America can be brought back to greatness, one life at a time

Thomas Graning AP An American flag is seen at Bicentennial Park in Troy, Ala., in 2011. (AP Photo/The (Troy) Messenger, … Continued

Thomas Graning

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An American flag is seen at Bicentennial Park in Troy, Ala., in 2011. (AP Photo/The (Troy) Messenger, Thomas Graning)

America is in a state of disarray. A look at our nation reveals some disheartening realities. Financially, we are a wreck, both personally and nationally. One hundred million people are either living in poverty or in “the fretful zone just above it.” One out of every seven people has at least 10 credit cards, and Americans are carrying a grand total of $798 billion in credit card debt (that’s $2,549 for every man, woman and child). In addition, hundreds of thousands of households are being affected by unemployment.

But the economy is not our only issue. More than five children die every day as a result of child abuse. Today, about 3,700 abortions will be performed in the U.S. And, in 1962, the Supreme Court outlawed prayer and Bible reading in school. Afterwards, we began to see SAT scores drop, violent crime rise and sexually-transmitted diseases, unwed mothers heading households and divorce rates skyrocket.

Our nation is in trouble. We’re trillions of dollars in debt, morality is in decline and the government doesn’t seem to care. So what is the solution, when politics can’t save us?

Freedom – it’s what our forefathers sought in coming to the New World and what America’s founders wanted to nurture and protect through the documents that were drafted at the birth of this nation..

Our Declaration of Independence reads, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

Freedom is something our modern-day soldiers have died protecting – what they have given their lives for – to bring freedom to people who have never known it in foreign lands. But America is in need of an even greater freedom.

The greatest definition of freedom is found in the Bible. We cannot know real personal freedom without first knowing Jesus. As we look around in America, we have a sense that “somebody” should do something. The hour is clearly getting late, but what can we do?

That “somebody?” I propose that it is us, you and me. Starting right now, we can begin to help our neighbors and influence the nation, heart by heart, home by home. I have seen firsthand how the Bible helps people with all sorts of problems. I have guided them in finding and, most importantly, applying the answers. I have been an eyewitness to drastic improvements in relationships, marriages, finances and in every area of their lives. I sincerely believe that the Lord is calling, and He wants this nation back.

God has given us a way to help bring America back to greatness, one life at a time. You are not helpless; you can help bring this nation back to greatness. It’s better to light a candle than curse the darkness. It’s not about politics – it’s about Jesus.

David McGee is the founder of Cross the Bridge Ministries and senior pastor of Bridge Christian Fellowship near Winston-Salem, N.C.

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  • Duchess67

    I LOVE this! It doesn’t mince words, goes straight to the heart of the problem and tells how to fix it. Thank you, sir. Thank you for being brave enough to be so blunt, it’s what people need at this late hour.

  • Catken1

    Yes, we were so much more moral back when Christianity was more dominant. Let’s look at some of the aspects of that more “moral” society of our Founders, and the hundred years or so after…
    1) Married women were property who could own nothing, even their own earnings, and could be beaten by their husbands.
    2) What we call “child abuse”, and try to fix, was called “good parenting”. You worry, and rightfully, about the children who die today at the hands of abusive parents, but once that wasn’t even labeled “abuse” – parents in this country were once positively _encouraged_, PARTICULARLY by Christian leaders, to break a child’s will through regular beatings (and indeed are still – by some _Christian_ radical groups).
    3. Most women died young from the costs of repeated, continual childbearing – most children lost at least one parent in childhood. You cry for the “evils” of abortion, but miss the millions of women dead before their time through too much bearing. Never mind the number of babies and children who died because their parents had no means of controlling the size of their families, other than celibacy, and the woman had no right even to insist on that – leading to overcrowded families who couldn’t feed or care for all their kids, kids sent out on the streets to beg for their supper (or prostitute themselves), kids who never got an education (admittedly less necessary then – but vital now), because there was no money for it and their labor was needed, kids who slaved in factories 12 hours a day (or more) and frequently ended up broken and mutilated by the machines or the chemicals used.
    4. Slavery was accepted and promoted by many calling themselves “Christian” – slavery, involving parents who came home from a hard day’s forced labor in the fields to find their young children sold away from them, bundled into a wagon with no chance to say goodbye, to places where they had no one who loved them or cared for them – involving women raped in front of their husbands

