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Letter to the Editor: God won't stay where he's not welcome

"One nation under God."

Oh how I wish that were still true, but God will not stay where he's not welcome.

As spoken by the President, and proven by the electorate: "We are no longer a Christian nation."

We no longer live in a land that values life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The unalienable rights given to us by God are under assault and are gradually being taken from us.

After the election, many Christians said regardless who's president, Jesus is still king. He is king to those who've chosen to allow him to reign in their lives; unfortunately the majority of Americans have chosen another king. In the days of the prophet Samuel, God reigned in Israel, but the nation desired to have a king rule over them and they rejected God. America has also rejected God and has chosen to have a king rule over them.

"(1 Samuel 8:4-9) So all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah. They said to him, 'You are old, and your sons do not walk in your ways; now appoint a king to lead us, such as all the other nations have.' But when they said, 'Give us a king to lead us,' this displeased Samuel; so he prayed to the Lord. And the Lord told him: 'Listen to all that the people are saying to you; it is not you they have rejected, but they have rejected me as their king. As they have done from the day I brought them up out of Egypt until this day, forsaking me and serving other gods, so they are doing to you. Now listen to them; but warn them solemnly and let them know what the king who will reign over them will do.'"

This is what the democrat/liberal/socialist/marxist will do: He will confiscate wealth and redistribute in order to make all Americans equal, equally poor. He will reject God's laws and will embrace murder of the unborn, gay marriages and covetousness. He will turn a blind eye to actual injustices and will invent contrived injustices. He will create division amongst Americans by dividing us by gender, race, and economic status. He will pursue peace (perceived peace, not actual peace) with our enemies, while alienating our true allies, including our closest ally Israel. What is evil, he will call good, and what is good he will call evil. He will destroy life in the name of choice, liberty in the name of security, and the pursuit of happiness in the name of fairness.

"(19-22a) But the people refused to listen to Samuel. 'No!' they said. 'We want a king over us. Then we will be like all the other nations, with a king to lead us and to go out before us and fight our battles.' When Samuel heard all that the people said, he repeated it before the Lord. The Lord answered, 'Listen to them and give them a king.'"

God is not a dictator, he will only rule where he's welcomed. Unfortunately the USA has said, 'NO' we don't want you to rule over us! The citizens have chosen government, rather than God, to be their provider and their moral compass!

Merle Hexum

Perham, MN