America’s Enmity with God
Proverbs 14:34 says: “Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.”
In regard to fornication. The CDC website says that 40.5 percent of all births in the USA for 2020 were to unmarried women. That number would be much higher without abortions. The percentage in 1960 was 5 percent. According to a study on statista.com’s website, dealing with the question “Do you think sex between an unmarried man and woman is morally acceptable or morally wrong?”, only 28 percent of Americans said that it is morally wrong. And that is one of the less damning studies that I saw in relation to this topic. 1 Corinthians 7:2 says: “Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.” And Hebrews 13:4: “Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.”
In regard to abortion. Jeremiah 2:34-35 says: “Also in thy skirts is found the blood of the souls of the poor innocents: I have not found it by secret search, but upon all these. Yet thou sayest, Because I am innocent, surely his anger shall turn from me. Behold, I will plead with thee, because thou sayest, I have not sinned.” Abortion is an atrocity of epic proportions. It is shocking that it has become legal and socially acceptable. It is also pathetically ironic that many who cry “Black Lives Matter” also support abortion, which claims hundreds of thousands of black lives each year, as black babies are aborted at a higher rate in America than the babies of any other race (and make up at least 40 percent of all abortions).
In regard to accepting falsehood and a sinful lack of discernment. The mainstream media pushes the group called Black Lives Matter and pro-abortion propaganda at the same time. Yet people still trust the mainstream media. Proverbs 17:4: “A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.” BLM in reality pushes Marxist ideology and seeks to implement it behind the smokescreen of concern for black lives. You won’t see BLM protesting a black police officer killed by a white man; and you won’t see BLM lamenting the innumerable killings of black babies through abortion.
Regarding wicked entertainment. Ephesians 4:18-19 says (of the heathen at heart): “Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.” This can describe many attitudes, activities, and forms of entertainment. Yet here are some of the most blatant, obvious, and destructive forms of corrupting, heathen activities fitting of the description above which are commonly promoted, indulged in, profited from, and justified in America.
- Pornography (which we have also allowed to be easily exposed to minors- woe to any society which doesn’t protect its youth from such a corrupting thing!)
- Dependence upon nicotine and the waste associated therewith.
- Dependence upon drugs and alcohol (including abuse of prescription drugs) and drug and alcohol abuse overall, along with the impaired sobriety associated therewith and the waste associated therewith.
All of these things inherently involve idolatry and covetousness. And that is not to mention the internet, television, and phone addictions which are evidently prevalent in America. The Lord abhors the covetous (Psalm 10:3). Related to the prevalent covetousness in America displayed through sexual immorality and various other sins of sensuality, there is the covetousness related to money and the neglect of the poor and needy associated therewith, particularly regarding the neediest in the 3rd world who are dying from man-made poverty at a rate of more than 20,000 daily. If we have a roof over our heads, adequate clothes, adequate food and water, and we still have money left over, then we are rich. Much of the world, perhaps one third of it, does not have clean water and/or adequate food. Even many in poverty by American standards are rich by the world’s standards, yet complaining and wanting more from the government (i.e. from the money which tax-paying Americans earned from their own labor) is much more common in America than seeking to help those in truly dire need (Socialism and Marxism promote greed; and they sure do nothing to remedy it). The norm is to want more, in many cases to want more that is not even earned through honest work, rather than thanking God for how good we have it and using our abundance to help those in 3rd world nations (and others as applicable) who are in extreme poverty, often through no fault of their own. They are crying for help at this very moment; and most are too busy with vain things to even be able to hear their cry. Proverbs 21:13 says: “Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.” Americans though in general are too wrapped up in their lives and their plans to do the good before God which He requires.
Regarding decadence. Some people try to say that LGBT stuff isn’t what God judged Sodom for. They’ll point to the Bible passage we’re about to look at to try to make their case for that. Yet even if God only judged Sodom for the sins stated outrightly in plain words in Ezekiel chapter 16, then that still damns the LGBT crowd with all their decadence (as well as those who justify them). We all know that decadence is inherent in the LGBT lifestyle. “Decadence: moral or cultural decline as characterized by excessive indulgence in pleasure or luxury.” New Orleans’ Southern Decadence Day being an LGBT-type festival is no coincidence. This description of Sodom in Ezekiel 16:48-50 doesn’t mention homosexuality directly, though it alludes to it. Yet it sure altogether deals with decadence. “As I live, saith the Lord God, Sodom thy sister hath not done, she nor her daughters, as thou hast done, thou and thy daughters. Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters (consider how much time you spend on the internet, with the phone, and watching television here), neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me: therefore I took them away as I saw good.”
Regarding immodesty. Closely related to decadence, public immodesty, often coming close to nudity, is practiced, promoted, and indulged in in America to immense degrees. It IS about lust, yet it is more than about lust as well. It is defrauding if it is attractive to someone; advertising something they cannot righteously obtain. Otherwise, it is inconsiderate. It also provokes strife. In other areas of life, we acknowledge that showing off isn’t right. Above all, immodest dressing contends with God’s verdict that mankind should be clothed after he fell into sin. One of God’s first acts after the fall was to clothe Adam and Eve with the skin of an animal. By God’s estimation, the fig leaves they sewed together weren’t adequate, yet they covered more flesh with the fig leaves than many cover now in their immodest clothing.