  • yolanda hunter

    I stand with Pastor McGee and belivers world wide in this call to bring America back to greatness, one life at a time.I also belive God word for the beliver that says in 2: Chronicles 7-14 If my people who are called by my name will humble them-selves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

  • Irene

    There was a time when people looked to God first and used the Bible as their guide. What you describe is not the life that God intends us to live.

  • Reg’ler G-Ma

    I agree with Irene, the atrocities mentioned in Catken1′s comments were not based on following the guidance and teaching found in God’s Word. We live in a world fallen from grace where man follows the dictates of their selfish, wicked hearts not the God of the Bible.

  • Mrs-Weasley

    The “church”, as I know it, has never done anything for me except cause me pain and suffering – my darkest hours and depths of despair were the result of the teachings of the “church”. God has never answered any of my prayers – I never felt loved but him/her but only anger and judgement.

    Since leaving the church I have been loved, upheld,and nurtured in ways I never thought possible – honoured by people who believed in me and my abilities. The church, with its judgments, narrow mindedness, endless “should nots”, and forced “piety” never helped me, accepted me, or tried to understand who I was.

    The god of love that so many christians profess does not exist – reading the bible will show that he is a jealous god, prone to extremes (thing flood, destruction of entire nations/peoples, death of innocent babies), the whole John 3:16 shows him to be a not so loving father – allowing his son to be tortured and killed – this is not an omniscient god but a harsh, angry, and manipulative leader – if he is so omniscient and knows and sees all – why does he not interfere? Free will? that is an excuse – he does not interfere because he does not care (if he exists at all) or enjoys the suffering of his “loved” children.

    Adding more god talk will not change anything – only when we shed our selfishness and think of the whole of our communities and our world will things get better. As long as we follow the doctrine of dog eat dog and every man for himself the world will never change or get better.

    We need to stop being so self-centred (as a nation) and begin to see how the world benefits from all of us pulling in the same direction – exceptionalism, elitism,. and we are 1 attitudes need to be changed first – then real change can happen.

  • MB

    I completely agree with the last part of your statement. Specifically: “Only when we shed our selfishness and think of the whole of our communities and our world will things get better. As long as we follow the doctrine of dog eat dog and every man for himself the world will never change or get better.

    We need to stop being so self-centred (as a nation) and begin to see how the world benefits from all of us pulling in the same direction – exceptionalism, elitism,. and we are 1 attitudes need to be changed first – then real change can happen”.

    Having said that we’ve been on this planet for thousands of years and it only gets worse be “we” aren’t the answer, and we should stop looking inwardly at ourselves as if we posses it.

    In Matthew 22:37-40 Jesus said: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

    When you consider GOD and Christianity don’t look a the failed examples of the people in the church you attended because the Bible says we all fall short. Have faith, keep your eyes on Jesus, and pray for his help.

    Grace and peace to you.

  • MB

    Great article. Concise and to the point. I particularly enjoyed what he stated about Freedom in Christ.

    This not only means freedom from the bonds of sin, but freedom from the legalism and judgement that comes with “organized religion” or “man’s version” of Christ’s message. Sadly it’s the first thing people think of when they think of Jesus.

    If you’re looking for examples of GOD’S grace consider the fact that you woke up this morning and you’ve been give the gift of another day because a lot of people that went to bed last night didn’t.

    You have the opportunity to take GOD’s completely undeserved gift of salvation by just asking for it, or you can push Him away and choose to remain separate.

    From this two things are certain:
    1. We all die.
    2. When your time comes GOD will honor your request either way.

  • OZ in OK

    @Reg’ler G-Ma and @Irene, you are (intentionally, perhaps) missing the point that Catken1 is making – all the horrible atrocities that we look at with horror now in American history was once considered ‘traditional Christian values’. Dodging the point and grousing at the edges… whatever.

