Repentance begins in God's House, not the White House

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
 | 
Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

youth worshipRepentance is a word hardly spoken in many churches, but a pastor says it's one that should be heard - and that it's up to Christians to actually take action and do it to make a change in the nation.

Repentance should begin at God's House, not the White House. That's the theme of the National Week of Repentance, April 3-10, called for by Michael Anthony, founder of Godfactor and lead pastor at Grace Fellowship in York, Pennsylvania. Anthony stands on the often-preached 2 Chronicles 7:13-14 scripture that calls on people to repent. 

“It's designed to help people who are sick and tired of just recognizing the problem to actually have a biblical solution, what to do,” he says. “The question that God has been working on me with is ... What should you do as a pastor and what should My people be doing in light of Me speaking to them?” 

The pastor laments that believers, in a general sense, have yet to humble themselves as God's people and pray and seek God's face in humility - and repent.

Anthony

“So I think a large part of what we're seeing in the nation right now at this particular time is because God has been trying to get our attention in the House of God for a very long time,” he tells OneNewsNow. “And God's people - we're the ones responsible - have allowed ourselves to be distracted and enamored with things other than the Lord himself.” 

Anthony encourages people to do selfie-challenge videos on social media, download free action guides, and participate in livestream broadcasts during the National Week of Repentance.

Consider Supporting Us?

The staff at Onenewsnow.com strives daily to bring you news from a biblical perspective. If you benefit from this platform and want others to know about it please consider a generous gift today.

MAKE A DONATION

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

How would you respond if a basketball player continued to warm-up during the national anthem?

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

Palestinian official balking at US 'extortion or pressure'
Latest: Hariri will return to Lebanon soon amidst crisis
Latest: Ryan Seacrest denies inappropriate behavior
100 full moons: Blazing fireball lights up Arctic sky
U.S. puts Palestinians on notice: DC office may be shuttered
California's legal pot countdown: What's coming by Jan. 1
Nevada wants to use untried execution drugs that pose risks

LATEST FROM THE WEB

Progressives call for replacing Al Franken with Keith Ellison as support for resignation builds
GOP official in NH urges Bill Clinton's name be dropped from state Democratic dinner
US Navy: U.S. destroyer slightly damaged in collision w/tug off Japan
'Enormous number' of parasites in N. Korean defector's body, doctors say
Al Franken falls from 'Democratic darling to dirty old man'

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day

REASON & COMPANY

NEXT STORY
DOJ accused of 'warped, biased' enforcement of law

Loretta Lynch US Attorney GeneralAn organization that monitors issues affecting the church says the U.S. government will continue to ignore crimes against Christians as long as the Body of Christ allows it to do so.