Colossians 3:23 “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men”
Psalm 33:12 “Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.”
Isaiah 40:3 “The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.”
Eric Metaxas’ book “Amazing Grace” provides a stunning biography of abolitionist William Wilberforce whose Christian faith drove his decades-long struggle to end slavery. About the British culture at the time, Metaxas says the following:
“Wilberforce knew that if Britain took its faith seriously, if it actually believed the doctrines it claimed to believe, it could never have countenanced the slave trade or the institution of slavery itself.”
He went on to say the following:
“One may see in these comments how Wilberforce years later came to be thought of as the ‘conscience’ of the nation. A conscience reminds us of what we already know to be right. Wilberforce realized that Britain was a nation that had effectively lost its conscience or grown deaf to it, that claimed in every outward way to be a Christian nation, but that acted upon principles fundamentally at odds with the Christian view of human beings as immortal creatures, created in the image of God.”
In today’s America, we need men and women to cry out in the wilderness. We have effectively lost our conscience or grown deaf to it, acting at odds with the Christian view. We need Christians to wrestle our nation back to where it belongs by acting as a conscience that reminds us of what we already know to be right.
PLEASE PRAY FOR AMERICAN CHRISTIANS TO STAND UP AND SPEAK OUT AS THE CONSCIENCES OF OUR GREAT NATION.
Please pray for American Christians to stand up and speak out as the consciences of our great nation.
ADMIN: Please see the following additional post about Wilberforce from December 2023: