The God-haters: Why? Fulfillment of Bible Prophecy!
As early as the days of the sweet psalmist David, who was also a prophet, the last days of this tumultuous earth were foreseen, and the final rage against the God of creation. In the words of Psalm 2, the picture is vividly displayed:
Psalms 2:1-12 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel. Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth. Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.
Not in my lifetime have I seen the United States of America in such disarray about what was taken for granted for almost 200 years: that while America was not a “Christian nation” by any law, it was founded by settlers who were Christians indeed, and as a nation the “founding fathers” were deists, theists and Christians who all shared a common respect for the tenets of Christianity and the Ten Commandments. Those Commandments, the Bible in which they are contained, the cross of Christ that has become symbolic of the Christian faith, the right to free exercise by Christians of their faith, are all under attack by liberals, Marxists, adherents to the New World Order, God-haters of various stripes, Druids, Wiccans, and any number of other pagans who want Christianity eradicated.
However, these same God-haters want the blessings God bestowed on America, and you cannot have both!
This nation in its Christian-based kindness to those who have suffered religious persecution (even between those of different Christian denominations) established two things in the First Amendment: 1) that Congress could make no law regarding an establishment of religion (a state church) and 2) that the government could not prohibit the free exercise of anyone’s faith — Christian, Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist, and whatever other religion or lack of it any individual wished to exercise.
Those days are gone, and America’s citizens are rapidly proving that Christianity, real Bible Christianity, is no longer the faith of the majority in this nation. Far from it, true Christians are apparently a small minority if one judges by what they allow in the way of desecration of Christian artifacts up to and including the Holy Bible and the Ten Commandments (which are contained in the Jewish Torah or Greek Pentateuch, the first five books of Moses).
The pattern of the Bible, Old and New Testaments, is that it is the remnant that shall be saved. After all, only eight persons survived the Flood of Noah’s day, and only three generations later apostasy had taken hold once more to produce Babylonian/Sumerian false religion.
Most people hate God. They are enemies of God.
Romans 8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
The “carnal mind” is what we are born with in our sin nature, and it is a slave of sin and the flesh, the enemy of all things truly godly until it has been regenerated by a new, spiritual birth. What evidence is there of this? How about the first chapter of Romans:
Romans 1:20-31 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. And even as 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; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
What a vivid description of today’s society as contrasted with the news of forty years ago! These “progressive” thinkers who wish to throw God out of our nation and still keep the nation have a surprise in store … when the people reject God, He not only withdraws His blessings, but His protection.
You just cannot hate God and have His blessings.
Our founding fathers knew this and I will quote from some of them:
And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with his wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep for ever (Thomas Jefferson, Writings [New York, New York: Literary Classics of the United States, Inc., 1984], p. 289)
“The highest glory of the American Revolution was this; it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.” -John Quincy Adams
John Adams declared, “Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other.”
Obviously, “any other” is what constitutes the majority of Americans today, especially in the federal judiciary from the federal district court all the way to the Supreme Court. This has been the case since 1962 when Justice Hugo Black wrote the majority opinion in the case of Engle v. Vitale.
There is nothing in the Constitution that says we must remain a moral and virtuous people. However, the Constitution is being twisted as savagely as the Christian underpinnings of our nation and the practice of the Christian faith in public today. It has even become the opinion of many that the symbol of the cross should be removed from churches, private property, because their display is offensive.
Why the God-haters? Because for all their education, they have no spiritual life in them. They hate any rules not of their own making, not open to their own ideas of right and wrong, accepting of their perversions, open to any evil device without consequences, and demanding their obedience to a higher and absolute standard.
They will have none of that. But the law of cause and effect is as permanent as the law of gravity. No God? Then no blessing, no safety, no standards, and eventually chaos. It is a self-destruct mechanism that never fails to detonate.
Do I believe in a state church? No. I would agree with the founders that there must be freedom from state controlled religion and state-imposed church membership. I absolutely agree with the establishment clause but unlike our God-haters and liberal judiciary, I believe solidly in “no law respecting an establishment of religion, nor prohibit the free exercise thereof.”
The problem, however, has to be tossed right back at the churches. Had they rallied to the cause of their rights to the free exercise of their faith, they would have begun to fight back in 1962, when this nation still held SOME moral standards. Now it has next to none.
Aside from abandoning God, the nation has engaged in entangling alliances, debt to the extent of bankruptcy (both financial and moral), erratic behavior such as protecting the children from smoke but not from NAMBLA and the teachings of sexual perversion in schools. If one says “smoke is harmful” then I must remind them that AIDS is not healthy either. Nor are recreational drugs. Nor is promiscuous sex whether heterosexual, homosexual or bisexual.
It is incredible to believe that there are so many God-haters in a nation that has been so blessed by God. Once we relished in singing “God Bless America.” Frankly I cannot sing that song now, not because I do not love America but because I hate what it is becoming and the sole blessing God could bestow on it is revival.
But if this is indeed the harvest time, then it is only the gleanings that will be preserved, because the remainder of the world is reserved for fire in the time of the great judgment.
God’s elect are His, and have been since before the foundation of the world, and that will endure forever.
To the remainder .. the ungodly … remember at the final judgment that you are standing before the One you hated, and expect full justice.
“Published originally at EtherZone.com : republication allowed with this notice and hyperlink intact.”