Source: When the Sky Really Is Falling: Repent, And Be The Church
Re-blogged from Prophecy News Watch
I appreciate Rod Dreher’s (I believe) optimism, but consider Jeremiah 15:4. After Manasseh, king of Judah, followed Amon who was equally wicked. Then came Josiah who brought in “revival,” That lasted about 30 years. Subsequent kings reversed direction, but note that God had already judged the nation from the time of Manasseh, even though he repented in the end (2 Chronicles 33:11-13). Josiah’s revival did not deter God from following through with His plans to punish Judah.
Compare that with the recent history of our nation. During WWII, there was revival, but not long after, the nation started going downhill. Then we had Reagan and there seemed to be a “new revival,” but after him, things started going south again.
Nationally, we started turning our back on God by banning prayer and Bible reading in public schools in the 60’s. Then we legalized the murder of unborn babies in the 70’s. Finally, sodomy was “accepted” and then legalized at the turn of the new century. Knowing how God has dealt with “His people” in the past, can we really expect Him to overlook our national sin?
I agree that we Christians, as “His people,” need to repent and renew our commitment to Christ our Lord, but I don’t think that will have any effect on the course of our nation. While this may sound pessimistic, I am not. I am hopeful that our Lord’s return is very near. Good news for us, but bad news for those who will be left behind. Hopefully, we can leave behind clear enough testimony that those “who have ears to hear” will recognize what has happened and take advantage of their second chance.
2 responses to “When the Sky Really Is Falling: Repent, And Be The Church”
Ernie, I agree with you whole-heartedly. Scripture tells us “we reap what we sow…” not maybe, or we might reap what we sow. The Word also says “God cannot be mocked…” America has mocked God, do we really believe because we’re America He will look the other way? I believe He has already begun to judge. Look at the various hurricanes that have wiped out cities. The fires sweeping across the West and Mid-West. But I disagree about your use of the word “second chance” in your last sentence. That should be, “…take advantage of their last chance.” After the tribulation there are no other opportunities to change one’s mind if I am reading scripture correctly.
Thanks for the input, DiAne. You make a great point; “last chance” is a better choice of words. 🙂