Since the September Eleventh tragedy that shook the very foundations of our society there has been a renewed wave of patriotism that has swept across this nation from sea to shining sea. People from all walks of life came together for just a short while to join hands and hearts in commemoration and celebration of this nations great history of liberty, freedom, and justice for those who brought this terrible disaster upon America. We witnessed a revival of the time-honored phrase “God Bless America”, as millions joined voices in song all across this land.
We people in the United States of America have been blessed by God far beyond what we deserve, we have taken so much of it for granted, we have become accustomed to the abundance of wealth and prosperity that we seem to have forgotten it’s true source. America is deceiving itself if it thinks that it can continue to worship materialism, technology, and science without the judgment hand of Almighty God being levied against her.
If we want God to continue to bless America then some major changes must be made in our society, and it must start within the church of Christ. God’s people are the ones responsible for setting the moral tone of society, and we desperately need to see spiritual revival in this land, if it is going to happen it must happen very soon.
In order for the Christian church to see true spiritual revival in America it must experience revival itself first. The truth is that churches all to often reflect societies standards, and have fallen victim to apostasy. Many preach a humanized gospel that is of no effect spiritually, and fails to bring the true message of salvation to the masses of lost people that are frankly on their way to hell with no hope. Let me make sure that reader clearly understands that the churches primary responsibility worldwide is evangelism! In many churches today they do not even begin to scratch the surface of what evangelism is, some just don’t care because their church is just a country club for religious people. Christians in America have fallen in love with the good things in life that by themselves are not wrong, but Christians are told by God to “love not the world, neither the things of the world”. All too often the church appears to be just like the world, and there is little distinction between the churched and the un-churched, people on the outside are always commenting on the hypocrisy within the church, and they are right in many cases, Christians are to be “in the world, but not of the world”.
This brings us to the question at hand, why should God bless America? If you think about it it’s not hard to figure out, America has fallen deeper and deeper into un-godliness. Our nation has allowed the slaughter of millions of unborn children. Homosexuals are coming out of the closet left and right pushing their radical agenda. The so-called “gay theology” is being preached in many churches where they are trying to re-write the Bible to fit their own sinful lifestyles because they can’t stand the truth of what God’s Holy Word declares, that homosexuality is a sin. Radical feminist’s are pushing their radical agenda. All of these things whittle down to one basic problem that comes naturally to humanity, the spirit of rebellion against God. These issues have found their way into the Christian church and many preachers and church goers have been led away by deceiving spirits.
Our politicians are basically corrupt, they protect the rights of pornographers while pushing for laws to limit the free speech of Bible believing Christians. How long will God continue to heap blessings on a people that are perverting everything that God has created and ordained? Why is God allowing these things to take place? How long will be too long? If God destroyed the earth once by flood because of the peoples wickedness? If he destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah because of their immorality, and wickedness, He undoubtedly will send His wrath on America for its wickedness. Why should God bless a nation that is literally spiting in his face, and twisting his truth to fit their perverted lifestyles.
This serves as a warning to those who are seeking to obliterate God and Christian principles from society. God has been very patient with them and given them every chance to repent and turn to Him but they refuse. If they think that they are going to get away with it, guess again because His Word declares that they are storing up for themselves God’s wrath that will be poured out upon them in the last day, people can not make a mockery of him and get away with it forever.
God tells us in His Word, “judgment begins in the house of God”, He will first judge the church for it’s wickedness, for all of the sin it has tolerated, for exchanging the truth of God for lies that have led many away from God‘s truth, and caused many to die and enter hell for all of eternity.
It is very clear to me that Satan’s number one target in America is the family unit, he is using every tactic he can to attack the family and tear it apart. All of the before mentioned radical groups with their radical agenda’s are all aimed at destroying the traditional family unit that God himself has ordained. This is what we call ‘spiritual warfare!’ When will God’s people figure out what is going on and come out of their closets and fight back by waging spiritual warfare like never before, and ferverently evangelizing the lost? People of other faiths don’t like being referred to as lost, but they are, and we can’t worry about it if some take offense to the truth, the fact is that those who are following false doctrines, and false religions are lost and need to hear the truth.
I believe that God will withdraw his hand of blessing from America, if this nation does not turn back to the one true God, and the one true faith, America will pay the price for it’s sin. Christians can no longer tolerate what God calls sin, and we can no longer stand by and be silent about the things that are taking place in our country. The church is going to have to humble itself before God and repent of its wrongdoing, when Christians have done their business with God then He will bring revival to our nation, and return his hand of blessing. If the church does not repent and continues to tolerate sin, and make excuses for what God calls evil. If churches continue to preach the humanized false so-called gospel that is powerless, and does not lead people to true repentance before God. If believers do not speak up and fight for what is right in society, and they do not evangelize the lost, they will pay a high price, and the nation with them.
Should God bless America? NO! Not as long as America is in utter rebellion against him, and not as long as the church is teaching things that are contrary to his Word, not until the church falls on it’s face in the dirt before him in repentance. Let the reader understand that there are two churches present, the true church (apostolic), and the false church (apostate). The Apostolic church teaches Salvation by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. The Apostate church teaches Salvation by faith plus works, or just by works which leads straight into the lake of fire. Also let the reader understand that the spirit of Anti-Christ is getting more prevalent in our society all the time, God is separating the true church from the false one, the line in the sand has been drawn and for the truly born-again believer, the difference is quite clear. Even though we would like to see America come back to full prosperity for many years to come so that we all might benefit from the blessings of God for another season of time. The cry of our hearts is ‘Maranatha’, come quickly Lord Jesus!
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Well written. Must also take into account the prophectic times we are living in. There is a God given time table that has already laid a path for the whole world and America is one part of God's Eternal Plan. Yes, Evangelism is the priority for the Church (us) in whatever age.
We must, with eyes wide open, continue to call it as we see in Godly perspective. Good wake up article!