(There is a special message at the end of this article for those who might happen to read this and do not have Jesus in their life and are looking for peace and a way to better understand the present-day insanity and confusion.)
Recorded in God’s Word is an account of the command by the Lord to the Hebrews to annihilate the nations that dwelled in the land of Canaan. There was to be no mercy shown to humans, animals, or even property (Deuteronomy 7:1-2).
Why was this so, and what was God’s purpose in it?
It is a question often asked.
It is a question often used as an attempt to impugn the Character of God.
It is a question often used to attempt to separate the Old Testament from the New.
Most sadly, it is often used as an excuse to avoid considering one’s own sins, which ultimately results in the rejection of one’s own salvation.
Are these questions being used as excuses to deny God and His Righteous attitude toward the proliferation of sin? If so, depending on the spirit in which they are asked, they can be very dangerous questions with serious consequences, or if asked honestly and respectfully, they can have positive consequences. I pray for the latter.
America was initially founded as a Christian nation. An honest study of our early history indicates that a majority of the people who traveled to America did so at great (and many times terminal) risk to themselves for the clearly stated purpose of founding a nation where the worship of Jesus Christ could be conducted without persecution. The Pilgrims, followed by the Puritans, were those most largely understood to be these “pioneers” in the historical record.
A reading of an unaltered and unedited copy of the original Mayflower Compact confirms the motive for their willingness to endure the kinds of hardships that we, in this modern era, cannot begin to comprehend.
If you do decide to read this amazing declaration, don’t read the modern-day re-writes, as most of them have been watered down, and mention of Jesus Christ is MIA.
Some will no doubt point to the indigenous peoples already inhabiting the continent and point out that they were robbed of their land. There is some truth to that statement, to be sure. Why did God allow this? True study of honestly recorded history will illustrate three important factors that bear on the reality of these indigenous peoples.
- They had practiced the art of cruelty and warfare long before the advent of the (so-called) white Europeans.
- They created and worshiped multiple gods, including the natural world, and assigned spiritual powers to animals, etc. Commonly referred to as Polytheism or Pantheism.
In short, they, like every other living soul on earth, were unsaved sinners and lost without Christ.
- God brought the Gospel to North America, and as a result, many, many of these indigenous peoples came to salvation in Christ who would otherwise never have heard the Gospel and received Jesus as Savior. This actuality is additional evidence of God’s Mercy and Grace.
There were unbelievers as well in the history of America’s founders, and, of course, everyone, without exception, is a sinner.
There were sinners then; there are sinners now.
Syncretism (the blending of different beliefs) and outright paganism, as well as other influences that were integrated into the God-breathed Scriptures, eroded the foundation upon which America was initially founded.
On September 17, 1787, 38 delegates signed what would become the birth certificate of America in its infancy as well as the foundation of the new country’s laws.
The Constitution itself was based on principles, precepts, and laws found in the Word of God and, as pointed out by founder John Adams:
“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
“Blessed are the people whose God is the LORD” (Psalm 144:15b).
However, the yeast had already been added to the dough that would become America and was, even then, working its way throughout the land.
“A little yeast works through the whole batch of dough” (Galatians 5:9).
Yeast, in the Word of God, is interpreted to indicate the presence of sin.
In many cases, the growing evil influences were so gradual that they went unnoticed for a time until some event brought them to the surface.
Revivals both before and after the creation of the Constitution, as well as very outspoken and uncompromising preachers, helped to stem the tide, but it was sporadic and only delayed the evil that continued to grow.
Still, America sent out many missionaries all over the world and was, for a long time, the leader in promoting worldwide evangelism and the spreading of the Gospel.
As well, America heeded God’s council and instantly gave official recognition to the newly revived (reborn) state of Israel on May 14, 1948, amidst a great deal of opposition.
“I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed” (Genesis 12:3).
Eventually, evil and the sin it feeds on grew, contributing to moral compromise and lowered societal standards.
Along came the 1960s, and evil went supersonic with the help of Congress.
Rejection of God and removal of the teaching of the Bible from American schools hastened the rotting of the underpinnings of America.
“Legalizing” abortion was another giant step in setting America up for a fall.
“These six things the Lord hates, Yes, seven are an abomination to Him:
A proud look, A lying tongue, Hands that shed innocent blood,
A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that are swift in running to evil,
A false witness who speaks lies, And one who sows discord among brethren”
(Proverbs 6:16-19) Emphasis added by me
It’s been all downhill from there.
Some will argue that America is still the most powerful nation in the world.
In worldly terms, that (at the moment) is true in terms of money and material wealth, but like carpenter ants slowly destroy the foundation of even the largest building, so the moral foundation of this country has been irrevocably eroded and weakened.
The level of sin in this country and exported by this country is frightful.
It cannot go unanswered by a Holy and Righteous God, and it certainly won’t.
And the Creator God of the Bible is The Holy and Righteous One.
