Friday, May 07, 2021

President Biden Cancels God, Jesus, and Christianity

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As millions across our nation heeded the call to prayer yesterday in a National Day of Prayer, our president, in his Presidential Proclamation, failed to mention God, Jesus, or Christianity.

His hollow words instead directed people to think about "racial justice" and "the existential threat of climate change."

A striking contrast to the words of President Lincoln in times not unlike our own.

Lincoln told our country in his time, "We have forgotten God---we must pray to the God that made us." 

Biden simply forgot God. Or decided not to mention Him. 

Leaders are responding.

Be informed, not misled.

Proverbs 29:2 reads: "When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: But when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn."

There is mourning across our land today.

While President Biden failed to mention God, Jesus, and Christianity in his Prayer Proclamation, he did say that it was a day when Americans of faith "can call upon the power of prayer" as they confront "racial justice" and "the existential threat of climate change."

The President also included the words of the late Congressman John Lewis who said, "Nothing can stop the power of a committed and determined people to make a difference in our society."

There is truth in that comment. But the president forgot God, and Jesus, and Christianity.

The president noted how "prayer has nourished countless souls and powered moral movements---including essential fights against racial injustice, child labor, and infringement on the rights of disabled Americans."

But he forgot God.

As social media was announcing that Donald Trump will continue to be banned from its platforms, President Biden reminded America of "our First Amendment...that protects the rights of free speech and religious freedom, including the right of all Americans to pray."

That is true as long as your religious beliefs are in sync with the current secular progressive ideology. And as long as you restrict your prayer from public events, schools, etc.

"Separation of church and state."

And President Biden forgot that those freedoms come from God. tweeted that Biden is signaling he supports coercing doctors into performing abortions, gender transition surgeries---even if doctors object because of their faith.

That same organization has also said recently that President Biden has taken a "wrecking ball" to the issues that are most important to Americans of faith. They are not alone in that view.

The press has often said that President Biden is the most "devoutly religious" president in modern times.

He may be "religious," but he forgot God,

Michael Foust, writing for the Salem Broadcasting owned Christian Headlines, is noting that "President Biden is the first president in modern times that has omitted God from the Prayer Proclamation."

A law was passed in 1952 that requires every US President to issue a proclamation designating a National Day of Prayer.

Every president from Eisenhower to Trump has acknowledged God.

Except Biden.

President Lincoln proclaimed the first "national day of prayer and fasting" on March 30, 1863:

"Whereas, the Senate of the United States, devoutly recognizing the Supreme Authority and just Government of Almighty God, in all the affairs of men and nations, has by a resolution, requested the President designate  and set apart a day for National prayer and humiliation."

Lincoln continued: "We have grown in numbers, wealth and power, as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God."

In fact, he referred to God, or the Lord, 7 times in his short Proclamation, in addition to several other references to Him.

This president is the only president in modern times to "forget God" in a prayer proclamation.

Millions across our country have not forgotten God.

Lincoln also told our country: 

"We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and 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, to proud to pray to the God who made us."

Former Vice President Pence offered a prayer yesterday filled with Scripture for every American in this "one nation under God"---praying that our differences be set aside as each one of us appeals for God's grace and His blessing."

Many other leaders did as well.

Dr. James Dobson, the founder of Focus on the Family and now Dr. James Dobson Family Institute, talked about his and his wife Shirley's involvement in the National Day of Prayer over the past 25 years---saying he "can't recall a time in recent history when the United States was in more desperate need of God's intervention."

However, the 85-year-old leader was quick to point out that light always overcomes darkness.

He said, 

"But the darkness will not prevail!! Though I fear what may become of this nation, there is one thing I know with great certainty: The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob lives! In Him, we have placed our hope and trust. We will praise Him and call on Him to bring healing to our land, to mend what is torn, and to restore what has been lost."

He said, "If ever there was a time that America needed prayer, it is now. We serve a good and powerful God---One who can accomplish all things. Should we ever cease to plead for His intervention?"

No, we should not.

Founding Father Patrick Henry said, "When people forget God, tyrants form their chains."

But God's Word says, 

"If my people, who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land" (II Chronicles 7:14).

Be Informed. Be Prayerful.