I wanted to write an article about how America has tried to moved beyond God. It seems this nation has almost turned it’s back completely on God. Given, there are still many, many strong believers in this nation, but as a majority, I fear this nation is collapsing from the inside. Imploding. We have pushed God to the side and have told Him that we don’t need Him any longer. We think we can take care of ourselves, but we can’t. Don’t get me wrong, I love America. I am extremely blessed to be a part of this country. I just feel like unless the United States turns back to the Lord, we will continue to collapse until this nation is no more.
As Mike Huckabee puts it, we have “personally escorted” God out of our society. It’s like the majority of the nation wants nothing to do with him. I see us a lot like the Israelites of the Old Testament. We have worship and follow the Lord for a time, but eventually we ended up turning against His commands. Now when something terrible happens, we turn to God and ask why he wasn’t there. And even after a tragedy, we ask God to remove Himself from our lives shortly after we “turn back to him.” Galatians 6:7 says: “Do not be deceived: God can” not be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. 8 The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.” America will reap what she sows. It’s as plain as that. If we do not turn back to the One True God, we will face total collapse. Israel did and we will too if we don’t turn back. Fortunately, God is a patient and merciful God. However, eventually He will say enough and punish us for our sinful ways. Turn back to Jesus Christ. That is the only way to truly change the United States.
Joel C. Rosenberg says in his book Implosion: Can America Recover from Its Economic and Spiritual Challenges in Time? that the Church is “the last best hope for America.” There will be no revival in America if the Church doesn’t wake up and stand up for what God commands. We are experiencing moral decay right now. And when a nation’s morals decay so does their economy and, eventually, their existence. It’s happened to every superpower in history. It’s what happened to the Roman Empire, Israel, etc.
I have also asked the other authors here at ICB to write a brief article regarding this topic. Here’s what they said:
Is America turning away from God? Is this wonderful nation once built on “In God We Trust” forgetting the foundation it was built upon? In my opinion I would say yes. I think that unless we see a revival rock this country, we will see it flounder and fall.
I was a public school elementary teacher for twenty-five years. I was in the classroom BEFORE computers were in the classroom, so I have seen many changes in how schools are run. Sadly, the schools are falling under the pressure of our government to remove any mention of God or prayer.
Saying the Pledge of Allegiance is so controversial these days, all because of the words, “One nation under God.” Can you imagine somebody in the political realm changing the Pledge by removing “under God” with another phrase? I believe it could happen. The Pledge is still said in schools and sports events but for how long?
At Christmas, schools are expected to put on a Christmas program except it is no longer called a “Christmas” program. Rather, “it’s often called a Holiday” or “Winter” program since this is seen as more politically correct.
The content of the programs are also closely monitored by School Districts not wanting to upset their public. “Jolly Ol’ Saint Nicholas “ and “Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer” have replaced the beautiful and traditional carols of old like, “We Three Kings” and “Away In A Manger.” God is slowly leaving the minds of our young as Santa grows more popular and less offensive that God. God forgive this nation.
God has made it very plain throughout His word that a nation is blessed if that nation worships Him as Lord. Psalm 33.
He also has said that we as a people will have no other gods but Him. Exodus 20.
We in the west have turned away from God – we have become self-seeking and idolaters – worshiping those things that have been created by God instead of worshiping the Creator himself.
God has said our sins separate us from God and through that separation God can’t hear us. Isaiah 59:2.
We as rebellious nations have denied our Lord, we have thrown Him out of our nations – Our elected leaders are openly antagonistic to God (in Australia our Prime Minister is an Atheist) who instead of seeking His will they are self-seeking and more intent upon winning a popularity contest to keep themselves elected.
We have thrown God out of schools, parliament and society.
We can’t expect our nations to flourish when we have openly and deliberately turned our back on the God of the universe.
I feel like America in a many ways reflect the Old Testament Israel. When Israel was established by God, the people worshipped God and depended on Him. But as they grew and became accustomed to the culture and world around them, they began to turn away from God and fed into their own lustful desires. I see this happening in America. Despite what people will argue, the people who discovered our country were here to seek religious freedom because of the oppression felt in the Church of Europe. So many of the monuments around America has inscriptions declaring allegiance to God. But that allegiance is fading, God is being removed from the public systems, and everything is being tolerated accept God. The moral decay of this country is much like that seen in the Old Testament of Israel. Rome as well had their golden age then caved due to their decaying culture. I fear the same for America if things do not change. I do not believe this change will happen by getting a Republican or Democrat in office. I don’t believe it will be fixed by getting a Christian leaders in office. This will have to be an outpouring of the Holy Spirit by God and a move that only He Himself can stir. Nothing of human origin. As God’s people, we ought to seek God and labor in prayer for this country that God may have mercy and begin a move in this country before the return of Christ and before it’s too late!