Consequences March 20, 2010Posted by lizp4 in Uncategorized.
Earthquakes, volcanoes, floods, wars, and famines, although they are called “warnings” in the Bible, have been going on since creation, and throughout all of human history. They are not the beginning of the end, because we know that Christ’s death on the Cross was that. They aren’t even the end of the beginning.
They are just natural occurrences, unless specifically stated otherwise by God, Himself. God doesn’t see death like we do, so naturally, He is not going to grieve for those who die in these disasters, but will rejoice to see His precious ones come home. “In my Father’s house are many mansions,” Jesus says, and we know that God has made provision for those good people who die without having had the opportunity to known Him, through no fault of their own. Any sorrow He might feel would be for the souls of the ones who deliberately turn their backs on goodness, kindness, and love for their neighbors, and, in so doing, choose Hell.
We Americans are reaping what we have sown. The things happening in America today are the consequences of our deliberate turning away from God’s love, and choosing worldly, selfish, deadly passions. It’s not earthquakes or floods or famines or pestilince that will be our warning/punishment, although, they could be so. I’m not eliminating that possibility. But, America’s consequence will be to be dominated by the evil of socialism. It will be enslavement, unless we are able to turn back the tide of unbelief, hedonism, selfishness, and revenge. There is a lot of difference between what we deliberately ask for as a nation through our deliberate refusal to live according to God’s laws, and what occurs around the world that is caused by nature (or the consequences of THEIR particular choice of sin and evil and against God).
What are we to make of what is taking place in Washington? Is there any true Christian who doesn’t know that we have brought a lot of these things on ourselves with our choice to slaughter our innocent unborn for the last 40 years or so? We had the power to prevent this then, but we didn’t do it.
When we murder 30% of our posterity for reasons of convenience, we beg for Divine Judgment.
When we sexualize our preschool innocents, or teach our third-graders that homosexuality, masturbation, and oral sex are not only legitimate but healthful, happy ways to play, what are we doing to those innocent little minds? We destroy their childhood because we are selfishly childish ourselves. We want to continue our own heedless childhoods long past our adulthood, but can’t stand the idea that there are generations of other children coming behind us who deserve their own childhoods. By destroying their childhood, we have destroyed whatever might have been left of our own innocence.
America has allowed evil to prevail over goodness and upright action. We know the consequences. We shouldn’t be surprised when they fall due.