When America Abandons God: The Signs And The Consequences

COPYRIGHT WARNING

One of the stunning developments that has occurred in the United States during the past 60 years, is the movement of our citizens away from God and the Bible.

After decades of eroding morality and a rise in secular humanism, we no longer possess the faith of our forefathers. Beginning in the fifties, the Christian church ceased from teaching its members the principles of the Bible. This resulted in a nation of individuals who did not know what God has said, nor what He requires. This famine of God’s word produced an eroding national morality, and the acceptance of abhorrent lifestyles that were formerly considered illegal or perverse. Under the guise of equal rights, an onslaught of court cases, sought legal recourse to redefine marriage and what America considers normal in sexual relationships.

During this same period, Colleges and Universities began to teach evolution as the reason for all life, resulting in the exclusion of God from government and educational institutions.

As same-sex relationships became acceptable to the American people, the insistence for more rights, to a wider group of alternative lifestyle and gender identities, has also increased. In April of 2016, a 16 year old North Carolina student, who was born a female but identifies as a male, sued the Gloucester County School Board that had created a policy the prohibited any student from using a restroom that is contrary to their biological sex. On April 19, 2016, a federal appeals court in Richmond, Virginia, gave permission for this case to go forward as a sexual discrimination lawsuit against the school board. According to the federal court, the basis of the case is Title IX of the Federal law that prohibits sex discrimination at schools that receive federal funding.

We are seeing an ever increasing movement by the LGBT advocates to demand that every phase of American culture; government, churches, business, and education, accept every abhorrent demand that is made to accommodate their chosen lifestyles. This movement towards a national acceptance of gays and lesbians as normal and acceptable in every phase of American society, began in 1962

In a secular society where the citizens of a nation do not believe in God, the arguments for gay marriage are perfectly legitimate. If, however, a nation is founded upon the belief that God has called its people to honor Him and live according to a righteous standard that is different from the rest of the world, the union of marriage with Same-sex persons should not occur.

The Constitution of the United States guarantees freedom for all people, irrespective of who a person is or what they believe. The Constitution does not provide protection for perversion or those who act in ways that are in opposition to the laws of nature.

Notice the specific language of the opening text from the Declaration of Independence:

“When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.” 

In this one sentence, the founding fathers forcefully declared why they must separate themselves from Great Britain.

“The Laws of Nature, and Natures God”.

These 8 words expressed a complete manner of Law and of life.

This statement in our founding document declares an agenda, a wide spread movement, that has specific beliefs. The source for this statement was “Blackstone’s Commentary on the Law.” Blackstone’s Commentary was the law book used for many years before the American Revolution took place. Blackstone’s was the primary text book in law schools, all over the world, until 1920. Bar exams were taken from this book. The Supreme court has quoted from Blackstone’s several times in its opinions. Blackstone’s Commentary on the Law was considered the final authority regarding all issued of human law.

Blackstone’s gives us the meaning of these 8 words that we find in the Declaration of Independence:

“Man considered as a creature, must necessarily be subject to the laws of his Creator, for he is entirely and dependent being. And consequently, as a man depends absolutely upon his maker for everything, it is necessary that in all points conform to his makers will, this will of his maker is called the Law of Nature.

This law of nature being co-equal with mankind and dictated by God Himself, is of course superior to any other. It is binding to all the globe, all countries and at all times. No human laws are of any validity if contrary to this. This then is the Law of Nature, it is the law of God expressed through His creation.

If our reason were always clear and perfect, the task would be pleasant and easy. We would need no other guide but the law of nature. Every man now finds the contrary in his own experience, we find that our reason is corrupt and our understanding is full of ignorance and error. This has given manifold occasion for the benign interposition of divine providence which has been pleased at sundry times and diverse manners to discover and enforce His laws by an immediate and direct revelation. The Doctrines thus delivered, we call the revealed or the divine law and they are to be found only in the Holy Scriptures.”[1]

The Scriptures are the laws of the God who created Nature. The men who framed the Constitution of the United States, took their direction for the laws of America, from these basic principles.

Upon these two foundations: The laws of nature and the law of revelation, depend all of human laws. This is to say, no human laws can be allowed to contradict the laws of nature.[2]

This means that the framers of the Constitution and the men who signed the Declaration of Independence, believed that all of our laws in the United States of America came from God and from His Word, as found in the Bible. The Founders of the United States of America believed That man does not have the right, nor the capacity to institute any other laws outside of God’s law.

