America’s greatest danger
|January 26, 2011||Posted by Joseph Keysor under Blog|
America is in increasingly great danger from a source that few people are mindful of. I mean something other than the following commonly mentioned threats:
~ being inundated by hordes of illegal aliens
~ the collapse of the dollar
~ the growing tyranny of government
~ terrorist attacks using WMDs
~ the explosion of a nuclear device in the atmosphere that would cut off all electrical power
~ the emergence of some new disease that would kill people in the millions
~ the rise of Red China
These and other threats may or may not be real possibilities, but there is something we need to be concerned about even more than those, and that is the will of God.
It is my belief that the greatest single threat to America’s well-being, peace, prosperity, and security, is the God whom we as a nation have offended, denied, rejected, ignored, ridiculed, and rebelled against.
Christians like to say that our precious national gifts of liberty, prosperity, and security are from God, and indeed they have been. But, if God can give them, can he not also take them away? And are not our undeniable losses in all of those areas the direct result of God’s displeasure?
There is nothing that stands between America and unimaginable catastrophe now but the same will of God which blessed us in the past (in spite of many and obvious flaws and injustices). If God wants to humble the mighty superpower it will be a light and easy thing for him to do so – and this will not be accomplished by Christian militias, by “fearsome Christian holy warriors,” to paraphrase one particularly paranoid and ignorant secularist.
Christians are called to be agents of God’s reconciliation. That is why there has never been one Christian suicide bomber – and if some nutcase did pull off such a deed using Christian words to justify it, his crime would be instantly and unhesitatingly condemned by all leading Christian figures, and without clever and evasive beating around the bush (such as, “Of course it was wrong, but I understand why he had to do it”).
No, if the God of justice, punishment, and, yes wrath, the God in whom many Christians today do not believe, wants to afflict America yet more for its manifold wickedness, all he has to do is remove his protective hand and allow the forces of evil to operate. There are plenty of eager and active servants of the devil who delight in death and destruction – why should God give us any help against them?
God can also allow current foolish policies to continue until their natural result is reached. If the leaders of our government bring disaster upon us by their own incredibly wrong policies, that too can be from God, if he has abandoned us to our folly and allows us that freedom from wisdom, decency, and morality which seems to be the heart’s desire of so many in America today.
America as a nation has grievously sinned against God. His hand is yet stayed, as he has his own times and purposes, but when the iniquity of America is full we will as a nation reap the results of our iniquity and stupidity.
We do not need more singing of “God bless America” at this time. We as a nation do not deserve anything from God. What we need is more of Daniel chapter 9 – but how many Christians care nothing about these things? We have forgotten the God of the Old Testament – the God who can give peace and prosperity but can also take them away, and is now taking them away.
It will be objected that in Christ we have a higher revelation – but for those who are outside of Christ, the Old Testament God is still very much on the throne. And, neither is the God of the New Testament a pale shadow of his former self, concerned only with saving individual souls or meeting specific prayer requests, but not ruling over the nations.
What shall we say of those who call themselves Christians but believe that God will never bring judgment on America? Who think that, as Americans, prosperity and security are our birthright, promised to us no matter what we are and no matter what we do? It matters little now how godly America used to be. Israel under David and Solomon was yet more godly, and had a special relationship with God America has never had, but in the end God destroyed that nation because of its sins.