AUDIO America, America! Why Should God Shed His Grace On Thee?

By Rev Bill Woods

Psalm 9:17The wicked will go down to the grave. This is the fate of all the nations who ignore God.

Judges 3:1-2 These are the nations that the LORD left in the land to test those Israelites who had not experienced the wars of Canaan. He did this to teach warfare to generations of Israelites who had no experience in battle.

Judges 17:6:  21:25In those days Israel had no king; all the people did whatever seemed right in their own eyes.

No nation has ever been as blessed and successful as The United States of America.

God has blessed Our Nation because it was founded upon principles found in the Bible.  Our laws were based on God’s Laws found mostly in Leviticus and Deuteronomy.

Even early school textbooks were steeped in Christian Catechism, scriptural quotes, and morality found in the Word of God.

In 1959, Madelyn Murray O’Hair challenged the rights of the school system to teach her son, William, to pray and read the Bible in public school.  She didn’t want him exposed to such futile nonsense.

At first nobody took her threat seriously.  They thought she was just a whacky old dame!

She pursued her “cause” all the way to the Supreme Court and finally, in 1963, prayer, Scripture, and God were kicked out of public schools. 

What’s ironic — despite her efforts to shield William from God, he became a

Christian and eventually a Baptist pastor! 

He also serves as chairman of the Religions Freedom Coalition, a non-profit in Washington D.C. that fights for the rights of Christians in Islamic and Communist countries.

He founded a printing press to produce Bibles in Russia shortly after communism collapsed in the old Soviet Union.  His Mom would be so proud!  NOT!

He says he is trying to atone for his mother’s successful effort to get prayer banned from public schools.

I remember a time when Madelyn and her husband had a fight. He beat her up and broke her arm! A lot of pastors wanted to send him a “Thank You” note.

Since our Nation evicted God from school and public forums, we’ve been on a downward spiral.

Crime has increased, divorce has increased, sexual sins have increased bringing

more adultery, fornication, gay lifestyles, disease, unwanted pregnancies,

People used to leave their doors unlocked and never worry about thieves breaking in.  In fact, they could leave their keys in their cars with no concern.

Children could play outside and be perfectly safe.

Drivers could stop to help people on the road with little concern for their safety.                    

The Judd’s: Grandpa tell me ’bout the good old days.

Grandpa, tell me ’bout the good old days
Sometimes it feels like this world’s gone crazy
Grandpa, take me back to yesterday
When the line between right and wrong
Didn’t seem so hazy

Did lovers really fall in love to stay
And stand beside each other, come what may?
Was a promise really something people kept
Not just something they would say
Did families really bow their heads to pray?
Did daddies really never go away?
Whoa, whoa, grandpa, tell me ’bout the good old days

Grandpa, everything is changing fast
We call it progress, but I just don’t know
And grandpa, let’s wander back into the past
Then paint me the picture of long ago

Did lovers really fall in love to stay
And stand beside each other, come what may?
Was a promise really something people kept
Not just something they would say and then forget
Did families really bow their heads to pray?
Did daddies really never go away?
Whoa, whoa, grandpa, tell me ’bout the good old days
Whoa, whoa, grandpa, tell me ’bout the good old days

Mm
Mm

Did families really bow their heads to pray?
Did daddies really never go away?

What Happened?  What changed?  WE DIVORCED GOD FROM OUR NATION AND DESTROYED THOSE GOOD OLD DAYS!
 
Today we have shootings at schools, factories, post offices, court rooms, churches, restaurants…………….It’s not the guns!  It’s demented people on the rampage!
    
Drive-by shootings for the sport of it. 
 
We must worry about rapes, home invasions, arson, murder……
      
It’s certainly not the same America I grew up in……When people honored God and attended church and sin wasn’t flaunted in or out of the closet!  
 
America was the greatest Nation on earth --  the envy of the world.
 
Everyone pulled together for a common cause and enjoyed living decently, we were a Great Nation!
    
Today we’re confused about morals and decency — SHACKING UP together is just natural!
      
Our younger generations don’t appreciate or even know their heritage.
        
We’ve been invaded by people with no understanding about our history or culture.
 
Because we threw the Bible out immigrants are bringing their religions in, we must let them practice their Godless religions, but we better not tell them about Jesus!
       