This legal phrase in Blackstone’s commentary on the law (the laws of nature’s God), explains the entire thought process behind why the United States of America was founded from the beginning.

A SECULAR NATION?

It is a common error amongst those who are uniformed, that the United States was founded as a secular nation. In fact, when we examine the hundreds of thousands of founding documents for the nation, we find that the entire purpose for our break with Britain, was to become a Christian nation, under the God of the Bible.

King George III, of Britain had declared, that when he spoke; it was with the voice of God. It was with this belief that he felt that Britain had the right to dictate to the people of the new land of America, that their obedience was to the king of England and his laws, only.

The motto of the American Revolution declared that they would have “No King but King Jesus.” Benjamin Franklin frequently stated during the revolution against Britain: “Rebellion to Tyrants, is Obedience to God.”

The entire purpose of our war with Britain and the seeking our independence, was to secure laws for our nation, based upon the laws of God, and to exist as people who are governed according to the dictates of the Bible. Notice the specific text in the introduction to the Declaration of Independence:

When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, 1. the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that 2. all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. 3. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That 4. whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.”

1. The basis of law for the United States is “the laws of nature and nature’s God.”

2. These laws are created for all men, and come to us from God as our Creator.

3. In order to institute these laws that come from God, government is established.

4. When any government becomes destructive in not following the laws of God, the people have the right to abolish that government and start a new government.

The purpose of this Declaration of Independence was necessitated because of the actions of the king of England, who said that he was acting in the place of God and had the right to institute laws himself. The war that took place between the newly formed nation of America, and Britain, was to establish a new government, based upon the laws of God and not those of a king, nor any man.

The framers of the Declaration of Independence stated that our rights, which would be a part of the new nation that they were founding, came to all men, by their “Creator.” Further stating, these rights are “self-evident.” These men believed that the God of the Bible exists, and that He is the source of all creation. They believed that the entitlement of liberty and freedom from government oppression and tyranny, were rights bestowed to the citizens of America—by God. They declared that this fact is self-evident, meaning that God’s existence and His intention to make men free is clear, obvious, and manifested by the existence of the universe itself. It was because they believed in the God of the Bible, that they took the laws of America from the laws of nature and nature’s God.

It really could not be any clearer than has already been stated in the most famous of all American founding documents; The Declaration of Independence. The Founding Fathers were primarily Christian men, who believed in God and were seeking to found a nation that could enjoy the freedoms that God intended for all people. For this reason, the laws which make up the Constitution, came from the basic principles of God’s law, as found in the Bible. If we examine the laws that God has declared for mankind, we see that the laws of the United States, closely parallel what God has ordained for all people.

There are thousands of other documents from the founding father’s that further define the purpose for our nation’s original purpose. The opening words of the Declaration of Independence is the most familiar language that many people have seen for themselves. If we just read the text of this document and let their words define for themselves; the purpose for this declaration, it is clear that the United States of America was founded upon Christian principles, with its laws coming from the Bible, the laws of God.

I do not believe that the Constitution was the offspring of inspiration, but I am as satisfied that it is as much the work of a Divine Providence as any of the miracles recorded in the Old and New Testament.”[3]

—Benjamin Rush, Signer of the Declaration of Independence.

In the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Savior. The Declaration of Independence laid the cornerstone of human government upon the first precepts of Christianity.”[4]

—John Quincy Adams, Signer of the Declaration of Independence

The United States was founded upon the belief that God has called us as a nation, and that our liberty was given to us from God. If we remove our conviction that God is the source of our nation, and begin to act in ways that are contrary to His laws, we will experience His wrath.

[C]an the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis: a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the gift of God? – that they are not to be violated but with His wrath?[5]

—Thomas Jefferson

To the kindly influence of Christianity we owe that degree of civil freedom and political and social happiness which mankind now enjoys. All efforts made to destroy the foundations of our Holy Religion ultimately tend to the subversion also of our political freedom and happiness. In proportion as the genuine effects of Christianity are diminished in any nation… in the same proportion will the people of that nation recede from the blessings of genuine freedom… Whenever the pillars of Christianity shall be overthrown, our present republican forms of government – and all the blessings which flow from them – must fall with them.[6]

—Jedidiah Morse

“If we ever forget that we’re one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.”[7]

—Ronald Reagan

The Bible is clear that no nation exists apart from the sovereignty of God and no people may remain free unless they believe—in and honor God.

