In his book, The Harbinger, Jonathan Cahn lays out the correlation between the judgment against ancient Israel and what is happening in the U.S. now. According to Cahn:
- Both nations were uniquely conceived and dedicated to the will of God.
- Those who laid America's foundations saw it as a "new Israel, an Israel of the New World" based on a covenant with God.
- Both nations would rise or fall depending on its relationship with God.
Ancient Israel fell into sin and was judged. Is America following the same pattern? You guessed it--Cahn says we are. After starting well, "America became the most blessed, prosperous, and powerful nation on earth. America rose to heights no other nation had ever known. It became a vessel of redemption, an instrument of God's purposes, a light to the world." Tragically, our country began to shift away from its Biblical roots and gradually shoved God aside.
- Prayer was abolished in public school.
- Ditto, the Bible
- The Ten Commandments have been banned from public buildings.
- Nativity scenes have been kicked to the curb.
- Even the name of Jesus is persona non grata--an embarrassment
And with what results? This quote from The Harbinger says it all: "As God was expunged from American life, idols came in to fill the void--idols of sensuality, idols of greed, of money, success, comfort, materialism, pleasure, sexual immorality, self-worship, self-obsession, the sacred increasingly disappeared, and the profane took its place. It was another kind of spiritual amnesia; the nation forgot its foundations, its purpose, and its calling. The standards and values it had long upheld were now abandoned. What it had once known as immoral, it now accepted. Its culture was increasingly corrupted by the corrosion of sexual immorality, growing continuously more crude and vulgar. A wave of pornography began penetrating its media. The same nation that had once been dedicated to spreading God's light to the nations now filled the world with the pornographic and the obscene."
So is America in danger of God's judgment? We believe the answer is "yes".
A wise man once said:
If God doesn't judge America, He'll have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah." -Billy Graham
"Don't be misled. Remember that you can't ignore God and get away with it. You will always reap what you sow! Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful desires will harvest the consequences of decay and death. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit." Galatians 6:7-8
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