“In the ninth year of Hoshea the king of Assyria took Samaria, and carried Israel away into Assyria, and placed them in Halah and in Habor by the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes. For so it was, that the children of Israel had sinned against the Lord their God, which had brought them up out of the land of Egypt, from under the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and had feared other gods, and walked in the statutes of the heathen, whom the Lord cast out from before the children of Israel, and of the kings of Israel, which they had made. And the children of Israel did secretly those things that were not right against the Lord their God, and they built them high places in all their cities, from the tower of the watchmen to the fenced city. And they set them up images and groves in every high hill, and under every green tree: and there they burnt incense in all the high places, as did the heathen whom the Lord carried away before them; and wrought wicked things to provoke the Lord to anger: for they served idols, whereof the Lord had said unto them, Ye shall not do this thing. Yet the Lord testified against Israel, and against Judah, by all the prophets, and by all the seers, saying, Turn ye from your evil ways, and keep My commandments and My statutes, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by My servants the prophets. Notwithstanding they would not hear, but hardened their necks, like to the neck of their fathers, that did not believe in the Lord their God. And they rejected His statutes, and His covenant that He made with their fathers, and His testimonies which He testified against them; and they followed vanity, and became vain, and went after the heathen that were round about them, concerning whom the Lord had charged them, that they should not do like them. And they left all the commandments of the Lord their God, and made them molten images, even two calves, and made a grove, and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served Baal. And they caused their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire, and used divination and enchantments, and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the Lord, to provoke Him to anger.” 2 Kings 17:6-17
Does any of that sound familiar?
It’s everything but the Cross in our country today. Islam and Mohammad, Buddhism, Hinduism, New Age, and even an uncrucified Christ are all readily accepted. This has led us down a road where anything goes. The “liberty” which we are supposed to enjoy is that of choosing to do what the Lord has mandated for us, without interference from the government or any other body of people. That is, namely, following Jesus Christ. Where He went after He said to follow Him was the Cross.
If “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” now means freedom to prostitute ourselves (“sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the Lord“), to rely on luck or good energy or kharma or a multitude of gods (“used divination and enchantments“), and/or to be able to choose the definition of life and what it is to be human so that we might terminate a gestation within the womb at will without conscience (“they caused their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire“), then this is no longer America the beautiful, nor the land of the free. At the very least, this country is no longer recognizable as the one for which my brothers and sisters in arms died. Yet, it is still, I believe, the land of the brave.
It’s time to take a stand for God in this country. There is only one Way, one Truth, and one Life. I pray that my brethren in Christ straighten their spines, stand up and defend the faith, proclaim the unerring Truth, and be brave!
Jesus Christ is the Way, as He is God, and His Ways are above our ways, His thoughts are higher than our thoughts. Let us return to the old paths. We were once a blessed country where there was no such thing as politically correct for anyone who was not a politician and we could speak our mind freely. Those days may be over, but that isn’t going to stop me from believing the Truth and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ crucified. (1 Cor 1:23-31)
May God bless every one of you who choose to at least consider these words and contemplate them, and may He embolden you with His Holy Spirit to stand up and speak out, and finally, may God bless America once again.