America Is Not Exempt From Judgment

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America Is Not Exempt From Judgment
By Grant Phillips

As I’ve heard David Reagan say so often, “God does not wrap Himself in the American flag.” He is simply saying along with the apostle Peter, “In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality.” (Acts 10:33)

We, as a society, think we can do or say anything we want and never have to pay the piper. Most in our society either do not believe in God, or think we are so special God would not dare judge us.

Is God really just a big teddy bear up in Heaven that winks at sin? Is He really so impressed by us, that He would consider us an exception, and just hold His nose while He gives us a big hug? I personally feel we are under judgment now, and I’ll explain why I believe that later on in this article.

First of all, I would like for us to consider a few judgments by God upon others in the past and the future. These are in no particular order.

Past Judgements​

God’s Judgment in the Garden of Eden:

Adam and Eve listened to the serpent and disobeyed God, then sin entered us and had to be judged. Judgment was handed down by God upon them and their progeny and judgment also pronounced upon the serpent. Read chapter three of Genesis.

God’s Judgment on Sodom and Gomorrah:

Sodom and Gomorrah were extremely wicked in every respect, much like us, by the way. Jesus’ half-brother said of them and the surrounding cities of that day the following:

“In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.” (Jude 7)

The account of their destruction is recorded in Genesis 19:23-29. Only Lot and his daughters survived.

God’s Judgment on Those in Noah’s Day:

Well, here is another group of people, much like us, who refused to repent of their evil devises. They ignored Noah’s warnings and became more and more evil. Their judgment is recorded in Genesis 6:1-8; 7. Only Noah and his family survived. Everyone else drowned by a world-wide flood.

God’s Judgment on Egypt:

Because of the Pharoah’s arrogance, the people suffered and the Egyptian army was drowned in the Red Sea. See Exodus 14:36-38.

God’s Judgment on Israel:

The northern kingdom, called Israel at that time, had turned their back on God and was taken captive by the Assyrians in 722 B.C. Out of 19 kings, they were all bad, from Jeroboam I to Hoshea, a period from 931 B.C. to 721 B.C. You can read about their judgment by Assyria in 2 Kings.

God’s Judgment on Judah:

In the book of Daniel, we can get a first-hand look at Judah, the southern kingdom, following it’s captivity by the Babylonians from 607-586 B.C. Out of twenty kings, from 931 B.C. to 586 B.C., there were only eight that could be called “good.”

God’s Judgment on Babylon:

In 539 B.C. God allowed the Persians to capture Babylon to punish them for taking Judah captive. In Daniel 5 we can see the beginning of Babylon’s fall.

God’s Judgment on all Israel for Rejecting their Messiah:

In 70 A.D. Israel’s temple was destroyed and the people scattered to the four winds. Luke 19:43-44 gives us the reason of their judgment.

Future Judgements​

God’s Judgment and Reconciliation for Israel During the Tribulation:

Note Ezekiel 20:36-38; Romans 11:26; Revelation 6ff. (I will repeat this judgment at the end.) In Daniel 9:20-27 we are told of 483 years and then the additional seven years remaining which will comprise the Tribulation.

God’s Judgment of the Gentiles at His 2nd Coming:

Read Matthew 25:31-46. There will be three classes of people at this judgment: sheep (saved Gentiles), goats (unsaved Gentiles) and brothers (the people of Israel).

God’s Judgment of Fallen Angels at the End of the Millennium:

Please see Jude 6.

God’s Judgment of the Wicked Dead at Great White Throne After Millennium:

Read Revelation 20:11-15.

God’s Judgment on Gog and Magog:

See Ezekiel 38-39.

God’s Judgment of Satan:

See Revelation 20:7-10.

Obviously, this is not an exhaustive list, but it is clear that the Almighty God we serve will not hesitate to administer judgment upon individuals and nations that refuse to repent. Someone may say, “My God is a God of love!” I must reply that God is a God of love, and He is also holy. He cannot condone sin, and there are no exceptions.

Then Peter opened his mouth and said: “In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality. But in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him.” (Acts 10:34-35)

The United States of America was once a God-fearing country. Today every area of our society is so deep in sin we are now a carbon-copy of those in Noah’s day and those in the days of Lot. Our government is totally corrupt, steeped in pride and greed, and hates anything associated with a holy God. Along with the politicians, the entertainment industry in our nation is perverse and laughs in the face of Almighty God, as the world of business robs from the people and thumbs their nose at God. Even most of the churches have been taken over by false prophets, perversion and apostasy, and are leading people by the millions straight to hell.

What has happened to us, a country that at the very least once showed the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob respect, and recognized the Son of God, as the only way to the Father?

