Trent sent me an email today of an article by David Cloud of Way of Life Ministry that addressed the issues of why our nation is in such a miserable condition and under God’s judgment and curse. Here is the link to the article entitled America, Politics and Spiritual Light. It was originally posted by Bro. Cloud on November 12, 2012, shortly after the national election that saw President Obama get re-elected. I highly recommend that you read the article in its entirety. In light of the fact that our nation is entering into the presidential primaries and election this year it would be wise for every Christian to read and consider what he has to say. Take note of this paragraph by Bro. Cloud:
“That God’s curse is upon America should be obvious to any Bible believer. We are cursed with droughts and floods and tornados and multi-billion dollar mega-storms. We are cursed with rampant disease. We are cursed with foolish leaders who pursue policies guaranteed to destroy the nation. We are cursed with judges who are passionate about casting aside the very Constitution they vowed to uphold in favor of modern opinions. We are cursed with policies guaranteed to weaken commerce and destroy the value of our currency. We are cursed with the abuse of our military by the commander in chief himself. We are cursed with a mainstream media that hates the truth and rejoices in lies, that is devoted to brazen propaganda in the name of fair reporting. We are cursed with a national education system designed to produce moral rebels and spiritual fools. We are cursed with an entertainment industry fervently devoted to everything abominable in God’s eyes. We are cursed with a breath-taking loss of freedom, with the government snooping into every nook and cranny of our lives and businesses.”
He lays the blame directly at the feet of compromising, professing Christians and the pastors and leadership of most of the churches in this nation that profess the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. The reason for our nation’s miserable condition is that there is no fear of God in the lives of most professing Christians. This is because there are not many “fear of God and hellfire” sermons from most of the pulpits in this nation today. According to Bro Cloud “that is because the pastors are compromisers and apostates who fear the people more than they fear God and who care more about their individual bottom line than about the truth.”
Yes, our nation, our churches and our Christian brothers and sisters are in serious trouble. Many in the past have resorted to political activism and found it ineffective and the following paragraphs show why it is ineffective and points out the only effective solution to our nation’s ills:
“But we must understand that the curses are the symptoms, and healing does not come by focusing on symptoms (though it is right and necessary to reprove the works of darkness, (Ephesians 5:11). The fundamental element is the spiritual compromise and apostasy of professing Christians and churches that name the name of Jesus Christ, particularly in America which is a nation filled with churches and professing Christians.
“The passionate politicking on the part of Bible believers; the joining hands with pagans and heretics to “save America”; shows a lack of wisdom and spiritual understanding.
“There are many things we can do to help America or any other nation in which we find ourselves as pilgrims in this world, but carnal politicking and yoking together with heretics and unbelievers in blatant disobedience to God’s Word (e.g., Romans 16:17; 2 Corinthians 6:14-18) is not the answer. This has been tried since the formation of the misguided Moral Majority in the 1980s and it has only resulted in an ever steeper slide into destruction. The answer is not in another Ronald Reagan, but in a genuine spiritual revival.”
The article goes on from there and gives the answers to the question, “what can I do as a christian to help turn this nation around?” I want to urge you to read the article for yourself to find the solution. It is not far from us and each one of us who names the name of Christ in truth can do our part and we are responsible to God to do so!
Won’t you join me and let’s each one of us do our duty as a christian. Let us humble ourselves before our Lord and Savior, repent of our lukewarm spiritual life and seek the Lord with all our hearts, souls and minds and then be busy about His work of proclaiming the Gospel of Christ!
We need to keep in the forefront of our minds that there truly is a hell and that most of the people in this nation–and many that we know–will be going there for an eternity of torment in its unquenched flames! Unless we tell them the gospel and they turn to God from their sins and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ of the Bible and Him alone to save them from their sins.
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