The Most High rules in the kingdom of men, Gives it to whomever He will, And sets over it the lowest of men.’ —Daniel 4:17

Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. —Romans 13:1

The United States was founded upon the belief that God has called us as a nation, and that our liberty was given to us from God. If we remove our conviction that God is the source of our nation, and begin to act in ways that are contrary to His laws, we will experience His wrath. See: “America’s Spiritual Heritage.”

When Israel abandoned God, over the process of 490 years, they slowly saw the effects of their abandonment in their nation. The enemies of Israel began to attack their cities. The financial prosperity of the nation declined. Lawlessness increased and people began to do what was right in their own eyes, rather than what God said was right.

As a result, the nation began to decline and eventually God removed His total protection of the nation; resulting in Israel and Judah being taken captive by their enemies.

In 605 B.C., the Babylonians defeated the Egyptians during the Battle of Carchemish. This military conquest ended the domination of Palestine by Neco, Pharaoh of Egypt. This event was controlled by the Lord as a part of His sovereign power over the governments of men.

Judah, in her abandonment of God, was ready for judgement. Through the prophet Jeremiah, we see that God had prepared king Nebuchadnezzar as His instrument—to exact judgment against His people.

And afterward,” says the LORD, “I will deliver Zedekiah king of Judah, his servants and the people, and such as are left in this city from the pestilence and the sword and the famine, into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, into the hand of their enemies, and into the hand of those who seek their life; and he shall strike them with the edge of the sword. He shall not spare them, or have pity or mercy.” ’ —Jeremiah 21:7

When God calls a nation into existence, He also controls whether or not they remain in existence. Just as Israel abandoned God and eventually lost their nation, so also will the United States lose its right to exist if she abandons God.

Our abandonment of God as a nation and people, began in 1962 when prayer in school came under criticism.[8]

1962: The end of school prayer: In Engle v. Vitale, the the Supreme Court reinterpreted the First Amendment’s protection of religion as a right of free exercise, because of complaints from parents. The following is the prayer that parents objected to:

Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence upon Thee, and we beg Thy blessings upon us, our parents, our teachers and our country. Amen.”[11]

1962: A change in national abortion law is advocated by the American Law Institute.

1963: The national debt for the United States is $306 Million dollars, the GDP is $645 million. In 2015, the national debt will grow to over 18 Trillion dollars.

1963: Lower court rules the Bible is no longer allowed in public schools. In Abington v. Schempp, the court ruled that no school board or state law had the right to require students to read Bible scriptures at the start of the school day.

1963: Supreme court rules that prayer is not allowed in school. Madalyn Murray O’Hair founds The American Atheists. In Murray v. Curlett, the Supreme Court ruled 8 to 1 in favor of abolishing school prayer and Bible reading in the public schools.

1965: Homosexual activists picket the White House and Pentagon. In San Francisco, gay activists conduct the first gay drag ball. The first gay community center opens in San Francisco.

1965: Griswold v. Connecticut, the U.S. Supreme Court established that the U.S. Constitution guaranteed homosexuals the right to privacy though this was not explicitly stated in the Constitution.

1966: Time Magazine declares that “God is Dead.”

1967: The first gay campus group is formed at Columbia College in New York City.

1967: The Summer of Love begins in San Francisco. One hundred thousand young people celebrate free love with no regard for the consequences.

1967: The the addition of sociology and social psychology curriculum is placed into public schools.

1969: A Gallup poll reveals that 68% of Americans believe that premarital sex was wrong and 21% said it was not. In 2009, forty years later, 32% stated that premarital sex was wrong and 60% declared that it is socially acceptable.

1972: The topic of Abortion is discussed on the sitcom, Maude, Beatrice Arthur, has an abortion.

1973: Feminist leader Gloria Steinem declares, “By the year 2000 we will, I hope, raise our children to believe in human potential, not God.”

1973: In the Supreme Court decision; Roe v. Wade, abortion becomes legal in all states.

1976: Parents and spouses are no longer included in the decision whether to have a baby aborted. Any teenager may have an abortion, without the knowledge or approval of the parents. A wife may abort her baby, without her husbands approval.

1976: The Hyde Amendment prohibits the use of federal funds to pay for abortions.

