“God” Was Rejected, Before He Was Accepted

Written by David E. Smith, IFA Executive Director

When asked about the removal of “God” from the Democratic Platform, Illinois’ U.S. Senator Dick Durbin responded, “…to suggest that this document and the insertion of two words here and one word there, now defines politics in America suggests to me that you’re not focusing on the real issues that Americans care about.”

I wonder what he would say now that the Democrats put “God” back in? Would he again say that his Party and fellow Democrats are not focusing on the real issues that Americans care about — or would he admit that his Party and fellow Democrats have suddenly realized that the rejection of “God” will not play well with most Americans?

I doubt it if Senator Durbin would fess up to either, especially the latter considering the fact that approximately half of the delegates booed when the Democratic National Convention Chair Antonio Villaraigosa re-inserted “God” and into the Democratic Party platform.  It is interesting to note that Mr. Villaraigosa had to call for a vote three times before he declared that “God” and the recognition of “Jerusalem” as the capital of Israel would be placed back into the Democratic Party platform.  (Read more HERE.)

The rejection of God by a major political party is deeply troubling.  Scripture tells us that “Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD…” (Psalms 33:12).  What happens to the nation whose God isn’t the LORD?  I think it is safe to assume that that nation doesn’t receive blessings, but rather receives condemnations and curses.

Proverbs 29:2 also tells us that  “When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan.”  Righteous people simply do not reject the LORD.  This verse may give us some valuable insight on why we’ve been hearing so much complaining lately.

This is certain, we need to have righteous leaders or we will complain…