  • OZ in OK

    “America can be brought back to greatness…” That alone is highly suspect. What kind of ‘great America’ are we talking about here? An America that doesn’t respect the right of women to have control over their own bodies? An America that doesn’t recognize the rights of non-Christian religions to exist? An America that refuses to admit that Gay and Lesbian Americans even exist, let alone have civil rights under the Constitution? An America that refuses to see the value in inter-racial couples? See, it’s easy to wave the American flag and say ‘let’s return to greatness!’ but the ugly truth behind the emotional rhetoric is this – the only way that sort of Ozzie and Harriet America can exist again is to legislate that view back into reality.

    I’m totally fine with Christians who wish to fulfill the great Commission by showing compassion to their neighbors, regardless of who they are, and by supporting and helping those who need it. I think *more* of that is needed in America, instead of having upteen-million ever-larger churches while people go hungry in the streets.

    What is *not* needed is ‘righteousness by legislation’ where Christians vote to restrict rights of anyone they don’t agree with, while refusing to address the issues within their own churches. That is hypocrisy at its’ worst.

  • mare

    I don’t know what you are talking about because the things you mention, freedom in America for ‘women to have control over their own bodies, Gay and Lesbians, and rights of non-Christian religions to exist’ is already a reality! Where have you been….or is it possible these freedoms you listed are not enough…..you want the freedoms to be only available to those groups who wish to destroy Christianity. Or better yet, are you wishing Islam take over America? You need to re-think your beliefs and face the truth.
    Typical Liberals….you don’t want equal treatment, you want preferential treatment.

  • mare

    Your remarks are like many who have left the church and Christianity, and it’s a shame that you haven’t been able to come to terms with your own reasons for leaving. If we continually look at others to be perfect, then we will always be disappointed. People in the church are people from all walks of life and come with all their baggage and faults. When a person comes to Christ and accepts Him as Lord and Saviour, it does not automatically mean that our troubles in this life will cease to exist, on the contrary, a time of testing is often the case.
    Satan cannot stand to see anyone come to know the Lord and will put stumbling blocks and temptations in front of us at every turn. We were never promised a life free of adversity. If things in this life were perfect, then how would we grow in grace and faith?
    We need to go through trials and tribulations in order for our faith to build upon itself and make us stronger.
    All we have to do is call on Him to help us and then walk by faith, because the minute we allow bitterness, resentment, and anger to be our focus, then we only do harm to ourselves. So blaming others in church for departure from it is not going to be the answer….. troubles tend to follow us wherever we go. Perhaps a time of looking inward will reveal things you didn’t want to deal with.

  • mare

    @OZinOK…..I disagree with you in that those horrors mentioned previously were once considered ‘traditional Christian values’. Man’s inhumanity to man has never been Christian (Christ like) or God’s way. Nor has it been ‘traditional Christian values’.
    It’s easy to use examples of others or society in general, who have done ‘horrible atrocities’ and then claim that said people were supposed to be Christians. It’s also easy for a person to ‘claim’ to be Christian (and we’ve all met them), and yet to dishonor the word of God. As the bible says, ‘we will know them by their fruits.’ So what better evidence do you need. Just because a person says they are Christian, does not mean they are!
    So I think we’d be better off not passing judgement upon “Christianity” as a whole just because someone who claims to be Christian has done a grievous wrong. The problem is not with Christianity, the problem is with the person.
    If you use that as a barometer, then you may have a different perspective on it. Remember, each one of us is answerable to God and committing sin while hiding under the umbrella of Christianity does not absolve one of the sin until there has been genuine repentance. Likewise, anyone throwing rocks at Christians just because they witness a few making a mockery of it is no justification for condemning Christianity… which after all, true belief is between the person and God.

