I keep asking this question:
“How can God bless a nation that has turned its back on Him?
I’m sure He could if He wanted to, but why would America be different than every other country in world history, including Israel?
Here’s the author, the beginning of the article, and the link to the remainder of the article:
By Terence P. Jeffrey | October 3, 2016 | 4:36 PM EDT
(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
(CNSNews.com) – “In fiscal 2016, which ended on Friday, the federal debt increased $1,422,827,047,452.46, according to data released today by the U.S. Treasury.”
HERE IS THE LINK TO THE ARTICLE
and another quote:
“The total federal debt of $19,573,444,713,936.79 now equals about $165,575 per household.”
This is only one of many problems that our descent from true Christianity has caused.
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Wow…oh my wow. You raise a valid point however. We, as a nation, have declared everything God, except God. We need Him, for without the Giver of Life what is life?
“Without the Giver of Life what is life?”
This is a great question, MariJo. I am very concerned about the next generation. I only raise information about this unbearable financial burden that will be placed on their shoulders to illustrate that we have done something very wrong. The thing we have done wrong is the worst thing; we have done exactly what you have articulated: “We, as a nation, have declared everything God, except God.” There are still wonderful Christians in America but simple Bible truths are becoming watered down and even eradicated by “Spiritual leaders” among others.
I just spent my day with a group of 3rd graders. They are like me; they are imperfect. Yet, they are so wonderful that they speak of the greatness of God (without knowing it many times). Coming back from an assembly, two of the girls were talking about Adam and Eve and what happened in the garden. I asked them, “Do you believe that story?” They replied that they most certainly did. I was elated. So many “educated” people think the story is some fairy tale or myth. Here are these two young ladies who believe that the Bible is “1000% correct.” I completely agreed with them of course noting that 100% was perfect but that if anything could surpass it it would be the Bible.
I pray that Jesus returns for his faithful before the sins of “our fathers including my generation” turn into any kind of judgement on these wonderful children who believe in truth.
Because the Bible says that no man knows that hour, I would never put a date on Christ’s return. At the same time, when I see statistics like this, I pray that He comes A.S.A.P so that those who believe the Word of God will not have to face the inevitable. There is absolutely no possible way America can dig itself out of this financial hole that we are in. This is only my opinion but, looking at the numbers and the materialism of our culture, something is going to have to give eventually and I don’t think it will be good. I don’t know how many times I have read Matthew 24 in the past few years. Are we living in the time of the birth pangs (v. 8)? I don’t know. I do know that things are changing fast and that, in my lifetime, all manner of false teaching, unbelief, and acceptance of evil have changed my world.
In spite of the things I have mentioned here, I will enjoy the time I have with God’s faithful and will continue to listen for opportunities to encourage the faith of those who have it. Like my two little friends said today: “God’s Word is 1000% correct.” I will stake my life on it.
It is a frightening day and age to say the least and it makes my thoughts of Heaven all the sweeter. For now, we are here and we are called to be a light in this darkness…a city on a hill cannot be hid, you’re the light of the world Jesus said. May those who are called never lose their focus, may our eyes be steadfast on the cross and an empty tomb, our Hope. We serve a risen savior
What a precious joy children are! God’s word is 1000% correct!! Amen!
This simple faith of so many children is a beautiful thing.
They remind me of this verse:
“Truly I say to you, Except you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:3
A very humbling verse indeed…
What an example of “the way of a sinner is hard” Proverbs 13:15.
You have found a perfect verse to sum up the results of continual disregard for God’s Word, Pastor Jim. I think it fits this post well. What kind of hardships will we and the next generation face because of lack of wisdom like that found in the book of proverbs? Only God knows.
” What kind of hardships will we and the next generation face because of lack of wisdom like that found in the book of proverbs?”<–I look at my young ones and think that often.