Madeline Crabb
America's turned her back on God--now He's turned His back on us (Part four)
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By Madeline Crabb
February 25, 2014

There are none so blind as those who will not see.

America has become blind to her sin and iniquity. We've bowed down to the PC powers who insist we call evil good and good evil. Even many so-called Christians have bought into the PC game, justifying the sins of the nation in myriad ways, and thus sealing their own fate by approving of, and therefore promoting sin.

As we have been discussing, America has turned her back on God, and now God has turned His back on us. And we should ask ourselves if He isn't correct in doing so. To say God is disappointed in us is incorrect. God knew from the foundations of the world how His people, His creation would behave. He knew of our innate propensity toward sin, which is why He sent His only Son to earth to pay the penalty of our sins. Through Jesus Christ, all of us can be forgiven of our sins, and can truly learn to live righteous lives that are acceptable to God. All we need to do is trust Jesus Christ, acknowledge Him as Savior and Son of God, make Him Lord of our lives, ask for forgiveness of all our sins, and learn to obey God's Word as written in the Holy Bible and spoken to us through the Holy Spirit.

But in America, just as it was in nations portrayed throughout the Bible, we have rejected this gracious and loving God – the one in whom we live and move and have our being. (Acts 17:28) Repeatedly, people begin to believe they are smarter than God, and can make smarter decisions regarding their lives – both individually and corporately. And repeatedly, God has had to show people the error of their ways. Sometimes He sends teachers to instruct in God's ways. Sometimes He sends prophets to warn of the dangers we face by rejecting God's Word, while sometimes prophets bring rebuke. And after God has taught and warned, he brings forth judgment. He is a righteous God, and cannot let His children continue to sin without consequence. And whether or not you believe in God, know this: We are all His children. The Bible says, "So God created mankind in His own image, in the image of God He created them; male and female He created them." (Gen. 1:27) [As an aside, please note that He created them male and female, not male and male, or female and female. He made us so we can procreate. Just sayin...] Furthermore, whether or not we believe in God, disobeying His Word is sin. Plain and simple. The Bible tells us, "For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal Power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse." (Rom. 1:20) Additionally, because we have the Bible, we can't play dumb. Consequently, America, just as God has had to discipline His children since the Garden of Eden, holding generation after generation responsible for their sins, it's now our turn.

As we discussed in my last column, we have been seeing God remove His hand of protection – His "restraining grace" – from America. I truly believe His first serious move to abandon America was on September 11, 2001. America has always been protected from enemy attack because we continued to honor God. But when our worship of other gods/idolatry escalated, He allowed us to suffer loss of life, property, and fortunes on that fateful day. And instead of recognizing that God abandoned us, allowing the attack against us, and seeking forgiveness for the sins of our nation, we thumbed our noses at Him. So, like the Israelites and other nations spoken of in the Bible, we have become a stiff-necked people. Consequently, He has to allow more serious judgment to fall on us.

A motivational speaker once commented on the biblical story of God allowing the Israelites to wander in the desert for 40 years while on their way to the Promised Land, saying that even God has a limit to His patience. His contention was that after all the grumbling and complaining, God finally threw up His hands and said, "Trip canceled." The Bible tells that a man who remains stiff-necked after many rebukes will suddenly be destroyed – without remedy. (Prov. 29:1) FYI...This applies to nations as well. So then, America, just what does God have to do, how much destruction must He allow until we humble ourselves before Him, admit to our stubbornness and arrogance, and then repent of our sins? Just WHAT will it take to bring us to our individual and collective knees?

Sin is an offense against man or God, the breaking of moral law. It is "missing the mark." But when we persist in our sins, these sins turn into iniquity/perversion. The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia gives us a better understanding of biblical iniquity. It says that etymologically, it literally mean "crookedness, perverseness, lawlessness, unrighteousness." It is "evil regarded as that which is not straight or upright, a moral distortion." It further explains the word primarily refers to "character of an action." This is the current state of America. And as we learned in the last column, when people or a nation practice iniquity, which we boldly, proudly, arrogantly practice on a wide scale, we digress into a state of reprobate minds, people without a conscious who become morally worthless.

When iniquity spreads through a nation like it is spreading through America, we are testing God's patience. God's Word is Truth, and what it says will come to pass. Sadly, it tells us that God does not leave the guilty unpunished, but punishes the children and their children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generations. (Ex. 34:7) People...It's not just about you!

Again, a large portion of America is blind to our iniquity. If 78 percent of Americans are Christians as national polls claim, then righteousness should reign. So fellow Christians, haven't you been speaking God's Truth to the people in your realm of influence? Marxists believe that a lie repeated often enough becomes truth. I say that truth repeated often enough outshines all of the enemy's lies! So the voices of those within the Church, God's family, must begin speaking, and living, God's Truth. The Bible says we are in this world, but not of this world. (Rom. 12:2) How on earth can sinners learn the way of the Lord unless they hear the Word, and see Christians actually practicing what it teaches? Hello! We cannot justify sin – ANY kind of sin. (Detailed sins listed in last column.)

Many will say that it is the government who has caused all of this perversity to prevail. Yes and no. British orator Edmund Burke said that "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." In a sense, the de-Christianizing of America has happened because "good people did nothing." As we've repeatedly discussed, America was indeed founded as a Christian nation, by Christians, who wanted to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Christians still comprise the majority of citizens in America.

However, we allowed a few God-haters to grumble and complain, thus starting a progression away from God that is leading to His judgment. Now, the minority rules over the majority. Absurd! Yes, government is how evil is being exalted over righteous; but We the People, Christian or not, choose representatives to serve in government. And we have remained silent when the Courts began making decisions, inventing new laws, in a total disconnect with our Founding Documents, particularly our Constitution that is THE Law of the Land.

We the People choose representatives to ensure that our rights are protected. When the Courts began to push their own "enlightened" views on America, Congress should have acted. The House of Representatives has the authority of overseeing the Courts. People have been led to believe judges have lifetime tenure. However, in Article III, section 1, the U.S. Constitution says that judges "shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour." It does not mention lifetime appointments. Don't we understand the Courts have exhibited some very bad behavior, repeatedly legislating from the bench, abandoning our Constitution in favor of what foreign constitutions say, or by repeatedly overruling the will of We the People when declaring our voting on issues unconstitutional? They take away our ability to govern ourselves. If more of us actually read the Constitution, we would understand we must hold elected officials responsible to act within the confines of that law. Regarding the Courts, Congress can remove judges, but fail to do it. But then, today, Congress doesn't appear to care about the will of the people they are supposed to serve. And again, who is responsible for this? We are.

To say we deserve the government we have is a little harsh, but perhaps true. Because, as a nation, we have turned our collective back on God, He has turned His back on us. Not only that, but as we discussed in the last column, He has turned us over to our own devices, including our choice of a corrupt, evil government that despises God and heartily promotes sin. As Sarah Palin might say, How's that working out for ya America? Are we going to revolt against these God-haters who bring such harm upon us, or as Edmund Burke said, just do nothing? I recommend that we repent of our personal sins, which means confessing AND quitting them, and then to fervently pray for revival in our land and God's mercy upon us. The blind can indeed be made to see. To anyone willing to hear....

© Madeline Crabb

 

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Madeline Crabb

Madeline Crabb is a Christian, a Constitutional Conservative, and a patriot. Holding a degree in journalism and public relations, and training from the Leadership Institute, she has been a columnist since 2000, and has written for various Christian newspapers around the country. As a “watchwoman” on the wall (Is.62:67), Madeline calls all citizens to awaken, arise, and act in restoring one nation under God.

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