The wicked shall be turned into hell and all the nations that forget God. For the needy shall not always be forgotten; the expectation of the poor shall not perish forever. Arise, O Lord, do not let man prevail; let the nations be judged in Your sight. Put them in fear, O Lord, that the nations may know themselves to be but men. (Psalm 9:17-20)
What Has Happened To America?
Violence is permeating the fabric of the American culture. Rioting, looting, burning, and vandalism is a common scene portrayed through the lens of a corrupt and immoral media streaming hours of unrest and unprecedented acts of domestic extremism against innocent citizens. It seems the world has been engulfed in a fury of hatred and directed prejudice against others concerned more about self-indulgence than justice. Authority at every level is being challenged. Attacks against law enforcement are at an all-time high with police officers being targeted for murder. Communities are seeking to remove legal restraints of authority opening the way for an unrestrained disorder to rule the mobs. The political arena is a sewage pit of toxic platforms seeking to undermine and destroy the foundational principles of the republic. Adding to the whirlwind of unprecedented chaos is the pandemic of COVID-19 that has pitted citizens against one another in anger, assault, and verbal abuse. Taking a view over the past year and the landscape of the American culture, the question must be asked to what has happened to America?
The answer is simple and direct to the cause of America’s demise but the obvious is ignored. Amid all the violence and chaos, a single thread of reality permeates the reasons the world has turned upside down. A king who lived 2700 years ago understood the principles of leadership in ruling a nation when he said that any nation that forgets God will be brought to ruin. There is a natural conclusion to everything in the world. For example, the law of gravity is undeniable. A man can ignore the law but the consequences will remain the same. Certain things in life are immutable. A nation that forgets God will be destroyed. The wicked will go down to the grave and all nations that reject the Lord God and seek to live under their wisdom or laws will fail.
What David said about the nations can be learned in history. One of the most flagrant lessons missed by men is what happens to a nation when God is taken away. The great empires of Babylon, Persia, Greece, and Rome were destroyed because they were godless refusing to acknowledge the one true God. Even the nation of Israel, whose God was the one true God, was destroyed when they rejected the Lord for Baal, Asheroth, and Molech. Stalin murdered millions of citizens in a world created to be godless. Hitler created a Reich built upon an ungodly alliance of mass exterminations, a war that killed millions and cast the world in a darkness that is stilled felt in the hearts of modern men. Japan tried to build an empire in the East using the same godless means as all tyrants, despots, and dictators tried who rejected the worship of the one true God. All of these nations went down to the grave and were destroyed.
America is on the same path historically traced in the annals of wicked men. The United States of America is not God’s nation because His kingdom is the spiritual body of Christ. There was a time in the fabric of American culture when there was a respect for the Bible and a reverence for God. These were the golden years of America because society was built upon the principles of what is good and holy. Slowly, the spirit of liberation began to change the culture when women refused to abide by the roles given to them by the Lord, babies in the womb were murdered in the millions and sexuality was open for divorce, adultery, homosexuality, and sexual perversions such as pedophiles, transvestites, and open sexuality were accepted and in many cases protected by law.
What has happened to America? Why are the videos filled with violence, hatred, and murder on a daily basis? The answer is there is no God in America. When prayer is abandoned, the Bible refuted and religion nothing more than a mockery of social acceptance, America is destroyed. It will come as no surprise that America will disintegrate into a mire of unholy, ungodly, and immoral acts because without God that is how a nation turns. Abraham Lincoln summed up the problem of America during a speech given in 1838 to the Young Men’s Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois. He said, “At what point shall we expect the approach of danger? By what means shall we fortify against it? Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant to step the ocean and crush us at a blow? Never! All the armies of Europe, Asia, and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest, with a Bonaparte for a commander, could not by force take a drink from the Ohio or make a track on the Blue Ridge in a trial of a thousand years. At what point, then, is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us it must spring up amongst us; it cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen we must live through all time, or die by suicide.” True words for today. Without God, America is destroyed.