“Oh God! Oh God! Oh God!” Cries heard in Newtown, Conn.
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.” – Psalm 33:11-13 (KJV)
This isn’t a commentary or opinion inserted by the psalmist. It is one of the clearest statements of fact in the Bible.
When America was a Christian nation, not everyone believed in the God of the Bible for their eternal salvation. But by and large, they agreed with the faithful that a nation guided by Christian principles was on balance a pretty decent place to live. Especially when compared to the alternatives.
America’s undoing as a Christian nation rests squarely on the shoulders of its apostate Christian church leadership. This falls into roughly three categories:
- Babbling double-think from the pulpit about government. Is a theology degree so useless that you never learned the difference between dictatorship and democracy? At the time of Christ, the government was the king; the people had no say in the king’s selection. Many of today’s Christians live under a democracy or representative government. Citizens, Christians included, are tasked with selecting their leaders. “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing” ( Edmund Burke, Irish orator, philosopher and politician, 1729-1797). Congratulations. Was your tax exemption worth your nation?
- The feminized church and the Holy Huddle. Since mainly women were attracted to conflict-free Christianity, the church became a feminine institution. It lost its voice in the culture, because women like to please and avoid conflict. When evil men told them to shut up, they did. Men, you see, would have drawn the sword. Instead, men turned on the football game, where at least vicarious conflict was still possible, and winners and losers still existed.
- The missions field and the grand ambition to evangelize the world. There is a reason the airline cabin crew instructs adults to put on the oxygen masks before children and the disabled in the event of a cabin depressurization. That reason is, at altitude you have 15-30 seconds of consciousness without supplemental oxygen. You tried to save the world, dear church, but you let the host die.
One need only listen casually to the lyrics of Christian carols to understand why evil men and women so despise the holiday. “King of kings, Lord of lords …” Evil men and women do not willingly bow their knee to the good. This annual reminder of their ultimate fate had to be purged from the culture. See 1-3, above.
Can the church turn itself around? The true church belongs to God, so it can do anything. It overcame the Roman government and spread throughout the world, against all odds. But Scripture points to the church as being a mystery hidden from previous generations, and yet a creature of limited duration on this earth. “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only” (Matthew 24:35-37 KJV).
Is the corrupt, apostate church of the West likely to call on the Great Physician? God actually told us how He sees it: “Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked …” (Revelation 3:17 KJV).
It was more important to the Catholic Church to be welcoming and accommodating toward homosexual priests than it was to protect the altar boys. In the mainline protestant denominations, the altar of diversity was erected over the Cross, with the blessings of the leadership who force-fed homosexual clergy to the congregation.
Is there hope? Revelation 3:17 continues: “I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. (19) As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.”
Bow down and worship, America. You were bequeathed a nation of laws and a system of government that recognized the evil nature of men and held it in check. Instead of rejoicing, you voted evil men and women into office. You found the God who sacrificed his own Son on your behalf inadequate, unjust and intolerant of your newfound spiritual leadership.
Now you can worship the god who requires that you sacrifice your own children, having deemed His sacrifice inadequate. And as to the government to which you look for deliverance, that is the seat of your new god’s power.