  • Communal Hope

    As a recovering member of the Evangelical Christian sect, I find several points with which to disagree with Pastor McGee. First, to imply that God has a plan for America, or to insinuate that the Bible in some way speaks to an American involvement in things eternal is to fundamentally alter and utterly change the meaning and the context of the ancient texts.
    Second is the fusion of religion and patriotism. Several things caused me to part ways with the organized church a few years ago, not the least of which I believed to be the unholy matrimony of segments of the Christian Church and the Republican Party. Republicans stand as sentry’s against any government action that might reflect the teaching of Christ, such as feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, healing the sick, welcoming the alien, lending without expecting anything in return, and loving unconditionally. Oh yeah, he also taught to “render unto Caesar” that which is his. In other words, pay your taxes.
    The Church in America today, and in fact for the last several decades, has chosen the battlegrounds of abortion, gay rights, and creationism to slay the enemies of God. But while the zealots were defending the faith from liberal ideas such as equal rights, quality public education, and fair and equal justice under the law, American’s, whose only crime was being boon poor, suffered from a dearth of Christian charity.
    I once assumed a leadership position in my church. We were an affluent church by most standards and things were good in the late 90’s and early 2000’s. Folks had plenty of money and we all celebrated how God had blessed us for our faithfulness. A fellow deacon and I attempted to implement a program at our church campus that would provide some physical assistance to those ragged souls that might stop by the Lord’s house for help. Nothing fancy, maybe some “care packages” stocked with non-perishable food items, toothpaste and brushes, deodorant, aspirin and other things most of us take for granted. Th

  • Irene

    Where do you think people will learn about treating others respectfully, turning the other cheek, loving our enemies… if not in church? Our church (where Pastor David McGee is Senior Pastor) provides food boxes to people in need, a clothing closet for anyone to come who needs things, a visitation ministry for the sick, a prison ministry for the incarcerated, a benevolence ministry, and more that I’m sure I’m missing. We are the church, we do what we can to make changes in our community and as far as resources will allow. I think you’ve had a bad experience in the church you were at because it doesn’t make sense not to do the things Jesus called us to do. Find another one friend! Seek out a Bible believing and Bible doing church and make an impact. Don’t give up on Christianity or church – it’s too valuable to be missing in your life. When you find a good church you will know by the heart for people that they have. The only way to please God is to accept the sacrifice that Jesus made on the cross to forgive us since none of us meet the perfection required to be in friendship with a Holy God, and then to live and love like Jesus did. I’ll be praying for your success in that!

  • Rod Phillips

    I could not agree more with this article! This great country was founded on the principles found in the Bible. The founding father’s adherence to it is what has made the USA the most blessed nation in history. We all make mistakes once in a while. As a nation we need to get back on track with the original plan!

  • kimmy316

    Pastor David is not suggesting that we give up the rights that have been hard-won in this country. He is urging us to see these rights as God-given. James 1:17 reads “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.”
    Imagine what this country would be like if we placed as much emphasis on loving God and serving Him as we do on loving and serving ourselves! If instead of seeking our own comfort, we sought to give comfort to the less fortunate. What would this country look like if everyone gave of their time, talents, and resources to help those that cannot help themselves?
    God loves His people. We see this on the cross at Calvary. For unbelievers, this looks like a God who cared so little for His Son that He would allow Him to be nailed to a cross. For believers, this looks like a God who loves the rest of creation so much that He would sacrifice His only Son for the sake of the few that would believe and be obedient to Him. Jesus died for the unbeliever as well as the believer. It is up to you to accept that sacrifice.
    True Biblical Christianity teaches that Jesus is the only way to heaven. Jesus says this in John 14:6 “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” Christians realize this and live their lives accordingly. As we seek to fulfill the Great Commission in Matthew 28, we desire to see everyone come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. And with the precious gift of that saving knowledge, our desire should be to become more and more like Jesus. As a follower of Jesus, I applaud Pastor David and I stand firmly with him in prayer for our nation. America will be great again! Not by giving up our God-given rights, but by bowing our knees to the ONE TRUE GOD!!

