Over the past several years, it is no secret that America has experienced some of her most difficult and darkest days politically, economically, socially, and spiritually. Church attendance and baptisms in many denominations are on the decline. More and more people are classifying themselves as having no religious beliefs. The global wave of terrorism has still not abated.
Not to mention the killings and attempted killings of police and the wave of hostility that has come against law enforcement in this country. We are for the blue and the black. Also, the killing of black men by police has seized headlines again and again. Over 700 people have been murdered in Chicago’s gang violence this year alone. And millions of people remain unemployed. While it is easy to accentuate the negative in every situation, Thanksgiving is the time to seek out the good and be grateful for it.
To that end, Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society, has preached a message on Thanksgiving Day titled “Why I Still Thank God for America”. In this sermon, he describes some of the difficulties and problems that America as a country and its citizens have faced and challenges all people to not only focus on what is going wrong, but to find the good and be grateful for what is still the greatest country on earth.
Whyte states in the message, “It is accurate to say that God’s mercy has been extended to America. With all of our sin, our rebellion against Him, our idolatry, our crime, our violence, and our unwillingness to love and forgive each other, it is past time for God’s judgment. But, still, He shows us mercy, and the ship of state sails on.”
Whyte reveals the following 3 reasons he is thankful for America and challenges all believers to be thankful as well:
- First, I still thank God for America because America is a land where the Gospel is still being preached clearly and without compromise.
- Second, I still thank God for America because America is a land of great provision and great opportunity.
- Third, I still thank God for America because there are still good people in America — good people who love their neighbors and who just want to live and let live. There are good white people, good black people, good Latinos, good Native Americans, and good Asians in America.
Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five foreign countries. He is the author of over forty books including the Essence Magazine, Dallas Morning News, and Amazon.com national bestseller, Letters to Young Black Men. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry. He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts/podcasts. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master’s degree in Religion, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Theology degree from Liberty University’s Rawlings School of Divinity (formerly Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary). He is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Ministry degree. He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica since 1987. God has blessed their union with seven children.
Visit Daniel Whyte III online at www.danielwhyte3.com.
SOURCE: Vision Public Relations Group