thank you.

      “People need the Lord. As much as I grieve over the state of this country, I grieve all the more over the state of church. Society rots when the church stops being “the salt of the earth.””

  • http://ibeatovca.wordpress.com Connie Doubt

    I’m reminded of the hymn “Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus”. We are indeed soldiers of the cross and we must take a stand. Jesus bore my sins on the cross. The least I can do is carry His banner, proclaim His name, and serve Him with courage. My efforts pale in comparison to the cross.

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      Connie, I agree with you completely.

  • http://invenibus.com TJ Shaw

    I find it amazing the Capital building was once used as a Church where 2000 people used to worship. what a glorious day it would be to fill that place with like minded people worshiping God!

  • http://servantsofcharity.org Kelly Flaherty

    May God protect you as you stand up for Him and the unborn in a field that is hostile to Christians and Pro-Lifers. I pray that you your continued commitment to Our Lord Jesus Christ and His Church will make a difference in our country. May you someday hear the words, “Well done My good and faithful servant.”

  • http://www.everydaysimpletruths.com Lisa Rae Combs

    What can I say but AMEN, AMEN and AMEN!!!!

    As you Rebecca, “My heart aches for America and its deceived people.” We followers of Jesus Christ need
    to start showing show his love to those around us. Speak the truth of God’s word in love.

    You said this absolutely beautifully:
    “The wonderful news is that our Lord is a God of mercy, and He responds to repentance.We can do it by
    holding our heads up and being proud, not of ourselves, but of Our Savior, Jesus Christ. No American
    Christian should ever stand idly by while Jesus is insulted and degraded in front of them. Unlike many
    of our brothers and sisters, we do not face death for standing up for Jesus. We may be ridiculed or lose a
    few of the people we pal around with, but we won’t be burned alive or beheaded. ”

    Thank you for reminding us of what truly is important!

  • http://godfollower2012.wordpress.com Gary Burcalow

    Very well said, Rebecca. It is appalling the number of professing Christians who will not stand up for their own Lord and Savior and what was said in the Holy Bible.

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      I know Gary. It IS appalling.

  • http://hiddeninjesus.wordpress.com jessicaRenshaw

    Today Joel Rosenberg asked on flashtrafficblog.wordpress.com: “’Is America at a Jonah moment or a Nahum moment?’. . . The Hebrew prophet Jonah preached the Word of God to the people of the city of Ninevah, the sinful capital of the ancient Assyrian empire. Surprisingly, when the people heard God’s Word and realized their own wickedness, they believed the Lord, they truly and sincerely repented of their sins – even the king repented – and God saw their changed hearts and decided not to judge them after all. However, about 150 years later, the next generation of Ninevites again turned away from the Lord and became wicked again. The Lord sent the Hebrew prophet Nahum to preach a message of imminent judgment, but though the Ninevites heard the word of the Lord, they did not repent, and in 612 B.C. the city of Ninevah was destroyed. The question now is this: Will America receive God’s Word with open hearts and repent, or will we reject God’s Word with closed hearts and be judged? What’s more, will pastors throughout America be faithful to preach the Word of God from the Bible will love, compassion, firmness and authority, or will we/they run from this mission the way Jonah initially ran?”

  • Rebecca Hamilton

    Jessica, I think this IS the question. You’re right.
    “The question now is this: Will America receive God’s Word with open hearts and repent, or will we reject God’s Word with closed hearts and be judged? What’s more, will pastors throughout America be faithful to preach the Word of God from the Bible will love, compassion, firmness and authority, or will we/they run from this mission the way Jonah initially ran?”

  • http://tnlighthouse.wordpress.com Rev. C. Acosta

    Wonderful Blog Post and absolutely true! Here at TN Lighthouse Ministries, we are pleased and humbled that you “Liked” our latest posting: “Unevenly Yoked” and hope you visit us again soon. Additionally, reading all of the above comments on this blog is encouraging that there are many more servants of the Lord Jesus who “have not bowed the knee to Baal.”
    Be Blessed!
    The Lightkeeper http://tnlighthouse.wordpress.com
    (*just call me Corliss)

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      Thank you Corliss! I’m not Elijah, but I’ve learned through this blog that there are, indeed, many who have not bowed down to Baal. It has been very encouraging.

