AMERICA IN STEEP DECLINE- WHEN A NATION REJECTS GOD
Posted by Drgold
(Author’s note July 2015: This post was written over 2 years ago and America continues in its steep spiritual, moral, and economic decline. The US Supreme Court recently render a decision to make Same-Sex Marriage mandatory for the 13 of 50 holdout states that were still against it. Thus, America has now become the new Sodom and Gomorrah, whom God once utterly destroyed Ge19:24,25.
The US National Debt is presently over $18 trillion, equivalent to $60,000 for every man, woman, and child. The debt continues to soar and Congress has no solution to mitigate it. Thus, America is heading for a sure bankruptcy. California’s exceptional drought is heading into its 4th year, with just one year supply of water for human consumption and for agricultural needs. Produce, poultry, and livestock prices will soar, perhaps even doubling!
There are 38 million people now living in California, over 10% of the entire nation! Where will they all go to when the water runs out, and California becomes a desert again? Also, forecasts of the next ‘BIG EARTHQUAKE’ in California are becoming rife. God’s severe judgment is certainly coming to America. There will be no place to hide, and no place to run. Only if we repent before it is too late and turn to God will we be saved. If not, we will all likewise perish Lk13:3. AMERICA IS IN STEEP DECLINE- WHEN A NATION REJECTS GOD.)
America In Steep Decline- Reflections and Assessment
As many in America celebrated the 4th of July Independence Day with its picnics, barbeques, and fireworks, it may be wise to take assessment of where we came from and where we are heading for on our nation’s 237th birthday since 1776. Things are changing so swiftly in ‘the land of the free’, where our freedom and privacy through unwarranted tracking are now being compromised ‘in the name of the war against terrorism’. Also, contrary to the Holy Bible, new laws are being made to legalize sin and immorality . This is what has happened in America today. America is indeed in a steep moral decline and fast becoming the United States of Sodom and Gomorrah. As America has rejected God and forsaken His ways, as prophesied in the Bible, God will visit America with apocalyptic judgments. Ro1:18 states ‘For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness’.
America- Once Beautiful, Now In Decay and Blight
Not long ago since WWII, America was the greatest nation that ever graced this earth. America was an agricultural, commercial, economic, financial, and industrial Superpower! America was the richest nation in the world, with the greatest economy, the strongest military, the financial capitol of the world, a world-class industrial nation with many people seeking to immigrate to America for a better life in ‘the land of golden opportunities and freedom’. America was once ‘a creditor nation’ that helped or financed the growth of many other countries, but not anymore. America was rich in her soil and natural resources, gold and silver, and other strategic minerals. America was blessed with abundant water and food, and secured from foreign military invasion by two large oceans, the Pacific and the Atlantic, and two friendly neighbors, Canada to the north and Mexico to the south. Like ancient Israel, America was a nation founded ‘under God’ as evident in her historical documents, such as the Declaration of Independence, the US Constitution, and the Pledge of Allegiance, etc.
There was No Nation Ever Like America. Patriotic songs such as America the Beautiful, My Country Tis of Thee, Sweet Land of Liberty, and God Bless America, so well epitomized her greatness, beauty, prosperity, blessings, and the richness of her land. America was a nation greatly blessed by God, a Christian nation that stood out like ‘a city set on a hill’ Mt5:14, with all her glory and majesty shining brightly in every direction! Ps33:12 states ‘Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance’. This verse once rang very true for America- the Beautiful! In all of recorded history, there was never a nation like America, so blessed and so greatly endowed by God. America was settled by a people seeking religious and political freedom from the oppressive religious and monarchial feudal systems of old Europe. Later people from other lands came to America for the economic opportunities she afforded. People found God in America, and the freedom to worship Him. Before the 1776 revolutionary war, in defiance to King George III of England, the slogan ‘No king but Jesus’ was coined. Jesus was then the ‘Lord of America’; but not anymore!
WHEN A NATION FORGETS GOD- What Laws Are and How Laws Are Made
Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer in his excellent book, When a Nation Forgets God described what laws are and how laws are made, and where future America is heading, using Nazi Germany as an example of what happened to them will also happen to us. Laws reflect a ‘nation’s belief, culture, agenda, morality, and values’. Early American laws were based on the moral laws found in the Holy Bible, acknowledging a higher authority than a man or a king, that is, God Almighty! Two premises were made in the Declaration of Independence of 1776: ‘that all men are created equal and that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness’.
