The whole system of my politics is summed up in this one verse,"The Lord reigns! Let the nations tremble!" Psalm 99:1
The times look awfully darkindeed; and as the clouds grow thicker--the stupidity of the nation seems proportionally to increase. If the Lord had not a remnant here, I would have very formidable apprehensions. But He loves His children; some are sighing and mourning before Him, and I am sure He hears their sighs, and sees their tears. I trust there is mercy in store for us at the bottom; but I expect a shaking time before things get into a right channel--before we are humbled, and are taught to give Him the glory.
The state of the nation and the state of the churches--both are deplorable! Those who should be praying--are disputing and fighting among themselves! Alas! how many professors are more concerned for the mistakes of government--than for their own sins!
"Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns!" Revelation 19:6
From the Letters of John Newton (but also reflects my opinion, Rich Hagen)