“A complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States”What a bold statement? This is what Donald trump is calling for. This could never pass as this would be unconstitutional. Our nation was founded on the premise of freedom of religion. There is not and never will there ever be a religious test to enter America. My opinion Trump is spewing hatred towards another religion. Trump, show me support for this from the bible. I understand wanting to protect America but saying a certain religion is not allowed in our country is not the way to do it. Think about this how many mass shootings have occurred from non-Muslims? I am glad that other republicans are condemning this statement.
President Obama wants to make it where people on the no fly list cannot buy guns. This makes sense. If America has deemed a person not worthy of flying because of them being a suspected terrorist, why should they be allowed to buy guns? I know some people are going to argue they can get them other ways. This might be the case but let’s make it harder for suspected terrorists to get their hands on the guns.
What I see is division among democrats and republicans and between republicans and republicans on what to do. Both parties are divided on what to do about the threat of terrorism here and abroad. The problem is that no one has a clear and defined plan on what needs to be done. Everyone wants to criticize the others plan. Well America it is time to stop playing games with our future. It is time to stop bickering back and forth about what to do. We need a clear plan of action. We need leaders to step up and be bold.
We must also realize that we are in a spiritual war. We are in a war against good and evil. We are facing threats of evil from more than just radical Islam. Look at the shooting at the church in Charleston. The shooter was not Muslim. The Planned Parenthood shooting was not done by a radicalized Muslim. The face of evil has many different faces. Evil has manifested itself among all walks of life.
There are several things that need to occur to defeat terrorism and evil. The first thing we need to do is turn back to God. During the cold War era we as a nation adopted our national motto “In God We Trust.” What a great motto. I truly believe that as a nation He served us well throughout that time. Look at what God tells His people:
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 I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14
Now this verse was directed towards God chosen people; however, I believe that as the church we are God’s people. I truly believe that the church needs to be on our needs praying without ceasing for our nation’s leaders and protection. We need to pray for clear godly guidance so that our leaders make decisions that are in our best interest. We need leaders that are seeking to do the will of God, and not their own will, in order to defeat evil.