How many times over the past decade or so have you heard well-meaning Christians say:
God will judge America for what is happening?
God will judge America because of the millions of innocent unborn babies that have been brutally murdered by Planned Parenthood and others.
God will judge America because of how our society has deteriorated and accepted such sinful abominations like sex before and outside of marriage and same-sex marriage.
God will judge America because of how our nation threw God out of our lives, schools and government.
I used to be one of those well-meaning Christians who used to say all of these things, until a pastor friend of mine told me that God was ALREADY judging America for all of these things and more. He told me to re-read Romans 1:18-32 and to read it carefully and consider what is happening in America today.
Romans 1:18-23 tells us why the wrath of God is being revealed on our nation today:
“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.”
Then carefully read the rest of Romans 1 and you will see that because of these sinful ways, God is judging our nation three times by turning us over to our sinful ways. Here are those three acts of judgement:
- Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen. (v. 24-25)
- For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error. (v. 26-27)
- And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips,slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Though they know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them. (v-28-32)
Take some time to read through these 3 judgements several times and each time, think about what America has become today. Indeed, God has turned our nation over these unnatural lusts and passions and you can see that our leaders now approve of these sinful abominations.
No, God isn’t GOING to judge America, He ALREADY is!
No amount of politicking, laws or money will save America from this ongoing judgement. There is only one hope to save America. The words were spoken by God to Solomon, but they are still worth paying attention to today:
“If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14
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