  • kimmy316

    Pastor David is not suggesting that we give up the rights that have been hard-won in this country. He is urging us to see these rights as God-given. James 1:17 reads “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.”
    Imagine what this country would be like if we placed as much emphasis on loving God and serving Him as we do on loving and serving ourselves! If instead of seeking our own comfort, we sought to give comfort to the less fortunate. What would this country look like if everyone gave of their time, talents, and resources to help those that cannot help themselves?
    God loves His people. We see this on the cross at Calvary. For unbelievers, this looks like a God who cared so little for His Son that He would allow Him to be nailed to a cross. For believers, this looks like a God who loves the rest of creation so much that He would sacrifice His only Son for the sake of the few that would believe and be obedient to Him. Jesus died for the unbeliever as well as the believer. It is up to you to accept that sacrifice.
    True Biblical Christianity teaches that Jesus is the only way to heaven. Jesus says this in John 14:6 “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” Christians realize this and live their lives accordingly. As we seek to fulfill the Great Commission in Matthew 28, we desire to see everyone come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. And with the precious gift of that saving knowledge, our desire should be to become more and more like Jesus. As a follower of Jesus, I applaud Pastor David and I stand firmly with him in prayer for our nation. America will be great again! Not by giving up our God-given rights, but by bowing our knees to the ONE TRUE GOD!!

  • Catken1

    “Typical Liberals….you don’t want equal treatment, you want preferential treatment.”

    What kind of preferential treatment are “liberals” asking for that you can’t have?
    And no, no one is trying to “destroy” Christianity. Get a grip. We just don’t want to have to live by your dogma.

  • Catken1

    Fact is, though, that when we were more “Christian” as a nation, we were frequently crueler and less humane than we are now, in general. Denying that that has anything to do with Christianity is one thing – arguing in the face of that evidence that Christianity makes us more “moral” is quite another.

    “As the bible says, ‘we will know them by their fruits.’ So what better evidence do you need. Just because a person says they are Christian, does not mean they are! ”
    “It’s easy to use examples of others or society in general, who have done ‘horrible atrocities’ and then claim that said people were supposed to be Christians.”

    Y’know, just because they said they were, dedicated their actions in the name of Christianity, and preached Christianity as loudly as they could. Foolish us, to claim that they “were supposed to be” Christians. Next thing you know, I’ll be assuming that someone who is born in this country, fights in its military, and votes in its elections is an American, or something.

    When I know Christians by the fruit of battered wives and beaten children, religious warfare, Inquisitions, lynchings and slavery, it’s a bit disingenuous to claim that that’s not “real” fruit and they’re not “real” Christians, even though they claim to be Christian, frequently vociferously, seek to live their lives by Christian rules, and have “Christian” as a major part of their identity.

    As far as I can tell as an observer, Christian “fruits” are no better than anyone else’s, and the “fruits” of fundamentalism of ALL kinds are inevitably death, destruction, and cruelty.

  • Catken1

    “Your remarks are like many who have left the church and Christianity, and it’s a shame that you haven’t been able to come to terms with your own reasons for leaving”

    Ah, yes. Anyone who leaves my faith must be doing so for the wrong reasons, because I have already decided WE are right and THEY are wrong, and there can be nothing whatsoever about my faith that is wrong. Anyone who disagrees with me MUST be following Satan.

    How do you feel about those who tell you that your life would be SO much better if only you’d stop being stubborn and selfish and submit yourself to Allah as He intended you to? After all, it’s only bitterness, resentment and anger that keep you from being a good Muslim, helped by God to live a good Muslim life, right? Can’t be honest disagreement or anything. It’s Satanic influence, keeping you from the right path, and if you’d just stop and listen to God (as I’m sure you never have done, being too stubborn and selfish to give up your preconceived notions about religion), you’d see the Truth.

    Yeah, that’s about how you sound to us who aren’t already convinced of the truth of your faith. Condescending, closed-minded, and convinced that everyone else would be Just Like You if only they thought and prayed enough and had enough faith (because no one ever thinks, prays, or has faith and comes to conclusions other than yours, oh, no….).