America then was ‘a Christian nation under God’. However with secular humanism and hedonism gradually entering into ‘America’s way of life’, man slowly displaced God’s authority in the laws that were made. Without a belief in God and the Bible, ‘nothing is intrinsically and absolutely wrong’. It is then up to the government only to decide ‘right or wrong’. R. J. Rushdoony said ‘Show me your laws, I will show you your god’. When politicians or the courts depart from the Bible, they make themselves ‘gods, and higher than God’. This point can easily be shown by some landmark moral decisions or laws made over the past 50 years in America.
In 1963, through the efforts of atheist Madelyn Murray O’Hare and others, the US Supreme Court banned prayers and the Bible in public schools. In 1973, in the case of Roe vs Wade, the Supreme Court since then has condoned the killing of million of babies in legalized abortion, it being the choice and right of a woman. In 2003, sodomy was no longer a moral crime, and then today in 2013, Same-Sex Marriage is now legal, and is deemed equal in status, rights, and benefits, as heterosexual marriage. One can easily see that America is now in steep moral and spiritual decline.
In Hitler’s Nazi Germany over 70 years ago, Jews were declared ‘non-persons’ by law, and 6 million were eventually slaughterd. Laws were made to suit the Nazi’s diabolic agendas! Here we see that ‘though laws are legal, according to the Holy Bible, they can also be very evil or immoral’. America has ‘kicked God out’ and no longer has a ‘moral compass’. Satan has subtly moved in to destroy America, and this is what is happening today! Is5:20 states ‘Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness..’.
WHEN A NATION REJECTS GOD- America Will Be Utterly Broken
America is now in steep decline- financially, economically, morally, and spiritually. Our national debt is untenable, papered over by extreme printing of fiat US$, and endless borrowing. Many of our cities and states are not much better off with huge un-repayable debts and urban blight sweeping across the country, creeping municipal bankruptcies, broken school systems, and rampant crimes in the inner cities filled with much drugs, violence, murders and race riots. Recently, the US Supreme Court ruled that DOMA- the Defense of Marriage Act of 1996 that defined marriage as between a man and a woman as unconstitutional, making a way for Same-Sex Marriage to be legalized. In the call for civil rights, many people have gone the way of whoredom, lusting after their own flesh. America has turned her back on God and His Word, and has forsaken Him.
God warned King Solomon in a dream, ‘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 ..BUT IF YE TURN AWAY, AND FORSAKE MY STATUTES AND MY COMMANDMENTS ..and shall go and serve other gods, and worship them; then will I pluck them up by the roots out of my land which I have given them; and this house, which I have sanctified for my name, WILL I CAST OUT OF MY SIGHT, AND WILL MAKE IT TO BE A PROVERB AND A BYWORD AMONG ALL NATIONS’ 2Ch7:14,19,20. Our very leaders have ‘kicked God out of America’ by making laws contrary to His Word and God is no longer ‘God of America’. Like ancient Israel, these verses are ringing very true for America today. God will pluck America out by her foundational roots, be broken, cast out of sight, and will be a proverb known only for her once past historical glory. America will become History.
New Laws Against Religious Freedom Will Be Spreading in America
Changes in the laws that are already here and/or will be spreading soon that will provoke God to even a greater wrath against America!
- Abortion rights and public school sex education programs will be expanded, even without parental consent.
- Homosexual agenda or ‘alternative lifestyles’ will be taught in public school at all levels! Parents of faith cannot object or withhold their children from participation. It will be mandatory!
- Marriage Laws will be expanded to include other relationships, such as ‘a care-giver and a patient’, man-child, polygamy, incest, etc. To skirt immigration laws, ‘marriage of convenience’ will rise sharply.
Homeschooling will be restricted or even closed by State School Boards if certain subjects like evolution/sexuality are not taught, or if spiritual training is given.
- Churches must perform homosexual marriages or they will lose their tax-exempt status.
- Banning of prayer for God’s blessing in public events, such as in the opening of some state legislatures/graduations will spread.
- Banning of religious displays such as the cross, the 10 Commandments, nativity scenes, etc. will further spread in the workplace or at schools, such as the wearing of a cross necklace or a religious items.
- Hate Crimes Laws- criticisms of homosexuals or Muslims, etc. This would include quoting the Bible against sin and immorality, and abortion even within a church/synagogue. Passing out Christian tracts will be against the law, and the Christian voice will be muted!
- Anti-Conversion Laws- Witnessing and preaching the Gospel to another person of a different faith will be deemed harassment/illegal.
- Anti-Discrimination Laws. No discrimination will be allowed of gays in organizations such as the Boys/Girls Scouts, and churches, and in hiring practices of scout/youth leaders, associate pastors, choir directors, etc.
- Fairness Doctrine Laws- Equal time will be required whenever a controversial subject such as ‘Jesus is the only way to be saved’ is mentioned. Christian television and radio programming will be severely compromised or even closed.
