Friday, December 20, 2013

The people of America Do What is Evil in the Sight of the Lord

Presently, my daily Bible reading has me in the Book of Judges. The most repeated verse in the book is this: "And the people of Israel did what was evil in the sight of the Lord" (Judges 2:11; 3:7, 12; 4:1; 6:1; 10:6; 13:1). Nothing has changed. Not only is Israel still in a state of gross defiance of God, as well as a state of depraved indifference to His wrath that presently abides upon them, the whole world is in the same iniquity-drinking, wrath-pending, judgment-awaiting boat. And the greatest producer, practitioner, and purveyor of debaucherous, licentious, lascivious, perverted, blasphemous, idolatrous, Christ-hating, anti-Christian forms of sinful, gluttonous decadence is the United States of America.

America, in her 237-year history, never has been, isn't currently, and likely never will be any different from what Israel was in the times of the Judges (a period of anywhere from 480 to 350 years). America is not "one nation under God." It is a broken, disjointed, and debased society under the influence of many false gods (the gods of Roman Catholicism, Mormonism, Muhammadanism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Atheism, Oprahism, etc.). Like Israel, "The people of [America do] what is evil in the sight of the Lord" (paraphrase of Judges 6:1a). Don't believe me? Then join me as I take a look at current headlines.

New Mexico becomes the 17th state to legalize same sex marriage.

The people of America do what is evil in the sight of the Lord.

Olympic skating champion, Brian Biotano, announces to the world he is a homosexual in advance of his participation in President Obama's pro-homosexual delegation to Russia's 2014 Winter Olympics.

The people of America do what is evil in the sight of the Lord.

Phil Robertson of Ducky Dynasty fame, while not choosing his words carefully, spoke the truth regarding homosexuality and the slippery slope acceptance of such a debased agenda places society. Yet the very people who demand tolerance from everyone while rarely if ever extending tolerance to anyone, want Robertson's head on a platter.

The people of America do what is evil in the sight of the Lord.

"Following criticism from an evolutionary biologist, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County has removed a quote from one of its displays that alluded to God as being the Creator."

The people of America do what is evil in the sight of the Lord.

"A Portland-area teacher who was escorted from his local high school by police over his continued opposition to Planned Parenthood has been fired as district officials voted this week to terminate his long-standing teaching contract."

The people of America do what is evil in the sight of the Lord.

The pope, a man who denies the gospel of Jesus Christ while engaging in and encouraging a billion other people to engage in idolatry and blasphemous superstitious practices, is named "man of the year" by Time Magazine.

The people of America do what is evil in the sight of the Lord.

A federal judge declared that Utah's laws against polygamy, laws demanded by the federal government to keep the Mormon cult in check before allowing Utah to become a state, unconstitutional. While standing in the path of the steep, moral decline of the United States--precipitated, in part, by the societal and governmental acceptance of the homosexual agenda--American Christians have long-warned that once same sex marriage was legalized, the legalization of other forms of sexual immorality would soon follow. It hasn't taken long, has it?

The people of America do what is evil in the sight of the Lord.

America continues to protect, aid, and abet mothers and fathers, doctors and nurses, who murder their unborn children. The murderous effort to continue America's worship of Molech is led by the wicked organization, Planned Parenthood--an organization our unsaved president blasphemously asked God to bless.

The people of America do what is evil in the sight of the Lord.

I struggle to sing "God bless America" during the seventh inning stretch of a professional baseball game. In fact, I can't do it anymore. Why should God bless America while she exists and persists in a state of perpetual rebellion against Him? The heart of America "is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it" (Jeremiah 17:9)? The physical and spiritual corruption of American makes the depravity of Noah's day, the debauchery of ancient Greece, and the decadence of ancient Rome look like youthful indiscretions in a G-rated movie. Yes, it's that bad. And God has given America over to its collective debased mind and filthy heart (Romans 1:18-32).

While I can't sing "God Bless America," I do want God to bless America. My prayer is that God will bless America with repentance and faith in Jesus Christ. My prayer is that God will so change the heart of this nation that the Beatitudes would define us as a people.

Does what I've written mean I hate my country and the people who call her home? On the contrary: I love my country and her citizens enough to pray for their repentance--to pray they turn from 2+ centuries of wickedness and turn to Christ. I love my country and her people enough to tell them the truth that unless they repent they will all likewise perish (Luke 13:1-5). But until America repents, she is nothing more than another lost people group living in rebellion against God.

The people of America do what is evil in the sight of the Lord. Lord help us.

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