In 2013 the SUPREME COURT RULED Section 3 of DOMA (DEFENSE OF MARRIAGE ACT) unconstitutional clearing the way for GAY MARRIAGE!  It was ruled that denying recognition of same-sex marriages is a violation of the Due Process Clause of the 5th Amendment.
 
Many Old-line denominations have “liberalized” and are insisting pastors and churches perform weddings for gay couples or get sued for discrimination. 
 
Some local congregations, especially those designated as "Welcoming churches" in the American Baptist, Lutheran, Presbyterian, United Church of Christ, Methodist, Episcopal, and Brethren/Mennonite denominations, may consist of a majority of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender members.
 
There’s big push in society to legalize sin.  We don’t like being told, “NO!”
The mood of the day is Hedonism: “If it feels good, do it!”
 
In many churches “It doesn’t matter what you believe as long as you’re sincere!”
 
Pope Francis is saying that Good Atheists will be welcomed into Heaven!
 
LISTEN TO ME:  There’s only One Path to Heaven and His Name is Jesus Christ!  
 
John 14:6--Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.
 
YOU CAN’T LEAVE GOD OUT OF SOCIETY AND EXPECT ANYTHING BUT CRIME AND CHAOS. (Seattle, Portland, Chicago, and most major cities).
 

Because we’re afraid of offending someone’s culture, religion, or “Sexual Orientation” we’ve fallen into the trap of Judges 17:6 and 21:25 – “In those days Israel had no king; all the people did whatever seemed right in their own eyes.”

    
It didn’t work then -- it won’t work now!
 
There will be a lot of confused people at God’s Judgement Seat waiting to enter Heaven and told to go to Hell!  
 
Too many modern pastors are “tickling ears” rather than preaching the Gospel Truth!  And people are following them on the “Broad Road and Wide Gate” right into an Eternal Hell!
 
Unless America turns back to God, “we’ve bought the farm!”………………..
    
What a sad commentary when our Supreme Court Judges can’t discern Right 
from wrong, immorality from morality and 9 people can override the votes for 
common decency.
The last Judge appointed to the Supreme Court can’t even define what a woman is!
At least today they made one right decision.  They outlawed abortion as a Constitutional Right.  However, we can expect violent demonstrations from people who put more value on convenience than on life!
 
God warned -- 2 Thessalonians 2:11 -- In the last days people will be deceived and will believe a lie rather than truth.
   
America has weakened because we’ve dismissed God and bought the Big Lie.
 
By the way, the United States is not a Democracy like Nancy Pelosi and our Democratic leaders would have you believe.
 
We are a Republic!

The key difference between a democracy and a republic lies in the limits placed on government by the law, which has implications for minority rights.

Both forms of government tend to use a representational system where citizens vote to elect politicians to represent their interests and form the government.

In a Republic, a constitution or charter of rights protects certain inalienable rights that cannot be taken away by the government, even if it has been elected by a majority of voters.

In a “Democracy,” the majority is not restrained and can impose its will on the minority.

Most modern nations—including the U.S.—are Democratic Republics with a Constitution, which can only be amended by a popularly elected government.

This comparison therefore contrasts the form of government in most countries today with a theoretical construct of a “pure democracy”, mainly to highlight the features of a republic.

Simply put:  The Government can’t arbitrarily just take away my Amendment Rights on the whim of a political party!  Thank God for that protection!

History’s proven a republic is always temporary in nature; it simply can’t exist as a permanent form of government.  A republic will continue to exist until voters discover they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury.
 
From then on, the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits from the public treasury - the result: every republic will finally collapse over loose fiscal policy, (which is) usually followed by a dictatorship.
 
The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years.  (This year the U.S. celebrates 246 years).
 
During those 200 years nations progress through the following sequence:
 
From Bondage to Spiritual Faith
From Spiritual Faith to Great Courage
From Great Courage to Liberty
From Liberty to Abundance
From Abundance to Complacency
From Complacency to Apathy
From Apathy to Governmental Dependence
From Governmental Dependency back to Bondage
WHERE ARE WE TODAY?
 
I’m not sure we can turn this Nation around — we’ve ignored God far too long and we’ve let every evil perversion into our society.
 
Not only have we let down on our God-given Heritage and morals, but we’ve also compromised to the point the average American thinks “God,” is a swear word or a word to punctuate their language……………
 
Another problem is our enemies want to destroy us.
 