  • http:www.wordpress.com/holisticlivingforyp fola

    It is reassuring to know that in spite all these, when we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. But like apostle Paul said, we must be careful to make sure that we do not lose sight of our calling and be cast away at the end of the journey.

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      Great comment. Thank you!

  • http://jowdy.wordpress.com Jowdy

    Living the Kingdom in rather than just waving creedal flags and living the same as everyone else. You greatly encourage me to hear someone say that! (If I summarise correctly!) xx

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      You got it! Thanks Jowdy.

  • http://dailydoseswithlaura.com Laura Eggers

    You’re spot on. I really enjoyed reading this. Thank you.

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      Thank Laura!

  • http://mywordwall.wordpress.com Imelda

    So well put, Mrs. Hamilton. I pray that there may be more public servants like you. You have my vote if I were in your district. :-) God bless you always. I will keep you and the work you do in prayers.

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      Thank you Imelda.

  • http://pilgrimsmap.wordpress.com Teagan

    Well said, I feel that revival is on the way, people are fed up with playing church. Let His kingdom come!

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      I think you may be right Teagan!

  • http://captivesofhope.wordpress.com Destiny Simms

    Hi Rebecca,
    I enjoyed your posts. I am relieved to see someone standing up for God. My husband started a facebook page in support of chick fil-A, it is http://www.facebook.com/Godspeopleprayingforchickfila. Please like the page if you see fit. Thank you so much for standing for what is right. God bless you.

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      Hi Destiny. Thanks for what you are doing. I “liked” your page.

  • http://donnascuderi77@wordpress.com Donna Scuderi

    Rebecca, this is a word in season for a world in need!

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      Thank you Donna.

  • http://http?//morningdevotion.com/ Martin Drummond

    Rebecca,
    Thanks for your rich perspective on the sobering reality that Christians are to be God’s beacons of light in order to communicate to the hurting that Christ is the only bastion of hope that will deliver them. Keep being the person God wants you to be.

    Martin

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      Thank you Martin.

  • Vijay Oommen

    Rev Billy Graham put the right words as a grim reminder of what is faced in the world. Would to God that ”christians” from the west come to places like Nigeria, especially in the North to places like – Kano, Kaduna, Jos, Madiguri, where Christians are slaughtered , burnt alive, beheaded, killed – their only sin is that they are professing Christians , as the world would term ‘fundementalists- Bible believing Christians. Yet none of them will ever want to change their lot of what the west has in store…..
    Remember, as we here in Nigeria live, each day at a time, knowing that any day can be our last…There is No fear with us, as we know we can only be killed/ dead ONCE!! And it makes ALL the difference to live for our Lord Jesus Christ, and be counted as worthy to suffer for HIS name , rather than someday die and find we have lived only for ourselves, and were ashamed to stand up as MEN for the Lord…..

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      Thank you, Vljay, for posting this? May I quote it in one of my upcoming posts on the Suffering Church?

      • Vijay Oommen

        PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SHARE THIS ANYWHERE ANYTIME, AS LONG AS IT HONORS THE LORD AND FOR THE GLORY OF HIS HOLY NAME…

        • Rebecca Hamilton

          Thank you Vijay. Look for it Friday.

  • http://harvestworkersdoor.wordpress.com Pat Marcantel

    So glad you visited “Harvestworkersdoor Door.” after reading this post I can only ask that old cliche, “Where have you been all my life?” All the best to you and yours as you continue to witness for our God in the Name of our Lord,Jesus Christ, and by the mighty Holy Spirit.

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      Thank you Pat!

  • http://sundayschildfullofgrace.wordpress.com/ Daleen Wilson

    You have the most lovely way with words. You offer hope.
    Thank you, simply thank you.

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      Thank you Daleen.

