Key Verse: Verse 12 - "Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance."
Key Words: Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD
There was a time when almost everyone could name the Ten Commandments. But in today’s world, most people not only cannot name the Ten Commandments, they appear to oppose them – if not in action, then certainly in word. I can remember a time when stores were closed on Sunday out of respect for “the Lord’s Day.” But today, Sundays are just another day of business. There was a time when our citizens stood up and opposed the homosexual lifestyle and pastors proclaimed “hot and hard” from the pulpit the wickedness of adultery and promiscuity. Cursing and obscene language were unthinkable and considered a moral wrong. But today, when polled on such issues, citizens view them as acceptable or inconsequential.
My, my, how times have changed! The strong Christian influence and spiritual standards that helped to shape our culture have given way to compromise and paganism. Yes, I said it: paganism (the practice of one who is not a Christian or someone that worships a false god). In the United States, political leaders, legislative bodies, and our courts have adopted an anti-Christian attitude and agenda. We have been so bent on being politically correct that we are spiritually wrong.
- Public institutions and officials now no longer call it homosexuality; it is called an “alternative lifestyle.”
- It is no longer called abortion; the courts call it “reproductive freedom.”
- Instead of calling it fornication and sin, we say that kids should have “safe sex.”
- Graphic, vulgar language is called “freedom of expression.”
- Believers today would rather please the flesh and the world than please God. Often our churches are no more Biblically correct than the government.
- Churches today have become worldly in philosophy for the sake of gaining numbers rather than giving God the glory.
- Churches today talk about religious freedom to assemble together, yet the church doors are closed today more than they are open.
- Churches today fight for the rights of the children physically, but ignore them spiritually.
- Churches fight to have God put back in our schools, but lock Him out of our churches.
- Churches fight for the right of prayer in public schools, but many churches no longer have prayer meeting.
What to do:
✞ Remember, if you are not Biblically correct, then you are just flat wrong.
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