May 09 – Leaving God in our National Anthem

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A recent CBC poll asked, “should the word ‘God’ be in Canada’s national anthem?” 86 % said yes. Only 14% said take it out – no. This is surprising in view of the fact that according to the General Social Survey, in 2005, only 21% of Canadians aged 15 and over reported they attended a religious service at least once a week. So 86 % of respondents want the word ‘God’ in the national anthem, but less than 25% of all Canadians even attend church. It is one thing to mouth mental assent to something, quite another to really believe it When comes to one’s relationship to God, it is more serious. Paul spoke of this mental dichotomy, writing “…if you will confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved, for with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell