I believe America is in trouble. Serious trouble. Try to imagine a dog lying down asleep in the highway with a semi truck bearing down on him. As you watch the truck get closer and closer you try to warn the dog, but he ignores you. You hate to see what’s coming…but the inevitable will happen in a matter of seconds. America is that dog. God is that semi truck. The only difference is….that the dog has done nothing to deserve what’s coming. America DOES deserve what’s coming. And what’s coming….is the Judgment of God…
As I watched the election results Tuesday night, I couldn’t help but think I was seeing Romans 1 come true before my very eyes. Read this Scripture passage….and see if you can do it without shuddering: “And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper, being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful; and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them. (Romans 1:28-32 NASB) Its almost scary to see the similarity between Romans 1 and today’s America. In a national election, people all over this country chose to willingly put into power a group of people who are committed to the legalized murder of innocent children. That sounds harsh. But that is the absolute truth. I know, I know….there are other issues besides abortion. Right? Yes there are. Iraq, the economy, taxes, Social Security, etc., etc. (click here to read a good article on why the abortion issue is so important http://www.desiringgod.org/ResourceLibrary/TopicIndex/47/1524_OneIssue_Politics_OneIssue_Marriage_and_the_Humane_Society/) Let me be frank for a moment….I’m somewhat ashamed to live in a country that is more concerned with its checkbook than it is with the murder of babies. Our country USED to be better than that. What’s happened? How can we be so depraved? Read the above verse again and you’ll see the answer. Our nation has chosen depravity over God….and God will hand us over to the evil we have chosen. And mark my words….its going to get worse. Let these words sink into your ears: President Hillary Clinton. Does that scare you? It should.
Let me pause for one moment and make a disclaimer. I toe the line of NO political party. I think there is plenty of corruption on both sides, and every election involves choosing the lesser of two evils. What do you expect in a world full of sinners? For the record…I’m a registered Independent, who almost always votes Republican (Although I think I did vote for a Democratic dog catcher once in the late 1990's...can't remember for sure). Its nothing personal...I just believe the Republican agenda is closer to being right than the Democratic agenda. In fact I was a Republican my whole life until I became a Pastor. I decided to register Independent so no one could accuse me of supporting a party. (Of course as a Pastor, my Constitutional right to free speech was taken away by Lyndon Johnson, years ago. Pastors and churches aren't legally allowed to have political opinions. Its fascism at its best. Thanks LBJ!) But politics in America is no longer about choosing the best person to represent you. Politics in America is about pushing an agenda. The Democrats agenda is pro-death (abortion, and in some circles euthanasia), pro-gay, and pro-government. Its anti-children, anti-God, and more specifically, anti-Christian. That doesn’t describe every democrat. But that IS the party’s agenda, whether you like it or not. And that party has gained a lot of ground in America. And IF that party wins the presidency in 2008.…God’s Judgment will be in full swing…and its not going to be pretty.
The ironic thing about God’s Judgment is that he simply gives us what our depraved minds want. Our nation has rejected God….and we will reap the consequences of it. I hope I’m wrong….but I don’t think you’ll ever see another President as conservative as George W. Bush. He was God’s appointed man (according to the Bible, all leaders are placed by God, either as a blessing or a curse). He was elected in two of the closest races in American history. And he’s been allowed to appoint 2 solid Supreme Court Justices. We should thank God for that, but now the Judgment we deserve is coming.
Our nation’s stiff-arming of God is nothing new. Its been happening for some time. Easily you could point to the 1960’s as a sharp turn in our nation’s morality. Sin became popular. Sin became common. And by 1973 sin (i.e, murder) became legal. God is no longer welcome in the public schools, and now metal detectors are needed to keep the kids from killing each other. Drugs and violence are rampant. And disrespect for teachers is common. Real discipline is unheard of....and in fact illegal in most states. Recently I heard a politician bragging about how much money the casinos had raised for education. Now stop and think about that one! An industry that thrives on suckering people out of their money, with ties to organized crime, prostitution, and drugs is funding the schools where kids are taught that God doesn’t exist, homosexuality is a cool alternative lifestyle, and pre-marital sex is encouraged. Excuse me if I don’t celebrate. Our nation has turned from God….and now God will judge our nation.
You know this happened before in the Old Testament. As Tim Smith preached at our recent revival: Habakkuk asked God to change the nation of Judah…and God’s response was to JUDGE the nation of Judah by letting the Chaldeans conquer them. Do you think America is any better than Old Testament Judah? So what will our judgment be? China? Russia? No I fear something worse….President Hillary Clinton with a Democratic controlled House and Senate, followed by the untimely death of a few Supreme Court Justices. We’ll be longing for the Chaldeans to invade by then. Do you want to know how bad it REALLY is? Ted Kennedy was re-elected Senator for the ump-teenth time by Massachusetts, winning 70% of the vote. TED KENNEDY!!!! (I'm thinking about asking Senator Brownback to make a motion that we give Massachusetts BACK to England.....as a matter of fact, maybe we should throw in Rhode Island as well. Oh, what the heck, lets just give them the whole East Coast...New England and Old England deserve each other).
I’m telling you….our country is SERIOUSLY messed up….and its getting worse. I’ve said before that we should be embarrassed that something like abortion is even debated. Both political parties should agree on the heinousness of infanticide. Yet, inexplicably abortion is NOT ONLY LEGAL…it is DEFENDED, and even praised. Its Romans 1--- “murder…inventers of evil…unmerciful…unloving.” As I watched Nancy Pelosi speaking to a cheering crowd about how she was going to make America better….I wasn’t sure whether to laugh or cry. So you know what I did? I read Romans 1.….I shuddered….I braced for the coming Judgment….and I wrote this blog.
Pray for America. We need it now worse than ever. Regardless of who’s on “The Hill”…GOD IS ON THE THRONE…and He’s the ONE really in charge. If He chooses to judge us, then know that we deserve it. If He shows us grace, then thank Him for it….But remember, our country has been shunning Him for decades….and Tuesday night, by a free election of the people, we chose to give control to a group of people who’s platform OPPOSES THE ALMIGHTY. Bible verses are coming true before our very eyes….and they’re Bible verses…..that speak….of Judgment. Consider yourself warned…..