3 Terrible Consequences When a Nation Rejects God
By Benham Brothers
Our constitutional right of religious liberty is the last standing obstacle in the way of the radical sexual revolution.
Every step in this revolution leads to another, as the ceiling becomes the floor with each passing year. The revolution marches on – from acceptance to appreciation to celebration. Now, it’s on to forced participation.
But religious liberty stands in its way.
Many have asked us why it has gotten this way in America. Our response is to simply look to Scripture for the answer.
According to the Bible, it’s clear what happens when a nation rejects God and sheds innocent blood – we get three things:
1. Rulers who hate us – Psalm 106:35-42
2. Laws that enslave us – Ezekiel 20:24-25
3. Rights taken from us – Isaiah 5:20, 23, 24b
Each of these passages (about the nation of Israel) paints a pretty clear picture of the condition of our country:
Psalms 106:35-42: “But they mingled with the nations and learned their practices, and served their idols, which became a snare to them. They even sacrificed their sons and their daughters to the demons, and shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and their daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan; and the land was polluted with the blood. Thus they became unclean in their practices, and played the harlot in their deeds. Therefore, the anger of the LORD was kindled against His people and He abhorred His inheritance. Then He gave them into the hand of the nations, and those who hated them ruled over them” (emphasis added).
America has rejected God and shed innocent blood – more than 60 million unborn babies to date, and climbing. It’s no coincidence that leaders from the courtroom and the boardroom to the school house and even “god’s” house hate our Judeo-Christian foundation of morality and leverage their influence to destroy the product of it – our constitutional system of government. We have rejected God and shed blood – so we’ve gotten:
Rulers Who Hate Us
Ezekiel 20:24-25: “Because they had not obeyed My laws but had rejected My decrees and desecrated My Sabbaths, and their eyes lusted after their parents’ idols. So I gave them other statutes that were not good and laws through which they could not live; I defiled them through their gifts – the sacrifice of every firstborn – that I might fill them with horror so they would know that I am the LORD” (emphasis added).
The cities across America where abortion clinics are ripping apart children, limb from limb, are the same ones now enacting “SOGI” (sexual orientation and gender identity) laws that target religious liberty. These are “laws through which we cannot live” because these laws are based on subjective standards for people’s comfort, which is bad law; rather than objective standards for people’s safety, which is good law. Because we have rejected God and shed innocent blood, we’ve gotten:
Laws That Enslave Us
Isaiah 5:20, 23, 24b: “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter … Who justify the wicked for a bribe, and take away the rights of the ones who are in the right … For they have rejected the law of the Lord of hosts and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel” (emphasis added).
As our nation calls evil (sexual immorality) good, it’s simply a matter of time before good (moral virtue) becomes evil. As a result, the religious liberty rights of those on the moral right will be taken away. Because we call evil good and good evil, and reject the moral laws of God, we are watching:
Our Rights Taken From Us
Dr. Elton Trueblood, the former chaplain for Harvard and Stanford Universities in the early 1900s, was once asked what the church in America would look like by the end of the 20th century. His response was prophetic:
“By the year 2000, Christians in America will be a conscious minority, surrounded by an arrogant, militant paganism.”
Today, this is our reality.
We have leaders who hate us, laws that enslave us and rights taken away from us.
Our only hope is to turn back to the God who made us great.
“And if that nation, concerning which I have spoken, turns from its evil, I will relent of the disaster that I intended to do to it. And if at any time I declare concerning a nation or a kingdom that I will build and plant it, and if it does evil in my sight, not listening to my voice, then I will relent of the good that I had intended to do to it” Jeremiah 18:8-10.