Once our motto was "In God we trust" now what are people trusting in?
Three foundations needed for a Godly America.
1- The family.
2- The church.
3- The government.
“In the Lord put I my trust: how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain? For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may privily shoot at the upright in heart. If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do? Psalms 11:1-3 KJV
When will the violence in America finally cause the church to wake up.
Students killing students. Thieves winning lawsuits against the people they robbed.
Students being told they can't sing the national anthem with out a permit. People rioting I the streets. People don't want God, the cross or the 10 commandments. There is a crumbling going on and the church needs to WAKE UP!
THE CRUMBLING FOUNDATION OF THE FAMILY:
The term "family" itself is being distorted and destroyed.
What was God ordained, is being replaced with a Godless union.
Family is what ever you want to call it. The Bible says Honor your MOTHER and FATHER.
Fathers are more concerned about their job then their children.
Parents are to be mentors to their children.
God has instituted the family and the home. The ungodly want to destroy it.
Today people ask why do they need God? It is all too sad that some day they will find out.
Q: What does the Bible say about raising kids?
1- “And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sit in thine house, and when thou walk by the way, and when thou lie down, and when thou rise up.”
Deuteronomy 6:5-7 KJV
2- “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
Proverbs 22:6 KJV
THE CRUMBLING FOUNDATION OF THE LOCAL CHURCH:
The church is another institution ordained by God.
“And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Matthew 16:18
Preachers in the past used to preach the word of God.
They preached that if you were not right you would die and go to hell.
They preached that we all needed Jesus, or we will perish.
What has happened to the church?
There is compromising of the word of God being don in most places.
SIN IS SIN. WRONG IS WRONG. WITH OUT JESUS YOU WILL PERISH.
1- People have chosen the ways of the world over the word of God. They don't want church.
Today people don't want anything todo with Christians, they publicly call them names and try to force them to forsake the Bible or face fines.
2- Christians have also chosen the ways of the world over the word of God. They don't want to live holy.
“Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.” Jeremiah 6:16 KJV
3- Preachers have chosen the way of the world over the word of God.
They serve money over God. They cater to the wealthy in their church and pass over the needed.
Q: How could this happen in the church? People don't love God like they used to.
“And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.” Matthew 24:12 KJV
Something needs to happen in America. We need to wake up, we need to be prayed up.
The church needs to repent. No more compromising to please the world.
THE CRUMBLING FOUNDATION OF GOVERNMENT.
Government is an ordained institution.
Our government was founded on the concepts within the Ten Commandments, now they don't even want them on court house walls.
Q: What's wrong with the 10 commandments ?
Q: Which one do you not want followed?
Freedom is also giving a new definition. Freedom is to obey what the government tells you.
Control what people say and you will eventually control what they think.
Freedoms are being taken away. People are being sued because they don't want to violate their faith. Bakers, bed and breakfasts, photographers, florists, and yes even churches.
Rights of the ungodly are given, as godly rights are being taken away.
You kill unborn children, but not cut down a tree without a permit.
Tolerance is now about forcing people to believe like the world. It is telling people to disregard what theBible says and follow what the county says. Laws are being passed here in Osceola county that will fine a church if they don't accept the ungodly life style of the world, regardless of long standing church doctrine. So much for four walls, now they want to control the messages of pastors. Churches will have to hire and fire staff members according to government ordinances of face fines and lawsuits. When people are being forced to violate their faith of face fines and lawsuits, there is no more tolerance.
THE BIG QUESTION,
WHAT IS CAUSING THE CRUMBLING?
The curse of SIN has infected America. America has tolerated sin in the past, and now most embrace, and celebrate it. People are proud of their sin and declare it openly.
The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left. Isaiah 24:5-6 KJV
For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. , do you really think you can live in sin and not pay the price? God is not mocked what ever a man sows they will reap. Time to Pray.
Message by Lewis Cushman, St. Cloud Church of God. Edited by Matthew Law Via I-Pad
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