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What is Wrong in America

Updated on April 20, 2018
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Gary has a Ph.D. from Bible University of Canada, loves the Word of God - The Bible, and tries to educate believers of the world we live in.

There is a Battle Raging All Over the World

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Are You More Concerned With the Spiritual Matters than With Material Matters?

There are many things that are right in America. That should be obvious to anyone with open eyes. Many, inspired by love, still care for those who are in need of food, shelter, and spiritual attention. Some donate money to the same organizations who take care of the areas above of the less fortunate.

Millions are in need of medical assistance and affordable drugs of all types. Examinations, operations, to affordable medications are lacking due to a flurry of financial considerations. Unfortunately, many in the lower and lower middle classes have the same needs and still lack affordable health and prescription insurance even today.

The churches of America should be of more assistance in the process of helping those less fortunate which is also obvious. I do realize that many of the body of Christ already have. The spiritual warfare rages on in America and the world.

The examples above are merely examples of a much greater problem which is common in the digression of a nation like America and the ones that preceded her. The stages of national progression are:

1) From bondage to spiritual faith,

2) from spiritual faith to great courage,

3) from great courage to liberty,

4) from liberty to abundance,

5) from abundance to selfishness,

6) from selfishness to complacency,

7) from complacency to apathy,

8) from apathy to moral decay,

9) from moral decay to dependence,

10) and finally from dependence back to bondage. Where is America in this sequence of progression?

Let us examine what I believe to be one of America’s biggest problem. To state in plain language; our biggest problems are America and the countries systems have snubbed their collective nose at the founding God. It is easy to lose your heart and soul with God. An attitude of “We don’t need You!” when the opposite is the truth.

Is it possible that God is permitting the U.S. to die a slow extremely painful death? Can America be saved as a nation?

Spiritual food for thought: "A person should be more concerned with spiritual than with material matters, but another person's material welfare is his own spiritual concern." Rabbi Yisrael Salanter, (lived 1810-1883) What is wrong in America is a complex issue. I know that America has lost its heart and soul to materialism.

Read on.

The Lone Cross

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The Spiritual World Affects our Material World

While many Christians live in a lethargic state of inactivity today we are in the midst of an unseen spiritual war more real than our reality that rages between the dark forces of evil and the Godly forces of light.(Ephesians 6.12)

It is as it always has been. This battle we are currently in may be occurring in the season of the end of God’s grace towards sinners. What a frightening thought for sinners in the world.

What are our biggest problems that emanate from the Spiritual world into our reality:

1. Racism - This is bad no matter how you dress it up. God made all the beautiful colors and furthermore He will take from all kindred and tribes to be set apart as His own. Racism extends both ways between races and is evil.

2. Violence - Assaults, murders, rapes, and drugs are topics which any Godly country should not be hearing. But our nation is fed by a media system that glorifies all things evil and makes it like in the end no one gets hurt. They do. No Christian should be involved in this kind of violence.

3 Insane Taxes - Do you realize we pay taxes at the gas pump, the grocery store, the pharmacy, on our car and tag, for our homes and land, and for every dollar you make working and when you buy anything else. We are taxed every way come Sunday. And taxes hit hardest on the poor, especially on income tax.

4. The current Economy - This is hard for everyone. Prices are high, wages are not. The gap between the haves and have-nots is wider today than ever before. The Economy is not going to get better. It is fueled by profit at all costs including those they sell to and their own employees.

The globalist and so-called secular humanists have an arch enemy in each and every born again Christian doing the will of God. The dark forces are at work in the background and have an ally in every globalist and secular humanist who is marshaling liberal (sic) forces trying all they can to rid the United States of our Judeo-Christian roots.

Liberal defined includes words like open-mindedness, open-handed, and lacking no restraint in doing the right thing. What you find with many of the liberals in America today they are neither open-minded or generous towards those that oppose them.

As a group, they are in fact closed minded and downright nasty towards those who do not hold to their views. The ills of the country are many, and like metastatic cancer, it is difficult to pinpoint any one problem area more than the other.

The United States literally killed its financial security by the use of abortion as birth control with over 56,000,000 of its future taxpayers. Think about it. If one takes as few as 70 percent of these euthanized by abortion contributing to the Social Security System since 1972 our nation would have a surplus instead of a massive deficit.

