God’s Sign to America
Has America lost its bearing and claim to being a Christian nation. Events unfolding in the media daily certainly imply that Biblical values are under assault.
Marriage, an institution created by God himself, is no longer necessarily sanctified in society. Nationally, morals are defined by the individual, not by the church or its measuring stick, the Bible. Many groups define the Bible as a book of hate speech. We have entered a time when each individual defines his own moral path and what is, or is not, acceptable speech. It is based on one’s own personal choices and experiences. The Word of God is more often mocked than held up as a guideline by which one lives their life.
Often times I hear people whining and complaining that America is not the Christian nation it used to be. Many of them are too young to have any idea of what America was like as little as sixty years ago. When I was growing up you only had two options on Sunday. You could go to church or you could go fishing and on a good Sunday you did both. There were no Wal-Marts or K-marts. Convenience stores, filling stations, restaurants and all other businesses were closed on Sundays. The only ones working were the police, fire department and the hospitals. Sunday was a day of rest. It was a day that family’s spent time together. State’s had blue laws that required all businesses to close on Sunday. The laws slowly died when challenged in the court system.
Has or does God speak in this day and age. His Word says that He is the same, yesterday, today and forever. So His Word is just as valid today as it was the day he spoke it. If that is the case the upholding of the Sabbath is still required by God and when we fail to uphold it we are not following God’s Word. He said it way back then and he still means it today, regardless if the most of the world thinks otherwise.
Blessings and Curses are promised by God for following or failing to follow His Word. The 28th chapter of Deuteronomy lays out clearly what the blessings and curses are. It also makes clear that they are a sign for nations that fall away from following His Word. Verses 45 to 47 make clear the curses will fall on those who abandon following God. Verse 46 makes clear it is a sign. If you take the time to read the chapter you will see America clearly in the part addressing blessed nations. When you start reading the curses you will quickly see that America is coming under judgment of God for her actions.
The truly scary part of God’s Word is when God says he will eventually reach a point where he turns his back on a nation and pour out his judgment on them. Romans 1: 16-32 gives a pretty clear description of the condition of much of America today. It makes clear God will give them over to do as they please, but they will suffer the consequences of their actions.
It is made clear in 2nd Thessalonians 2:3-12 that there will be a falling away of the church and those that believe at the time of the end. Most people agree that we are at that point in time. In Luke 17:20-37 Jesus makes it clear that the end shall be as it was in the days of Noah and at the time when Lot came out of Sodom. /to really get a grip on what that was like simply read it yourself. I could put all the scriptures in this post, but if you do not care enough to take the time to read the verses I am giving you, you evidently don’t care, or are ready to go now.
So what was it like in the days of Noah? Here is what the Bible says on the matter.
5And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
6And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. 7And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
8But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD. 9These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God. 10And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
11The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. 12And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
13And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
Sound a lot like the world we live in today?