The government ‘irrelevancy’ of God…

For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. ~ Hebrews 10: 30-31

Thomas Lifson, American Thinker: When the Biden presidency does something odd, it is impossible to read the event the same way the actions of previous presidents could be examined.  We never know if a doddering mediocrity has once again misspoken or if some nameless handler is implementing a plan that is part of the transformation of America being foisted upon us with a bare majority in Congress.

At least we know that [Thursday’s May 6] official Proclamation on National Day of Prayer was not a Biden verbal gaffe of the sort we are already well accustomed to. In its 470 words, not once did the word “God” appear, something that might be somewhat understandable in a spontaneous speech. The proclamation was a document drafted by some staffer, even though it is signed at the bottom “Joseph R. Biden.” (Not only is that normal for presidents, but Biden has a long history of claiming others’ words as his own.)

Yours truly: According to the Bible and multiple other historic truths strewn around the planet, when Christ ascended to heaven following his miraculous gathering with his disciples post-crucifixion, He sent the Holy Spirit to guide the Church. Thereby through Christ we became children of GOD The Father. GOD the Father then infused Peter with whom Jesus was, and with his Word God Incarnate chose Peter to be the rock to build His Church. Matthew was chosen to replace Judas. And so it went.

The government ‘irrelevancy’ of God…

Thomas Lifson: Franklin Graham, one of many religious leaders to take disapproving note, “speculated that the proclamation might have been written by a staffer and not even reviewed by Biden, saying ‘I don’t think Joe Biden would approve that one.'” He might well be correct that Biden didn’t bother reading it. My take on the man is that he spends his time resting and husbanding his energies, not endlessly reviewing documents and editing them to improve them. But that raises the question of who did write it, and why omit naming the Deity to whom one prays?

But do all who pray direct their prayers to God? We hope those who exercise power at the highest level of government do worship The Lord, but my confidence in that proposition has waned of late. ‘Omitting God is a dangerous thing. He is who we as individuals and as a nation need to call on for help,’ Graham wrote in a Facebook post. ‘Prayers to anyone or anything else are to no avail.’

Yours truly: Truth of the matter is that The Church is Us, the followers of Jesus Christ. The buildings and denomination membership mean nothing if Christ and his teachings are not the center of our faith. Too many denominations have abandoned the truth to embrace a lukewarm doctrine that makes people more comfortable. At a time like this we do not need comfort. We need the truth. Matthew 6: 5 “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.” 

Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward.  For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise. For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry. ~ Hebrews 10: 35-37

The government ‘irrelevancy’ of God…

Thomas Lifson: I am not a Catholic and can’t stand in judgment of Biden’s adherence to his faith, but it is well known that he does not follow his church’s teaching on the sanctity of life. So I am not certain that the word “devout” is appropriate. On the other hand, Biden also claims to be a “moderate” while foisting a radical transformation upon our polity, so maybe we just take it as a matter of course that he employs false labels as a matter of strategy. Still, it is downright odd, and a huge contrast with his predecessors:

By law, the president is required to issue a proclamation declaring the observance, and prior proclamations from Barack Obama and Donald Trump contained multiple references to God.

Trump’s invocation of God in the proclamations increased over the course of his term, with five mentions in 2017 and 2018, seven in 2019, and a staggering 12 in 2020. All of Obama’s proclamations mentioned God at least once, and some as many as three times. [end]

Yours truly: Here’s how the past four presidents have gone about fulfilling the National Day of Prayer: President Trump’s 2018 proclamation mentioned “God” multiple times, such as: “On this National Day of Prayer, let us come together, all according to their faiths, to thank God for His many blessings and ask for His continued guidance and strength.”

President Obama’s 2015 proclamation referenced God three times, including in the following phrase: “Through prayer we find the strength to do God’s work.” Obama’s 2010 proclamation read, in part, “On this day, let us give thanks for the many blessings God has bestowed upon our Nation.”

President George W. Bush’s 2003 proclamation read, “We come together to thank God for our Nation’s many blessings, to acknowledge our need for His wisdom and grace, and to ask Him to continue to watch over our country in the days ahead.”

President Clinton’s 1995 proclamation read, “Let us not forget those painful lessons of our past, but continue to seek the guidance of God in all the affairs of our Nation.”

Others all the way back to 1952 linked below in “Christian Headlines.”


The government ‘irrelevancy’ of God…

In conclusion, one of the great schisms in conservatism and GOP politics – a key difference between passive and active conservatism, peacetime vs. wartime – is whether or not the Left is credited with having good intentions. The Left, of course, never reciprocates this concession.

Unfortunately, the Left is dedicated to attacking the very moral and philosophical pillars of the American republic and Western civilization, and they utterly dominate culture and academia, so conceding good intentions is a zero-sum game.

This is why so many GOP politicians and conservative pundits are of little use in pitched political battle, or eagerly turn against other conservatives. Having conceded the good intentions of the Left, they have also tacitly agreed to question the intentions of their own side by espousing the governmental irrelevancy of God.

Thereafter then, from here on out and beyond, let it all be in and under the powerful name of Jesus, with The Lord God Almighty protecting us all from those who command the government powers in the name of anyone else. In His name. Amen.

Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul. ~ Hebrews 10: 38-39


Thomas Lifson, American Thinker: Biden’s National Day of Prayer Proclamation Omits God

Sundance, Conservative Treehouse: GOP Chairwoman Pushes Back against FED DOJ Assault

Cristina Laila, Gateway Pundit: God Omitted by ‘Devout Catholic’ Joe Biden in National Day of Prayer

Michael Foust, Christian Headlines: Biden Becomes First President to Omit GOD from National Day of Prayer


Face of Jesus by Richard Hook

Soli Deo Gloria!