GOD BLESS AMERICA
As we witness the sun of favor rapidly setting on our once great nation, it puts a brand new ring to the invocation “God Bless America.” This wonderful patriotic song was composed by a Russian born man named Irving Berlin in 1918 and revised by him in 1938. We have all sang this song countless times through the years. None can deny that our existence & advancement has come by a God who has shed his grace on the U.S. Through wars, conflicts, & national disasters He has always brought us through to victory. We saluted & defended our flag in times of peril.
However like other great nations before us, we have allowed greatness to become our downfall. We have taken his grace for granted & felt like we could live any way we wanted to & treat God with disregard & certainly with disrespect. We became so self-sufficient & relied upon our wisdom and wealth to sustain us.
God has and God does bless America even now as we have blasphemed him by living wicked lives & passing laws that totally disregard his holy word, the Bible. As their cheers for evil and the thirst for blood in our streets, while diluted sermons from backslidden preachers without the courage or convictions to tell the people that judgment is destine to come upon those who forsake righteousness.
In summary, when I look at our nation today that loves evil more than good, saying God Bless America has a new emphasis with a true depth of desperation. The call has now become a cry God Bless America. Later will be too late it must happen now.
As we join our families & friends this 4th of July to celebrate our independence let us realize that once again we have found ourselves, not under the bondage of Britain but the forces of evil. Only God can help & I believe he would if only we would really pray “God Bless America”. 2Chron 7:14 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.
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GOD BLESS AMERICA
DO CHRISTIANS REALLY HATE HOMOSEXUALS
For several years Christians have been accused of hating homosexuals. This charge has been reinforced by the new interpretations of our constitution by federal judges and liberal politicians. Since Adam & Eve and also the founding of our nation a marriage has always been between one man & one woman. Why is it that our present generation has accepted this life style as normal? Could it be because this generation & society is further removed from righteousness than any in American history? I ask the question “why did it take a post-Christian nation to accept such teachings.”
I personally do not believe that Christians hate homosexuals. I do believe they abhor their life styles. However I strongly believe that the homosexual community does hate true Christianity and its followers. Not only do they hate true believers but they hate Christ and his word as well. The reason I believe homosexuals hate Christ is because they deny his word & he is the Word incarnate. John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. In Heb.10:7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.
So we see that it’s impossible to love Christ and hate his word the Bible. There are countless scriptures that denounce the practice of homosexuality & to ignore them as if they aren’t there doesn’t change it. Ps 119:89 Forever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven. Its settle David said. Not preaching it doesn’t change God’s laws or being afraid to preach the truth because of what certain members or others think about it. We are told that those who love Christ seek to obey his word. John 14:23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
I hate what seeing the acceptance of homosexuality has done to our nation, what it has done to our children, & I hate to watch AIDs victims constantly loose the battle and die because of this deception. Laws of men can never make right the things God says are wrong. When we stand before God in judgment we will not be judged by bylaws & doctrines of men but we will all be judged by what is written in the bible. Rev 20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
So, if you love Christ then read & obey his word & prepare yourself for eternity. Some will say that I hate homosexuals because I wrote this blog, but if I hated them I wouldn’t take the time to address the subject. The fact is I love them & more importantly Christ loves them but to please him one must be born again & be transformed. John 3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. Mic 6:8 He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?
These are God’s requirements & not man’s opinions. Obey God & turn from wickedness.
THE SECURITY OF TRUTH
I enjoy reading and listening to a variety commentators that share their view with the current events of our present society. Historically, ours is the first generation that has ruled and reigned from off the cuff and every unprecedented whim that comes to their minds. There seems to be little to no credibility to much of the trends we see that are becoming standard ways and means of behavior. However, it is right because they think it is and desire it to be that way. It hasn’t seemed to matter that we have laws that govern our way of life and determine right and wrong in society. Rather than complying to established laws that have been tested by time, they just lobby for politician, judges, & etc. that believe the same as they do and get them voted into office or appointed. This is why we have seen many states vote to stop these radical ideas only to see it fall into the hands of antiestablishment judges that overrule the voter’s choice to accommodate those who are bent on change regardless of the price to society. Through this procedures we have seen our once “One nation under God” turn into a Bible hating, prayer forbidding, antichrist country. This is why abortion on demand is the law today just as same sex marriages. The vast majority of voters objects to these practices and support the laws that forbade them in this nation for over 200 years. It doesn’t really matter what the truth is to these activist, it’s just how they feel about it that counts. One writer recently wrote “facts don’t matter anymore” it’s just however you feel. All of this is a recipe for sure failure and massive complications in our future. The scriptures plainly speak of the consequences for any nation or people that violate God’s principals.
Ps 9:17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God. The laws that governed our country were founded upon the basis of God’s word. They have stood the test of time because they are established truths and not mere vile ideas and philosophies of the degenerate of the last days. Facts ladies and gentlemen do matter and only truth will prevail ultimately. Jer. 10:23 O Lord, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.
One agnostic boldly declared recently that Christianity will become extinct. Voltaire made a similar statement over 200 years ago but he is long gone to meet his maker and Christianity is still very much alive and well. Why, because it is based upon truth and only truth will stand.Trials, tests, persecution, and hard times may come but to every child of God we stand secure knowing that we have done our best to stand for truth and in this wicked generation Truth will stand with us. Heb. 13:5 I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
IMPERFECT YET FORGIVEN
I want to say at the outset of this blog that nothing can stop you from living for God except YOU, because our salvation is a divine work of God. The contest of good versus evil started in the Garden of Eden and continues even today. Perfection on earth ended when disobedience and sin entered the human race. There will come a time when sin and death are conquered then God will establish His domain on earth & in heaven.
2 Peter 3:13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
However, until then Satan’s temptations and man’s weaknesses will battle against every effort we make towards righteousness. We are all helpless and could never accomplish our eternal goal except the grace of Jesus Christ be with us. He has empowered His children with unlimited power through His name Jesus.
Luke 10:19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
So we can’t use the excuse that we are just too weak and can’t life for God. We simply do our best and He takes care of the rest. Don’t allow your imperfections to hinder you from living for God.
2 Tim 1:12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.
Through Christ we are assured throughout the scriptures that Satan, the flesh, and this present world can be defeated by those who walk in faith. So let’s forsake the copout used so often today the “nobody is perfect” philosophy and get back to trusting God to meet the promises His word has made.
Eph 3:20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us. We have Christ in us so we can make it. He is an understanding and forgiving Heavenly Father.
Rom 8:31What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? So Get back up if you have fallen and try it again, this time with God’s anointing and I assure you that you can make heaven your home. Don’t let anything or anyone hinder you from your reward.
Titus 2:12-13 12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;