Coincidentally Planned Parenthood has named Hilary Clinton as the abortion queen of the century. We have in place education systems that deny God and teach evolution as the beginning of the species while the evidence overwhelmingly suggests this could not have occurred by mere chance as the Darwinists story weaves an untruth.

If evolution and the earth were millions of years old were true we would have new species popping up in the marshes of America and the world every day. American moral relativity acceptance of man’s ways instead of God’s Way is at an all-time high.

While the divorce rate has dipped slightly in the last ten years the acceptance rate of divorce being morally right is at an all-time high. For a practicing Christian, man’s moral acceptability which clashes with God’s ways has an obligation to recognize and reject outright. (Judges 21.25, 17.6, Proverbs 21.2)

The Hall of Shame

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The Hall of Shame

There are denominations and churches within America which teach everything and anything except the real Gospel that Jesus Christ died on a wooden cross He created and was buried for three days in the ground to rise very early on a Sunday morning nearly two thousand years past. These types of churches are in the Hall of Shame.

(He was buried Wednesday on one of three Sabbaths that holiday week) Jesus resurrected for the sins of the world, and the Christians hope for the future without which Paul states all is for naught. (re. 1 Corinthians 15)

The lack of preaching the truth of the Gospel above more often is one part of the puzzle in the lack of immediacy of the average believer.The denial of many countries, including the United States and the United Nations, that God granted Israel the land “forever” is another problem in governments and even churches around the world.

The land grant was restated numerous times and expanded by God the Father. Humans, thumb their nose at God on this issue as well.It is evident America has denied and disobeyed God at every turn by calling evil good and good evil. (Isaiah 5.20)

The Bible says “woe to those” who practice doing evil and not to glorify the unholy actions which we do regularly in the media. The Gospel of Jesus Christ still preached and peoples still saved as we near the end of the season of God's Grace which is probably delayed as God is still showing mercy for those still coming to Him.

I hope it is not too late? However, this depends on the U.S. repenting of its sin and turning away from glorifying sin and evil. After repentance, God can help the U.S. begin the reversal of massive rift in the America fabric caused by unseen dark spiritual forces using willing and unsuspecting peoples. The Spiritual world is more real than the virtual reality we live within.

The Word of God attacked from within and without in America’s age of skepticism, moral revisionism, and deceit at all levels of government, education, and religion. The doubt of the Bible exists even within the walls of the church. God is still in control, and a real Christian may be called on to sacrifice as other believers in the Hall of Faith have done in the past. (re. Hebrews 11)

However, strengthen your resolve and your faith for whatever the future holds. Moreover, if I am right, the Rapture of true believers may be just around the corner as well. I believe we can all agree we are nothing but dust without the Creator. The Lord Jesus Christ used the Apostle Paul to write the doctrine of Christ and His body of believers, the Church in the Romans letter. I leave you with this - study it. God's blessings, Gary.

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What do I think?

The world is more complex than ever before and data is worth more than the individual persons within the data. But the Gospel of Jesus Christ is one-on-one like it always has been. The woman who touched his hem, the beggar by the Sheep Gate and the pool, which is called in Hebrew, Bethesda, the woman at the well, etc. He loves each individual and wants to save them from their sin so they can spend eternity in paradise. He will come if you call Him. He will save if you ask Him. Break down the barrier between you and He by simply asking. Eternity awaits either way. Gary Hill

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Spiritual Warfare Quiz

Is there a Spiritual War going on?

  • 89% Yes - There is a Spiritual War going on and the Gospel needs to be preached!
  • 11% No - This is something you have made up and does not exists.
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    • Tony Muse profile image

      Tony Muse 

      5 months ago from Texas, USA

      While I agree that moral depravity is running rampant in all parts of the world that the USA has been sinking fast, I will disagree with you concerning any country's stance towards the State of Israel being key to anything. I believe that ALL people have the right to be treated with dignity and respect, that includes Jews and Palestinians.

      The issues in that region go much deeper than I care to espouse here, but I do want to point one thing out from my point of view. The land promises that God made with the children of Israel were actually conditional and were based upon their obedience to God. There are many passages in the Old Testament where this is reiterated, but I will post only a few:

      JOSHUA 23:15-16: "Therefore it shall come to pass, that as all good things are come upon you, which the LORD your God promised you; so shall the LORD bring upon you all evil things, until he have destroyed you from off this good land which the LORD your God hath given you. When ye have transgressed the covenant of the LORD your God, which he commanded you, and have gone and served other gods, and bowed yourselves to them; then shall the anger of the LORD be kindled against you, and ye shall perish quickly from off the good land which he hath given unto you."

