Righteousness Exalts a Nation…

“Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach unto any people.”

The above quote is Proverbs 14:34. Some are asking, “what is happening to our country?” The answer should be obvious—we are reaping what we have sown.

“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Sprit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.”                               Galatians 6:7-8

For the better part of 70 years our nation has provoked the Almighty by not only ignoring biblical morals; but reveling in the raunchiest of behaviors and calling them normal.

Isaiah 5:20, “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter.”

We have been “crucifying” all people who defend what the Bible says about human sexuality (Gal. 5:19-21—God alone dictates what it right and what is sinful in such areas).

Our culture vilifies what God says about laziness and sloth. Notice 2 Thessalonians 3:10, “For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.” I have even heard members of the church take exception with that passage and say it’s too hard. No, such members are not faithful.

For any one of us to SET IN JUDGMENT AGAINST GOD, is to sin (John 8:46). In truth, these types of comments “undermine” the authority of scriptures and encourage people to ignore the Bible.

Many in the church and most in the culture, didn’t want to get involved in standing for the truth against homosexuality; fornication; and the attendant birth rate outside of wedlock (the social ramifications of which are huge); alcohol and other drug addictions. The “I’m okay—you’re okay” approach was adopted by most. Regardless the “reasons,” God cannot be ignored without massive, severe consequences.

Evolution was allowed to supplant creation as the accepted position on how we got here. The Bible was replaced by humanistic views on moral topics (right and wrong became a matter of popularity—not truth). What we see playing out in our country is the necessary result. It cannot be otherwise. “For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind;” (Hosea 8:7)  

The words, “good” and “goodness” carry their basic meaning from “God-likeness.” You cannot have GOOD without GOD. Since America no longer recognizes and follows God’s word—America CANNOT any longer be GOOD.

You cannot name a single country on the entire planet—that rejects God and is a “good” place to live. Violence; poverty; disease; hatred; destruction; malice; jealousy; tribalism (conflicts among those who view themselves differently than others); rape; theft; murder; suppression; fear; depression; despondency; lies; manipulation—These are the products of following the “Dark One” the Devil.

Most of our recent court rulings dealing with “cross dressers,” (men dressing as women and women dressing as men) have been arguing there is no such thing as gender (this denies all scientific facts, and legal truth—but truth no longer has a place in many of our courts). Whatever the person “identifies as” that’s what they are and that’s what the public must treat them as. This of course is sin, and it is a sin for Christians to “endorse” such wickedness as if it is normal. 

Another example of the level of depravity and stupidity we have seen from the highest positions in the land come from Dr. Anthony Fauci. This is the man that thousands of elders and millions of Christians listened to in closing churches for several months. He was so trustworthy and had to know more on the topic of worship than God (Heb. 10:24-25; 1 Cor. 11:20 et.al.).

This Man—in an interview on April 15, 2020. When asked if it was okay to leave shelter in place dwellings to go “hookup” (have sex with strangers who one would meet online) – caused quite a stir by calling it a “relative risk.” in other words the desire to fornicate could very well be strong enough to “justify” breaking quarantine to go use someone else’s body for sexual gratification. This same FOOL—convinced most of my brethren that it was irresponsible to go worship the Almighty God with people of God who love each other and would do everything they could to respect social distancing and be responsible towards one another. 

Then He said that going and getting naked with strangers and fornicating is somehow more reasonable than worshiping God (not his direct words – but implied in the action “fornication” under discussion). These ungodly leftist will destroy the church if we let them (they may have already destroyed the country). They are “termites of unbelief.”  They have eaten away at the truth for so long that the heart of our country has been consumed and the shell of a once great society seems ripe to implode.

May we in the church never forget, “He that justifieth, the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are an abomination to the Lord.” The works of the flesh bring destruction.  And they are all the world can offer. The perfect gifts come down from above; from the Father of lights (James 1:17).                                                                Michael Light