When I say “God is displeased with us,” the “us” refers to Americans.
Because of its Christianity, God made America great. And because of its rejection of Christianity – that is, its rejection of the truth – He is bringing America to its knees.
America has two political parties, and only one of them welcomes God-fearing citizens. What’s noteworthy is that in the current presidential election cycle, the party that welcomes people of Christian faith has formed itself into a circular firing squad. In other words, it is divided against itself. The political citadel which formerly provided refuge for the people of Christ has, in the last year, collapsed into civil war. With this turn of events, the enemies of the gospel are gaining even more power.
There is always a deliverance for those individuals and families who fear God and keep His commandments, but a deliverance for the nation itself is looking increasingly unlikely. It appears that it will continue to be plagued with increasing corruption and mismanagement.
If God would allow the only major political party which stands against the moral insanity of abortion to tear itself asunder before our eyes, it is because we as a nation have given Him insufficient reason to intervene on its behalf. While keeping its platform anti-abortion, the Republicans have given up on the sanctity of marriage and have tried to get us to give up on it, too. God’s saving intervention for those who love Him will have to come in ways other than through a government that honors Him. And we will have to look for His salvation in the midst of a declining and decadent nation – and God is surely able to bring His salvation to us by non-political means. Only further destruction appears to be coming through the political arena.
Here are some scriptures to remember and ponder:
Righteousness exalts a nation,
But sin is a disgrace to any people.
– Proverbs 14:34
For it is time for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God? “And if it is with difficulty that the righteous is saved, what will become of the godless man and sinner?” Therefore, those also who suffer according to the will of God shall entrust their souls to a faithful Creator in doing what is right.
– 1 Peter 4:17-19 (quoting Proverbs 11:31)
For the eyes of the Lord move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His….
– 2 Chronicles 16:9
…A thousand may fall at your side
And ten thousand at your right hand,
But it shall not approach you.
You will only look on with your eyes
And see the recompense of the wicked.
For you have made the Lord, my refuge,
Even the Most High, your dwelling place.
No evil will befall you,
Nor will any plague come near your tent…
– Psalm 91:1-16
See also Smaller God, Bigger Government.