Saturday, June 30, 2012

America Reaps What It Has Sown

Do not be deceived, God is not mocked: for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. Galatians 6: 7, 8


I understand your reaction after yesterday's Supreme Court ruling. The conservatives in our nation are in a state of shock and we want to normalize and have hope. So we all talked about Mitt Romney--getting him elected in order to overturn this disaster. I am not in any way criticizing that. It was a normal reaction. A civil shock would suggest a civil response.

However, our America has been in a train wreck and its people are in trauma. Naturally we are attempting to stabilize the wounded in order to get them to the hospital for live-saving treatment. But we must not fool ourselves. The stabilization is not the treatment.

This is not a national crisis of politics. This is a national crisis of morality and a crisis of Christian courage to stand up and speak truth. 

We, as a nation, have sown the seeds of evil for decades. Almost fifty million unborn children have been slaughtered and tossed into wastebaskets on our soil. Pornography, contraception, fornication, adultery, homosexuality, divorce, child-abandonment, greed, irresponsibility, isolation, throwing away of our elderly into nursing homes to die alone, educating our children into wickedness and ungodliness, pride, selfishness, disrespect of authority;... we sit in front of the television and laugh each night as Hollywood mocks God and we laugh at sin and we excuse it as relaxing.... these are some the evil seeds we have sown.

And the worst of any of it is that we have, as a nation, turned away from seeing the problem. We have failed to act against the tsunami of evil. Rather than fight against the raging waters we have given in and floated to our own destruction.

God will not be mocked. We are reaping that which we have sown.

Yes, Mitt Romney, if elected, has the potential of giving our nation a temporary reprieve. But unless we repent, our nation is going down.

Everybody is ignoring the obvious because no one wants to be the crazy person who points it out. Our nation is not being run by the people. Something wicked this way has come to the beltway, and it ain't the people! DC is in the total control of something other than us out here in the fly over states. We are a conservative nation in our hearts, even if we have allowed wickedness to thrive. We are pro-family and pro-life and yet we cannot win even the teeniest of federal legislation.

Something evil has been allowed to crawl into our capital and hold the souls of our leaders hostage. We know it, we can feel it, but no one wants to actually say it.

Our only hope is not Mitt Romney, but us. WE must repent and turn from our evil ways. Don't look to Washington, DC for salvation from the craziness of our country. Vote Mitt, yes, indeed and absolutely vote Mitt--just as we would call an ambulance for someone internally bleeding. But then we must have the operation to fix the bleeding. And that is to fall at the foot of the cross and repent and turn from our wicked ways.

"If my people, who are called by my name, will 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." II Chr. 7:14


Anonymous said...

Question for T.B.

The great camp-meeting is over and my parent's have stocked up on vegi-food's and book's galore.

They kept telling me to "come hear Bradshaw"...I have no clue who he is? Perhaps he has taken the place of someone else on 'It Is Written'? Anyhoo, my question is on a book I saw on their pile of book's from the ABC book store.

Growing up attending SDA school's and hearing many teaching's and stories by or about E.G.W. this particular story I've not ever heard of. The book is by author Alex Bryan, someone I'm not familiar with at all, and named 'The Green Cord Dream'.

Did the foundress of the S.D.A. church have a dream about a green cord? If so, what ever for? And why do Adventists' put so much on her dream's? A dream is just a dream...nothing more.

Hope you can shed some light on this for me,

Damien H.

Teresa Beem said...

Hello Damien,
John Bradshaw is the new Aussie televangelist for "It is Written" (I think he took Shaun Boonstra's position) and is doing all the Revelation Seminars. He's fun to listen to because of his accent and quirkiness, but.... well, the content is... Adventist. I have done a couple reviews of Babylon Rising which "starred" Bradshaw if you want to look around on this site....

I haven't heard of the "Green Cord" book but I have read about the dream and thought it was weird. So, perhaps some clever SDA theologian took that dream and created some parable that would just repackage the whole Great Controversy prophecy. My guess it is just a new twist... on heresy.

Adventists believe that Ellen was a messenger from God and therefore everything she did and every dream and vision was and is subject to extreme analysis by her followers as a direct connection to God.

Since you have SDA parents, you should understand how indoctrinated anyone can be inside of this strange sect. The pull into Adventism and its elitism and apocalyptic readiness is very exciting to some. The idea that ALL Christians history in the last days will zero itself onto your little group is magnetic to some people--the intrigue, the spotlight, the drama of persecution. Well, it makes for an interesting life....