1977: The Hyde Amendment is amended due to objections from the ACLU, to include pregnancies that were the result of rape or incest.

1980: In Stone v. Graham, the Ten Commandments are no longer allowed in any state or federal building.

1981: Arkansas passes a law requiring that Creation must be taught alongside Evolution in public schools. The Supreme Court determines that this law is unconstitutional. Evolution only is taught in public schools.

1984: The first domestic partner law is enacted in Berkeley, California.

1986: California grants the first lesbian couple, joint adoption rights.

1986: All restrictions on abortion are removed in a four court decision: with Thornburg v. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

We kill millions of unborn children each year for the sake of convenience or as an irresponsible form of birth control.[12] Only one in ten of all abortions performed world-wide are done to save the life of the mother or in the case of a rape.[13] The other nine children are murdered for the sake of convenience, because of the selfishness and sinful acts of human beings.

1987: The Gay and Lesbian Caucus of the National Education Association is established.

1987: The life of Jesus Christ is mocked in the movie: “The Last Temptation of Christ.” Martin Scorsese received an Oscar nomination for Best Director.

1989: Seinfeld airs for the first time on NBC. This television production has a dramatic impact on American culture. The primary theme of Seinfeld is that life is meaningless or irrational. The characters on Seinfeld had little regard for issues of morality.

1989: Denmark is the first country to legalize same-sex marriage.

1991: The first lesbian kiss on network television.

1992: The Supreme Court rules that a graduation prayer violated the Establishment Clause.

O God, we are grateful for the learning which we have celebrated on this joyous commencement … we give thanks to you, Lord, for keeping us alive, sustaining us and allowing us to reach this special, happy occasion.”

1993: The first laws are enacted that protect LGBT students in public schools.

1994: The first school prom for gays is held in Los Angeles.

1995: National Police in Manila, Philippines, discover a plot by Ramzi Yousef to blow up a dozen U.S. airliners while they were flying over the Pacific.

1995: April 19, Timothy McVeigh, killed 168 people and wounded 680 by a domestic terrorist bomb attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City.

1997: Ellen DeGeneres “comes out” publicly as a lesbian in an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show. She appears on the cover of Time magazine.

1997: Bill Clinton is the first U.S. President to address a gay organization  during the Human Rights Campaign.

1997: New Hampshire and Maine enact gay rights laws.

1998: Will and Grace Premiers on NBC, which features a homosexual with frequent references to gay sex.

1998: Usama Bin Laden issues a “fatwa,” commanding every Muslim to kill Americans, both military and civilian, wherever they can be found in the world.

1998: America’s President, Bill Clinton, has sex in the oval office with Monica Lewinski. Many other affairs are discovered, yet he leaves office with a 65% approval rating.

1999: April 20, Columbine High School Massacre. Two high-school seniors, Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris, kill 12 students, 1 teacher, and themselves. 21 are injured.

2000: Vermont passes HB847, legalizing Civil Unions for same-sex couples.

2000: AL Qaeda uses a motorboat in Yemen, filled with explosives, to blow a hole in the side of the U.S.S. Cole, killing seventeen American sailors.

2000: George W. Bush is elected the forty-third President of the United States and takes office in January 2001.

2001: Al Qaeda terrorists, attack the Twin Towers in New York City, killing 2,977 Americans by hijacking four fully fueled jetliners. The United States government launches the “War on Terror.”

2003: Lawrence v. Texas, the Supreme Court voids state sod­omy laws, by extension, invalidated sodomy laws in thirteen other states, making same-sex sexual activity legal in every U.S. state and territory.

2003: Renee Doyle, President of EdWatch, The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced that religious traditionalists are mentally disturbed!

2005: Hurricane Katrina kills 1,833 people in one of the most deadly storms in U.S. History.

2006: Richard Dawkins, Atheist with a mission, attacks Christianity in his book “The God Delusion.”

2008: Barack Hussein Obama is elected the first black President of the United States.

2008: The National debt of the United States is $10 billion, 25 million, the GDP is $14 billion, 843 million.

2009: A Gallop poll reveals just 32% say premarital sex is wrong and 60 percent say it was not.

2009: Newsweek magazine announced:“The Decline and Fall of Christian America” on its cover. Newsweek, April 14,  “The End of Christian America.”

