An Open Letter to President Bush
An Open Letter to President George W. Bush
RE: Leading the Nation in Repentance
There has been a great move over the past 40 years or so to re-write history; especially with regards to the founding of our nation and the beliefs of the men and women who did so. But no matter how it is retold or revised, the facts remain unchanged.
The United States of America was founded by primarily Christians on decidedly Biblical principles. They understood that the laws laid forth by the Living God could never be improved, and if used as the foundation for a nation, that nation would find favor and blessing with God.
It was because of our Biblical foundation that we were able to afford haven to anyone living under persecution - religious or otherwise. Patrick Henry stated, “This great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians, on the gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here.”
I believe that the blessings and protection of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, have made this nation what it is.
Another tragedy that has occurred during our lifetime is our nation legally sanctioning the shedding of innocent blood in the guise of a woman's right to choose. I fear our nation is seeing the fruit of allowing the smallest, most precious, and most helpless members of our society be murdered without impunity.
In the book of Deuteronomy, chapters 27 and 28, the Lord gave the nation of Israel a choice - His blessings or His curses. There was no neutral ground. There are many in our nation today who dismiss the God of the Bible, and that is their right. But because our nation was indeed founded as a Christian nation, we, as a nation, do not have that option.
President Bush, I call upon you, as a Christian and as the leader of our nation, to set aside political correctness and call our nation to repentance. Only you, sir, are in the position to do such a great and mighty act. This would not mean religious persecution of non-Christians, nor would it mean setting out to harm anyone. It would simply be our nation acknowledging our foundation, acknowledging the Living God as the One who made our nation great, and acknowledging - as a nation - our sin against God.