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The American Voice Institute of Public Policy Blogs the Issues!

Saturday, December 1, 2018  

 

By Joel P. Rutkowski, Ph.D., President

 

God is calling for revival in the American Christian Church

 

 

The Moral and Spiritual Decline of America.

 

Although America reigns as the leading global economic superpower it continues to decline morally and spiritually as the Church remains silent! ( US suicide rate reaches 50 year high, lowering national life expectancy ; 37.8 Percent in Generation That Starts Turning 21 Next Year Was Born to Unwed Moms ; Study: Daily marijuana use among college students at highest rate in 35 years ; Newborn syphilis cases in U.S. reach 20 year high ; Abortionist Travels 400 Miles Every Week to Do Abortions, Kills 60 Babies a Day ; Report: Drug ODs Have Grown Exponentially Since 1980s  ; Over 150 LGBTQ candidates claim victory in midterm elections ). Currently, many Satanic groups are experiencing tremendous growth across America as attendance declines at Christian churches. Embracing Satanism, for some is the ultimate form of rebellion, others claim that they are attracted by the very real power that they discover in Satanism, and for others it is about making an anti-Trump political statement ( Our Country Is Embracing Satanism at an Alarming Rate; Here's Proof ).

 

The Church is to be the light in Americas darkness.

 

The Christian Church is to be the light unto the world but it has allowed the world to transform the Church (Matthew 5:14-16 King James Version (KJV) ). Tragically, Christians have become more accepting of abortion (7 Arguments Some Christians Use to Support Abortion Rights),  divorce (What Does the Bible Say about Divorce and Remarriage? ; Divorce Rate in the Church – As High as the World? ; Study: Christian Divorce Rate Identical to National Average ), homosexuality (Most U.S. Christian groups grow more accepting of homosexuality ; Evangelical college drops ban on homosexual relationships, plans LGBT ‘safe space’), illegal immigration (Bible Study Leader Deported After Police Arrest 27 Churchgoers Who Defended Him ); and same-sex “marriage (Same-sex marriage garners support among most American religious groups, study shows ; Most U.S. Christian groups grow more accepting of homosexuality; Why Younger Christians are Favoring Same-Sex Marriage).

 

The chaos, confusion, and division occurring in America today is because of Satan  (1 Corinthians 14:33 King James Version (KJV)).  The spirit of antichrist is alive and well in America as well as globally (1 John 4:2-4 King James Version (KJV) ). The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is speaking to the Church saying it is time for you to wake-up America before it is too late:

 

2 Chronicles 7:14 King James Version (KJV)

 

14 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.

 

Revival in the American Christian Church is needed.

 

Until the Church turns from its wicked ways, humbles themselves, prays and seeks the face of God, America will continue its moral and spiritual decline. God is quietly speaking to His people that before He heals the nation and turns it back to its founding Christian principles Believers must repent.  For example, God allowed the anti-Bible Democrats to take control of the House of Representatives (When Pelosi says God, she is speaking about how Christians will ‘never’ say that abortion is of God. ; Nancy Pelosi: ‘Gender Identity’ Warrants ‘Full Civil Rights Protections’  ; Nancy Pelosi Doesn't Understand God Is Anti-Abortion ; Over 150 LGBTQ candidates claim victory in midterm elections ).  Emboldened by the midterm elections, the Democrats in the House and across America, as well as the Democrat media, and liberal groups and liberals will openly begin to persecute Christians (Christian artists could face jail for refusing service to same-sex couples; Franklin Graham Warns Christians in America 'Persecution Is Coming' ; Christian Values Are Under Attack in America, Say 90 Percent of White Working Class Evangelicals: Survey ; Persecution of Christians is on the rise, Americans say ; Regular Christians Are No Longer Welcome in American Culture).

 

 

Natural Disasters.  A way of getting His peoples’ attention.

 

As Christians hear about natural disaster’s they should grieve with those who grieve. And ask what can be done to alleviate their suffering?  However, Christians should be aware that natural disasters are God’s way of trying to get His peoples’ attention(Zephaniah 1:2-3 King James Version (KJV) ; Matthew 24:7 King James Version (KJV) ; Luke 21:25 King James Version (KJV)) ; Natural disasters: does God want our attention?).    For example, in 2018, across America, floods, hurricanes and wildfires have plagued the nation.  And on Friday, November 30, 2018, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake rocked Alaska that caused extensive infrastructure damage but claimed no lives (Alaska earthquake claimed no lives, officials say, but infrastructure damage is another story).

 

 

Final Thoughts.

