Congressman Louie Gohmert: ‘When a Nation’s Leaders Honor God, That Nation is Protected’

Gohmert pdWASHINGTON — In a recent speech on the House floor, Republican Representative Louie Gohmert of Texas explained that throughout the Bible, God protects nations that honor Him, but destroys nations that turn away from His rule.

Gohmert was speaking about the persecution of Christians around the world, including the in Middle East, and the mainstream media’s avoidance of the topic.

“Christians in the Middle East and around the world are being persecuted, imprisoned and martyred for their faith,” he said. “There is widespread systemic violence, and no one in the mainstream media and government seems to have noticed.”

“We may see the elimination and extinction of Christianity in its very birthplace, without a whimper of protest from the West,” he lamented.

He then began to speak about God’s protections on Israel in the Bible, as well removal of His hand from the nation when it stopped honoring Him.

“[N]o country has ever fallen while it was truly honoring the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,” he said. “So, if you were completely a-religious, completely atheistic, but you wanted to have [your country] safe and protected, then it would sound like from historical purposes, that it might be a good thing to encourage those who believe in God to keep doing so.”

“Because when a nation’s leaders honor that God,” he continued, “that nation is protected. It’s only when it turns away that it falls.”

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In 1798, President John Adams made similar statements in proclaiming a national day of humiliation, prayer and fasting.

“As the safety and prosperity of nations ultimately and essentially depend on the protection and blessing of Almighty God, and the national acknowledgment of this truth is not only an indispensable duty which the people owe to Him,” he wrote, “…this duty, at all times incumbent, is so especially in seasons of difficulty and of danger, when existing or threatening calamities—the just judgments of God against prevalent iniquity—are a loud call to repentance and reformation.”

Gohmert, a Sunday School teacher at Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler, Texas, said in his speech that America has fallen from its glory days and is turning its back on the followers of Christ.

“Now we have turned full circle, and we are starting to … reward those abroad who persecute the very churches that made America the freest country,” he stated. “We are losing our exceptionalism because we are refusing to stand up for Christians here and around the world.”

Gohmert ended his address by pleading with the Obama administration to stop supporting foreign nations that persecute those who follow the God of the Bible.

“Quit rewarding them. Quit providing them arms,” he said. “Because if we don’t, we will slip down the slide of history and into the dustbin of history, and people will only be able to look back and say, ‘What an amazing country that once was.'”

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  • These ‘Old Testament Christians’ need to discover something! We are in the New Covenant – there may only be a remnant, but as long as Jesus is building His mystical Church, nothing is disappearing until He says so!!!

    People need to take their eyes off some strange expectations of nations – they are a mere drop in God’s bucket – He raises up and He brings them low so easily – He does it without our permission because HE is Sovereign! Read Romans 13 : 1 because our time is better spent respecting secular authority, where it is due and enjoying the expressions of the Kingdom of God within us, which is possible in any national environment.

    Let Christians get out of politics, the leaven of the Herodians, and look up, if they have a Heavenly calling. This mingling of Grace and politics was never on God’s agenda – otherwise there would be no need for sanctification.

    We wait for Christ to bring the Kingdom to a world whose fashions are quickly passing away. Until that Day we say: “Come, Lord Jesus!”

    • Alvin Chipmunk

      I disagree with George. Some Christians, God calls to be leaders in politics and YES, it is a Christian’s duty to get involved and if needed inside of politics. That only goes too far if they don’t follow the Biblical example on how to lead and if they lead using a secular method. God’s children were never intended to just sit by and let the flowers grow without being active.

      So George, it is prudent that we do something and if politics is God’s calling, than so be it!

      • Who is suggesting that Christians should sit back, Alvin?? Just remember that “the weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.” 2 Cor 10 : 4

        Stay focused – the fact that there is a debate going on here means there is cerebral activity! But that debate ought not to descend to the level of politics. You won’t find one instruction under the New Covenant to enter politics and get into the business of worldly influence – plenty warnings against endless debates and other compromising policy which mangles the conscience.

        Romans 13: 1 “Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God” (NIV)

        Jesus never called his disciples to convert Caesar! At the right time, He will dismiss them all!

        Whether we like it or not, is not for us to pick and choose which scriptures are palatable!!! At the time that was written, the governing authorities were non-Christian! Nothing has changed in as much as you haven’t had a Christian nation established in 2000 years anywhere, however wishful thinking people may desire to be. Under the New Covenant, the Kingdom doesn’t come through politics, or military force or the consent of man through constitutions or churchianity for that matter.

        As we pray “Thy Kingdom come …..” in earnestness, with future expectation, it’s not a passive hobby we are engaged with!

  • Tammie Duncan

    Hooray for you! I like the way you stand up and for what you believe! Thank you so much for um saying that. Are Christians are being persecuted all around the world; God will protect his people. You’re right every nation that turn their back on God; Is not under God’s protection! So I commend you and God bless you!