- Christian gathering for home Bible study and/or worship will be scrutinized and discouraged. Strict rules and a city/ municipal permit will be required for any religious gathering.
Laws granting churches and other non-profit corporations tax-exempt status will eventually be abolished by the US Congress, as the US Federal Gov’t is desperately looking for more revenue to operate! This will greatly affect church income and attendance, and may even cause many to close!
Great Negative Economic Impact Of Same-Sex Marriages On America
An unintended economic consequence of same-sex marriages is that it will further bankrupt America- our nation, cities and states, and bring economic collapse due to the added financial burden of giving over a 1000 Federal marital benefits to newly-defined married couples. Our Social Security system is already extremely stressed with more people receiving benefits than paying into it, not to mention added military benefits and state welfare benefits as required by the changing laws. There will be increases in corporate, personal, and property taxes, forcing many big businesses to layoff more workers and many small businesses to shutter.
The family unit will be further broken. Millions more people will be thrown onto the Social Security rolls as newly defined spouses/dependents, and into our overburdened welfare systems. Corporate and personal bankruptcies, retail store closings, home foreclosures, unemployment, and crime will soar as America is heading for an unprecedented economic Depression. This will be a direct economic consequence on a once favored nation that had rejected God, forsaken His ways, and even dare to defy Him!
America’s Fate Sealed- Moral Decay Always Precedes Economic Decline and National Collapse
The Bible and world history have validated that moral decay always precedes economic decline and national collapse. Whether they were events preceding the great Noahic flood when the entire world was destroyed save for 8 people, the destruction of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, or when ancient Israel and Rome fell, the sins of immorality, homosexuality, corruption, and violence brought forth their demise. The Bible states ‘..God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting’ Ga6:7,8. When we sow righteousness, we will reap life. When we sow wickedness, we will reap destruction and death! America’s fate has been sealed by her pernicious ways!
A Dire Warning Message From God Almighty To America
God spoke from heaven thousands of years ago through the Holy Bible to warn ancient Israel and now America today saying; ‘Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people’ Pr14:34. ‘For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them..? and what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day? De4:7,8. ‘As righteousness tendeth to life: so he that pursueth evil pursueth it to his own Death’ Pr11:2. ‘When the Righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the Wicked beareth rule, the people mourn’ Pr29:2.
‘The Curse of the LORD is in the house of the Wicked.. Pr3:33. ‘..if thou wilt NOT hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes.. that all these Curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee: Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and cursed shalt thou be in the field. Cursed shall be thy basket and thy store. Cursed shall be the fruit of thy body, and .. of thy land, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep. Cursed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and when thou goest out’ De28:15-19.
‘Moreover all these Curses shall come upon thee, and shall pursue..and overtake thee, till thou be Destroyed; because thou hearkenedst not unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which he commanded thee’ De28:45. Because ‘..they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient’ Ro1:28. ‘Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of Death..’ Ro 1:32. ‘Then will I pluck them up by the roots out of my land which I have given them; and this house, which I have sanctified for my name, will I cast out of my sight, and will make it to be A PROVERB AND A BYWORD AMONG ALL NATIONS’ 2Ch7:20. America has brought forth her own curses through wickedness and disobedience to God’s Word!
America In Steep Moral Decline and Under God’s Judgment
America has rejected God and is no longer a Christian nation. America is now a diverse and divided nation of cultures, hedonists, and of false gods. America’s leaders are indubitably anti-God, anti-Bible, and anti-Christ. The book of Proverbs tells us ‘the fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge Pr1:7, ..the beginning of wisdom Pr9:10, ..prolongeth days Pr10:27, and is a fountain of life Pr14:27’. But today, there is absolutely no fear of God, of judgment, of hell, and of eternal damnation among our leaders. The corruption and immorality of our leaders have brought America to the brink of God’s judgment and destruction. Passing laws approving immorality among the people is a stench and defiance to God Almighty. As God utterly destroyed the ungodly world during Noah’s days, and Sodom and Gomorrah, He will surely deal likewise with America.
Heb12:29 states ‘Our God is a consuming fire’. ‘It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God’ Heb10:31. The recent extreme heat wave in the West, more blazing wildfires, and the severe drought in the Southwest states will wreak havoc upon our land. Other apocalyptic events such as strong earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, famines, and pestilences will ensue as God unleashes His wrath upon a rebellious nation! These terrible calamities will bring America down low to her ‘proverbial knees’ for rejecting God! America is fast becoming the ‘United States of Sodom and Gomorrah’, and America will sadly be ‘A PROVERB AND A BYWORD AMONG ALL NATIONS’ 2Chr7:20!
Please also see A Nation Blessed or Cursed and Supreme Court Decision…..Judgment Coming to America!
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