2009: A Rasmussen report describes 88% of Americans as believers in the person known in history as Jesus Christ. 82% percent believe Jesus Christ was the Son of God who came to earth and died for our sins. 79% percent of Americans believe that Jesus rose from the dead. Yet Christians do not go to the voting booths and support the issues that those who believe the Bible, should endorse.

2010: A record 44.7 million people receive food stamps.

2011: National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy reports that 80% percent of evangelical Christians from the age of twenty to twenty-nine have had premarital sex.

2012: Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden endorses same-sex marriage in an interview on NBC’s Meet the Press.

2012: Barack Obama becomes the first president in United States history to openly support all forms of homosexuality, gay rights, gay adoptions, and civil unions.

2012: Democrats remove God from their Party platform as well as all references to God during the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

2012: July 20, a mass shooting by James Holmes, occurred inside of a Century movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, killing 12 people and injuring 70 others.

2012: Hurricane Sandy is the second most costly storm in U.S. History, at 68 billion dollars, 285 people died.

2012: December 14, Adam Lanza kills 20 school children and 6 adults at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut in the deadliest school shooting in U.S. History.

2014: The national debt grew beyond $18 trillion on December 15, 2014. The Nations’ debt now greater than the economic output of the entire country.

2015: June 26, The Supreme Court of the United States makes Same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states.

2105: October 1, Christopher Harper-Mercer, a 26-year-old who was enrolled at the school, fatally shot an assistant professor and 9 students in a classroom; 9 others were also injured. After the shooter was wounded, he committed suicide by shooting himself in the head. This was the deadliest in Oregon’s modern history.

2015: December 2, Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, a married couple living in the city of Redlands killed 16 people and seriously injured 19 in a terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California. Farook was an American-born U.S. citizen, Malik was a Pakistani-born lawful permanent resident of the United States.

2015: June 28, The national debt of the United States is 18 Trillion 284 billion. The GDP is 16.77 Trillion.

In the year 2015, there were 325 deaths by mass shooting.

Gun Violence Chart
[1] Source: Gun Violence Archives

Notice the increasing natural disasters, national debt, and attacks by enemies—foreign and domestic, as America’s morality, corruption, and disregard for God, increases.

Why would we expect God to protect our nation from terrorists when we have repeatedly stated that we don’t want Him in our public schools, our government, and our personal lives? Our children cannot pray in school. The Ten Commandments have been systematically removed from all government buildings. We kill millions of unborn children each year for the sake of convenience. We accept that people may live perverse lifestyles that deteriorate and diminish the institution of marriage, which was created by God, in order to be tolerant and politically correct. We say nothing, do nothing, because we don’t want to be seen as hateful or prejudiced.

The Parallel Between Israel and America

There is a stunning similarity between the birth of Israel as a nation and the birth of the United States. It is certain that had the United States not come into being and become a strong supporter of Israel before 1948, Israel would not have been able to come back into their own land and become a nation once again—after 2,000 years.

Israel and the United States were set apart by the Lord to be His special people. Israel was chosen the be the line of descendants that would bring the Messiah into the world. America was chosen by God to be the people who would spread the good news of the Messiah’s arrival and offer of salvation to all people.

It is interesting that after the death of king David, the nation of Israel was split into two nations; Israel in the south, and Judah in the north, including the city of Jerusalem.

After only 200 years, the nation of Israel was divided and fell to foreign enemies.

Judah followed 290 years later, when Nebuchadnezzar took the nation captive.

The United States is following the precise same course of Israel, and we have only been in existence for 240 years.

40 is the number of judgement.

6 is the number of man, incomplete, lacking

40 X 6 = 240

The United States in entering its 240th year as a nation

Can the United States be exempt from God’s judgment as we have now continued in the same direction that Israel and Judah have followed?

With the recent Supreme Court decision to make gay marriage the law of the land, it is certain that America’s future is on course for destruction. God is the author of marriage. As such, only He has the right to set the boundaries for marriage, not the governments of men.

And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. Then the rib which the LORD God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man. And Adam said: “This is now bone of my bones And flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, Because she was taken out of Man.” Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. —Genesis 2:21

God created and ordained marriage between a man and a woman. Man and human society may have changed over the years, but God has not changed. When man alters God’s law and allows that which He has defined as an “abomination,” there will be consequences.

