AMERICA: A NATION OF ADVERSE GREAT DECISSIONS
By Dr. Carl Parnell,
September 13, 2014
Ultimately, if politicians were more concerned about accepting God’s Great Grace, instead of making adverse Great Decisions for political gain, God would finally wake up America from its coma, get a new vision for rebuilding America, balance the budget and reduce the national debt, eliminate many of the governmental headaches that consume Americans daily, such as a botched healthcare law, and finally treat and cure the cultural hemorrhaging that is killing America from within. However, as stated earlier, the only treatment and cure for America’s hemorrhaging is for those Americans who are unsaved, political leaders, citizens, and noncitizens, to apply the blood of Jesus Christ to their soulful hearts.
Also, all Americans who are saved spiritually, approximately 85 percent profess to being born-again Christians, should apply another dose of the blood of Jesus Christ to their spiritual hearts. But, why should the 85 percent of Americans who profess to be born-again Christians apply another dose of the blood of Jesus Christ to their spiritual hearts? The answer is very simple. If the percentage of born-again Christians in America is correct, then there is no way under Heaven that America as a nation should have all the cultural problems and maladies that it has. This is the reason II Chronicles 7:14 was placed in the Bible because God knew that His children would fall at times, just like His ancient Hebrews did so many times. This scripture reads, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” Needless to say, this is America’s main problem; those who profess His name are living a life far away from His will for them. Therefore, His own people are just as responsible for America’s cultural hemorrhaging as those who do not profess to know Him.
But, what is the main reason that the Christian Church should accept the blame for America’s cultural hemorrhaging? According to the Apostle Paul in II Timothy 4:3-4, there would come a time in Christendom when its ministers and its followers would turn their backs to the true gospel. Paul said, “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” This is America in the 21st century. In fact, too many ministers are preaching their own personal ideologies, instead of the true Word of God. Those who sit in the pews each week blindly accept the unbiblical words that their ministers preach to them, too, since many of them have never read the Bible. They also blindly accept those who violate the teachings of the Holy Bible into the American Christian Church as born-again Christians. Of course, this ought not to be. But, as already stated by the Apostle Paul, these type aversions to true Christianity would happen in the last days. Also, Solomon, King David’s son, stated in Proverbs 14:12 what would be the outcome of those who participated in these aversions to true Christianity. He stated, “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” Obviously, Solomon could not have said it any more plainly than he did. However, too many ministers and their congregations have accepted Satan’s substitute plan for salvation which leads to spiritual death.
What is Satan’s substitute plan for salvation for America’s Christian Church? Satan’s plan of salvation for America’s Christian Church takes an “anything goes” approach, just like the postmodern world takes. His plan of salvation basically brings the sinful things of the world into the Christian Church. As a result, the Christian Church permits its members to live lifestyles that are an abomination to God and Jesus Christ and, at the same time, profess to be born-again Christians. Too many times, Christian Church members in America compromise the Biblical standards that Jesus Christ expects true Christians to follow if they expect to go to Heaven. In fact, it is extremely easy for a person to say he or she is a Christian and follow an orchestrated routine from just attending church regularly. But, for a person to truly live for Jesus, it takes a consecrated and dedicated effort. However, too many postmodern-day Christians are lukewarm and apostate and deny that salvation comes from the blood of Jesus Christ, the blood that He shed on the Cross of Calvary.
Of course, as stated in Revelation 3:15-16, John the Revelator expressed God’s opinion on these type Christians. It reads, “I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.” Obviously, God does not accept those who profess to be Christians but do not obey the teachings of His Holy Word and basically just play the “Church Game.” Also, as stated in Matthew 7:22, those who are not truly dedicated to God and who attempt to obtain salvation without accepting Christ’s blood-bought plan of salvation are looked upon with disdain. It reads, “Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” Therefore, God does not accept those who attempt to obtain a false salvation based on works either.
Another provision of Satan’s plan of salvation is to get America’s Christian Church to bow down to the demands and dictates of the world and to become a more politically-correct religious entity. Ultimately, based on the American Christian Church’s attitude, it accepts abortion and homosexuality as an integral part of the dogma of many of its churches. But, what is the rationale for the American Christian Church’s bowing down to these abominable sins? Basically, the American Christian Church has accepted these abominable sins in order to prevent anyone from having their feelings hurt, since God is a God of love. However, if the true gospel of Jesus Christ is preached, people will have their feelings hurt; they will be offended and they will feel condemnation, too. In fact, the Bible is depicted as a two-edged sword in Hebrews 4:12. It reads, “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Therefore, anything that resembles sin in a person must be spiritually cut away, since absolutely no one who is unrepentant will be permitted to enter Heaven. Also, they would be expected to show true remorse for the sins which they have committed. Otherwise, their salvation experience would not be recognized by God and the Lord Jesus Christ, since it would not be the same salvation experience that Jesus Christ paid for with His death on Calvary’s Cross.