      1 KINGS 9:6-9: "But if ye shall at all turn from following me, ye or your children, and will not keep my commandments and my statutes which I have set before you, but go and serve other gods, and worship them: Then will I cut off Israel out of the land which I have given them: and this house, which I have hallowed for my name, will I cast out of my sight: and Israel shall be a proverb and a byword among all people: And at this house, which is high, every one that passeth by it shall be astonished, and shall hiss: and they shall say, Why hath the LORD done thus unto this land, and to this house? And they shall answer, Because they forsook the LORD their God, who brought forth their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and have taken hold upon other gods, and have worshipped them, and served them: therefore hath the LORD brought upon them all this evil."

      NEHEMIAH 1:8-9: "Remember, I beseech thee, the word that thou commandedst thy servant Moses, saying, If ye transgress, I will scatter you abroad among the nations: but if ye turn unto me, and keep my commandments, and do them; though there were of you cast out unto the uttermost part of the heaven, yet will I gather them from thence, and will bring them unto the place that I have chosen to set my name there."

      JEREMIAH 7:3-6: "Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, Amend your ways and your doings, and I will cause you to dwell in this place. Trust ye not in lying words, saying, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, are these. For if ye throughly amend your ways and your doings; if ye throughly execute judgment between a man and his neighbour; If ye oppress not the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, and shed not innocent blood in this place, neither walk after other gods to your hurt: Then will I cause you to dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers, for ever and ever."

      In the 70 years since the creation of the State of Israel, the people there have not made any progress towards being in covenant with God. Statistics that I have seen show that 2/3 of those living in the State of Israel don't even count themselves as religious, they are a more secular country than the USA.

      I would also suggest that the old covenant that they wish to be part of is no longer valid, therefore the ONLY way that they can be in covenant with God is to accept Christ.

      Hebrews 8:13 When He said, “A new covenant,” He has made the first obsolete. But whatever is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to disappear.

      Peace!

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      Gary E Hill 

      5 months ago from Shelby, NC 28152

      Both Paul and the Lord Jesus spoke of two comings of the Lord. This is not the article to debate the whether there is a rapture or not. I am not a Catholic and do not adhere to their theology or hermeneutics.

      I stand by my convictions of hermeneutics and you stand by yours. I thank you for your comments and thoughts. On this, we agree to disagree. Gary

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      charlie 

      5 months ago from From Kingdom of God living on Planet earth in between the oceans

      GARY You said " if I am right, the Rapture of true believers may be just around the corner as well. "

      This is what that refers to. That is a false doctrine from the catholics that has been incorporated into the church system and the vast majority of churches of men teach it.

      THERE IS NO RAPTURE

      Here is the scripture truth. Read it closely, go to Genesis and study it with the Holy Spirit. Only 8 people were saved out of thousands. Noah and his family only. But they were not removed from the earth, they had to go through the flood, BUT God had prepared a safe place for them by warning and instruction Noah. In the same way That God held off His judgment until he had noah safe, he held off His judgment on s and G until Lot was safe.

      Go look at what God did in Goshen where He protected the israelites in the midst of the judgement. Look at the tree young men in the firey furnace. GOD HAS NEVER REMOVED HIS PEOPLE FROM ADVERSITY HE ALWAYS PROTECTS THEM IN IT.

      Matt 24:36-44

      37 But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 38 For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, 39 and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 40 Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left. 41 Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left. 42 Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming. 43 But know this, that if the master of the h house to be broken into. 44 Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect. ouse had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his

      Luke 17:26-30

      26 And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man: 27 They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. 28 Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; 29 but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. 30 Even so will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed

      Can you even imagine the thoughts of those believing this lie when they are not removed from the earth. Scripture says in several places that the righteous inherit the earth.

      How can you inherit it if you have been removed and it disappears?

      Ps 25:12-13 Who is the man that fears the Lord ?

      Him shall He* teach in the way He* chooses.

      13 He himself shall dwell in prosperity,

      And his descendants shall inherit the earth.

