Our wrong-gong can “make America great again.”

gongTo “make America great again” requires a return to the high ideals of our national creeds: “Liberty and justice for all,” “All men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights,” “In God we trust,” and the Bill of Rights. Those creeds have served as a national conscience. Although as a nation and as individuals we have often ignored them, they have been a wrong-gong ringing out where and when we have gong wrong and calling us back to justice and morality.

Has our wrong-gong gone wrong? Has our conscience been twisted?  Several generations have been trained to ignore it by the slogan; “If it feels good do it.”

Rather than our national creeds, present day society presents a formula that produces meaninglessness and despair. “Nothing + time = everything,” says that nothing is either right or wrong. Therefore many people today demand their rights and then ignore the most important right of all — the right too obey their conscious and live right with God!

However, Jesus presents a different formula that releases meaning and hope. “Love + forgiveness = transformation,” says that wrong exists, but we can find freedom from it.

A nation whose people are not hungry for God will look to politicians, government, and armies to do what only God and righteousness can do. And that’s a very dangerous situation.

How can America be great again? We need to begin to listen to our individual and national wrong-gong and obey our conscience!

 

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. I have written two books: Mindrobics: How To Be Happy For The Rest Of Your Life and Your Sperm Won--Experiencing Your Value As A Championship Human Being. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I lead a non-traditional church in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the early church come to life in our time.
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