Clenard Childress
What America has left behind
What would Martin say?
By Clenard Childress
November 15, 2012

This is The Urban Prophet's translation of II Chronicles 7:14 for America today as we ponder our present state of affairs.
    "If my people which are called by My Name, will stop worrying about government providing for them and taking thought about provision, I have already promised them and begin to walk in and stand for righteousness, I have already given them, then, I will forgive them of their insecurity, I will repair their broken economy, I will restore their prosperity, and heal their land."
God appoints leaders based on the proper response from His people to His charge in II Chronicles 7:14, the emphasis being on "if." It's the church's mandate and responsibility to be properly positioned to invoke the favor and blessing from the Father in the land where they dwell. What's going in the White House reflects what's going on in God's House. If you don't like what's going on in the White House, there must be a serious problem in God's House and that's where you have to first look to solve the problem.

God has done everything possible to get the Church to respond to the II Chronicles 7:14 mandate and to discern the times and seasons. This present administration just doesn't only support, but aggressively advocates the systematic child killing Abortion Industry, which has resulted in a genocidal effect on the Black Community. Over 21 million African-Americans have been mutilated and killed in the wombs of their mothers since Roe vs. Wade. As well, this same administration has determined that clergy, such as myself, are bigots for not performing same-sex marriages and recommends we should renounce our allegiance and loyalty to the Judeo-Christian Ethic bowing to a central government.

Then there is the insidious healthcare plan which declares the state now trumps faith and conscience. This legislation demands that religion must come under its regulation or else face the wrath of the state. Refusing to kill a child in the womb is no longer your prerogative; you must capitulate and assist in the process. One can hear the Angels in Heaven saying, "Surely there will be an outcry from the Church now." But this was not so... Only a few of its members, mostly Catholic, were moved to protest this outrageous legislation. And if that wasn't enough, the president of the United States approved a platform that would take the name of God out of the Democrat's National Convention Platform and denounce Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel. With such blatant disregard for the Almighty, and the obvious pandering to the Muslim Brotherhood, you would think there would be an alarm sounded of such magnitude that every Protestant Denomination, the Catholic Church, and Jewish Synagogue would flee from this madness and withdraw their blind allegiance. But no... Most still went to the polls and pulled the lever voting for the very platform that booed God and Jerusalem as Israel's Capitol completely ignoring God.

As the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King prophetically spoke at the Second Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan on February 28th, 1954, in a Sermon he entitled, "Rediscovering Lost Values," "America must rediscover lost values and remember there is a God in the process." I beg of you, read this message in its entirety, but to whet your appetite, here are a few excerpts from the prophet which timelessly speak so clearly to us today.
    "We've left a lot of precious values behind; we've lost a lot of precious values. And if we are to go Forward, if we are to make this a better world in which to live, we've got to go back. We've got to rediscover these precious values that we've left behind."

    "The first is this — the first principle of value that we need to rediscover is this: that all reality hinges on moral foundations. In other words, that this is a moral universe, and that there are moral laws of the universe, just as abiding as the physical laws."

    "The thing that we need in the world today, is a group of men and women who will stand up for right and be opposed to wrong, wherever it is. All I'm trying to say is, (Have mercy, my God) our world hinges on moral foundations. God has made it so! God has made the universe to be based on a moral law. (Lord help him) So long as man disobeys it he is revolting against God. That's what we need in the world today — people who will stand for right and goodness."
"All reality hinges on moral foundations..." The Democrat Party is trying to take the 'door off the hinges' and sadly enough there are still not enough individuals awake in the church to prevent our fall down the slippery slope of destruction. We as a nation are rebelling against God. When there is as much divorce in the church as in the world; when 52% of African American pregnancies end in abortion (genocide); when homosexuality is as prevalent in the pews as the pulpit; when we refuse to address what's going on within our own house — for all judgment begins at the House of the Lord — we will not influence the White House, for our House reflects the White House. Yes, we have left the sanctity of life behind. We have left the sanctity of marriage — one man and one woman — behind. We have left the urban children in the hands of a corrupt education system controlled by thugs called the Teachers Union, and by not implementing change, have left them behind. These are all precious values, and as it was wisely said, 'In order to go forward we must go back.'

Once again the wrong crowd got its way, for when voters were offered the sanctity of life, they instead chose Barabbas. Why? To each his own... It was whom they deserved... Sadly, it's what we deserved. We have not rediscovered our lost values, and until we do, Barabbas will always be at the helm. It is interesting with Barabbas, that after the "vote" when their rationale was questioned in light of the comparison of the records of the candidates — Mathew 27:25- it was recorded they said, "Then answered all the people, and said, 'His blood be on us, and on our children.'" Who does abortion, marriage, and a failing school system hurt most? Children! We are not only being robbed by taxes, but more importantly, the future of our children, conscience, faith, and right standing with God.

"Righteousness exalts a nation; sin is a reproach to any people." Proverbs 14:34

© Clenard Childress


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Clenard Childress

Rev. Dr. Clenard H. Childress, Jr., is the senior pastor of The New Calvary Baptist Church in Montclair, NJ. He is the founder of the website and president of Life Education And Resource Network, Northeast. LEARN is the largest African-American pro-life group in the US... (more)


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