It’s Something to Think About…
Some years ago, President Obama stated that America was no longer a Christian nation. His comment provoked some, but perhaps he was speaking a truth that we’d just rather not believe. In Habakkuk 2:4, Romans 1:17, Galatians 3:11 and Hebrews 10:38 we can find the statement, “The righteous shall live by faith” (faith in God). While our nation may have been founded on Christian principles with our laws based largely on Biblical values, the people of our nation have increasingly turned their backs on those principles and values to embrace values of their own making. “Self” has become god in many lives today. Read Romans 1:16-32. It not only tells us that the just shall live according to their faith, but describes how those who do not live by faith in God act and how they live out their lives. Doesn’t the description of the latter group sound much like what we see going on in our nation today? The profanity, indecency, lawlessness, violence and brutality have become daily happenings. We have become a nation that now openly promotes promiscuity and has legalized perversity and infanticide.
Many people say they are proud to be an American and cry out “God bless America,” but are they proud of the God who inspired the Founding Fathers of this nation? Do they honor Him in their lives and do they realize that a Holy God cannot bless an unholy people? Turn to the pages of the Old Testament and read how God’s “chosen” people in Judah and Israel turned from following Him time and time again, and each time God removed His hand of blessing from them and allowed their barbaric enemies to attack, oppress, enslave and slay them. Their enemies were just as barbaric as ISIS and all the radical Islamists of today. Wake up America! Repentance is clearly warranted and a renewed, genuine faith in the One True God is desperately needed.
It is sad that during such times of oppression the innocent and the faithful often have to face the same fate as the ungodly; but, thankfully, God gives a special measure of mercy and grace to His children whenever they must go through the fiery trials of this life. Whatever we may think about this matter is irrelevant; the fact remains that God’s judgment is coming. Indeed, the most important question is in which group will we be found – among the faithful, or the faithless?