Skip to main content

Worship the One Who Rules the Nations



By Angela Wittman

Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice: and let men say among the nations, The Lord reigneth.
(1 Chron. 16:31, KJV)


I recently entered into a discussion with some well-meaning conservatives about pluralism in America. The general consensus appears to be that they want pluralism and believe that having a poly-theistic nation is desirable. What surprises me is that they say they want America to return to her Christian roots, but also believe that people of all religious faiths should have freedom to worship their false gods. Perhaps I am just an old-fashioned puritan at heart, but this view of “freedom” by honoring multi-gods sounds double-minded to me. My hope and prayer is the conservatives who believe this will think a little harder and dig a little deeper into Scripture and see that their thinking is not founded on the Rock called Christ Jesus, nor is true liberty to be found anywhere but in Christ Jesus alone, who is an exclusive and jealous God.

On page 257, in the appendix of the book “Explicitly Christian Politics: The Vision of the National Reform Association” edited by William O. Einwechter and published by The Christian Statesman Press is a section titled “The Scriptures Teach that Christ Is the Ruler of Nations.” Let’s take a look at these six points with Scripture references that give us the confidence to believe that Jesus Christ is the One who rules the nations, including America:

1. Jesus Christ, as Mediator, has all power and universal dominion committed to Him, which must include authority over nations (Matt. 28:18; Jn. 5:22-23; Acts 10:36; 1 Cor. 15:27; Phil. 2:9-11).
2. Various titles are given to Christ as Ruler of nations (Ps. 22:28; Isa. 33:22; Jer. 10:6-7; 1 Tim. 6:14-15; Rev. 1:5; 17:14; 19:16).
3. Christ actually rules as King of nations by punishing them for their violations of His law (Psa. 2:1-5; 9:17; 110:1-2, 5-6; Isa. 60:12; Rev. 2:27; 19:11-15).
4. Christ rewards nations that obey Him as their Ruler (Deut. 28:1-14; Ps. 2:12; 33:12; 144:11-15).
5. Christ provides for the pardon of nations that confess and forsake their sins (Lev. 26:40-42; 1 Ki. 8:33-34; Jer. 18:7-8; Jonah 3:5-10).
6. The Scriptures foretell the day when all nations shall acknowledge and obey Christ as their Ruler, and shall be blessed under His glorious reign (Ps. 22:27; 72:8, 11, 17; 86:9; Isa. 2:2-4; Dan. 7:13-14, 27; Rev. 11:15).

With such glorious truth as this, who can desire for there to be any other God worshipped and acknowledged but the true King of the nations? Come now, let us repent of our error and bow before the only Lord and Saviour – King Jesus. Perhaps He is calling you right now (at this very moment!) to bow your heart before Him and ask Him to be your ONLY Lord and Saviour? Please don’t delay... Submit to Jesus Christ as Lord and King and enjoy Him forever. Amen

His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and men shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call him blessed. (Psalm 72: 17, KJV)

And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established
in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. (Isaiah 2:2, KJV)

And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. (Rev. 11:15, KJV)


Originally published in February of 2010.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

A Judge and the Ten Commandments

We now face a new moral crisis, a new crisis of conscience, for voters in the United States, specifically, this time voters in the state of Alabama. That's because on December 12 the voters of that state will elect a new United States Senator in a special election made necessary in order to fill the seat that had been vacated by the current Attorney General of the United States Jeff Sessions. - Dr. Albert Mohler - President of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary ( Daily Briefing 11.13.17)

Dear Friends,
There has been much discussion on the Roy Moore US Senate race and recent allegations of sexual impropriety and child sexual abuse made by women who claim to have been teenagers when these events took place. Those of you who follow my blogs know that I once was a supporter of Judge Moore and theonomy in general. 
However, I had a change of heart regarding theonomy several years ago (2013), and now I am no longer a supporter of Judge Moore.  I believe there are credible reports th…

Aiming for Godly Growth in 2018

Dear Friends,

There is much busyness in the life of today's women, but if you are a Christian, you will have a desire to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord. Here are some recently written articles by other authors I think you'll find valuable. I pray you'll make time to read and reflect upon the godly advice and wisdom shared in each one.

The first article is On Being a Christian Woman in the Year of Our Lord, 2018written by Abigail Dodds and posted at her blog Hope and Stay.

Abigail writes about the hunger of Christian women for sound teaching in today's churches, which is right and good, but also warns of some pitfalls and how to avoid them.

Here are some valuable excerpts from her article:
Here’s my summary: Biblically-conservative Christian women are eager to have visible, biblically-conservative leadership by women in their churches and eager to learn from gifted, female Bible teachers whether locally or nationally. Secondly, women with the gift of teach…

What on earth was Roy Moore thinking?

Dear Friends,

Yesterday I saw this tweet repeating a comment reported by the LA Times that Roy Moore made at a campaign rally last September when one of his supporters asked him when he thought the last time America was "great:"
"I think it was great at the time when families were united—even though we had slavery—they cared for one another…Our families were strong, our country had a direction." (Taken from Roy Moore: Last Time America was 'Great" was During 'Slavery'; Newsweek, 12.7.2017) I realize this is being presented out of context and sensationalized, but really, folks, what on earth was Roy Moore thinking when he said it?  Regardless of how foolish making such a comment is during a public campaign event for a national office, it's just plain wrong.

My father's family is from the south - we can trace our ancestry back to the War for Independence with our family patriarch Capt. John Somers possibly serving under George Washington at …