  • larryg

    Proverbs 10:25 NLT

    When the storms of life come, the wicked are whirled away, but the godly have a lasting foundation.

    Life in Christ is a daily faith adventure and God is calling us to “stand strong” in the midst of both our success and our sorrows. While we may be persecuted and suffer, our focus is on the power of Christ in the midst of trouble, the power of Christ to change lives and the power of Christ to build His kingdom in the midst of this dark world

  • Irene

    Pastor David wants to welcome every single human being to our church or any Bible teaching church. I’m pretty sure you could be an alien from Mars. If you don’t know Jesus and what He did on the cross to give us eternal life, then he wants you to hear. No one excluded – no one.

  • Pastor David McGee

    From David McGee
    I do apologize for anyone who has been hurt by a church or a pastor. People hurt each other, that is what we do. Every organization or group of people hurt each other, even when we love each other. Husbands, wives, fathers, mpothers, sons, daughters. That doesnt mean we give up on each other. We are supposed to ask for forgiveness, give grace and move on. It seems a few did not like the article but apparently some did not really read the article. I plainly said “it is not about politics-it’s about Jesus.” (closing statement) We should all love God and love each other and quit blaming other people. We should all do something instead of just blaming other people, the president, the previous administration, the church, the conservatives, the liberals. Please reread the article and try the things suggested. It’s better to light a candle than curse the darkness. Help our neighbors, influence the nation, heart by heart, home by home. Instead of blaming others, and yes I too have been hurt especially by the ones I have tried to help, yet I have continued to love God and love people. We have gone from a home Bible study to a church that teaches the Bible, shares the Good News that we can be forgiven, provides food for the poor, clothes for the poor, car repairs for single moms and widows, even giving cars away, paying rent and power bills for those in legitimate need, supporting missionaries around the world, visiting people in prison, visiting the sick in the hospital and on and on. Instead of waiting for someone else to do something or wasting time blaming others, I did what I could with God’s help, other people joined in and now we have changed a community and are helping to change the world. I have an awesome group of non perfect people helping a non perfect pastor help non perfect people in a non perfect world. Abortion is wrong and yes, so is being a jerk in the name of God. I thank God that we can ask for forgiveness because of the death of Christ and

  • krissmi

    I am a Christian. I sure hope that no one will be Just Like Me. Christians don’t all think the same. We do share the same basic common beliefs. God is Just… didn’t you watch Bruce Almighty? Have you ever read parts of the Bible where God is sarcastic? It is great that He made us in His image and that God has feelings just like ours, well vice versa to be accurate. God is just. He required a blood sacrifice for as atonement for His first son Adam’s sin. That blood sacrifice was Jesus, the 2nd Adam. Allowing Jesus to die on a cross, to spill all of His blood, was not cruel but a display of love for all of mankind. God is just.
    I believe this because it is what the Bible says. Ultimately I believe the Bible now. There was a time that I thought the same things about Christians which was really quite a dilema when I became something that I didn’t particularly care for.
    God is a supernatural God and will continue to woo and seek you. I believe in Jesus and the Bible and therefore should be sharing my beliefs. Jesus said to go and tell. Praise the LORD for the 1st amendment that permits me to proclaim my personal beliefs and present them. As a Believer, that is what Jesus said to do. It seems like you have made a choice, and that is yours to make. Everyone is able to make their own choices. God won’t force himself on anyone.
    I do see your points and at the risk of being condescending I am going to say that I will be praying for you because that is consistent with my beliefs.

  • Mrs-Weasley

    Prayer is a limiting activity – if I pray then some god will decide …so I do not have to. If I do x, y, and z then it will be OK.. If I believe hard enough or have enough faith then all will be well.

    Religious faith requires me to check my mind at the door and only believe – pray harder, have more faith, believe harder – the only thing is all the promises turn out to be empty. So much of what is taught is an us or them mentality – we are right they are wrong. (they being every living person who does not agree with the christian doctrine). This creates fear and ignorance and an unwillingness to question or to learn. Religion shackles the mind – narrows it, and closes it to new ideas.

