The Morning After…

I’m a registered Independent and I do not support or endorse any political party or candidate (I have to state this  so no one gets confused).

This morning whilst there are many people happy and excited that their voice has been heard there are just as many who feel like theirs has not; whilst there are many who feel as if they are no longer being oppressed there are just as many who feel they will be; whilst there are many who are ecstatic to have a powerful advocate for them there are just as many who feel they have none.

Sadly, this is not a failure of government but of the Church.  If there are any who feel their voice is not heard or is only now heard based on which candidate or p0litical party leads this government then the Church has failed to reveal God to the people.

If there are people who feel oppressed by government or by any organization it is because the Church has failed to reveal God to the people.  If people feel that the only advocate they have is whoever sits in the White House it is because the Church has failed to reveal God to the people.

Obviously, there is a huge failure on the part of the Church if some God fearing people are extremely excited and some God fearing people are extremely unhappy this morning based on the outcome of the election.  There would seem to be a difference of opinion about who God is and what He stands for…which is due to a failure of the Church to reveal God to the people.

Charles Finney, an advocate and leader in the Second Great Awakening, put it this way:

“If immorality prevails in the land, the fault is ours in a great degree. If there is a decay of conscience, the pulpit is responsible for it. If the public press lacks moral discrimination, the pulpit is responsible for it. If the church is degenerate and worldly, the pulpit is responsible for it. If the world loses its interest in religion, the pulpit is responsible for it. If Satan rules in our halls of legislation, the pulpit is responsible for it. If our politics become so corrupt that the very foundations of our government are ready to fall away, the pulpit is responsible for it. Let us not ignore this fact, my dear brethren; but let us lay it to heart, and be thoroughly awake to our responsibility in respect to the morals of this nation.” —Charles G. Finney, December 4, 1873

This mis-perception of God can be rectified…but only if the Church will put aside its own agendas and begin to reveal God to the people.

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4 Responses to “The Morning After…”

  1. Very ingesting article. However, I noticed church people, being upset at the outcome of the election, which hurt my heart. Were they really expecting whomever won to Save us? Don’t we already know as believers that God is out source no matter who won or list?

  2. Wow……..those are some strong words by Bro. Finley, and oh so true. Thank you for sharing your thoughts this morning. I think many on the right stand dazed and confused.

    • I think many in the Church are confused because those of the Church look to stand on the right or the left instead of squarely on the foundation of Jesus Christ.

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