About The Book
Title: A Nation Under Judgment
Author: Richard Capriola
Publisher: Mill City Press
Publication Date: April 3, 2014
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What does it mean to be One Nation Under God? Our Founding Fathers believed it was more than a political slogan. Have we strayed from their vision? A Nation Under Judgment focuses on issues currently facing our nation including hunger, poverty, the environment and marriage. These and other issues are reviewed from both a Scriptural point of view and a social policy point of view. Readers are empowered to consider whether our nation is moving away from being One Nation Under God.
So this book talks about our nation and how we have moved away from being a nation that makes polices based on God's point of view. It talks about how our nation has moved so far away from what the founding fathers wanted for this country. How we as a people are very dissatisfied with our government. The government has moved towards a very selfish direction. It has been years of steady decline in the opinion of the government.
While reading this book I was struck by how much I agree with this. Politics are more about who can win, not what is best for the people. If you ask anyone about their states politicians they answer with annoyance. No one trust that the government is about what is best for the people anymore. This book is a great read and will get you thinking.
Over one hundred and fifty years ago, Abraham Lincoln accepted his party’s nomination in Springfield, Illinois, to run against Stephen A. Douglas for the U.S. Senate. In his acceptance speech before one thousand Republican delegates, Lincoln addressed the issue of slavery and said, “A House divided against itself cannot stand.”
Today, the issue that divides us is no longer slavery. Now, it is whether we will live up to the words “one nation under God” and the very meaning of those words. Do we construct our national polices and our laws to honor God’s point of view, or do we develop them based on a political agenda? What does it mean for us to be “one nation under God?” Have the words become merely a political slogan? Do they have value only in times of national crises, when we feel threatened? Have we become a nation asking for God’s protection and blessing while ignoring His point of view?
Our Founding Fathers understood that we could not exist apart from God’s point of view. George Mason warned that providence would punish national sins with national calamities. Thomas Jefferson new that God’s patience would not endure forever when he wrote “I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, and his justice will not sleep forever.”
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About the Author
Richard Capriola spent many years serving as a hospital chaplain. He completed four years of Clinical Pastoral Education in preparation for his chaplaincy work. In addition to his pastoral care experience, he has served as a mental health counselor at both a regional crisis center and a psychiatric hospital.
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