    Each religion claims the ONE TRUE PATH – yet they, logically, cannot all be right. So which one is right – or are they all wrong? Each adherent claims theirs is correct – how do they KNOW – only by blind faith and nothing else – there is no proof that one religion is right and all the others are wrong – and blind faith leaves you blind.

    I live my life according to the idea that what I do matters and how I interact with every single person I meet matters regardless of who or what they are or believe – if I treat each person with civility and kindness then I am making my tiny piece of the universe a good place and when I fail – I can only pick myself up and keep going anyway.

    Life is short so we need to all be caring for each other – regardless of religious belief/non-belief or practices.

  • Donna

    I love The Bridge, it has been my home church for about 2 years. God gives the increase and people need to be on their knees thanking Him for our Troops that have kept America safe. We need to ask God to be a part of our lives everyday. If you need to find Him then ask Him in prayer to become part of your life. It only takes a moment and last for an Eternity. I have and He is my Savior. I pray everyone gets on their knees and ask Him to be theirs also
    Love America
    Donna

  • Heather

    As I look over some of these comments, I am truly saddened. There is much anger, offensiveness, and hatred towards our only hope, the Lord Jesus Christ.

    We all know that this nation is in trouble and needs change. That is so very evident. We have forgotten and/or ignored God for so many years. We have taken Him out of almost every arena of our lives. There is a direct correlation of these facts and our county’s current state of chaos. Unfortunately, some are completely blind to this.

    As Pastor David said, God can restore our nation to greatness. The solution does not lie in a certain political party or president. The solution is for followers of Christ to spread the Gospel and be a light in the darkness.

    The reality is that there is a Living God that loves each and everyone of us more than we can imagine. God is not “punishing” this nation for our sins.. We, as a nation are causing the downward spiral by not using our Bibles as a guide, as we once did.
    It is so vital for believers to take a stand NOW, turn back to the only One that can possibly save us, and share that truth to with others in love. It CAN be done!

    Pastor David put himself out there, knowing that there would be ridicule. He was willing to do so for the love of ALL people. I know that he has a heart for the lost and sincerely wants to help them. I thank him for bringing this very important message to the nation before it is too late….

    ~Love and Peace to ALL through Jesus Christ~

  • kfree

    You, my brother, were jaded by humans doing human things in the name of God. Forgive those who were/are self-righteous and find another church that teaches the Word of God. As Pastor David has said many times, “If I were to place a sign in front of the church that says “for perfect people only”…I wouldn’t be here and neither would anyone else.” God Bless You.

  • krissmi

    Life is short. Eternity is forever. God never intended people to not think. We were made in His image and He gave us a brain for a reason… to use it. To have faith does require one walk in that faith and not by sight, but not to be blind completely. There is tremendous power in prayer. I change after it. I can be the most anxious about everything in my life, but prayer to God changes that. I have faith, but I have also seen and experienced just what prayer does. God is a supernatural God. He is more supernatural to some people than others. Some people experience great emotional things with Him and get to feel His presence daily. Others don’t feel anything.
    I am a very logical person. I consider everything, sometimes to a fault, when I look at an issue or when I make a decision. I think that God needed to show Himself to me in a very real way in order for me to believe that Christianity was real. But those initial experiences were not enough for me. I then required God to show me more, to prove Himself more to me. I then began asking questions in my heart, not spoken and I received the answers. Sometimes those answers were His small voice, most times He used pastors or teachers or other Believers to answer the questions that noone knew I had asked. More of that confirmation over many years has lead me to a place where I am able to have more true faith in God. At first, I believed a little bit and over time God showed himself faithful and to be a great teacher.
    Life is short, eternity is forever. Being kind to everyone is what God intended and what all Christians should be doing.
    If you believe that you only will be on this earth for a little bit and then nothing, then being nice for your life is all you should be doing. I am totally going to steal a lyric from a song… “what if you are wrong” about Jesus. Chrisitanity isn’t about being nice to people, it is what everyone should be doing. But Christianity is about spending eternity with God. It is about eternity,