I do not usually make a foray into the politics forum, so this is an unusual exception for me. I have heard the talking heads and pundits say that the next general election is critical and will determine the fate of our nation. What is interesting is that they said the same thing during the previous general election cycle. I do not doubt that the office of President conveys tremendous power and influence to the office holder. If a genuine Reagan conservative becomes president, he will be able to stem the rate of decline, but he will not be able to halt it. I happen to believe that our nation has already radically changed. We have gone too far into the cesspool of sin and we cannot turn back. There came a time when Sodom and Gomorrah crossed that line and all that was left for them was judgment. Has the United States of America crossed the line? Is judgment a sure thing? Forgive me for playing the pessimist, but I believe so. Under the authority of the state we have murdered nearly 60,000,000 unborn babies and thumbed our nose at one of God's oldest covenants with mankind - marriage. Unless God send us a Jonah, and grants this nation wholesale repentance, I believe the clock is ticking. If I am right, then what can God's remnant do? Better yet, what should God's remnant do? Should we not do what should have been doing all along; namely live in holiness and obedience? Should we not be loving one another by bearing one another's burdens, and thus fulfilling the law of Christ (Gal. 6:2)? I am not suggesting that Christians should forgo working within the political system altogether. The prophet Daniel, along with his three friends, worked within a pagan political system. Joseph did as well. Perhaps God will heed our prayers and grant this nation a temporary reprieve like He did during the days of Hezekiah.