As did Ephesus, we lost our first love and turned our back on God. In our pride we have sunk to the lowest depth of Satan’s sewers. We removed God from every aspect of our society and have never looked back since at least 1963 when we chose to remove Him from our schools.

As I said earlier, I believe we are already under judgment for Romans 1:24-25 says that God gave us over to sinful desires. Romans 1:26-27 says God gave us over to shameful lusts, and Romans 1:28-32 say God finally gave us over to a depraved mind. In other words, God backed away and gave us what we wanted, and now we are reaping what we have sown.

Yes, God is love and He proved it at the cross, but He doesn’t save anyone by His love. He saves all who will come to Him by His grace. (Ephesians 2:8-9)

God’s Judgment at the Cross of Calvary:

The greatest judgment of God was upon Jesus Christ at Golgotha (Calvary). On that cross Jesus took our sins upon Himself and died for us that all who come to Him will be saved from wrath. Please read John 12:30-33.

Self-Judgment During the Church Age:

Every person who comes to Jesus and asks Him to save them will be saved and never face judgment, because Jesus paid the price for us that we could never pay.

1 Corinthians 11:27-32 tells us, as true followers of Christ, to judge ourselves so as not to bring any disrespect upon our Lord. Also, we learn of Him and serve Him in whatever way He leads us. In turn, there is another judgment.

God’s Judgment of the Believers Works After the Rapture:

2 Corinthians 5:10 and 1 Corinthians 3:12-15 promise that Jesus will judge the works of every believer, not sins, but works. He paid our sin debt at the cross, but this judgment is to reward us for serving Him.

Even though our country has placed itself in God’s cross hairs, as did the Pharoah of Egypt and so many others, we must stay true to God’s Word.

There is another judgment that many will face.

God’s Judgment During the Tribulation (Repeated):

The Church will not be here for the Tribulation (1 Thessalonians 1:10; 5:9). We will be in Heaven with Jesus preparing for the greatest wedding of all. All who have rejected Jesus will remain upon earth to suffer through God’s wrath (Revelation 6:17), a time so terrible that all mankind would die if not for His grace (Mark 13:20).

In my opinion, our once great country has crossed the line and there is nothing remaining but the judgment of God. We are in the last days just prior to the Tribulation, and the only thing the Bible says about this time period is that it will get worse and worse until the Church is first removed and then the Tribulation will begin.

Our leaders and the majority of our populace want nothing to do with God, but the good news is that any who is willing can come to Jesus right now and be saved from the wrath to come. How do you avoid the Tribulation? Call upon Jesus now.

Out of the list of judgments I have mentioned above, how can we be so naïve in thinking we are exempt simply because we are the United States of America? We are not exempt. Do we not realize that God has waited two thousand years in order to give the world plenty of time to repent?

“The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.” (Romans 13:12)

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RonJohnSilver

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I often find myself thinking that if America doesn't change her ways, we will fall under God's judgment. Studying this summer in Romans convinced me that we are not in danger of becoming judged, rather, right now, we, in fact, are under God's judgment. I believe that some time past, likely in the 40s, we, as a nation, moved God out of our lives. I can't point to a specific date or event but around that time, I think. Since then, God has moved his hand of protection away allowing more corruption, more disaster, more sin of every kind. We don't repent, so God will pull his hand of protection back a little further, then a little further until, by this time, 2022, I don't think God is protecting us at all. We are now officially under God's judgment. What does that look like? Read the papers. Our society now, today, is what happens when a country forgets God. How bad will it get? What can the mind of man conceive of? If evil man can conceive of a new way to sin, we'll see it soon enough. God is sitting back and watching America live completely in the grip of the sin and depravity that we have long sought. So, again, IMO, we are not heading for judgment, we're there. Completely. As Genesis says, the mind of men was only evil continually. Can/Will it get worse? Absolutely. What do we do? Continue as instructed....Abide in the vine daily, witness/minister when and how we can, stand against sin wherever you find it. Wait for our redemption.
 

NewWine2020

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I often find myself thinking that if America doesn't change her ways, we will fall under God's judgment. Studying this summer in Romans convinced me that we are not in danger of becoming judged, rather, right now, we, in fact, are under God's judgment. I believe that some time past, likely in the 40s, we, as a nation, moved God out of our lives. I can't point to a specific date or event but around that time, I think. Since then, God has moved his hand of protection away allowing more corruption, more disaster, more sin of every kind. We don't repent, so God will pull his hand of protection back a little further, then a little further until, by this time, 2022, I don't think God is protecting us at all. We are now officially under God's judgment. What does that look like? Read the papers. Our society now, today, is what happens when a country forgets God. How bad will it get? What can the mind of man conceive of? If evil man can conceive of a new way to sin, we'll see it soon enough. God is sitting back and watching America live completely in the grip of the sin and depravity that we have long sought. So, again, IMO, we are not heading for judgment, we're there. Completely. As Genesis says, the mind of men was only evil continually. Can/Will it get worse? Absolutely. What do we do? Continue as instructed....Abide in the vine daily, witness/minister when and how we can, stand against sin wherever you find it. Wait for our redemption.

