Since the beginning of this nation, Christianity has been the main religion people claimed as their own. The have claimed to be followers of Christ, and believed in His word, the Bible, as God's revelation to man. In the past 100 years or so, this nation has been walking away from the true God of the bible, and Christ, and yet 80% of the people in this country STILL claim to be Christians.
What makes one a Christian? What defines how a Christian lives, thinks and acts? What fruit should we expect from a Christian nation of people following the bible and Christ? What should we expect from 80% of the population of a country of 300 million people who claim Biblical belief and believe the true God?
The tragic truth is that America is not only NOT a Christian nation, most people who speak God's or Christ's name are taking God's name in vain... that is, to no good useful purpose. Let's understand the facts:
America and Americans who claim to be Christian have within it population those supporting...
The list could go on, but this is enough to present the obvious problem... how can such things be occurring in a country which is "Of the People, By the People, and FOR the People," and which 80% of those "People" claim to be followers of Christ? This is a grand lie and self deceit, and it is leading to God's punishment of this country for rejecting Him as ruler, and accepting evil instead.
What did God tells us about this evil? Three times, under differing situations, God told the people...
Deut 13:5 "So shall you put the evil away from the midst of you."
Deut 17:7 "So you shall put the evil away from among you."
Deut 19:19 "Then shall you do to him, as he had thought to have done to his brother: so shall you put the evil away from among you."
The Christian movement seems self-deluded. It talks about truth and righteousness, but it is ONLY mostly talk. Where are the well known Christian groups when it comes to the above? Where is the standing they should be making against the above abominations? We have become a nation of cowards, selfish, greedy, liars, deceivers and more...
2 Tim 3:1 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, :3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, :4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, :5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!
The "form of godliness" most fall into is traditional Christianity, which is a facade... a shadow of truth and righteousness is shown. Where is the light and example Christ claimed would follow His true followers? Where is the Biblical foundation this nation claims to have?
Matt 7:21 "Not everyone who says to Me,'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?' 23 And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'
Matt 25:1 "Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish. 3 Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them, 4 but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. 5 But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept. 6 "And at midnight a cry was heard: 'Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!' 7 Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps. 8 And the foolish said to the wise, 'Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.' 9 But the wise answered, saying, 'No, lest there should not be enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.' 10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut. 11 "Afterward the other virgins came also, saying,'Lord, Lord , open to us!' 12 But he answered and said, 'Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.'
Luke 6:46 "But why do you call Me 'Lord, Lord,' and not do the things which I say? 47 Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like: 48 He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock. 49 But he who heard and did nothing is like a man who built a house on the earth without a foundation, against which the stream beat vehemently; and immediately it fell. And the ruin of that house was great."
Gen 1:1 - Luke 13:30 And He went through the cities and villages, teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem. 23 Then one said to Him, "Lord, are there few who are saved?" And He said to them, 24 "Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I say to you, will seek to enter and will not be able. 25 When once the Master of the house has risen up and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and knock at the door, saying, 'Lord, Lord, open for us,' and He will answer and say to you,'I do not know you, where you are from,' 26 then you will begin to say, 'We ate and drank in Your presence, and You taught in our streets.' 27 But He will say, 'I tell you I do not know you, where you are from. Depart from Me, all you workers of iniquity.' 28 There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, and yourselves thrust out. 29 They will come from the east and the west, from the north and the south, and sit down in the kingdom of God. 30 And indeed there are last who will be first, and there are first who will be last."
Many Americans have given their lives to everything but what God has commanded. Our nation is falling daily and we fiddle and play our games. We allow ourselves to be entertained with mindless distractions, only rarely noticing the evils around us. We hide from the truth because it isn't affecting us immediately. We have let fears and worries dictate our behavior. We accept the lie that "I can't do anything about it." We play mind games with ourselves and others. We deceive ourselves by allowing our time to be eaten up by false leaders, false news media, false sporting and other activities which tell us the things we want to hear so we can avoid those things which challenge us to act as Christians in word AND deed... in spirit and truth, and NOT in empty talk.
Where is the warning God commands to be declared to this nation and the world? Why do so few warn of the pending punishment this nation will receive because of its rejection of God?
Hos 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; Because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children. 7 "The more they increased, The more they sinned against Me; I will change their glory into shame. 8 They eat up the sin of My people; They set their heart on their iniquity. 9 And it shall be: like people, like priest. So I will punish them for their ways, And reward them for their deeds. 10 For they shall eat, but not have enough; They shall commit harlotry, but not increase; Because they have ceased obeying the LORD.
