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Psalm 32:6a “Therefore let all the faithful pray to you while you may be found.”
I’ve been trying to find the correct word to describe the direction America and the current administration is headed. I’m thinking of: deranged, demented, irresponsible, loony, psychotic or unhinged. While any of these words may describe the lack of common sense and decency, I think the most accurate word is either wicked or evil.
Trying to obliterate the obvious differences between male and female for whatever reason is thumbing the nose at God who created us, male and female and marriage between one man and one woman. God created us this way for good reason. To adhere to this common sense and natural union is for the happiness and security of home, state and church. To do otherwise is truly a hate crime. To tell someone there lifestyle or particular practice is healthy and natural when in fact it isn’t is to show a lack of love and concern for their present life and eternal destiny.
I believe, as I’ve said for a number of years now, that America was moving toward and is now embracing Romans 1:18-32.
“The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.
“For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.
“Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.
“Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.
“Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their pmdasharents; they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy. Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.”
Read it all and see what you think. “Their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. ... Therefore God gave them over to the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual immorality for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth about God for a lie.”
What are the people of God to do? Remain silent? That’s partly what got us into this mess. Are we to rewrite scripture or place God and his word under man’s supreme authority?! It is time to pray earnestly and sincerely for conviction of sin, remorse, and repentance beginning with ourselves. We must seek the Lord while he may be found, before he refuses to hear our cry. Isaiah 55:6 Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near. I hope America has not yet reached the point of no return.
As Ann Graham Lotz said, Daniel lived in a pagan land and served the world’s most wicked king at that time. He did not compromise or act contrary to his faith; he prayed and always responded to the king with respect. As a result King Nebuchadnezzar admitted Daniel’s God was the true God.
Everyone who served and sacrificed in all of America’s wars beginning with the War of Independence has been spit in their face and has had Old Glory trampled upon by the politically correct message that says; we don’t want what our men and women fought and died for—liberty and our constitution which is grounded in scripture, nor the God that directed our founding fathers and pilgrims. I say if you don’t like our constitution there are plenty of other countries where you can live.
Our only hope is in the God of scripture, and God’s people turning to him and not remaining silent, passive or indifferent. For such a time as this God is calling on his true church.
“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” —Dietrich Bonhoeffer