|God is not a patriotic American.Ã‚Â Before you try to crucify me for making a statement like that, let me explain what I mean.Ã‚Â God has no preferential treatment among nations.Ã‚Â He would be just as pleased to bless Pakistan, South Africa, Ukraine, or America.Ã‚Â It is all the same to Him.Ã‚Â In fact, I believe that Scripture teaches clearly that God would be very happy to bless every nation on earth.Ã‚Â Yet if this is true then why is it that God has blessed America so abundantly as compared to every other nation on earth.Ã‚Â The current international climate seems to indicate that God does favor America...that perhaps God is an American patriot.Ã‚Â |
Scripture defines two standards by which God judges nations.Ã‚Â Those nations that practice these two principles, he blesses.Ã‚Â Those who ignore these two end up living in the dark ages for thousands of years.Ã‚Â God has blessed America so greatly not because we are the bastion of liberty or because of our national pride, or because he is an American patriot.Ã‚Â He has blessed America only because we have historically followed these two principles.Ã‚Â So what are the principles that either drive nations to great blessing or to their knees?Ã‚Â
"Righteousness exalteth a nation..."Ã‚Â ~ Proverbs 14:34
The first principles is our nation's relationship to righteousness.Ã‚Â God has blessed America because our nation has spent great effort promoting righteousness.Ã‚Â Historically many of our nation's laws were grounded in the Word of God.Ã‚Â Historically speaking our nation has been a religious people that promoted doing right.Ã‚Â
Now our nation is quickly sliding down the road of embracing immorality and pure ungodliness as right.Ã‚Â On April 27, it became legal to marry men with men and women with women in the state of Iowa.Ã‚Â This only follows the trend of a few other states and helps to pave the way for others to come.Ã‚Â Even our president touts to the world that we are not a Christian nation.Ã‚Â And although you might debate about the idea that we may have once been a Christian nation, I believe that I must agree with our far left liberal president on this issue.Ã‚Â Today we are not a Christian nation.Ã‚Â
The truth is that our nation is not characterized by rightousness as it once was.Ã‚Â In the 1800's a man named Alexis de'Toqueville came to America from France to observer and study the American model.Ã‚Â Our fledgling nation was rapidly expanding, our industries were booming, and our economy was strong.Ã‚Â After his study he cam to this conclusion, "Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits aflame with righteousness did I understand the secret and genius of her power.Ã‚Â America is great because America is good.Ã‚Â And if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great."Ã‚Â Would he come to that same conclusion if he were to have made his visit to America today?
"And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed." ~ Genesis 12:3
The second principle is our nation's relationship to Israel.Ã‚Â Isn't it Ironic that within a week of American diplomats urging Israel to pull out of Gaza our nation was hit with one of the worst hurricanes our nation has experienced.Ã‚Â No friends, I don't believe it is ironic that Hurricane Katrina followed on the footsteps of these events.Ã‚Â I believe that it was the hand of an almight God who was simply following through on a promise that he made to an old man all those years ago.Ã‚Â If our nation continues to turn her back on the people that God has chosen to safeguard, then soon God will turn his back on our nation.Ã‚Â
They are currently passing a bill in Congress that will make it illegal for preachers to proclaim the truth about the wickedness of homosexuality.Ã‚Â Preaching against sin will soon be classified as "hate crimes."Ã‚Â The world looks on us as if we are crazy, divisive, and exentric.Ã‚Â They believe that so much, in fact, that they are willing to pass laws to illegalize our preaching against sin.Ã‚Â They must silence us.Ã‚Â Yet they fail to realize this one thing.Ã‚Â We are not the enemies to the government.Ã‚Â We are not the enemies to this nation.Ã‚Â Their sin is.Ã‚Â
The preaching of rightousness from the pulpits across this nation is the only thing that can save our nation from total destruction.Ã‚Â We must once again elevate the Word of God and the power of the cross in our churches.Ã‚Â We must stand up, stand up for Jesus ye soldiers of the cross!
A new stimulis package is not going to save our economy.Ã‚Â Rightousness will.Ã‚Â Prison reform will not curb crime in America.Ã‚Â Righteousness will.Ã‚Â Increased education spending will not save our nation's youth.Ã‚Â Righteousness will.Ã‚Â Righteousness will.Ã‚Â Righteousness will.
Nicholas Z. Cardot
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