Contact: Phil Magnan, director of Biblical Family Advocates, 619-962-0659
SAN DIEGO, June 20 /Christian Newswire/ -- Biblical Family Advocates has been amazed by the remarkable political passion and money being spent on the upcoming national election. Each side will be spending hundreds of millions of dollars and countless hours trying to get their favorite candidate into office. But missing from the grandstanding and partisan politics will be the incredible spiritual need of this nation to repent of its acts against Almighty God.
"There is an overwhelming silence of both church and state to sound the call to repentance before God and man when America's actual survival is at stake." So says Phil Magnan, President of BFA. "It reminds me of the words of President John Adams' March 23, 1798 national Fasting and Prayer proclamation in which he said, "As the safety and prosperity of nations ultimately and essentially depend on the protection and blessing of Almighty God; and the national acknowledgment of this truth is not only an indispensable duty which the people owe to Him, but a duty whose natural influence is favorable to the promotion of that morality and piety, without which social happiness cannot exist, nor the blessings of a free government be enjoyed; and as this duty, at all times incumbent, is so especially in seasons of difficulty and of danger, when existing or threatening calamities, the just judgments of God against prevalent iniquity are a loud call to repentance and reformation;" www.wallbuilders.com/LIBissuesArticles.asp?id=44
Magnan continued, "Instead of beating our proverbial political chests, we should be beating our breasts with sorrowful repentance. Have we not perverted the gospel by ignoring sin? We have allowed the slaughter of millions of children each year by abortifacient drugs and surgical abortion. We have been overcome with greed for material happiness, forgetting the kingdom of God, the gospel and loving our neighbor. We have allowed sex outside of marriage to become the norm and have forgotten that the Word of God is not optional; otherwise we will perish in our foolish sins. Political power will mean nothing if you are in direct conflict with God Himself, which will only put us on the fast track to judgment. We simply lack tears for our wickedness and rebellion to God."
"As a fellow Pastor, I implore America's Pastors to devote more time to calling their flocks to prayer, repentance and reflection. America has been weighed in the balance and found lacking the spiritual depth to carry it into the 21st Century. We are truly on the brink of national suicide as we have embraced selfishness, immorality and ungodly politics. I truly fear for our beloved and blessed land, which has forgotten how to fear God. President John Adams really was right, "the just judgments of God against prevalent iniquity are a loud call to repentance and reformation;"