Why do the heathen rage against God?
Israel fits in the county I used to live, Aroostook County
America is in a moral and ethical freefall.
America and the world are quickly changing perhaps as never before. We have a new President in Donald Trump. There is a lot of hope in restoring America to greatness again. Others, who favored the Democrats say it is a disaster. As with the opposition to overly liberal Obamaians,it is probably somewhere in the middle. And finally, Israel is still surrounded by her enemies and opposed by almost every country as the Bible said it would.
A correct use of a verse from a little essay written in my undergraduate education is the point in case. Just as Martin Luther did with Habakkuk 2.4 in his 95' thesis at the door of Wittenberg Cathedral, I used another Old Testament verse, Psalm 2.1-3, in my thesis. His led to the Reformation. Mine led to a 4.0 on my Bachelor thesis and maybe a catalyst in igniting you. Enjoy reading this article, and perhaps do some study on your own to come to your own conclusion.
Dr. Chuck Colson has said, "We are in an ethical mess today because we as a society have embraced relativism and abandoned truth and moral certitude. We have bought the modern myth that life is all about us and our desires. We’ve lost the restraints of conscience and have abandoned the understanding of right and wrong that has been the foundation of Western ethics."
America and the Middle East have much in common in this regard. The majority of populations in both have turned their back on the true God. That is quite a claim about regions that have so much religion. Religion is man's attempt to reach God (MATRG). Jesus detested the religion of His day.
The Word of God is so the evident in its plea to believe by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ it should be obvious. Even a casual reading can discern this. Creation and the sciences the world today scream for a creator. Godless science disagrees. Our body created by God is a masterpiece of complexity. It evolved, but it could not have been created by evolution. With this in mind, let us explore the subject of turning one's back on God.
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The Messiah Reigns
"Why do the nations rage, And the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, And the rulers take counsel together, Against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying, "Let us break Their bonds in pieces And cast away Their cords from us." Psalm 2:1-3.
Even a casual reading of this verse will bring one to the point of stating this verse could depict America in the midst of a moral and ethical free fall where everyone without Christ is “doing what is right in their own eyes.” (Judges 21.25) The Humanist Manifesto has accomplished much of what it set out to achieve. Does this verse sound like today? Never has there been more immorality than today. Our breaking of the bonds of morality has led to the acceptance of sin as normal. It is not in the eyes of God. We are inviting judgment from the Almighty.
Take for example the U.S. Supreme Court that has consistently ruled against the commonsense Word of God since 1965 in original rulings, legislation by adjudication, designed not to offend those who do not believe. The Supreme Court decisions removed the Word of God from secular education and the public forum which has had a powerful downturn influence on moral behavior.
The results of these rulings have contributed to infanticide, casual sex, school shootings, and ignorant educated graduates devoid of knowledge of their Creator. God takes this personally. (Romans 1.15-32) One estimate says we have sacrificed 58,586,256 souls by infanticide since the 1973 legalization in the United States. It is immoral to stand by when you know something is wrong and do nothing. In many cases, it is also against civil law to do so. Why were people not using birth control? Abortion is America's birth control.
Why are the Christians of America not screaming for the overturning of Roe vs. Wade? We have aborted our future in America to the god of convenience that is infanticide. A New York Times story lists the percentage of abortions due to rape, incest, or the life of the mother as less than 1 percent of total abortions. It is also important to note that abortions due to rape, incest, or the life of the mother were never illegal before the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision to legalize abortion on demand.
PC is the SWAT of Free Speech
Political Correctness Mocks the Gospel of Jesus Christ!
Political correctness (PC), a major objective of the Humanist Manifesto, is in place in all facets of our society, included in many of the churches worldwide. PC envisions the world without God. They detest the Word of God. Secular Humanism thumbs its nose at God and is well established in the United States. There is a tremendous difference between Secular Humanism and a real Humanist. Jesus Christ was the example of authentic Humanism. God takes this skepticism personally.
God has been removed from the classroom and the public forum and has been replaced by PC. Are you afraid to display your love and allegiance to the Lord Jesus Christ? The Gospel of Jesus Christ and the Word of God can never become mixed with any other religion. Jesus said, “I AM the way, the truth, and the life; No one comes to the Father except through Me.” Jesus told this to Thomas who was not a doubter, anymore than you and I.
The arts mock God and Jesus Christ as ancient myths and are funded by tax dollars from the U.S. government. Another major goal of the Humanist Manifesto. Our youth is taught under the guise of academic freedom to lose the bonds of their parent's religion and their error-filled Bible. Then we wonder why the youth of today have abandoned the Word of God and salvation through Jesus Christ.
“Behold, I stand at the door and knock: if any man hears my voice and open the door, I will come into him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” Revelation 3:20. I have a question about this verse that goes against how it is often used in churches. Why is Jesus Christ standing up at the door and knocking at the door of His Church? The letter to the Laodicean Church of that day, as well as prophetically to the apostate church of our day is why He is outside. Jesus should already be inside through the Holy Spirit enlivening a dying church.
Both Paul and Peter preached the Gospel every time they spoke the Word of God, “Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the Gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, by which also you were saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you – unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you first of all that which I received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures.” (1 Corinthians 15:1-4)
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God created the heavens and the Earth
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Our country and each individual need to pray and ask for forgiveness.
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