Finally, a third provision of Satan’s substitute plan of salvation is the removal of the anointing of the Holy Spirit from America’s Christian Church. Of course, this has been a very easy process, especially since the American Christian Church has a form of godliness, but denies the power of God. Therefore, the ministers are too busy promoting their own personal ideologies and those of so-called Christian groups that are actually wolves in sheep’s clothing. Also, many members of these congregations are too busy promoting anti-social behavior inside and outside the four walls of their perspective churches. As a result, since the Holy Spirit anointing will not reside upon a church or upon a person that lives an unholy life, it is no wonder that God has removed the Holy Spirit's anointing from religious charlatans who preach a bloodless, politically-correct, “don’t offend anyone,” and “don’t mention Jesus name” gospel message. Needless to say, Satan is well-pleased with the acceptance of his substitute plan of salvation. In fact, it is unimaginable how so many of America’s postmodern churches and their congregations have swallowed Satan’s lie from the pits of Hell without realizing that they are being deceived, just like the Bible said it would happen in the “Last Days.”
The postmodern ministers who preach a social and political gospel are afraid to preach the true gospel of Jesus Christ and the unadulterated Word of God. Instead, they preach from books that they have written and/or books that other Christian authors have written. Of course, the material contained within these books would picture God as a God of Love, not a God of Justice. As a result, He would not send anyone to Hell. Therefore, most sermons preached in these churches would basically be motivational talks that would make the members feel good about themselves, regardless of the sinful lifestyles that they have lived Monday through Saturday. But, these ministers are correct in their beliefs to a certain degree. God is a God of Love, but He is also a God of Justice toward those who refuse to accept that Jesus Christ is God’s Only Begotten Son. Also, He is a God of Justice toward those who refuse to accept that Jesus Christ is the only way to Heaven. Finally, He is a God of Justice to those who refuse to accept the atonement, the only plan of salvation that Jesus Christ paid for with His own blood on the Cross of Calvary. Ultimately, many souls will die and go to Hell because some ministers in America’s Christian Churches have turned their backs on the Lord Jesus Christ and His Plan of Salvation and have replaced it with Satan’s “sinner-friendly” plan of salvation. As a result, these churches have given up their spiritual birthright that is responsible for eternal life for a distasteful bowl of contaminated, cultural soup that causes eternal death.
In conclusion, America is hemorrhaging from within because most of America’s leaders and most of America’s populace have turned their backs on the Lord God Jehovah. As a result, God has been replaced with the god of secular humanism, an atheistic attempt to change America into a godless society. Of course, for its sins of rebellion and immorality, America will face many consequences, whether natural or man-made. Therefore, unless America comes to its senses soon, it can expect that the adverse decisions that its leaders and citizens have made over the last 60 years would be responsible for God permitting the greatest nation in the world to hemorrhage to death from the inside out.
In fact, as stated in Isaiah 10: 1, the Word of God clearly gives the reason why many of America’s leaders are at fault for most of the problems in America. It reads, “Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed.” This definitely describes America which is a nation whose leaders make decisions and create laws that are detrimental to the American society.
As stated earlier, when politicians vote against the standards in God’s Word, the nation that they represent will suffer every time. In fact, Webster Dictionary states that “Woe” denotes a condition to be dreaded, possibly signifying impending doom, condemnation and/or the wrath of God. As a result, anyone who opens his or her eyes would easily see that America is truly facing the “condemnation and the wrath of God.” Then, in order for God to remove His condemnation and wrath on America, and stop the hemorrhaging, the leaders who legislated and enacted anti-Christian laws would need to rescind these laws immediately, whether much of the populace agreed or not. In this case, politicians would have to decide who they fear the most, the general populace who may not vote them back into office or the One and Only True and Living God whose wrath no man or woman should advocate for himself or herself or for the people he or she represents. Ultimately, the reason for cultural and societal hemorrhaging in America is simply stated in Proverbs 14:34, which states that, “Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.”
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Carl Parnell retired from public school teaching in 1999. He taught history and other social science courses for over forty years. He taught middle school, high school, and college level. Carl was a Lead Teacher and Principal of the On-Campus School at Georgia Baptist Children’s Home in central Georgia. Presently, he's teaching at a private, Christian high school.
Carl served in the United States Army from 1968-1971. He also served in the United States Air Force Reserves from 1983-1986, was chosen Teacher of the Year in 1991. Carl was included in the 1993, 1994 and 2007 editions of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. He was selected Star Teacher at hes present school in 2007 and published his first book, "From Schoolhouse to Courthouse: Exposing America’s New Terror from Within" (ISBN: 1-58736-613-4) in July 2006.
Carl has completed his second book, which is in an eBook format, entitled "A Brewing Pot of Christian Persecution: America's Postmodern Anti-Christian Crusade." My eBook, as well as over 60 of my articles, can be viewed at FaithWriters. Com