      Ps 37:9-10 9 For evildoers shall be cut off;

      But those who wait on the Lord ,

      They shall inherit the earth.

      10 For yet a little while and the wicked shall be no more;

      Ps 37:11 But the meek shall inherit the earth, And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

      Ps 37:22 For those blessed by Him shall inherit the earth, But those cursed by Him shall be cut off.

      Matt 5:5 Blessed are the meek, For they shall inherit the earth.

      The truth is found here and exposes another false teaching od apostate ma,. No ONE is going to heaven. God and Christ leave heaven and move to the new earth to be wilh and among HIS sons for eternity.

      Rev 21:1-8 Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. 2 Then I, John,* saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, "Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. 4 And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away."

      5 Then He who sat on the throne said, "Behold, I make all things new." And He said to me,* "Write, for these words are true and faithful."

      6 And He said to me, "It is done!* I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. 7 He who overcomes shall inherit all things,* and I will be his God and he shall be My son. 8 But the cowardly, unbelieving,* abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death."

      He who overcomes death as Christ did by being a real disciple of Christ will inherit the eternal kingdom of God on the new earth and will live with God there for eternity.

      Why a NEW heaven and earth? Because man has so corrupted this earth that GOD can not live on it and has not since he moved from the garden on earth to heaven because of the corruption of man.

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      Gary E Hill 

      5 months ago from Shelby, NC 28152

      Charlie - While I agree with your comments I fail to see where the article did not point out the problem as turning the countries back on God and His path to salvation Jesus Christ. False doctrines of man is a strong charge against a brother in Christ. Perhaps there is a critical spirit involved? I always uplight the Lord Jesus Christ while helping those who need salvation see the only path to God - our Lord Jesus Christ. Gary

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      charlie 

      5 months ago from From Kingdom of God living on Planet earth in between the oceans

      the article is certainly needed, but the errors in the article, false doctrines of man instead of the doctrines of Christ, make it just an outreach from the church system of man created by and grown by apostate man. Jesus called them hirelings and rejected them while warning to not let them deceive us. But the masses have allowed themselves to be deceived and now follow apostate men instead of the risen Christ who alone is the only way to God. If they read and study the scriptures, and IF they were filled with the Holy Spirit of God and not following a false jesus and a false holy spirit that scripture tells us will come, they would know that they are being deceived. Jesus is Lord of this age , having been delegated all of the power and authority of God for this age, the final age of man.

      In other words THE REAL PROBLEM IS the church system with its 46000 different divisions is not of God but of man and as followers of man they are led away from the simplicity of the Gospel and baptized into the ways of man instead of into Christ the Lord Jesus Hates division in His church.. God hates division among His people

      If the church system was exposed as scripture says it should be, then those professing Christ would be forced to find Christ or meet the truth that they have been deceived.

      I have never in my 45 years around the world, met a pastor or other professing to be clergy that taught people to not believe him or any other man unless the Holy Spirit of God confirms to them personally that it is truth. Nor have I met one that understood or taught that HIS church is not a part of the invisible church of Jesus Christ built without hands, without man leading,

      The true church of Jesus Christ is a simply awesome thing. It need no man as leader as it's head Is Christ and it consists ONLY OF THOSE REAL DISCIPLES OF CHRIST, FILLED WITH AND FOLLOWING ONLY THE HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD, WHEREVEVER, WHENEVER AND HOWEVER THEY ARE INSTRUCTED. 1 Peter is clear that the disciples of Christ that do all He requires are the priest of this age, not self anointed (by man) clergy that scriptures say are not to be in His ekklesia. Only they who follow Christ alone and endure to the end inherit the the earth and go in to possess the eternal kingdom of God after Christ returns all authority to God. Just like in the entry to the promised land for Israel, those that did trust and follow God without question will not enter.

      The indoctrination centers called bible colleges and schools teach how to follow each division's man made doctrines and man, not Christ and ALL of HIS Doctrines.

      The problem with America is those professing to be of Christ have let themselves be deceived by and to follow man, even though scriptures clearly state we must follow Christ alone, do ALL He requires of us, be led by the Holy Spirit of the eternal God, and endure to the end if we desire to enter the eternal Kingdom.

      Matt 7:13-14

      13 "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. 14 Because* narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and THERE ARE FEW WHO FIND IT.

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