Sunday, May 16, 2010

God Bless America?

We had better be praying for God to bless America. Since the 1960's, our government and courts have been enacting an agenda to remove God from the public conscious. What has been revealed by all of this is the neglect of the parents and churches to do their jobs. If parents were fulfilling their responsibility to lead and direct their children in the beliefs that they hold, the government and courts would not have been successful in indoctrinating the last couple of generations of students coming out of public schools.

There appears to be a growing segment of the population who reject the notion of there being a God, the creator of the universe, the supreme ruler over everything and everyone. Christianity is openly mocked. This has not been helped by numerous, nationally known preachers falling from grace and having publicized affairs. It has not been helped by TV evangelists faking miracle services. It has not been helped by some TV preachers constantly appealing for the money of the viewer of their programs.

When the negative side of religion is in the spotlight and the churches are watering down the gospel of Jesus, it becomes even more important for the family setting to be the refuge and educational setting for the establishment of the next generation of strong believers.

We and our children (and grandchildren) are constantly being bombarded with anti-Christian propaganda. A couple nights ago I tuned in a program just to see what it was like. I had heard a lot of negative comments about the show, "Real Time With Bill Maher" on HBO. I saw that it was on and checked it out for myself.

Mr. Maher stated that he is having a contest to determine the "stupidest state in America." He showed a playoff bracket with eight states in the running. Arizona was one of them and he commented, "Arizona is the odds-on winner for the stupidest state in America." I guess he forgot the line in "Forest Gump", "Stupid is as stupid does." Even though his comment grew loud applause, all he really did is show his own stupidity. It was clear that he either had no idea what the law says or he purposely lied about it's contents. Bill also referred to Sarah Palin as "Mrs. Moron". This also drew loud applause and laughter.

But, the main portion of what I watched had to do with Christianity bashing. Bill had a panel of three people on the show, two men and one woman. One man was a politician from New Jersey and stated that he is a Christian and attempted, a couple times, to interject some defense of Christianity into a conversation that was not going to allow a fair dialogue. The other man was from CNN and did not have much to say in this segment. The woman and Bill each claimed to be atheists. As they were proudly discussing their atheism and putting down believers, Bill had these comments to add: "I hope Obama is an atheist." "It is a delusion that religion is under attack in this country." "People who believe in God are deluded." The lady added, "The Bible supports gay marriage." Bill also commented about the Supreme Court and the religious makeup of the court. He said that most of the court is made up of Catholics and Jews. He added that they "believe the same nonsense" as Protestants. As he was making fun of Christians, he said, "To know what will happen when you die is arrogant." His audience, from the sound of the laughter and applause, appeared to be of the same mindset.

(Gal 6:7 KJV) "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also reap."

America, founded on Christian principles, has strayed away. Obama said, "America is not a Christian nation." It once was, but is now heading away from God. Just as Obama likes to say, "Elections have consequences"; well, so does our citizens rejecting God.

(2Ch 7:14 KJV) "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."

Notice the big "IF" in the room?

(Mat 5:45 KJV) "That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he makes his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust."

With the widespread rejection of God in America, has God withdrawn His hand of blessing?

Yes, we better be praying! We better be pleading for the Father to bless America again and pull us back from the brink of collapse. I don't know if you would call the U.S. an empire, but the example still holds true. All great empires from the past have fallen from the lofty perch they once enjoyed. Only God knows the answer for America. Until the results are in, God can still turn things around and states that He will "if"... Now, will we? Will we as a nation humble ourselves and pray to the one true God? Will we seek His face and turn from our wicked ways?


  1. I am puzzled by your inclusion of Matthew 5:45, which seems to indicate that G-d provides rain and shine for righteous and unrighteous, implying that God does not withhold the bounty of nature from sinful or ungrateful people.

    This gives the appearance of contradicting any warning that decreased godliness jeopardizes the blessing of Heaven. I may, however, have misunderstood both the verse and the post, in which case, please pardon my confusion.


  2. As for the belief that a nation's conduct might invoke the wrath of Heaven, may I mention that many members of America's Founding Generation believed or suspect that British conduct of the war not only turned the world and the apathetic portion of the American population against the British, but that British misconduct might also prompt divine intervention.

    David Hackett Fischer quote one example in his 2004 book, "Washington's Crossing." Fischer, unfortunately, misquoted the journal entry from Lutheran clergyman Henry Melchior Muhlenberg. Upon hearing reports of George Washington's defeat of the Hessians garrisoned at Trenton, New Jersey, Muhlenberg wrote in his journal, "If this is true, it is a sign that the almighty Lord of hosts has heard the cry of the afflicted and sent an angel to help them. When the war lords fail to maintain discipline and rather allow fiends the freedom to commit heaven-crying sins and wickednesses upon the defenseless and helpless (for example, the raping of ten-year-old girls and married women and committing every imaginable wicked deed against old and feeble persons), then the retributive justice of God soon intervenes. The Lord of Sabaoth holds the rod of correction and punishment in His hand and directs the whole and all its parts, large and small, and nothing can happen without His sufferance and decree."

    The British committed most of those atrocities, but the Hessian mercenaries bore the brunt of this particular response, whether you deem it human, divine, both, or "other."

    Fischer misquoted the passage as "heaven-defying" instead of "heaven-crying."