Regarding debt. Further related to decadence, the debt that Americans pile up irresponsibly, and often over frivolous things and in relation to loving pleasure more than God, is also vast. You can look up the stats about that yourself. So many borrow for things which they could easily do without and/or borrow without the absolute intent or resolution to pay back. Psalm 37:21 says: “The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous sheweth mercy, and giveth.” Many even want this theft justified and sanctioned by the law- and they have had some significant victories recently too. We are driven much further into debt by corruption at the highest levels, and especially one imposter entity which controls the US financial system (and it’s not even federal like its name falsely implies), which is so powerful that those behind it even control the mainstream media enough so that it is rarely scrutinized and never exposed as the criminal entity which it is. Yet the general population’s covetousness, and its overall unrighteous ways, give reason to believe that this entity and the oligarchs associated with it are a fitting judgment. And these oligarchs will get theirs too in due time as well.
Continuing on with decadence, and now dealing with LGBT directly. Our society is just so smart. We’ve just discovered that most of mankind, especially the societies influenced by Christianity, were wrong all this time. We know better now, don’t we? No. Cultures can quickly become corrupt and justify horrid things through lack of sobriety, vanity, and the cowardice of its population. The concept that mankind has been steadily evolving morally has been proven foolish, especially in the 20th century by the two great world wars and the many experiments of the practice of Leftist ideology (Communism/Marxism) which has consistently resulted in mass oppression and murder. Take away the decadence, take away the evil associated with Sodom described above in Ezekiel chapter 16, and then see if there is any place left for the LGBT stuff at all. It simply cannot exist without these things. Our society would not have even come to accept that stuff without these things already abounding within. You want to basically see how much a society has accepted LGBT stuff, look at how decadent it is.
Leviticus 18:22: “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.” Jude 7: “Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.” Deuteronomy 22:5: “The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the Lord thy God.” Proverbs 17:15: “He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the Lord.” Isaiah 5:20-21: “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!”
The following Bible passage sums up how people’s beliefs about God, and people’s morality overall, don’t just occur randomly and aren’t just a matter of opinion. There are reasons, evil reasons, that people deviate from a view of God that is consistent with the Bible and why people deviate from consistency with Biblical morality. Romans 1:18-32: “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four-footed beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshiped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge (i.e. retain God in their knowledge thoroughly, consistently, in all things), God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness (i.e. injuriousness), covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding (i.e. not sober, in a stupor, senseless, undiscerning), covenant-breakers, without natural affection, implacable (unreasonable, impossible to appease in a reasonable way), unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.”
Regarding idolatry, falsehood, and error in churches. Keeping in mind the above passage which shows that people’s beliefs about God and people’s morality don’t just occur randomly and aren’t just a matter of opinion, there are evil reasons that people deviate from a view of God which is consistent with the Bible and overall deviate from consistency with Biblical morality. The situation then in the realm of professing Christianity doesn’t help with the dire state of America. Since the Christian church is supposed to be the salt and light of the world, then it is logical to conclude that the exceedingly wicked and pathetic moral state of America is rooted in the corruption of that which passes as Christianity and the pathetic impact and poor witness of that which goes under the label of Christian in America. A 2021 survey by George Barna and the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University found that though 69 percent of the US population profess to be Christians, and 51 percent of Americans claim to have a Biblical worldview, only 6 percent of Americans actually have a Biblical worldview- including only 9 percent of those who profess to be born-again Christians. And a 2022 study by the same concluded that only 37 percent of American “Christian Pastors” have a Biblical worldview. And this is dealing with very, very general questions which don’t even address extremely key aspects of Biblical doctrine. And this is not even taking hypocrisy into account. Many who give right answers do not live accordingly. Who knows how low the number of faithful Biblical Christians would be if all these things could be factored into such a study? The Bible warns about perilous times where the wicked won’t just be the heathen of society, but the heathen will also profess to be Christians and will abound in churches which are called Christian. We are very obviously in such a time (to say the least).
A lot more could be said about America’s enmity with God. We haven’t even talked about the rampant adultery in America nor the filth which comes out of Hollywood and goes out into the whole world. This is also not getting into the vast opposition to righteous law enforcement nor the hypocrisy in those who justify illegal immigration and the “no human should be considered illegal crowd” and no one really believes that when the crime hits home). This is also not getting into how perversion is not only widely practiced, and not only tolerated and promoted, but even taught to children in school! Much prevalent evil has not been covered, and much has not been talked about with the depth and detail that it could have been talked about without being nitpicky nor overly harsh nor treating things as a bigger deal than they really are.
Remember then, Proverbs 14:34: “Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.” The Bible also says in Psalm 33:13-15: “The Lord looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men. From the place of his habitation he looketh upon all the inhabitants of the earth. He fashioneth their hearts alike; he considereth all their works.” And we also read in Amos 4:11-13: “I have overthrown some of you, as God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and ye were as a firebrand plucked out of the burning: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the Lord. Therefore thus will I do unto thee, O Israel: and because I will do this unto thee, prepare to meet thy God, O Israel. For, lo, he that formeth the mountains, and createth the wind, and declareth unto man what is his thought, that maketh the morning darkness, and treadeth upon the high places of the earth, The Lord, The God of hosts, is his name.”
God destroyed Sodom and the cities around it for things which prevail in America on a much grander scale- and Sodom had no Bible. Whatever the true God, the God of the Bible intends to do with America, make sure you are not part of the enmity with God in this nation. He deals with both nations and individuals. Be sure that God noted the many times people and nations have hardened their heart against Him, both within and without the recorded instances in the Bible. He also noted when men forsook their sin and cried out to Him in repentance too. He is especially noting everything for the Day of Judgment when all people, small and great, will stand before Him, where eternal consequences will be meted out involving eternal punishment and eternal blessedness. That is a sure thing for every individual- and you are not guaranteed tomorrow. End your enmity with God quickly.
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