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Day of Repentance
Proclamation of the 14th of April 2017
As a Day of Repentance and Prayer
For the Southern Nation
Southerners! We have sinned against Almighty God.
The people of the South are a people who believe that the Lord reigns, and that His overruling Providence orders all things. Yet we have allowed ourselves to become lukewarm in our faithfulness to Almighty God. We have yielded ourselves to the false gods of self, entertainment, indulgence, sport and riches. We have trusted in the false gods of politics and business.
We are advised in Scripture: The LORD brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; He makes the plans of the peoples of no effect. The counsel of the LORD stands forever, The plans of His heart to all generations. Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, The people He has chosen as His own inheritance. (Psalm 33:10-12)
Why then do we presume to complain when we are chastened, or despair of our just cause of liberty, and the protection of our Heavenly father?
The season of our Lord's crucifixion and resurrection is upon us. He has decreed: No king is saved by the multitude of an army; A mighty man is not delivered by great strength. A horse is a vain hope for safety; Neither shall it deliver any by its great strength. (Psalm 33:16-17)
Let us now receive in humble thankfulness the lessons which He teaches us, devoutly acknowledging that to Him, and not to our own feeble arms, are due the honor and the glory of victory; that from Him, in His paternal providence, come the anguish and sufferings of defeats and failures, and that, whether in victory or defeat, our humble supplications are due at His footstool.
The Southern National Congress recognizes that we must unite in prayer and humble submission under His chastening hand, and to beseech His favor on our suffering Southland.
Therefore in humble dependence and trust upon Almighty God, as Chairman of the Southern National Congress, I do issue this proclamation setting apart Good Friday, the 14th day of April 2017, as a day of fasting, humiliation, and prayer; and I do hereby invite the people of the Southern States to repair on that day to their respective places of public worship. And to unite in supplication for the favor and protection of that God who has hitherto conducted us safely through all the dangers that attended us.
We also call upon the Governors, Legislatures, Clergy and Congregations of the Southern States to join in proclaiming and observing the appointed day of repentance and prayer for the Southern Nation.
David O Jones, SNC Chairman