“Everyone who saw it said, such a thing had never been seen or done, not since the Israelites came up out of Egypt. Think about it! Consider it! Tell us what to do” (Judges 19:30).
Dear Church of Jesus Christ, the ministers of the Lord and God’s people!
Watching the events taking place in the moral sphere of the society we live in, we feel profound sorrow for the future of America. We have become unwillful witnesses to the blatant deviation from the fundamental truth that “we (the people) are His workmanship created in Christ Jesus …” (Eph. 2:10 and Colos. 1:16), and that God’s authorship in marriage is absolute and irrevocable (Genesis 2:18,22).
On September 20, 1996 the office of the President Bill Clinton adopted a Law “On Protection of Marriage”, “as a union between one man and one woman”. 17 years later, on June 26, 2013 the Supreme Court of America calls such a marriage “unconstitutional”.
What a stunning and tragic setback. “Those who are far from You will perish; You destroy all who are unfaithful to You” (Psalm 73:27, Jer .17:13).
Thus says our spiritual and historical experience, but most importantly – thus says the Holy Scripture – the Bible.
Dear brothers and sisters, Christians of America! This great country has sheltered us, and with God’s favor, provided us and our children with all the basic needs for life. Can we remain indifferent and apathetic to the fate and the future of the country we reside in? “Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus” (Phil.2:5).
There is a godly way to God’s mercy, forgiveness and healing: “If my people who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray, and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land” (2 Chron.7:14).
With the Lord’s blessing, fully aware of our responsibilities towards Him, the ministers of Slavic Churches of America are declaring fasting and prayer during the period of November 22-24, 2013, as the Word of God teaches us – Joel 2:15-19:
“Blow the trumpet in Zion, declare a holy fast, call a sacred assembly” with a prayer for America and its leaders, for the Church of Christ and faithfulness to the Biblical truth.
Church of Christ, put the shoes of readiness on!
Be on guard! God hears your prayers!
With love and prayers for you,