Because America was founded on Christian principles (see https://bsssb-llc.com/blog19-is-america-a-christian-nation/), it has become the greatest nation on Earth. The American government, private Christians and groups (like World Vision) are the first people to aid countries hurt by national disasters and famines. We were the bulwark against fascism in WWII and against Communism in the Cold War. Back then, we were more biblically based than we are now. We have sent more christian missionairies around the world than any other nation in history. These missionaries have brought physical & spiritual health to people that the world had forgotten.
And we expressed it publicly in our Declaration of Independence. But we have forgotten God. Many people are convinced that America always was a secular nation. There’s an old saying that says, “Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty. Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must like man, undergo the fatigue of supporting it”. The British statesman, Sir Edmund Burke, said, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing”.
Yes, America was and is a great nation. But America has never been perfect. It took a Civil War to get rid of slavery. Even then, Jim Crow laws ruled in the southern states until 1965. In the 19th century, we treated the Indians very unfairly. But lately, its gotten even worse. We’ve accepted abortion and over 60 million human beings have lost their life to it. Some states just put laws on the books that call for the killing of newborn babies if the abortion went wrong. We are celebrating men who identify and dress up as women and vice versa. Some of us accept the homosexual lifestyle even though the bible calls it sin. Many people marry, knowing that if it doesn’t work out well, they can get a divorce. Over 50% of men struggle with a pornography addiction. We are in the process of sliding down a moral slippery slope. We have forgotten how to repent as a nation even though we have many such examples in the bible. Read Jonah 3:1-10 Jeremiah 15:19-21 Ezekiel 18:30-32 Acts 17:30 & 26:19-20.
The Scottish historian and University of Edinburgh Professor Alexander Tytler wrote (in 1787 A.D.) that “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote largess out of the public treasury”. This is exactly what’s happening in America right now. The average democracy lifespan is about 200-250 years before it falls apart. Our democracy is about 230 years old. The cycles of a democracy are;
– from bondage to spiritual freedom
– from spiritual freedom to great courage
– from great courage to liberty
– from liberty to abundance
– from abundance to selfishness
– from selfishness to apathy
– from apathy to dependence
– from dependence to bondage again
America is NOT a democracy (we’re a constitutional republic), yet the people act as if we are. Just one of our problems is our national debt.
Our debt, as a nation, is;
– 1994 4.5 trillion$
– 2001 5.7 trillions$
– 2007 9.06 trillion$
– 2008 10.3 trillion$
– 2009 10.6 trillion$
– 2016 20 trillion$
– 2019 22 trillion$
Our debt-to-GDP ratio is at worldpopulationreview.com/countries/countries-by-national-debt
While there are many nations that have worse debt-to-GDP ratios, America is still in a bad place. We cannot keep spending more money than we take in.
What is the answer? Of course, its to put new limits on spending, to rearrange our priorities and to hold people & nations accountable for their actions. But how do we get there? By not putting the cart before the horse. As a nation, we need to repent of our sinful actions. Daniel 9 is a great example of this. In Dan 9:5-11, Daniel uses the word “we” when referring to how his nation had sinned. Even though Daniel didn’t do many of these things, he identified with his nation. Only then, with God’s guidance, will we be able to construct positives alternatives to those things that got us into trouble in the first place. As we seek God, He will give us specific answers. We Christians are the ones who need to repent. As we pray and seek His face, God will reveal these practical things to us. Then we need to make sure these things are carried out.
2nd Chronicles 7:14 says, “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land”. If God’s people, living in America, will turn from our wicked ways, then He will heal our land.
Are you willing to pray for our nation, to repent of her sins and to vote for people who will stop the terrible scourge of abortion, who will lend a helping hand to those less fortunate, who will uphold God’s definition of marriage and morality, who will reach out to a hurting world with the gospel, who will sacrifice their time, talents and money to enlarge the Kingdom of God? How is God speaking to you today? How is God leading you today to spread His Kingdom?
For His Kingdom,