  • http://www.myyearlongjourney.com Marisa Bernard

    Rebecca,

    First of all I’d like to thank-you for stopping by and showing your support for My Year Long Journey. I need my brothers and sisters to hold my hand along the way. Secondly, I am so thrilled I stopped by for a visit here. This post is a vivid reminder for me to step up and take a stand for my Holy God. It’s easy for me to think I’m only one person… what can I do that could possibly make a difference for the Kingdom? The outcome is complacency… Oh, I never cease to love my God, but, as I’m wrestling with on my 40-Day Journey, I’m wandering around in the wilderness seeking to find the sacred ground God has promised for me because God says I can make a difference, I can bear much fruit! I like the story of a little boy on the beach throwing the sand dollars back into the water. A man notices and says, “Boy, you can’t possibly make a difference for all of these sand dollars.” And, the little boy said as he picked up yet another sand dollar and threw it into the water, “Nope, but I can make a difference for that one.” Mother Teresa has put her own spin on the story and said, “Rather than throwing the sand dollar back in the vast sea to die, why not hold the sand dollar as it takes its dying breath?” Either scenario, God can use us, one and all, to make a difference in the lives around us… I need to set aside my fear and complacency and replace them with trust that God can use me as His vessel to do great things for a dying and oppressed world!

    Blessings my new friend and keep inspiring!

    Marisa

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      Marisa, your blog inspires ME. The things you talk about are close to my life, as well. Not to mention those recipes … mmmm !!

  • http://doyoumeanwhatiknow.wordpress.com Angela Young

    He said it well. Too long have we lain on our comfy couches, stuffing our faces and waiting for others to speak up. God has been convicting me about being too nice (people pleasing) when it comes to being offensive to those who find offence at my stance for my Lord. Thanks for speaking up in your blog. Angie

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      We’re all in this boat — waking up. Thanks Angie

  • http://lifeandbeyond.net/ lab1point0

    Dear Rep. Hamilton, thank you for this awesome post, which restores my hope in America’s future. We need about 20,000 more public servants with your wisdom and discernment of truth. Thank you also for visiting and “liking” my blog. It was a great encouragement to me.

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      Thank you for this kind comment and keep up the great work on your blog!

  • http://freeeducationforhomeschoolers.wordpress.com/ Phyllis

    Hello, Ms. Hamilton. You recently stopped by my blog, http://freeeducationforhomeschoolers.wordpress.com/, and I decided to check your out. This is a powerful post, and I’ve shared it on Facebook and Twitter. Every Christian should follow heed.

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      Thank you for the shares Phyllis.
      We’ve talked before, back when I had Public Catholic at WordPress. You may not remember me, but I remember both you and your fine blog. I homeschooled my kids when they were little, so what you’re doing has a place in my heart. It’s great to see you here. Come back often.

  • http://ramblinsan.wordpress.com/ JC_rocks

    I hear that!!!
    I was just reading that passage in Ezekiel yesterday. I just finished Focus on the Family’s Truth Project study. One point they made is that when you open a dark closet, the darkness doesn’t flood out into a light room, the light comes into the darkness. If the US is dark, it is because Christians are not obediently allowing the light of Christ to shine through their lives.

  • http://shelleywilliamsblog.com Shelley

    So true, I feel the same.

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      Thank you Shelley.

  • Arkenaten

    To bring Jesus into a post about death by shooting is somewhat disingenuous and does not address the core issue: Firearms.
    Would this clash with your right to bear arms? Bit odd, don’t you think?
    It is interesting to note that if one includes American foreign military action with violence on home soil then the States must rank as the most violent nation in the world. Ironic then, that it is also the most religious.
    Statistics show that countries where god plays a negligible role are more stable. Socially and economically.
    Makes you think, not so?

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      Your opinion Douglas. (I’m guessing that’s your name. If I’m wrong apologies.)

  • Rosalee

    Good post. Something to think about.

  • http://www.simplemeditationswordpress.com Sandra Hartman

    A great post!! It is so true that America is on the verge of God’s judgement but that can still be forestalled if believers actively live their faith and give out the gospel daily to the lost people that are all around them. The world is seeking for they know not what; but we know what it is they need, and we have it within ourselves in the presence of God’s Holy Spirit to give us the power to share the gospel of God’s forgiveness to them.
    Thanx again for visiting my blog ‘churchbus71 “simplemeditations

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      Thank you. I think you’re right about this.

  • http://shelleywilliamsblog.com Shelley

    Thanks for the visit and liking my post.
    God Bless

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      Thanks Shelley!


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