Is America (and other parts of modern society) changing; is it a good change? This takes some spiritual discernment to correctly understand. Those who are less knowledgeable of scripture and less spiritually discerning of sin may say they see good changes world wide, and in America. Taking a step back and looking through the lens of History and Scripture we see that his is not the case, especially for America. And if America and modern society is not changing for the better (moving closer to God), what is going to happen?
Moral History until Now:
America was birthed out of the fundamental human right of religions freedom. It was blessed as a nation and became extremely prosperous. The church in America was used by The Holy Spirit after the Reformation to continue his work in the world. But, like all things humanity is involved in, there was still sin. Slavery, racism, and unequal treatment of women was the sin of the nation. Thankfully God raised abolitionist and righteous men out of the church to seek justice for slavery and equality. As justice was being founded, once again, the sinful hearts of a people continued to move. As the nation continued to look more inward and continued to be prosperous; their dependence on God became less. As we watch society now, racist roles are reversing, and a greater sense of selfishness in all areas of life has grown. Abortion and the selfish sacrifice of an unborn child for ones own ‘career’ or ‘readiness’. Sexual Immoralities, legal pornography, strip clubs, legal swinger websites for married couples, and now the legal protection of sexual identities. Greed and covetousness are desired and taught as ‘okay’ and ‘good’ even in the church. Secularism continues to grow and suppress the legitimate church.
Then, in the nations history, though had sins and flaws; now has a greater amount of sin and a less God focused society. Just look at what was not allowed to be shown on TV 50 years ago, and what is shown on TV now. Listen to popular musical lyrics from 50 years ago, and listen to popular musical lyrics now. Consider the moral changes in just 50 years.
But America is still trucking along right? Yes. But does that mean America isn’t being judged? No. The iniquity of America is not yet full. Looking a America’s history through a Christian world view we can see that America’s iniquities are growing and in modern times even at a faster rate. This was the case for the Amorites in Genesis (Gen 15:16). When society fully embraces sin as a social norm. Then, God’s corrective judgement will also unfold.
America Is NOT a Christian Nation
Keep in mind that a lot of God’s dealings with Israel DO NOT directly relate to America. At that time Israel was God’s chosen people, not America. Currently The universal Church is God’s chosen people, not America. God will judge America just like any other secular ungodly nation just as he has throughout history. Putting “In God We Trust” on money, does not make America Christian. Ironically, money is the idol for most Americans, even in the church.
How Does God Judge Nations?
He has done it in different ways. He has used nature (Egypt Plagues, Sodom and Gomorrah). He has used other nations through war or immigration (Babylonians, Amorites). Or quite simply, his holy and righteous abandonment were he gives the nation their desires (sin), and takes a step back and allows the nation to implode or sin of other nations impact them. But he always and for all eternity has a warning for all nations:
Woe to those who call evil goodand good evil,
who substitute darkness for light
and light for darkness,
who substitute bitter for sweet
and sweet for bitter.
“Woe” means watch out! be careful! Here we see people calling evil good and good evil but if you notice there is a standard and something transcendent that has declared good to be good and evil to be evil despite what nations are calling it. This is the absolute universal moral good that is unchanging and comes from God alone; not the world.
Everyone KNOWS this naturally! But, as we desire to call what ever we want good (even if it is evil) we, or nations, suppress this truth and become more and more lost and blind.
For God’s wrath is revealed from heaven against all godlessness and
unrighteousness of people who by their unrighteousness suppress the
So, as people desire less of God and his righteousness, and fight for their own ‘good’ (which is evil) God gives them exactly what they want. God gives them the (sinful) desires of their heart.
Take delight in the LORD, and He will give you your heart’s desires.
So, what if those desires are NOT in the Lord?
24 Therefore God delivered them over in the cravings of their hearts to sexual impurity, so that their bodies were degraded among themselves. 25 They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served something created instead of the Creator, who is praised forever. Amen.
So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own plans.
What does God do once he gives people over to the sinful desires of their hearts? Takes a step back and allows them to experience for themselves depravity, slavery to sin, and godlessness.
Ephraim is attached to idols;
leave him alone!
14 Leave them alone! They are blind guides. And if the blind guide the blind, both will fall into a pit.
As God pulls away, the nation chooses its own leaders to reflect its own common nationalist desires
They have installed kings, but not through Me. They have appointed
leaders, but without My approval. They make their silver and gold into
idols for themselves for their own destruction.
From here it is a continuous moral decline all the way to national destruction.
What Does This Have To Do With America?
Looking at the leaders chosen, national poles, common cultural norms and morals in entertainment, we can see that the majority of Americans are not desiring God. We see that leadership being installed are mostly ashamed to make publicly known the absolute grace of God. When was the last time you heard a politician mention the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Why not? because they will not get elected? Why not? because the majority of people do not want to hear that and wont vote for people who the majority of Americans now feel is “too religions”. Just looking at the moral change over the past 50 years, we see that America has been left alone.
God’s Judgement on America is Abandonment.
Also read: Did God Cause The Orlando Florida Shooting? | Don’t Judge Me | Your Feelings Do Not Determine Truth | SCOTUS and God | Abortion and God’s Gift | Rioting Christians? | How “Love is Love” is Unloving. | 50 Shades of Christian Deception
Is This The End Times?
NO, this is NOT the last days! Jesus already gave us an idea about what will happen, and it is all not happening. It may be the end times for America, but America is not the world. This is a common American misconception. There are other countries and nations outside of America that are going strong and doing well, economically and morally.
Also read: The End Times P1: Jesus’ Outline
Where Does America Go From Here?
A true positive change in moral direction for America as a whole would be for the majority of people to admit God is truth. That sin is sin. Evil is evil. Once the masses accept the fact THEY do not decide what is good then people will see their need for Jesus Christ in their lives and in the public square. The church needs to be leading this charge in proclaiming the gospel message to the masses and actively discipling those who are willing to lead. If not, America will continue in its godless direction and continue in its abandonment.
The Churches Responsibility
No matter God’s judgement on America, The church is still called to proclaim the Gospel Message, even to social persecution, imprisonment, and death. The Church and all its members individually will still be held accountable for our faithfulness to Jesus Christ during hard times. Times WILL get harder. But again, that does not matter. The responsibility as a believer remains the same. Make God’s Grace, Mercy, and Forgiveness know through proclaiming The Gospel of Jesus Christ no matter the national climate or the persecutions or the hardships. This is what we will be judged by, our faithfulness to God and His Glory not our worldly temporary national citizenship.
Also read The Church and Politics | Who would Jesus vote for? | The Glorious and Blessed Hope The Satisfaction of Christ Jesus | Dating Non-christians | All Christians Are Missionaries | The Joy of TRUTH | Christians that are ‘too christian’
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