Our "leadership" has steadily become corrupted and this corruption is picked up by the People. The example set by leaders gradually decays the social and moral standards God established for society.
A direct prophecy for our country is laid out in clear terms. It is the warning to us that if we continue as we are as a nation, our nation WILL fall. No Christian in word alone will escape this punishment...
Lev 26:14 'But if you do not obey Me, and do not observe all these commandments, 15 and if you despise My statutes, or if your soul abhors My judgments, so that you do not perform all My commandments, but break My covenant, 16 I also will do this to you: I will even appoint terror over you, wasting disease and fever which shall consume the eyes and cause sorrow of heart. (Diseases will increase) And you shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it. (Our harvests going to international areas, as well as foreigners in our country - illegal aliens eating up our assets) 17 I will set My face against you, and you shall be defeated by your enemies. (we will lose to an enemy) Those who hate you shall reign over you, and you shall flee when no one pursues you. (We are hated by many nations today, especially Arab nations.)
18 'And after all this, if you do not obey Me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins. 19 I will break the pride of your power; (America's power and pride will be broken by all these things and we will not win another war.) I will make your heavens like iron and your earth like bronze. (Our land will suffer drought.) 20 And your strength shall be spent in vain; for your land shall not yield its produce, nor shall the trees of the land yield their fruit.
21 'Then, if you walk contrary to Me, and are not willing to obey Me, I will bring on you seven times more plagues, according to your sins. 22 I will also send wild beasts among you, which shall rob you of your children, destroy your livestock, and make you few in number; (Notice the agenda to repopulate parts of America with the wolf population, now a major nuisance and thereat to safety and health) and your highways shall be desolate.
23 'And if by these things you are not reformed by Me, but walk contrary to Me, 24 then I also will walk contrary to you, and I will punish you yet seven times for your sins. 25 And I will bring a sword against you that will execute the vengeance of the covenant; when you are gathered together within your cities I will send pestilence among you; and you shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy. 26 When I have cut off your supply of bread, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven, and they shall bring back your bread by weight, and you shall eat and not be satisfied.
27 'And after all this, if you do not obey Me, but walk contrary to Me, 28 then I also will walk contrary to you in fury; and I, even I, will chastise you seven times for your sins. 29 You shall eat the flesh of your sons, and you shall eat the flesh of your daughters. 30 I will destroy your high places, cut down your incense altars, and cast your carcasses on the lifeless forms of your idols; and My soul shall abhor you. 31 I will lay your cities waste and bring your sanctuaries to desolation, and I will not smell the fragrance of your sweet aromas. 32 I will bring the land to desolation, and your enemies who dwell in it shall be astonished at it. 33 I will scatter you among the nations and draw out a sword after you; your land shall be desolate and your cities waste. 34 Then the land shall enjoy its Sabbaths as long as it lies desolate and you are in your enemies' land; then the land shall rest and enjoy its Sabbaths. 35 As long as it lies desolate it shall rest — for the time it did not rest on your Sabbaths when you dwelt in it.
36 'And as for those of you who are left, I will send faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies; the sound of a shaken leaf shall cause them to flee; they shall flee as though fleeing from a sword, and they shall fall when no one pursues. 37 They shall stumble over one another, as it were before a sword, when no one pursues; and you shall have no power to stand before your enemies. 38 You shall perish among the nations, and the land of your enemies shall eat you up. 39 And those of you who are left shall waste away in their iniquity in your enemies' lands; also in their fathers' iniquities, which are with them, they shall waste away.
40 'But if they confess their iniquity and the iniquity of their fathers, with their unfaithfulness in which they were unfaithful to Me, and that they also have walked contrary to Me, 41 and that I also have walked contrary to them and have brought them into the land of their enemies; if their uncircumcised hearts are humbled, and they accept their guilt - 42 then I will remember My covenant with Jacob, and My covenant with Isaac and My covenant with Abraham I will remember; I will remember the land. 43 The land also shall be left empty by them, and will enjoy its Sabbaths while it lies desolate without them; they will accept their guilt, because they despised My judgments and because their soul abhorred My statutes. 44 Yet for all that, when they are in the land of their enemies, I will not cast them away, nor shall I abhor them, to utterly destroy them and break My covenant with them; for I am the LORD their God. 45 But for their sake I will remember the covenant of their ancestors, whom I brought out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the nations, that I might be their God: I am the LORD.'"
