PILOT KNOB LUTHERAN COMMUNIQUÉ

(Official communication to the public)

10/9/19

 

PRAY!

People for the most part are becoming extremely tired of hearing the mantra of ‘impeachment’. For nearly three years all the news about our president has been negative, critical, accusatory, a rush to judgment, vilify and guilty till proven innocent of unknown or unclear accusations.

The focus is one of hate, and deep-seated hate will blind one to the truth. It stirs bitterness and resentment in one’s heart to the point of not thinking rationally.

It is extremely obvious that our nation is divided over our president. It seems you either like him or you don’t. When it comes to someone running the country does it matter if we like him or not? I don’t think so. We may not like or agree with his ideology, ideas and policies, but that has nothing to do with liking an individual.

As Christians we are to view any president or politician for that matter, as a God appointed leader for a certain period of time. If he is a God appointed leader what should we be doing?  Certainly not assassinating his character or focus on his premature removal from office. It’s not looking under every rock for dirt to through at him.

Perhaps as God’s people, regardless of our political persuasion we should lift him up in prayer, surrender him to God that he would work through him and you.  When the Apostle Paul was writing his pastoral letter to Timothy the Emperor of Rome was Nero, a demented, hate filled man who hated Christians.  When fire destroyed most of the city in 64 AD, he blamed Christians and had many of them burned alive, fed to animals, and publicly butchered. What did Paul write to the Church? I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people—for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior. 1 Timothy 2:1-3 We are commanded to pray for those in authority, not if you agree with them and like them, but just pray for them that they will make the right decisions that promote peace and godliness. Witch hunts, lies and character assassination works against peace, unity and national health. It wastes time and money working against someone rather than trying to find common ground or upholding the constitution. I realize there are times it is impossible to find anything to agree upon given two opposite ideologies – capitalism and socialism.

What remains? Prayer! This we need more than ever; we can no longer assume we will have a government that is by the people and for the people and elevates the God of the bible. Therefore, pray daily!!

 

Pr. Bob Snitzer

By the Way:  Wednesday 9, 11:00 Funeral for Norman Nyhus.

Wednesday, 9 3:30 Confirmation class.

6:30PM Bible study: Early church. Anyone is welcome.

Sunday 13, 9:00 Morning worship. Sermon: NT Covenant.  Sunday school Sept. 13, 10:15.

 

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