You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination. —Leviticus 18:22

An intercessor is needed

Would God allow a nation that He called into existence, to be exempt from His judgement—if that nation abandons Him? As America has determined that God is no longer a part of our nation’s conscience, will He continue to allow our country to exist as a free and prosperous people? As we have endorsed and allowed the corrupt social morals that He has said His people should not participate in, will He continue to protect us from foreign enemies?

Israel was called into existence under similar circumstances to those of the United States. She was protected and prospered because her people loved and honored God. When the nation abandoned the Lord, He gave the nation and people of Israel over to their enemies. The Lord removed His hand of protection, and caused the nation to suffer economic collapse, and brought in a foreign nation to take away their freedom and their country.

When President Barack Obama endorsed the gay agenda and the Supreme Court of the United States declared that gay marriage is the law of the land, our fate was sealed.

Our nation and people have entered into a perilous time of history. If we do not return to God, it is certain that we will cease to exist as a nation. We need an intercessor. Someone who will bring us—as a nation—to the very throne of God and seek Him on our behalf. We need national repentance from our sins as a nation and a return to the ideals of righteousness. When any nations turns from God and begins to live according to the dictates of their own heart, it is just a matter of time before that nation collapses. If we examine the early history of America, we see that our nation came into existence because our people wanted to worship God without interference from government. Our people wanted to live with the ability to build their lives and prosper, without the tyranny of a king. The men who are responsible for the beginning of this nation understood that God had allowed us to exist and would continue to bless our nation, only if we continued to honor the Lord. This was true of Israel, and it is true of every nation that has existed on the earth.

The Timing of These Events

We might also consider that for the first time in the history of the United States, our president has all but abandoned Israel. It is uncertain whether president Obama would come to the defense of Israel should an attack be launched against this tiny country.

The leaders of the Muslim nations that want Israel wiped off the face of the earth, know that our president is militarily weak and will not stand with Israel in the event of a crisis. Whether or not this is actually true, it is important to realize that in the minds of Arab leaders who want to destroy Israel, they believe that this is true.

The book of Ezekiel, chapters 38 and 39, describe a time when the nations that surround Israel will have a thought that they may have success in taking Israel by military force. Ezekiel describes a supernatural event by God that will destroy these invading armies. At that moment, Israel will understand that God has intervened for their nation, much as He has in times past—during the taking of Israel back as their country in 1948, and again during the capture of Jerusalem as their capital, in 1967.

God is speaking to us once again; the time to return to Him, is now. If we continue to choose our own way and maintain the cause of the perverse, the godless, and the corrupt, we will no longer have a nation of liberty.

Just as they have chosen their own ways, And their soul delights in their abominations, So will I choose their delusions, And bring their fears on them; Because, when I called, no one answered, When I spoke they did not hear; But they did evil before My eyes, And chose that in which I do not delight. —Isaiah 66:3-4

Tuesday, November 24, 2015: a letter from Ben Stein:

“Apparently the White House referred to Christmas Trees as Holiday Trees for the first time this year, which prompted Ben Stein, to say, on CBS Sunday Morning,

My confession: I am a Jew, and every single one of my ancestors was Jewish. And it does not bother me even a little bit when people call those beautiful lit up, bejewelled trees, Christmas trees. I don’t feel threatened. I don’t feel discriminated against. That’s what they are, Christmas trees.

It doesn’t bother me a bit when people say, ‘Merry Christmas’ to me. I don’t think they are slighting me or getting ready to put me in a ghetto. In fact, I kind of like it. It shows that we are all brothers and sisters celebrating this happy time of year. It doesn’t bother me at all that there is a manger scene on display at a key intersection near my beach house in Malibu. If people want a nativity scene, it’s just as fine with me as is the Menorah a few hundred yards away.

I don’t like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don’t think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians. I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period. I have no idea where the concept came from, that America is an explicitly atheist country. I can’t find it in the Constitution and I don’t like it being shoved down my throat.

Or maybe I can put it another way: where did the idea come from that we should worship celebrities and we aren’t allowed to worship God? I guess that’s a sign that I’m getting old, too. But there are a lot of us who are wondering where these celebrities came from and where the America we knew went to.

In light of the many jokes we send to one another for a laugh, this is a little different: This is not intended to be a joke; it’s not funny, it’s intended to get you thinking.

