Return to the One True God

Posted in Family, Leadership, News by Benham Brothers | January 12th, 2016


When God is rejected in a nation, peace is removed from its midst.

Last week, we watched thousands of Germans fill the streets of Cologne in protest of citywide disturbances such as “lawless neighborhoods,” no-go zones and rampant sexual assaults that have plagued them since opening their borders earlier last year.

It reminded us of a verse in Scripture that paints an eerily similar picture:

“In those times there was no peace to him who went out or to him who came in, for many disturbances afflicted all the inhabitants of the land” (2 Chronicles 15:5).

The horrific testimonies of German women saying they had been groped, fondled and even penetrated sure sounded similar to us. One North-Rhine Westphalia detective even said this was only “just the tip of the iceberg.”

If that’s true, then we’d better get to the root of these disturbances quickly!

Interestingly, Scripture defines this for us in the verse immediately before the one stated above:

“For many days Israel was without the true God and without a teaching priest and without law…” (2 Chronicles 15:4).

Of course, politically speaking, the issues at hand are the result of unlimited mass migration and failed integration. But spiritually speaking, it’s much, much more than that.

The nation had rejected the true God. It didn’t say they had rejected God altogether, but only the true God. As the Apostle Paul said, “They possess a form of godliness but deny its power.” Christianity is the only faith that has the power, through Jesus Christ, to change a man’s nature. Because there is no police force big enough to make a man do what is right – only Jesus can change people from the inside out.

Germany, as well as all nations, must turn back to the one true God. Mounted police and massive policy won’t fix the problems.

Secondly, the nation was without a teaching priest. God’s command to teaching priests, according to Scripture, was that they were to teach the people the difference between good and evil, right and wrong, the holy and the profane. Standing behind a lectern or wearing a robe and a collar did not make one a “teaching priest.”

They were called to train others to discern between what is truly right and truly wrong. Listen to God’s rebuke of priests who did not fulfill this obligation:

“Her priests have done violence to My law and have profaned My holy things; they have made no distinction between the holy and the profane, and they have not taught the difference between the unclean and the clean” (Ezekiel 22:26).

The nations of the world are in desperate need of authentic, biblical teaching priests to help us know right from wrong.

And lastly, the nation was without law. Here in America we’re feeling the weight of this as our president refuses to enforce the law (immigration laws, Defense of Marriage Act, etc.) while our former secretary of state refused to abide by it (private email servers, among other things). And on top of that, our judiciary is creating new law (“gay” marriage).

When lawlessness comes to a land, it leaves a void where God’s protection once was – and our children will suffer for it. The stinging words of the prophet Hosea reveal this truth: “Since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children” (Hosea 4:6).

This can’t happen on our watch! Let’s commit to pray that our nation returns to the one true God, is blessed with bold teaching priests/pastors that aren’t afraid to talk about right and wrong, and is willing to return to the law as God defines it. If we do these things, the peace that has left Cologne won’t leave us.

The future of our children depend on it.


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