July Fourth in the Land of the Free

Today is the day we celebrate the origins of this great country. Our founding fathers who wrote the Declaration of Independence, and those who fought for this country, bled and died, are held in high esteem. Godly men like Francis Scott Key, who wrote the hymn and famous patriotic song, our National Anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner,” knew it was truly God Almighty Who has preserved us a nation. May He be praised and exalted now and forever.

“O! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war’s desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav’n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: ‘In God is our trust.’
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!”
~Francis Scott Key

I could go on about how America has declined since her founding days, and that is simply because she no longer lives and breathes by the Word of God. Sadly, the Bible and prayer, which our children were taught in schools consistently up until the 1960’s, were removed from the lives of children forever in the year 1963. I was born in 1965, so by the time I entered kindergarten in 1970, the Bible was already gone from schools for seven years. In consequence, I never saw a Bible nor prayed in school. I never knew anything about it until I became an adult. What a sad, tragic thing.

This, I strongly believe, is the very reason our once great country, formerly a land of opportunity, freedom and faith in Almighty God, has fallen away till she has reached the level of degradation she is in now. She has literally bitten the Hand that feeds her, and now, since the power and finality of the Word of God has violently been cast away, anything goes– any sin, vice and perversion possible to the depraved human mind, has become normal and acceptable.

God is a Gentleman. He will in no wise force His will on anyone. He gives each one of us free will to choose between right and wrong, good and evil. We, as a nation, have chosen evil (which is called good) in America. That is why we get what we deserve as a nation, and as individuals.

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? (Jeremiah 17:9 KJB)

Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! (Isaiah 5:20 KJB)

May God Almighty preserve those who are faithful to Him and His Word, and take the opportunity to preach the Gospel to all we encounter. Time is short before America is destroyed. What once was greatness is now an offscouring of a once mighty, blessed nation.

It is not too late, however. As long as God continues to give you breath, you have another chance to repent (change your mind about your sin). You yourself can make the difference in your life, and in others’ lives. All you must do is recognize that you are a filthy sinner in the eyes of God. Simply believe that Jesus Christ died for YOU on the cross, and took upon Himself all your sins, so you wouldn’t have to go to Hell, a place where mankind was never meant to be. See my salvation page.

The Bible says only the children of God (believers in Christ) will be raptured out of this world before the Great Tribulation. If you are not born again, you will be left behind to endure all the torments and catastrophes of the wrath of God being poured out. Do you really want to go through the Time of Jacob’s Trouble? The Rapture can happen at any time. Will you be ready?