 

What should be of concern to Believers in America is the growth of Christians accepting homosexuality and same-sex “marriage.”  Biblically, a sign that a society is in the last stages of decay is the rise of homosexuality.  It is an abomination for a man to lie with a man as with a woman, or a woman to lie with a woman as with a man says the Bible (Leviticus 18:22 King James Version (KJV); Leviticus 20:13 King James Version (KJV) ).   A land will vomit out its inhabitants because of certain abominations such as homosexuality indicates the Bible (Leviticus 18:25 King James Version (KJV)).  It is called “shameful,” by Paul and is the result of being given up by God to “vile passions.” (Romans 1:24-27 King James Version (KJV))

 

It is written in the New Testament that those who practice homosexuality will not enter the Kingdom of God (1 Corinthians 6:9-10 King James Version (KJV).  In the book of Romans, Paul writes that homosexuality is the result of the final rebellion of people against God. He says they are given up to evil when people exchanged the truth of God for a lie and start to worship the creature instead of the Creator. Currently, American society values are turned upside down and moral anarchy exists.  And men burn with lust for other men and women burn for women, and they will receive in their own bodies the punishment for their actions (Romans 1:22-27 King James Version (KJV)).

 

The Founding Fathers of this nation made a convent with God when America was founded.  As a result of Christians faith in God over the centuries America became the greatest nation in the history of the world.  However, like Israel as God blessed Israel, the nation turned away from God and started worshiping idols.  This angered God and He stopped blessing and protecting Israel.  If Christian Americans want the chaos, confusion, division and the moral and spiritual decline to abate Christians must humble themselves, pray, seek His face, and turn from their evil and wicked ways.  If the Church does this, God will hear them from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal America.   The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the God of second chances.  He wants to bless America for its support for Israel (Genesis 12:3 King James Version (KJV) ).   However, He will not bless this nation as long as His people do not obey His commandments (Revelation 22:14 King James Version (KJV) ).

 

The violence and mayhem that is seen throughout America today is not from God but Satan (I Corinthians 14:33 King James Version (KJV)).   The greatest weapon Christians have against Satan’s destruction of America is prayer  (Philippians 4:6 King James Version (KJV)John 15:7 King James Version (KJV) ; Mark 11:24 King James Version (KJV) ; 1 Thessalonians 5:17 King James Version (KJV) ) Daily, Christians should pray for revival in the Church and America.  Also, they should pray that God gives wisdom and direction to the political leaders of this nation that they do what is Biblically right for America (1 Timothy 2:2 King James Version (KJV) ; Judges 2:16 King James Version (KJV)). Believers should be witnessing for Christ because they are to be the light of the world.

 

God is giving America another chance to return to Him and the Christian principles that made this nation morally and spiritually great. It is by the grace of God that Donald J. Trump was elected. God knew that President Trump with all his flaws would be a defender of the Christian faith and Israel.  Throughout the Bible, God used flawed individuals for His glory.  It is because of this grace America is experience an economic renewal.  However, this period of grace is limited if Christians do not act immediately and pray for revival in the Church. Through the current chaos occurring in the financial markets,  the election of the anti-Bible and Anti-Israel Democrats (Opinion: Democrats won't fight anti-SemitismA New Wave of Democrats Tests the Party’s Blanket Support for Israel ; The Democratic Socialists of America and Their Anti-Semitism Problem) and natural disasters God is speaking to Believers that they should repent so America will once again be favored and blessed by God. 

 

Christians must rededicate their lives to the Lord and become totally dependent on God and allow the Holy Spirit to guide them.  Believers must first seek the kingdom of God and His righteous (Matthew 6:33 King James Version (KJV) ).  As they do this and humble themselves, and pray, and seek His face, and turn from their wicked ways; He will hear them from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal America (2 Chronicles 7:14 King James Version (KJV)). 

 

How the Lord Jesus Christ can save you

Romans 3:23:  “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God”

1.    How many have sinned according to this verse?

The answer to the first question is “all have sinned.”  This means that everyone has sinned that has been born upon this earth. This is very important because until one realizes that all have sinned the Lord cannot help them. 

Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”

2.    .What is the wages (or payment) of sin according to this verse?

The answer to the second question is “death.” The Bible is not talking about a physical death but a spiritual death.  One is eternally separated from God when one dies a lost sinner. 

Romans 5:8: “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us?”

3.    Who died for us, according to this verse?

The answer to the third question is “Christ.” According to this verse Christ died for sinners. At the beginning of this same verse one reads, “But God commendeth his love toward us…” The word , “commendeth” means, “to show.”  This verse tells one that God showed his love for us by giving His Son to die for our sins on the cross. 

God loves us.  He loved us so much he let His son, Jesus Christ, die for our sins on the cross.  This is God's gift too us all. At this point it should be clearly understood what Scripture is telling us:

1.    All have sinned

2.    Eternal separation from God is the payment of sin.

3.    For our sins Christ has died. 

Romans 10:9: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”

4.    Who are we to confess with our mouth according to this verse?

The answer to the fourth question is the Lord Jesus Christ.   Confessing with one's mouth the Lord Jesus Christ is very important.  When one does this he is saying, “I am a sinner, and if I die as a sinner I will be separated from God; however, I believe that Jesus Christ died for me.” 

One should pray the following prayer if they want to ask the Lord Jesus Christ to save them.

Dear God, I am confessing with my mouth that I know I am a lost sinner and that Jesus Christ died for my sins.  I am now asking Christ to come into my heart and save me. I accept Him as my Saviour and pray this in His holy name.

If you have asked the Lord Jesus Christ to save you, find a Bible believing church in your area and tell the pastor of the church what you have done.

 

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