Billy Graham’s daughter was interviewed on the Early Show and Jane Clayson asked her ‘How could God let something like this happen?’ (regarding Hurricane Katrina). Anne Graham gave an extremely profound and insightful response. She said, ‘I believe God is deeply saddened by this, just as we are, but for years we’ve been telling God to get out of our schools, to get out of our government and to get out of our lives.And being the gentleman He is, I believe He has calmly backed out. How can we expect God to give us His blessing and His protection if we demand He leave us alone?’

In light of recent events… terrorist attacks, school shootings, etc. I think it started when Madeleine Murray O’Hare (she was murdered, her body found a few years ago) complained she didn’t want prayer in our schools, and we said OK. Then someone said you better not read the Bible in school. The Bible says thou shalt not kill; thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbor as yourself. And we said OK.

Then Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn’t spank our children when they misbehave, because their little personalities would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem (Dr. Spock’s son committed suicide). We said an expert should know what he’s talking about. And we said okay.

Now we’re asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don’t know right from wrong, and why it doesn’t bother them to kill strangers, their classmates, and themselves.

Probably, if we think about it long and hard enough, we can figure it out. I think it has a great deal to do with ‘WE REAP WHAT WE SOW.’

Funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the world’s going to hell.
Funny how we believe what the newspapers say, but question what the Bible says.

Funny how you can send ‘jokes’ through e-mail and they spread like wildfire, but when you start sending messages regarding the Lord, people think twice about sharing.

Funny how lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene articles pass freely through cyberspace, but public discussion of God is suppressed in the school and workplace.

Are you laughing yet?

Funny how when you forward this message, you will not send it to many on your address list because you’re not sure what they believe, or what they will think of you for sending it.

Funny how we can be more worried about what other people think of us than what God thinks of us.

Pass it on if you think it has merit.

If not, then just discard it…. no one will know you did. But, if you discard this thought process, don’t sit back and complain about what a bad shape the world is in.

My Best Regards, Honestly and respectfully,

Ben Stein” [10]

See the New Book by Robert Clifton Robinson: Sodom and Gomorrah: The Gay Marriage and Same-Sex Controversy

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The Issues of gender identity, sexual preference and defining marriage; have become extremely important subjects to many people today.

Who has the right to determine the rules for social behavior in the world? If we leave this decision to individuals we find that people tend to do what is right in their own eyes, regardless of how it affects other people. When governments make the decisions for how its citizens shall conduct themselves; in democratic societies, leaders tend to grant equal rights to all persons. In this matter, the question arises: are acts between persons that are considered “unnatural,” protected under the constitution of the United States and other countries with similar forms of government?

If a person determines to link their self with another person in a same-sex relationship and live in the manner that they choose; according to the current laws of the United States, they have every right. The question that we might ask is whether or not the laws of men, invalidate the laws of God. Although society has changed and people are more open and tolerant of same-sex relationships, has God changed His view of what is acceptable?

WHAT WAS THE REASON THAT GOD DESTROYED SODOM AND GOMORRAH?

When we examine all of the scriptures of the Bible regarding these two cites, we see a picture that helps us understand why so many people lost their lives. Genesis 18 and 19 describes the sins of those who inhabited these cities as “very grave,” necessitating fire and brimstone from heaven. Jude wrote that the sin that is described in Genesis 18 was “sexual immorality,” and a people who had “gone after strange flesh.” Peter described the destruction of these cities as an example of the judgment that God will inflict upon those who live sexually immoral lives.

When we read the story of Nineveh, this city had also reached a similar place of evil that required the judgment of God. When Jonah walked through the city and informed the inhabitants that God would destroy their city in forty days, all of the people ceased from their sins and turned to God in repentance. No destruction came to Nineveh.

What we learn from these two examples is that God does not want to destroy the lives of human beings, He wants to save us from ourselves. It is not the will of God that evil should overtake our cities and destroy the beauty and serenity that is possible when people live together in peace.

As we examine who it was that determined that the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah should be destroyed, we find that it was the pre incarnate Jesus in one of his many appearance in the Old Testament, who issued the order.

Many of those in the LGBT community have made the claim that there is no place in the New Testament where Jesus openly condemned same-sex relationships. This view is maintained due to a lack of knowledge of the Biblical text. As we read the story of Sodom and Gomorrah, with the knowledge that this judgement came directly by the pre-incarnate Jesus, there is no doubt regarding His view on homosexual or lesbian relationships.

