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God Gives Sinful Nations Bad Leaders

10 Sep

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Considered to be quite far from nuclear weapon capability just a few years ago, North Korea seems to be on the cusp of becoming a nuclear power, if they aren’t one already. The suddenness with which North Korea has acquired nuclear weapons has not gone unnoticed.

Investigators in Britain now suspect that North Korea was helped by Iran, who already has nuclear weapons technology.

This is all extremely interesting because just over 2 years ago, President Barak Obama gave $1,700,000,000 to Iran – that’s $1.7 billion, all cash, all at once – as compensation for the alleged fact that sanctions imposed against Iran by former President George W. Bush hurt Iran’s economy unfairly.

Coincidentally – or maybe not – North Korea’s nuclear program has made incredible strides in just the past couple of years.

Iran, which for decades has called for the destruction of the United States and Israel, developed nuclear technology in secret for years, violating international agreements.

Of course, Iran didn’t do this alone. They were openly aided by Russia, who helped design and build nuclear facilities in Iran. Not very convincingly, both countries insist that Iran’s nuclear installations are used to generate power, not weapons. But no one believes this.

Now it seems that Iran has found an ally in North Korea – a country which also wishes to see the United States wiped off the face of the earth.

If North Korea has nuclear weapons and uses them against the United States (or against any other country), fault will have to be placed right at the feet of Barak Obama and the leaders of the United States who sympathized with Iran – a sworn enemy of the United States – and foolishly approved the transfer of almost two billion dollars to this country which unabashedly spews hate.

All leaders are put in place by God [Daniel 2:21; John 19:11; Romans 13:1 et. al]. But that doesn’t mean that all such leaders are good. When nations turn away from God and instead put their trust in human beings, including elected officials or even in themselves, God will give those nations bad leaders in order to demonstrate to the people under such leadership that they should not place their trust in any human being, but in Him alone.

Those bad leaders will make awful decisions. Those awful decisions will lead to tragic consequences. We see this pattern throughout the Old Testament, notably in the books of 1 & 2 Kings and 1 & 2 Chronicles, where God raised up mostly terrible leaders in Israel and Judah in order to get those nations to repent of their sinful ways and turn back to Him.

Those tragic consequences don’t come unexpectedly. We can often, if not always, see them coming.

The United States can certainly see the threats from North Korea, Iran, and other countries. Those threats are real and their roots can be traced back to our sinful rejection of God and our willful and proud acceptance of sin.

Abortion. Pornography. Greed. Homosexuality. Same-sex marriage. Pride. Atheism. Teaching Evolution. Censoring God’s Word. The poor getting poorer. The list of sins the United States has committed is long and appalling.

When Israel fell deep into sin God warned that He would send other nations (e.g. Assyria and Babylon) to conquer them unless they repented. They didn’t. So He did. There’s no reason to expect God to work differently today.

God is not going to tolerate the ever expanding sin of the United States much longer. Unless we repent, change our ways, and return to Him, the days of the United States are numbered.

And we’ll have no one to blame but ourselves.

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The United States Is On The Road To Destruction

25 Jul

When ancient Israel turned away from God and committed atrocious sins including child sacrifices, He eventually punished them by allowing Assyria and later Babylon to conquer them completely – wiping the country off the face of the earth.

God doesn’t change. He’s the same today as He was back then.

“I the LORD do not change.” – Malachi 3:6

And He still works the same way today as He did thousands of years ago.

It’s not a stretch to say the United States is even worse than ancient Israel. We’ve allowed and often encouraged behaviors that are detestable to God including abortion, pornography, excessive debt, ignoring those who are weaker, loving money, divorce, vanity, homosexuality, and many others. We call “good” what God says is “sin” and even ridicule it as being “old-fashioned”.

Make no mistake. It’s no coincidence that as the United States accumulates more and more sin we accumulate more and more enemies.

Al Qaeda. Iran. ISIS. Russia. Venezuela. Muslims. North Korea. The number of our enemies continues to grow.

At one time enemies on a different continent posed no real threat to our safety. But that is no longer the case. Not only are our enemies infiltrating our society, but they’re close to being able to harm us from afar.

Someday – probably within a few decades – God will allow the United States to be conquered and wiped off the map just like He did Israel. What seemed impossible just a generation ago is now very possible.

Not only is it possible, it is a virtual certainty if we don’t turn away from sin and turn back to God.

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