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In looking at these verses we see so many points of likeness between the nation of Israel and America that it is truly fearful. Most fearful is the fact that the church seems to be blind to this truth. In our modern age of easy-believism and the “If it feels good do it” philosophy of most who call themselves Christian this is one more indication that the end of all things cannot be far distant. We are surrounded by facts that show us as Christians that the judgment of God can not be far in the future concerning America.
I love America, and I still believe that she is the greatest nation in the world today. I also believe the word of God and the word of God teaches that God shall judge His people. (Heb. 10:30). In identifying ourselves as a Christian nation before the rest of the world, or, as His people, we are accepting as a nation, the responsibility of living up to those claims. Therefore claiming to be God’s people, we are doing the same as the Jews did in the Gospel record when they cried, “His blood be on us, and our children.” (Matt. 27:25). America is asking for trouble.
This nation was started, founded, built and led by men who were led by God, followed God, and were blessed by God in such a way that, though young among the nations of the world, America has become the most powerful and influential nation in the world today. And now she has, as a nation, become so entangled in sin that her culture and the lifestyle that she is promoting in the eyes of the world is crying for the judgment of God. And it is coming.
In Genesis 18 God was going down to see the city of Sodom. Why? “Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous; I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know.” (Genesis 18:20-21) God was preparing to destroy this perverse and wicked nation.
Looking at the sin of Sodom, just what was it that Sodom had done, aside from the sin we know of? What were the sins of Sodom that, all together, caused God to come down and destroy it?
“As I live, saith the Lord God, Sodom thy sister hath not done, she nor her daughters, as thou hast done, thou and thy daughters. Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fullness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me: therefore I took them away as I saw good. Neither hath Samaria committed half of thy sins; but thou hast multiplied thine abominations which thou hast done.”