Thursday, April 30, 2009
If a Country Sins Against Me . . .
Nowadays, when you bring up the possibility of God judging America -- or any nation for that matter -- you typically get outrage, even among some Christians. "Don't you know, we're in grace. God doesn't do that anymore."
Hmmm. I was just reading a rather interesting passage from Ezekiel. Let's take a peek at it together, shall we?
Then the word of the Lord came to me saying, "Son of man, if a country sins against Me by committing unfaithfulness, and I stretch out My hand against it, destroy its supply of bread, send famine against it and cut off from it both man and beast, even though these three men, Noah, Daniel and Job were in its midst, by their own righteousness they could only deliver themselves," declares the Lord God.
Note that God says, "if a country." He didn't just say "Israel." That tells me something. Every single nation on this earth is accountable to God. If a nation rejects Him and falls into gross sin, then that nation is subject to getting whacked. And I do mean whacked.
As we plunge headlong into normalizing gross sins of various stripes, and legislating the acceptability of those gross sins, we'd better pause and think a bit.