WASHINGTON (BP)--Churches and individuals are invited to answer the Call 2 Fall on Sunday, July 5. The initiative is aimed at praying for the healing of America and declaring dependence on God immediately after celebrating the nation's independence from Great Britain.
"It's incumbent upon the church to assume the responsibility for where the nation is and leading us forward, not from a political standpoint but from a spiritual standpoint," Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, said. "If the spiritual things are in order, the political things seem to be a lot easier to solve."
Shortly after Perkins announced the multidenominational initiative via conference call with Christian media May 19, more than 3,500 people had clicked "I'm in" on the website Call2Fall.com, which is hosted by the Family Research Council.
Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, participated in the conference call and said the only real answer for America is spiritual renewal that must start with those who claim the name of Christ.
"As Christians we have failed to live in a way that has been as pleasing to the Lord as we would hope, and we need to repent of that and we need to humble ourselves and we need to seek His face and seek His guidance and direction for ourselves, for our churches and for our country," Land said. Read More