If I Were President

One can only wish our Christian president would deliver a State of the Union address like this:

“And, because these kingdoms are guilty of many sins and provocations against GOD and his SON JESUS CHRIST, as is too manifest by our present distresses and dangers, the fruits thereof; we profess and declare, before God and the world, our unfeigned desire to be humbled for our own sins, and for the sins of these kingdoms; especially that we have not, as we ought, valued the inestimable benefit of the Gospel; that we have not laboured for the purity and power thereof; and that we have not endeavoured to receive Christ in our hearts, nor to walk worthy of him in our lives; which are the causes of other sins and transgressions so much abounding among us: and our true and unfeigned purpose, desire, and endeavour, for ourselves, and all others under our power and charge, both in public and private, in all duties we owe to GOD and man, to amend our lives, and each one to go before another in the example of a real reformation; that the Lord may turn away his wrath and heavy indignation, and establish these Churches and kingdoms in truth and peace,” (excerpted from the Solemn League and Covenant, sworn by Scotland and England in the 1600s, emphasis mine).

One can only hope, pray, and confess. Reformation begins with the household of God, and we have much to confess as the Church. If the Church loses its saltiness, how can we blame the G0d-forsaking culture?

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