Donald Trump has vowed to restore America to the Christian values that our Founding Fathers and God intended America to be. He does not use “politically correct” words describing America’s problems. Trump signals a rebalancing, a return to common sense in our political value system.
How can we make America great again? America is still a great country in many respects. It is true that the increase in the crime rate is terrifying and our immorality is sickening, and other things going on are of serious concern. Where lies America’s hope to be great again?
Science and engineering are important, but nations cannot live by this kind of bread alone. External things alone don’t make a nation great! Nations have fallen though they had great scientists, untold wealth, armaments of war, and well-trained armies. The bottom line is that it isn’t what a nation has in its hands, but what a nation has in its heart that makes a nation great!
The way to make America great again is not being fortified from without, but by being fortified from within. The Bible says, “The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong” (Eccl. 9:11). “Not by might, nor by power, but by spirit, saith the Lord” (Zech. 4:6). One of the greatest mistakes being made by individuals, national governments and our society today is to set about their objectives without including God’s help. We need to remember, if God is for us, who can be against us?
What will make America great again, lies not just in our buildings, scientists, wealth, armies, but also in our Bibles! It is not in the measure of great income, nor in attainment, but in our atonement. It is not who we are, but in what we are! Our Christian values determine who we are as an individual and nation.
The real hope of America being great again lies in our being as great morally as we are materially. A nation and society can survive a political or economic catastrophe, but no nation can survive a moral and spiritual collapse! The true picture of America’s moral condition is paralleled only by Paul’s description of the Gentile world in Romans 1:18-30). We simply need to listen to God and His word before it is too late. (II Chron. 7:14)
What will make America great again? The hope of America lies in the heart of each individual. You, as an individual, can so live as to be a leavening influence. You can be as a light shining in a dark place. If God could save an entire nation through one woman (Esther), and spare a nation through the prayers of one man (Moses), who knows but that your prayers and dedication to God could go a long way to make America great again.
Don’t hesitate to cry out against that which you see to be destroying the very foundation on which our nation rests. Write to those in authority, voicing your protest. Let your representatives know where you stand, and why you stand there which is the way to make America great again.
It is high time that Christians reengage in our civil responsibility as voters and assert our constitutional rights. Our Constitution, under Article IV clearly states, “U.S. shall guarantee to every state a republican form of government.” This means that voters elect leaders to make public policies and laws, not the Supreme Court. Now is the time to take our stand and vote for restoring Christian values in order to make America great again.