By L.A. Williams, Correspondent
Christian Action League
January 10, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Talk radio listeners in the nation’s capital and beyond heard from the Rev. Mark Creech on Monday as the Christian Action League executive director was interviewed on WAVA-FM’s Don Kroah Show about the topic of “God Save America in 2014.”
The well-known Arlington, Va.-based program has featured countless newsmakers, from former House Speaker Tom Delay to Bishop Harry Jackson, gospel great Bill Gaither, evangelist Anne Graham Lotz and more. On Monday, Kroah explored Dr. Creech’s comparison of the current state of the nation and our need for revival to that of Judah when the Book of the Law of God was rediscovered as told in 2 Kings 22 and 23.
“The nation had fallen head-long into idolatry and immorality,” Dr. Creech said of Judah when Josiah, the grandson of the wicked King Manasseh, took the throne. “The people worshipped Baal as well as a number of other gods.”
Just as he had done in a Jan. 2 column in the Christian Post that had caught Kroah’s eye, Dr. Creech outlined for listeners what happened when the Book of the Law was rediscovered during a temple restoration project.
“The law of God was read, and the effect upon the king was profound. He recognized how terribly far Judah had fallen away and the dire consequences that were sure to come to the nation…. In response, he showed great grief and repentance and ordered that the law be read to all the people. Then the people became convicted by what they heard from the Law of God and they renewed their covenant with the Lord, and a great spiritual awakening and revival broke out,” he said, describing how Judah underwent a rebirth of the core values that had made it free, strong and prosperous.
“That is our problem today. We’ve lost our compass. We’ve lost the Word of God from our culture, from our churches even,” Kroah responded as he asked Dr. Creech to elaborate on his “superb analogy on the troubles and moral crises of 21st Century America.”
The veteran pastor and full-time CAL lobbyist said it personally has been a matter of great grief seeing mainline churches depart from God’s truth.
“So many pastors do not believe the Bible is fully the word of God,” he added. “…They are quite selective in what they accept and what they don’t.”
He said that he agreed with the late Bible commentator J. Vernon McGee, who predicted as early as the 1980s that America would soon face either revival or revolution.
“There is corruption in government on all levels. There is corruption in all organizations today. Immorality and lawlessness abound. Sex, liquor, drugs, filthy magazines, foul pictures, scandals and riots reign. This nation is wallowing like a pig in a swine’s sty. We are like the prodigal son in a far country in the pigpen with the pigs,” McGee had asserted.
“Without revival, revolution stares us in the face. Socialism is creeping in today. Political parties are willing to sell the birthright of this nation in order to stay in power. The church today is under the blight of apostasy. Liberalism controls the organized church. There is a brazen denial of the Word of God even in so-called evangelical circles. The Word of God has been lost in the church and there are atheists today in the pulpit.”
Dr. Creech said just like King Josiah and the people of Judah, America must rediscover the Bible as the authoritative Word of God, the key to reformation and revival.
“It needs to be rediscovered on a personal level, on a practical level. Our political leaders need to rediscover that it is supreme in the moral direction that it gives for putting together public policy initiatives,” he said. “Our educational leaders need to stop defaming it, but rediscover it and its power…. Our families need to learn and know it again, and even much of the clergy needs to rediscover it,” he added.
Kroah emphasized that the nation’s slide toward immorality is a non-partisan issue, “a human problem that crosses all political ideologies or persuasions.”
Dr. Creech said turning to the Scriptures was the key to his own salvation as a teen when his father challenged him to simply read one chapter a day.
“I started doing that … I would pray and ask God to help me to understand what I was reading… And as I began to read that book and seek God with my whole heart, God showed up and completely changed my life,” he explained. “I would suggest to you that what a discovery of the Bible can do in a personal life, it can definitely do in our national life.”
To read Dr. Creech’s column, “God Save America in 2014,” click here
You can listen to the interview (18:48 min.) by clicking the link below.