The just of what the above scriptures are saying is that God will no longer be supporting this nation because of our national sins. We will slowly go down, suffering more and more because we refuse to obey and submit to Him. Our crops will suffer, our land will suffer, our people will suffer, our wealth will slowly be "eaten up." Our enemies will conquer us, eventually, and great war and strife could encompass this very nation to the point that many will die and many will be taken prisoners to foreign nations by those who we have allowed to rise up because we have rejected God. Just do a search on "punish" in the Old Testament to see how serious God is... and don't think all these scriptures have been fulfilled already... most are related to the future.
All one has to do is stop and take stock of our nation's present plight. Our money is falling in value. Our leaders have become lawless. Our land is being destroyed by chemical and GMO (genetically modified organism) farming practices. Our health is the poorest in the world, with over 50% of our population on medications of some type. Our schools teach false knowledge and government propaganda and lawlessness. Our families are fractured and divorce is rampant. Our businesses corrupted by greed. Our products have become inferior to other nation's products. We have allowed corporate greed to destroy millions of American jobs and weaken our infrastructure. America could NOT gear up for a major world conflict because our resources are now in the hands of other nations... some of which will be our enemies. Our infrastructure in many places is that of second and third world nations... bad roads, bridges, buildings, hospitals.
What is the cost to our nation in rejecting God and Biblical values? You don't have to believe in God to see the value in not killing, stealing, lying, cheating on your spouse, honoring your parents, etc. So what is the cost and why do so many supposed Christians reject God's word? They have no excuse because they claim to BE Christians. What cost is it to observe biblical principles for those that do NOT believe in a true God? The cost is that they can't do what they want to do... selfishness, vanity, pride, lust, and especially, submission to something else they don't like.
We either take all of God's word, or none of it. To determine for ourselves what is right and wrong, good or evil, is a natural conflict of interest for everyone. There can be no healthy social order if everyone chooses for themselves what they can or can't do without some guidelines or rules. Some believe child molestation is great stuff. That is their "choice," right? Who can rightly stand up and say it is not "right" and what do they base that belief on? Some believe homosexuality is ok... and that God doesn't care who we "love" in a sexual way. Many people lie every day. Sin is everywhere in this country, and we are paying for it, and WILL pay for it even more unless we change direction... change our minds... change our beliefs... change our attitudes... but who is willing to conform to another standard that goes against the grain of selfish carnal human nature? Who is willing to deny their own desires that damage themselves and others around them?
America was intended to be a light to other nations. It was to be an example of what a nation could achieve whose God is the true God of the Bible. It was meant to honor God and His power and plan. It was to be a blessing to other nations, and it was that at one time, but we have become a curse to other nations today. We have rejected God, and other nations are following our example. We have taken war and world domination into other nations and we are dishonoring our supposed Christian heritage, and therefore, the true God. Millions have died at our hands in unlawful and unconstitutional actions.
This activity WILL be corrected, with or without our support. This nation, and many others, will be punished if we neglect the Bible and our relationship with God. Does anyone care anymore or are we doomed to destruction, death and horrors most could not imagine?
America is the recipient of the blessings and promises of God, but they will be removed if we do as our forefathers did long ago and were punished as well.
Deut 30:19 I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live; 20 that you may love the LORD your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for He is your life and the length of your days; and that you may dwell in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them."
Choice. God gives us that, but governments of the world take so much free choice away and replaces it with pharisaical laws means to oppress and control us, and deny the very freedom God wishes for us to exercise. We, as a people have been "exercising" choices, but being misled in doing so. Forgetting God's standards, we can only establish our own...
Rom 10:3 "For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted to the righteousness of God."
The standard we must use is not one of our own choosing. America is showing its sins for the whole world to see...
Isa 3:9 "The look on their countenance witnesses against them, And they declare their sin as Sodom; They do not hide it. Woe to their soul! For they have brought evil upon themselves.
Sin is displayed throughout our republic... people reveling in every kind of destructive behavior which simply trains our kids to follow suit. What hope is there for any nation so bent? What does history tell us of such behavior and the end results? The nation fell.
We have to reawaken our desire for truth and to be better people... rise above the level of animal nature...
Matt 5:6 "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled."
How many people today in this group of nation/states God brought together really "hunger and thirst" for righteousness? Where are they looking for such righteousness, and how are they practicing it?
Matt 5:20 "For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven."
Matt 6:33 "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you."
May we rethink our collective, and individual, paths, and move back toward the true God and His way of life before it is too late!
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