U.S. Politicians to God: “Go Away”

Posted on January 30, 2019


By David Ettinger

Note: A few hours after posting this blog, the committee voted against the rules change. This, however, has no affect on the points made below.

Back At It
Our elected officials in the U.S. are back at it; they want God to go away.

This latest dismissal of our Creator comes courtesy of the House Committee on Natural Resources, a key committee in the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives. The HCNR has proposed a rule change to the oath administered to witnesses testifying before the panel which would amputate the words “so help you God.”

The rule-change proposal is yet another assault upon the name of God – actually, the very existence of God – which began in earnest back in 1963 when the name of God was, in essence, banned from U.S. public schools.

The Bigger Picture
The primary perpetrators of all such anti-God legislation are far-left-leaning liberal legislators, but they are not the only culprits.

The bigger picture is that such governmental legislation is a reflection of what is going on in the hearts and minds of the American people. Though I disagree with those who believe America was once a “Christian nation,” I do believe that our nation was founded on Judeo-Christian principles. This does not mean that the majority of Americans were Bible-believing Christians, but that the nation as a whole believed in an all-powerful Creator and gave Him the honor He deserves.

This is no longer the case. For decades now the name of God has been used more as a curse than a praise. Sin has run rampant ever since the “sexual revolution” of the mid-1960s, and immorality has overrun every aspect of American society. God has no place in such a climate.

The Faithful and the Humanist
Though there are still millions of true evangelical Christians in the U.S. who will fight for the name of God and protest attacks made on it, our numbers are dwindling. With each new generation, the faithful decreases, our collective voices being drowned out ever so much more by the shouts of humanists who want to usher in a new age of freedom and unaccountability.

The Bible has foretold this coming age: “For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths” (2 Timothy 4:3-4).

That time is here, but not fully. There are still those who hear God’s voice and obey it, but our numbers are dwindling. The result is that we are seeing officials being elected to Congress and the Senate who would never have stood a chance just 20 years ago.

Such elected officials as Democratic Representatives Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York – a fiery socialist – have little regard for God or what the U.S. stands for. And there are many more.

“Go Away, God”
Expect the likes of Reps. Omar and Ocasio-Cortez to be just the tip of the iceberg. We are getting exactly what we deserve. Galatians 6:7 tells us: “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.”

The U.S. is a nation which mocks God, and will do so more and more as we race toward the end of the age. We are a nation which over and over again has told God to “Go Away.” And to a point, He is obliging. As He does, He allows the door to be open wider and wider to Satan – “the prince of this world” (John 12:31) – to enter in and institute his agenda for this plum prize of a nation. Among the items on that agenda is the destruction of belief in God; and He is making great strides in this objective.

Hold Tight
As believers, we must hold tight. According to the prophetic scriptures, things will get horribly bad before they get wonderfully good. Jesus Christ will return to usher in his perfect and glorious kingdom upon the earth. So, while more and more Americans are telling God to “Go Away,” we must be steadfast in beckoning Him with the words of Revelation 22:20: “Even so, come, Lord Jesus.”