You nailed it. Anyone who makes the claim that the USA is a “Christian nation” is sadly, very deluded. I think we went into a tailspin in the early 1960’s but you may be right, our rejection of God’s principles and the healthy fear of our sovereign Lord probably goes back even further.

We have the govt that we deserve right now IMHO. We know there was MASSIVE lib cheating and only a handful of people could be bothered to stand up and push back So they got crushed and the liberals media machine made them out to be insurrectionists.

It seems that the worse it gets the closer to God I see many of those I know who are already a saved get closer to God whereas those who either don’t believe in God or hate him/profess some kind of moral superiority over him because they perceive themselves to be more merciful and inclusive become angrier and more lost.

Everyone (believers and non-believers/haters) are becoming more set in their ways is what I see,
 

katt

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I am praying that when God's real judgement comes that he uses natural disasters to do it..when he judged David for numbering the people he gave him choices.. David chose God because he knew God would show mercy..so if God gives us a choice..I choose God..

Although in the end.. when the earthquake that effects the whole world happens..I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if it takes out all the America's by triggering every Volcano in the region from the Rock Of Gebralter to the super Volcano in Yellowstone Park.
 

Everlasting Life

Through Faith in Jesus
As I'm reading I'm also reminded of how God faithfully took care of Elijah in 1 Kings 17 and a humble widow with her son, in the midst of Israel's judgement. I'm looking forward to hearing how God will do this for us as well during difficult times we are seeing, for He's so faithful.

We had our washer go out and had to purchase another one, which is a pretty penny. Well, God knew we would need to do that and touched a relative's heart of ours that we don't see much of, to for some reason send us a check. We were kind of scratching our heads..... :shocked

Then the washer went out. Well, guess what? That check has nicely covered the cost and here I am getting to give God the glory for His faithfulness. :bow


He's faithful in unusual ways and in ways we would think is more natural, but really it's God behind it all.

So, I pray for our country, our world and I'm also thankful that we serve a faithful God, who cares for us even in the midst of some difficult times.

:pray
 

Andy C

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I often find myself thinking that if America doesn't change her ways, we will fall under God's judgment. Studying this summer in Romans convinced me that we are not in danger of becoming judged, rather, right now, we, in fact, are under God's judgment. I believe that some time past, likely in the 40s, we, as a nation, moved God out of our lives. I can't point to a specific date or event but around that time, I think. Since then, God has moved his hand of protection away allowing more corruption, more disaster, more sin of every kind. We don't repent, so God will pull his hand of protection back a little further, then a little further until, by this time, 2022, I don't think God is protecting us at all. We are now officially under God's judgment. What does that look like? Read the papers. Our society now, today, is what happens when a country forgets God. How bad will it get? What can the mind of man conceive of? If evil man can conceive of a new way to sin, we'll see it soon enough. God is sitting back and watching America live completely in the grip of the sin and depravity that we have long sought. So, again, IMO, we are not heading for judgment, we're there. Completely. As Genesis says, the mind of men was only evil continually. Can/Will it get worse? Absolutely. What do we do? Continue as instructed....Abide in the vine daily, witness/minister when and how we can, stand against sin wherever you find it. Wait for our redemption.
I cant find scripture that would support God judging any nations other than during the times before Jesus.

I also dont believe God looks at the world as individual nations, other than Israel.

Instead, He sees Individuals, and they can be judged. The world is dived into 3 categories. Believer's, non believer's, and Israel.

God’s Judgment will come against the entire world once the tribulation starts.

If God were judging nations today, based on their sin problems, the entire world would already have been destroyed.
 

Dave_97

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If God were judging nations today, based on their sin problems, the entire world would already have been destroyed.
This I agree with. I never attributed to judgements today as Gods direct judgement. I do believe God can leave group of people to reap the consequences of their own sins as referenced in Romans chapter 1 (some say this is Gods judgement, although not direct).

Typically when God judges a nation the people are not second guessing what is happening. They usually know full well it’s the Lord of heaven doing it.

