|The Scream by Edvard Munch|
In the inauguration yesteday, God's name and biblical quotes were used frequently. The president, who once claimed that nobody reads the Bible more than he, paraphrased a psalm about unity in his speech. And then there was prosperity gospel evangelist Paula White asking God to reveal to the president the ability to know his will and the compassion "to yield to our better angels." Not sure what all that means! And how about Franklin Graham referencing the timeliness of rain as a sign of God's blessing on the president. Another head scratcher for me.
Just because God's name and biblical texts are used does not make one or one's country more godly. Also, let us be reminded that biblical Israel is not the United States of America.
So, for those of us who bristle at the name of Jesus being used as a profanity, I hope we equally bristle at the misapplication of God's name and Word for one's own glory and agenda.