American Immorality

If we can believe the opinion polls which have dominated the news in recent days, the vast majority of Americans have become apathetic toward the problems of immorality. Behavior which was once recognized as immoral has come to be viewed as acceptable.

It is our belief that God, as our Creator, has the right to declare something to be right or wrong. When He does so, it is our responsibility to honor His word on the matter. God has not remained silent on the subject of sexuality. Listen to what His word says: ``Marriage is honorable among all, the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge'' (Heb. 13:4).

Americans once listened to God on this subject. Since the so-called ``sexual revolution'' the conscience of America has been seared to such an extent that when we dare to point out God's condemnation of sexual immorality we are ridiculed as prudish, judgmental or suffering from some form of phobia.

There is no doubt that God has greatly blessed our nation, but it would be a mistake for America to take those blessings for granted. The Old Testament is filled with examples of God blessing nations as long as they furthered the cause of righteousness, but later bringing down those same nations when they persisted in wickedness.

God ordained governments for our good (Rom 13:1-7) and said our leaders are ``sent by Him for the punishment of evildoers and for the praise of those who do good'' (1 Pet. 2:13-14). Our government is developing a pattern of doing just the opposite-praising evil and punishing those who do good. God has a warning about this too: ``Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil...'' (Isa. 5:20).

America has been famous for its pride. The time has come for America to be ashamed! ``Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a shame to any people'' (Prov. 14:34).

by Al Diestelkamp

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