God commanded the complete destruction of everything associated with the land of Canaan because its sin had reached the point where there was no longer any remedy. Sin had worked its way through the entire population and culture, even to the animals and physical possessions.
God knew that they had reached the point where there was no cure.
Has that point been reached here in “The Land of The Free”?
We don’t really know, but it is obvious to anyone who can blush that it is indeed very far along.
“Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? No! They were not at all ashamed, Nor did they know how to blush. Therefore they shall fall among those who fall; In the time of their punishment They shall be cast down,” says the LORD” (Jeremiah 8:12).
This warning from God was written to the Hebrews in the day Jeremiah wrote it, but the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is the only God there is, and the whole world will answer to Him. As God makes clear in Psalm 50 verse 12b, the world and everything in it is His.
“An oracle is in my heart regarding the transgression of the wicked man:
There is no fear of God before his eyes.
For his eyes are too full of conceit to detect or hate his own sin.
The words of his mouth are wicked and deceitful; he has ceased to be wise and well-doing. Even on his bed he plots wickedness; he sets himself on a path that is not good; he fails to reject evil” (Psalms 36:1-4).
There is a certain sadness in the heart of God in the above Psalm. Can you feel it?
Now to the crux of this article
After the November 2022 mid-term “elections” took place, there were many results that had yet to be resolved, several places, “key states,” to be fought over. Much hinged on these results, and there is ample evidence that, much like the 2020 “elections,” skullduggery and unethical manipulation is/has/will take place. I am hopeful that they have been/can be resolved on the basis of the actual, factual, honest truth.
I am hopeful, but I am not confident. Truth is not trending upward in these days.
However, there is still a problem that the results, even if resolved, cannot repair.
America will still have heart trouble.
There are not enough righteous people in power to fix the spiritual morass that has been allowed to develop like a cancer in our society. I believe it is at stage 4.
There are far too many people who put their trust in politicians instead of the Eternal, Unchanging God. They bow down to man-made idols made of gold and silver.
Stop and consider that, not all that long ago, when Congress was controlled by a Republican “supermajority,” what happened to reverse the slide into debauchery that has been present in the “unseen underside” of this country?
Nothing. And the “unseen underside” is no longer either unseen or the underside.
Except for the pursuit of power and money. That is still ops normal. How much money is enough?
More, so the joke goes. But it is not a joke in practice.
I don’t believe the transmission in the vehicle called America has a reverse gear.
The “unseen underside” also is not hidden from God.
“Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account” (Hebrews 4:13).
It is very clear that there are many who try to delay the inevitable by saying they don’t believe in God, as if that could somehow resolve their problem. It will not, but it certainly creates new ones.
God’s Word has already addressed that as well, 700 years before Jesus was born.
“Woe to those who drag iniquity with the cords of falsehood, And sin as if with cart ropes; Who say, ‘Let Him make speed, let Him hasten His work, that we may see it; And let the purpose of the Holy One of Israel draw near And come to pass, that we may know it!” (Isaiah 5:18-19).
This attitude toward the living God still prevails today, and it will not go unanswered.
In the meantime, there is still, by His Grace, a chance to repent, but that window is likely going to close very soon.
Previously fulfilled Bible prophecy is all the proof that is needed.
It is the Signature of God.
“Put no more trust in man, who has only the breath in his nostrils. Of what account is he?” (Isaiah 2:22).
The special message I promised you:
For anyone who may read this article and has not trusted in Jesus Christ and therefore has no hope or peace in your life:
You can have hope. You can have the peace that Jesus has promised to all who have made Him their Lord and Savior. The peace that passes understanding.
It requires that you come before God on His terms.
And, what are His terms according to His Word?
- Genuine repentance (turning to God instead of continuing to reject or ignore Him).
- Confession of sins (that you are a sinner and acknowledge that to God).
- That you understand that the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23).
- To acknowledge to God that you are unable to pay that debt.
- Belief that Jesus Christ paid your death sentence for you on the cross.
- To believe that Jesus is the Way, the only Way, that God has established by which humans may be saved from the consequences of their sin and rebellion.
God has made it absolutely clear that there is no one who comes before Him, under His terms, that will be refused.
- No one: no race, no color, no country of origin, regardless of any previous belief system: no one.
- No matter what your past sins have been, God can and WILL forgive you because He says He will.
- Salvation is available to everyone without any exceptions.
If you put all your trust for salvation in Jesus, and Him only, you can follow that prayer up by simply saying, “Thank you, Father God, for hearing my prayer and saving me,” because we can trust Him to keep His Word. He always has. He always will.
“Truly, Truly, I say to you that he who hears My words and believes the One who sent Me has eternal life and will not be condemned. He has crossed from death to life” (John 5:24).
There are no answers and there is no hope in the world by governments, organizations, politics or politicians. There are only lies and deception. But you can have the Truth and the peace you seek.
The answers are in the Word of God—The Bible. If you ask God with all your heart, He will hear you.
“And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:13).
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