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Message Of The Week: America At The Crossroads
Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach any people: Proverbs 14:34
America stands at a spiritual crossroads. More and more this country is becoming a nation that is forgetting her God. Sin has taken root, and its branches are growing uncontrollably, and in time, the Judeo-Christian ethic that this country was founded upon will be a thing of the past.
The media is rife with God’s message to the world, in showing upheavals that the world attributes to acts of Nature; economic collapse, wars, rumors of wars, the growing fear of a nuclear holocaust, the growing jobless and homeless rate, spiritual wickedness in high places in the form of a corrupt government, and the same condition in some churches. These, as the Bible states are the beginning of sorrows, which if not repented of, will only get worse. That’s the bad news, the good news is that God has provided for this country a way out, a bailout that surpasses the bailout given only to a select few - a bailout for all men no matter what their condition or social-economic status, and that bailout is in the person of His Son Jesus Christ. Jesus laid down his life so that those who come to him will have the abundant life - both in this time, and in the world to come.
The Tower at Siloam - Luke 13:4,5
Siloam is mentioned twice in the New Testament; It is the site of the pool where Jesus told the blind man to wash his eyes and had his sight restored, and it is the site of the tragedy in which eighteen people lost their lives.
Looking once again at the world’s situation in the past weeks; if one believes that Iceland’s volcano erupting, the holocaust in Haiti, the earthquakes in China and South America were acts of God rather than Mother Nature Gone Wild, there is also a tendency to believe that these people must have sinned great sins for this to have happened to them.
This falls in line with the thinking in Luke 13. There were some that thought that the eighteen people who were killed when the Tower of Siloam fell upon them were sinners above all sinners. However, Jesus’ message was clear, and serves as a reminder to us as individuals and as a nation, that we stand in the same judgement if repentance is not made.
America is not exempt from God’s judgement, and we as a country can’t continue to have this “fat, dumb, and happy” attitude, while our Nation is crumbling around us.
We can’t sit idly by and think that what happened in these other countries cannot happen here, especially since there is a wholesale campaign to eradicate God from our society. Let’s not forget 911, Katrina, Mt. St. Helens, the California wildfires,oil spills, killer tornadoes, earthquakes in places one didn’t think would have them, the killings in our schools, and on our streets, and the list goes on. God loves man, but abhors the sin man commits. That’s why He sent His Son, to die for our sins, and save us from the wrath to come, (John 3:16) for these warnings are just the tip of the iceberg.
14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7.
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