Don’t we view the God of the Old Testament as a strict disciplinarian who sent his children into captivity when they flagrantly disobeyed him – – but then act as though the God of the New Testament is a permissive parent who lets his kids do as they please?
But what if it’s the same God and He doesn’t change? What if He calls us to obedience with the same level of seriousness as He did Israel? And with the same severity of consequences for disobedience?
ASKING FOR TROUBLE
Who would deny that America has abandoned our historic moral footing and our overall respect for Creator God and His laws for life and society? Do we feel that He is lenient enough in this age of grace that there’s no consequences?
Do we think that our “Supreme Court” has the last word?
How could we escape judgment if Sodom and Gomorrah were punished? And if we have sacrificed well over 50,000,000 children in reported legal abortions in the US since 1973, plus countless unreported and those caused by abortion pills? Lev. 20:2-5 is a warning to American Christians who have “closed our eyes.” https://biblia.com/bible/esv/leviticus/20/2-5
So, what’s the chance that America’s current situation internally and globally is the direct consequence of our turning from Him?
Look at the present Afghanistan debacle and our impotence in addressing it either militarily or politically? And the Covid-19 catastrophe, and our acrimonious politics and several spheres of horrific animosity? And more. Why has all this darkness come upon us?
What if we’re seeing what happens when God gives a nation over to depraved minds, as in Rom. 1:28? Why wouldn’t He?
GOD SAYS. . .
Romans 1:18-32 opens with: “The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness,” and ends with “Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools – -.” Please read it all: https://biblia.com/bible/nkjv/romans/1/18-32
Church, this is where we’re at. The world is hurting, including those precious but frightened children. God is preparing for a great harvest of souls amid deep suffering. Will we join the reapers or live in denial? Romans 1:16.
Kidron, Ohio USA
August 24, 2021
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Paul could be sending this letter to the American People today…
Yes, a sobering thought. Thanks Mike.