If America Falls – Part 7

If the unthinkable someday happens and America falls, future historians will debate the many causes. Here is what I believe will be some of them. If America falls, it will be because…

we believe that Deuteronomy 8 applies only to the Hebrews of the Bible, and not to every country that God ever blessed – the foremost of which is America.

to submit to God in humility is considered a weakness, but to boast and elevate oneself is a trait that society admires.

we have evolved from a people with the spirit of thanksgiving to a people of ingratitude, demanding more from government, family, and friends.

we used to count our own blessings, and now we are more concerned with our neighbor’s blessings.

our prayers used to consist of contrition and requests for guidance, serenity, and acceptance, but today our prayers focus on requests for wealth, God’s favor, advancement, and material possessions.

preachers increasingly preach what is popular and acceptable, and not what is Biblical.

church leaders appear to prefer fame and money to teaching the gospel and leading a Godly congregation.

too many preachers have incorporated positive thinking into a religion that grants our every wish.

there seem to be as many sermons about the evil of Satan as the goodness of God.

people criticize and discuss the inadequacies of the Bible without studying it. We no longer understand that truth comes from insight.

the Bible says the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. Yet, both politicians and the clergy stress the need for money to solve all kinds of problems.

the love of money is still the root of all sorts of evil, and we are a society in love with money.

although an idol may be made of precious metals or polished stones, it takes the form of anything that we value over God. Consequently, we are a people with many idols.

society pressures churches to change their morals to adapt secular standards. But do Biblical morals ever really change?

our society views the Bible as an ancient relic of ignorance, religion as the source of problems and not the solution, and Biblical values as antiquated.

sermons focus more about heaven than hell, God’s grace but not our sins, His love but not His judgment, and His promises but not His commandments.

critics snicker at the mention of the God of the Bible, yet take seriously talk of “Mother Earth” and other New Age gods.

the Judeo-Christian values that helped guide our country have been relegated to personal opinion, disregarded by the masses, and denigrated by the elite. Consequently, moral clarity no longer exists, and confusion, discontentment, narcissism, and even self-worship replaced it. Any society that places itself above God is headed for a fall.

 

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