The Present Distress
Some question whether it is appropriate for a Christian or Church to advocate a political position. They say we should pray but remain neutral on political issues. What does God expect of His people? In this message Bishop Stinnett compares America's present distress with that of Israel prior to their captivity in Babylon. The watchmen was not idle. They declared the coming judgment of God. God gave Israel time to repent, but they refused to listen to the warnings. Should we as a church set idle and let evil prevail? The British statesman Edmund Burke said, "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." The present distress demands that we do more than just pray. We should take heed (action), watch and pray (Mark 13:33).