What has happened to, “America, My Home Sweet Home?” Disrespect, division, destruction, devastation, danger, and death now parade the streets of our land that were once safe, secure, and serene. All over our nation from coast to coast no one is immune from homeland violence or even attacks of terror. We seem to be losing our firm foundation of Peace, Prosperity, and Promise.
I don’t know about you but this is not the America I once lived in nor want to leave behind to my grandchildren and future generations. I want future generations to know the same “Sweet Apple Pie” America made up of Faith in our Judaeo-Christian God, love, family and friends, dedication, determination, and hard work that actually formed the core of our society.
So many things disturb me about our nation all the way from the pulpits to the airways of social media. We have gone astray. God has never called us to be a perfect nation or a perfect people, but HE has called us to obedience, faithfulness, and steadfastness. No where has HE offered a society to be watered-down to a cesspool of “anything goes.” There are strong, uncompromising, life-binding Biblical standards that rule the hearts and lives of God’s people; both Jews and Christians and we must return to them.
First, Jesus is LORD! There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we can be, shall be, or must be saved (Acts 4:12).
Second, Sin is still and always will be Sin! For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). No man or woman is excluded…We have ALL failed our Creator God. And, in HIS loving-kindness and Mercy HE gave us HIS Son, Jesus for our salvation. “For God so loved the world that HE gave HIS only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)
Third, lack of faith in God, immorality, and idolatry are man’s greatest sins against God. We are living in a global society that honors disbelief, sexual pleasures, and man as being his own god.
Any good Bible student of both the Old and New Testaments know that GOD himself will not sit in silence on these issues forever. There is coming a pay-day and it may be a whole lot sooner than most people think.
Today, if you are struggling with societal issues as well as personal issues, I encourage you to seek first the kingdom of our LORD through Jesus Christ. Second, I encourage to examine your beliefs to see if they align with God’s Holy Word, the Bible. Third, confess your faults (sins) to Jesus and ask Him to bring about His presence, peace, and promises into your life.
Lastly, let us pray together for our nation that through its citizens we will return to the GOD of our heritage where Faith in Christ abounds and Love surrounds. Amen.
Remember, God Loves You,
Lin T Rollins, M.Ed