I cannot hold my peace, because thou hast heard,
O my soul, the sound of the trumpet, the alarm of war.
Throughout the Old Testament, the nation of Israel played a prominent role in God’s plan. The scriptures reveal that the Eternal intended to use them as an example to all the earth of how a people can be rightly governed. Israel was to stand as a model nation - a nation under the direct authority of God Almighty. A nation with laws that reflected God’s wisdom and His justice. Imagine living in such a land - a land where God Himself was the architect of its government.
However, the Bible also indicates that Israel would come to reject God’s authority and His Law. As a result this great nation eventually would be destroyed by its enemies and led away as captive slaves. All the prosperity and safety they had enjoyed as a real super-power would eventually evaporate and be replaced with untold suffering. This catastrophe came upon them because they became arrogant and actually thought they were more righteous than the God who made them great.
This is not unlike the United States today. Our nation, which once believed in the God of the Bible, now regards Him as an intrusion on their liberty. We now think freedom can be expressed by horrible acts of depravity. We think we can kill the unborn and still be a moral people. We think marriage, which was personally instituted by God Almighty can be defined as anything we want it to be.
In a very real sense, we have become a society of gluttons. We have become obsessed with pleasure and indifferent to virtue. As a result of this arrogance, most Americans wander aimlessly through a life consumed with “the now” and blind to a profound truth that “you reap what you sow” (Gal.6:7). Abraham Lincoln once made a chilling observation about an America that was too busy for God.
Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us.
This page of our site contains links to articles addressing some of the great moral issues that face this nation. Furthermore, they appeal to the nation to REPENT or suffer the horrible consequences of defiance.