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A Christian Nation

 Back in June of 2007, a U.S. senator from Illinois said, “Whatever we once were, we’re no longer a Christian nation—at least not just. We are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, and a Buddhist nation, a Hindu nation and a nation of nonbelievers.”  This is the man who, just two years later, would become the President of the United States of America, and serve for two terms, leading our republic even further into spiritual darkness.  He is a man who mocks truth as found in non-revisionist, honest history.  He mocks the Bible and its distinctly Christian foundational principles and precepts that were chosen by our founding fathers to be used as building blocks for our constitutional republic.  But he was right, we are no longer a Christian nation. 

  And why? It is because we carnal American Christians have, for decades, shirked our responsibilities to pass our Christian heritage on to our families, friends and neighbors; it is because we have stood by silently as evil has blinded the minds of the masses.  These are the reasons we now stand on the threshold of total apostasy as a nation.  We have spurned the grace of God, and have provoked the Almighty to judgment.

  Is it possible to reverse this moral, social and political carnage?  Is there still time?  Truth is, it is not a matter of time, but of the will.  God once said to a nation of repeat offenders, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. (2 Chronicles 7:14)”  It is up to us fourth and fifth generation, lazy, lukewarm, ignorant children of God, to shape up.  The unsaved will continue to act unsaved, and no political party or philosophy that they can muster will be able to deliver us.  What our nation, and the world, needs is Jesus Christ, and everything He taught and preserved for us in the Bible.  Mockers will mock because they are blind to the spiritual truth that could set them free, so it is up to you and me to win them to our Savior, one at a time.  He is our ONLY hope.  “Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD! (Psalm 33:12)”

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A Fair Warning

  My mother tells the story of how, as a little girl, she had a playmate over.  The two of them were playing around her father’s woodpile when she noticed the axe stuck in the top of the chopping block.  My mom proceeded to work the axe out of the block, and invited her little friend to extend her finger over the block, assuring her that she would “chop it off.”  Without a moment’s hesitation her friend laid her finger on the block, and my mom chopped it off.  Both girls were horrified as they realized what they had done.  Almost every time this story was told in my youth, someone would offer, “Well, I guess you gave her a fair warning.”  But, fair warning or not, it still makes me cringe to think of it, and I often wonder, how could anyone be so careless, so thoughtless, as these two little girls?

  But then I am reminded that I am surrounded by people who, with that same carefree, foolhardy, willful ignorance, refuse to consider the “fair warning” that has been issued by the Almighty.  God has clearly stated, “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: (Hebrews 9:27)”  And those who will not heed His warning and make ready, “…shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; (2 Thessalonians 1:9)”  There is so much more at risk here than losing a finger.  Won’t you consider God’s warning?

  Perhaps you would answer, “Why would God, if there is a God, send people to eternal destruction in Hell?”  If you will read His Word, the Bible, you will start to understand the seriousness of sin.  You will see God as loving, merciful and gracious, but also just, righteous and holy.  It is more than can be disclosed in a little article such as this, but God has not left you to ignorance; His Word is sufficient to illuminate the path that leads to His eternal presence.

  But don’t take my word for it; read it for yourself and you will see, “…the word of God is quick (alive), and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12)”

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