The issues of same-sex relationships and gay marriage is not limited to the rights of one group of people who are being denied their civil liberties. These issues concerns the rights of the entire population of the earth, not just those who define themselves by an alternative sexual identity. This book examines the scientific, social, political, and Biblical facts that concern same-sex relationships and how the acceptance of these persons affects society, people, and nations.

See Also:

America’s Spiritual Heritage
The Founding Fathers on Creation
The Founding of America as a Christian Nation
America’s Spiritual Heritage and the Influence of the Bible on America


NOTES:

[1] Law, in its most general and comprehensive sense, signifies a rule of action; and is applied indiscriminately to all kinds of action, whether animate or inanimate, rational or irrational. Blackstone, Sir William (2013-04-04). Commentaries on the Laws of England: All Books (Kindle Locations 707-708). Waxkeep Publishing. Kindle Edition.
[2] Because the acts committed between Same-sex couples are not natural (for the purpose of their bodies), according the what God defines as “Natural,” our nation should not endorse the marriage of same-sex couples.
[3] Benjamin Rush, Letters of Benjamin Rush, L. H. Butterfield, editor (Princeton, New Jersey: American Philosophical Society, 1951), Vol. I, p. 475, to Elias Boudinot on July 9, 1788. Signer of the Declaration of Independence; surgeon general of the continental army; ratifier of the u. s. constitution; “father of american medicine”; treasurer of the u. s. mint; “father of public schools under the constitution”
[4] John Quincy Adams, An Oration Delivered Before the Inhabitants of the Town of Newburyport at Their Request on the Sixty-First Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1837 (Newburyport: Charles Whipple, 1837), pp. 5-6
[5] Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia (Philadelphia: Matthew Carey, 1794), Query XVIII, pp. 236-237
[6] Jedidiah Morse, A Sermon, Exhibiting the Present Dangers and Consequent Duties of the Citizens of the United States of America, Delivered at Charlestown, April 25, 1799, The Day of the National Fast (MA: Printed by Samuel Etheridge, 1799), p. 9
[7] Ronald Reagan, “Remarks at a Ecumenical Prayer Breakfast in Dallas, Texas,” The American Presidency Project, August 23, 1984 (at: http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=40282)
[8] List based in part from the work of David Fiorazo, (2013-11-11). ERADICATE – Blotting Out God in America (Kindle Locations 6075-6078). LIFE SENTENCE Publishing. Kindle Edition.
[9] Source:http://www.gunviolencearchive.org/query/2bde9dc6-f32c-46b2-b091-cefb1073fae5/map
[10] List based in part from the work of David Fiorazo, (2013-11-11). ERADICATE – Blotting Out God in America (Kindle Locations 6075-6078). LIFE SENTENCE Publishing. Kindle Edition.
[11] Engel v Vitale
[12] A 2004 study by the Guttmacher Institute reported that women listed the following amongst their reasons for choosing to have an abortion:
74% Having a baby would dramatically change my life
73% Cannot afford a baby now
48% Do not want to be a single mother or having relationship problems
38% Have completed my childbearing
32% Not ready for a(nother) child
25% Do not want people to know I had sex or got pregnant
22% Do not feel mature enough to raise a(nother) child
14% Husband or partner wants me to have an abortion
13% Possible problems affecting the health of the fetus
12% Concerns about my health
6% Parents want me to have an abortion
1% Was a victim of rape
less than 0.5% Became pregnant as a result of incest.
[13] A detailed study from 27 different nations, including the United States:
25.9% Want to postpone childbearing.
21.3% Cannot afford a baby
14.1% Has relationship problem or partner does not want pregnancy
12.2% Too young; parent(s) or other(s) object to pregnancy
10.8% Having a child will disrupt education or job
7.9% Want no (more) children
3.3% Risk to fetal health
2.8% Risk to maternal health
2.1% Other
Total: 98.3% of all abortions are for convenience or as a method of birth control.
1.Bankole, Akinrinola; Singh, Susheela; Haas, Taylor (1998). “Reasons Why Women Have Induced Abortions: Evidence from 27 Countries”. International Family Planning Perspectives 24 (3): 117–27, 152.
2.Finer, Lawrence B.; Frohwirth, Lori F.; Dauphinee, Lindsay A.; Singh, Susheela; Moore, Ann M. (September 2005). “Reasons U.S. Women Have Abortions: Quantitative and Qualitative Perspectives”. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health 37 (3): 110–8.

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