Once God unleashes his wrath during the tribulation, nobody will be saying it’s “climate change” or “Mother Earth cleansing herself”, they will know full well it’s God as we see in Revelation. And the judgements of God are absolutely not fun to be under.
 

soundingthealarm

Fleethewrath2come
Perhaps both? Though maybe judgement is not the correct word but God letting us reap what we sow as a nation?
Exactly, God is giving up the entire planet to its reprobate mind. Its a an allowance He set forth from the beginning and they are reaping their wages/inheritance....temporary control of a fallen/broken world and with out divine Intervention "no flesh would survive." America is just late to the party, the last domino, it must decrease for the NWO-OWG to increase so to speak.
 

kathymendel

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If God is not judging ours - and other - nations right now, He is surely slowly removing the protection of the Holy Spirit here on earth.
That is why evil is becoming stronger and stronger. Satan and his cronies are gaining ground daily, the human enemies of God are gathering
around him in service, and the "good" people of the earth, who have not made the decision to follow Christ, are suffering the fallout. I pray
their eyes and hearts will be opened to the Good News, and they will call out for salvation in Him before the rapture happens.
 

Hidden

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What we're seeing is millions and millions perhaps even billions of people being given over to a reprobate mind. It's not just Americans, but practically the whole world. It's just that America has the strongest pushback because of its large number of Christians and conservatives. More woke people = more reprobate minds, and that in itself a judgement according to Romans 1.
 

Wally

Do You Believe ?
You know, it is really difficult praying for this nation when Thanksgiving takes backseat to a football game
and Fall launches the necrophilia lawn decorating season.

We've moved from Pilgrims and Native Americans giving thanks to Pennywise and Jason running amuck with chainsaws.

And were it not for the Grace of God...

Forgive this nation its foolishness. Grant us discipline and repentance that we may walk in Your ways an know real peace.

Forgive us who believe in You when we fail. Grant us strength to speak the Truth in Love and stand fast on Your word, walking in obedience.
 

Andy C

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What we're seeing is millions and millions perhaps even billions of people being given over to a reprobate mind. It's not just Americans, but practically the whole world. It's just that America has the strongest pushback because of its large number of Christians and conservatives. More woke people = more reprobate minds, and that in itself a judgement according to Romans 1.
Im not so sure the wrath of God should be considered a judgement. The word wrath appears approx 200 times in the bible, and these were not considered judgements. Wrath is His anger. In Revelation, His wrath/anger will be released upon the world in a series of judgements.
 

Wally

Do You Believe ?
Im not so sure the wrath of God should be considered a judgement. The word wrath appears approx 200 times in the bible, and these were not considered judgements. Wrath is His anger. In Revelation, His wrath/anger will be released upon the world in a series of judgements.
Doesn't God sometimes turn from His wrath, but Judgments are decreed?
 

Andy C

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Exactly, God is giving up the entire planet to its reprobate mind. Its a an allowance He set forth from the beginning and they are reaping their wages/inheritance....temporary control of a fallen/broken world and with out divine Intervention "no flesh would survive." America is just late to the party, the last domino, it must decrease for the NWO-OWG to increase so to speak.
Agree. The USA is quickly swirling around, making its way down to the bottom of the toilet bowl. Once we fall, chain reaction will lead to the OWG finally being complete. Judgements will soon then hit the earth, but the church will have been long gone by then.
 

Bethlehem57

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I often find myself thinking that if America doesn't change her ways, we will fall under God's judgment. Studying this summer in Romans convinced me that we are not in danger of becoming judged, rather, right now, we, in fact, are under God's judgment. I believe that some time past, likely in the 40s, we, as a nation, moved God out of our lives. I can't point to a specific date or event but around that time, I think. Since then, God has moved his hand of protection away allowing more corruption, more disaster, more sin of every kind. We don't repent, so God will pull his hand of protection back a little further, then a little further until, by this time, 2022, I don't think God is protecting us at all. We are now officially under God's judgment. What does that look like? Read the papers. Our society now, today, is what happens when a country forgets God. How bad will it get? What can the mind of man conceive of? If evil man can conceive of a new way to sin, we'll see it soon enough. God is sitting back and watching America live completely in the grip of the sin and depravity that we have long sought. So, again, IMO, we are not heading for judgment, we're there. Completely. As Genesis says, the mind of men was only evil continually. Can/Will it get worse? Absolutely. What do we do? Continue as instructed....Abide in the vine daily, witness/minister when and how we can, stand against sin wherever you find it. Wait for our redemption.
I think we are already feeling some of the affects of His judgment. Why else would America have this crooked leader and the crazy left pulling for one world everything?

I know this isn’t His full wrath. I pray for the grace to pray for our leaders because it’s getting really hard to pray for them in the face of the wickedness that they bring. We are commanded to do so. I don’t want to get caught by the Lord, when He looks down and sees my hate for what they are doing. So I pray for and about them, our country and.….oooh so hard to do sometimes…….!

I ”break the wrist and walk away…”. “Do you think that they’d want a roundhouse kick to the face in these bad boys?”
 
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