Friday, July 02, 2010

Fourth of July Weekend… What Will Christians In America Be Celebrating?

This coming weekend will be the Fourth of July weekend, and I have been wondering what Christians in American churches will be celebrating this Fourth of July. It just so happens that this Fourth of July falls on a Sunday, the first day of the week, the day recorded in the Bible as the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, our great God and Lord of the universe.

As I look around me, and see one natural disaster and catastrophe after another taking place in the former home of the brave and land of the free, corruption and sin running rampant as in the days of Noah and Sodom in high places and all around us, abortion on demand in the name of freedom of choice, what used to be the church of Jesus Christ is now a place to socialize and listen to a good rock band, and feel good about oneself, the promotion of homosexual perversions in the name of “gay”, diversity, and alternate lifestyle, the promotion of false religions in the name of interfaith and ecumenism; America, in the name of tolerance, endorses at home and exports vile and filthy brainwashing of children in the name of adult entertainment, and on and on and on.

With one natural disaster and man-made catastrophe and crisis  after another, the land of the free and the home of the brave has become the land of idolatry cursed by God. Please don’t misunderstand me. I love America and I used to love to sing those patriotic songs, and pledge allegience to the flag, and pray “God bless America.” But I cannot anymore with a clear conscience before God, ask Him to bless this once great country because America is destroying itself in its own sin by reaping what it has sown, and God cannot bless that which is sinful.

If God did not spare the children of Israel when the children of Israel sinned and disobeyed God and refused to listen to the warnings God sent to them through the prophets to repent, or they would be overtaken by some calamity, and they still did not repent, how can Christians in America expect God to bless America in its sinfulness when God has sent America warning after warning? Is America any different? I think not. God’s Word has not changed and the message is still the same. Repent or perish.

Even freedom and democracy itself in America has become an idol. But until the church of Jesus Christ realizes what the Founders of this once great country knew and practiced when they wrote the Declaration of Independence and Constitution of America; that true freedom is found only in knowing Jesus Christ, and obedience to His Word, even if it means persecution,   America will lose what freedom it once had and could be proud of. And we’re just about there.

So this coming Sunday, the Fourth of July, will you be celebrating what America once was, asking God to bless America in her sinfulness, and religiousness, and idolatry and singing patriotic songs, or celebrate Jesus Christ and true freedom He has given us,  and telling others of His free gift of forgiveness of sins and His Gospel message, where true freedom lies?

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1 comment:

  1. Anonymous12:54 PM

    Great article, Toni

    Stan

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