The Muslims attacked our Nation on September 11, 2001, and we practically   
embraced them calling them “A Religion of Peace.”
      
Ill-informed people believe they serve the same God that Christians do. — NOT SO! Allah is not Jehovah!
 
I warned of the Muslim threat – let’s look at other SIGNS OF THE END TIMES:
 
President George W. Bush, President Obama, and now President Biden have pursued a globalist agenda to create a North American Union, effectively erasing our borders with Mexico and Canada.
 
The hidden agenda behind these administrations is to have open borders.
Secretly the Bush Administration pursued a policy to expand NAFTA (North American Free Trading Agreement) established in 1994, under Clinton.
 
Our government tried to force us to be a World Region not a Sovereign Nation.
 
The U.S. has been the leading World Power among nations.
 
Since 2005, there’s been a concerted effort to repeal or do away with U.S. sovereignty to the North American Union – a new economic and political entity quietly forming much like the European Union was formed.
 
In March, 2005, President George W. Bush, Mexican President Vincente Fox, and Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin committed their governments to a path of cooperation and joint action.
 
The Simple plan was to erase the borders.
 
Form a North American Region as part of a One World Order.
That’s why the borders aren’t secured.
That is why Trump pushed for building a wall!
 
 “AMERICA, AMERICA, GOD SHED HIS GRACE ON THEE,
AND CROWN THY GOOD WITH BROTHERHOOD
FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA!”
 
Don’t count on it!
We’ve strayed too far and ingested too much anti-God garbage and there aren’t enough praying Christians that even care.
 
We’ve been like that frog placed in cold water then brought to a boil.  We didn’t pay attention to what was going on while we could.
 
What Then?  Should we just give up and accept defeat?
 
No!  We should salvage our families and get as many others as we can to turn 
back to God. 
2 Chronicles 7:14==Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.
 
We need more prayer!  We need to witness more and trust God to use us for His Work.
        
God is a God of miracles -- we can leave a swath of righteousness across this sinful and corrupt world in which we live if we turn back to God.
 
Ezekiel 22:30“I looked for someone who might rebuild the wall of righteousness that guards the land. I searched for someone to stand in the gap in the wall so I wouldn’t have to destroy the land, but I found no one.”
 
ARE YOU A “GAP PERSON” that GOD IS LOOKING FOR?
       

Benjamin Franklin spoke to the Second Continental Congress (1775):

“I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth—that God governs in the affairs of men.  And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid?  We have been assured, Sir, in the sacred writings, that ‘except the Lord builds the house they labor in vain that build it.’ 

I firmly believe this; and I also believe that without His concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better than the Builders of Babel:  We shall be divided by our little partial local interests; our projects will be confounded, and we ourselves shall become a reproach and bye word down to future ages.  And what is worse, mankind may hereafter from this unfortunate instance, despair of establishing governments of human wisdom and leave it to chance, war, and conquest.

I therefore beg leave to move—that henceforth prayers imploring the assistance of Heaven, and its blessings on our deliberations be held in this Assembly every morning before we proceed to business…………”

That doesn’t sound like our national leaders who allowed Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Shintos and every kind of God-defying religion to come together for a “National Day of Prayer and Repentance” right after 9-11.

The reason that the desired “Revival” was so short lived was because of God’s First two Commandments:  “You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.

The “NATIONAL DAY OF ‘CONTRITION AND REPENTANCE’ PRAYER MEETING”  held September 14, 2001, at the Washington National Cathedral pleading for God’s intercession was a farce!  God would not share His Power to heal a nation with all the other gods represented that day!

The religious leaders trying to lead a day of repentance were Ecumenical and included every true and false religion.  That negated the desired success because God will not share His Glory!

Winston Churchill:

“If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.”

Is that what we’ve allowed America to become today!

God forgive us for not letting HIM continue to lead us in righteousness!

AMERICA, AMERICA!  WHY SHOULD GOD SHED HIS GRACE ON THEE?

NICE SONG, BUT TOTALLY FRUITLESS UNLESS WE REALLY TURN BACK TO HIM!

You ask:  What can I do about it?  I don’t have the influence to change things!

I am only one, but still I am one.

I cannot do everything, but still I can do something;  and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.   –Edward Everett Hale

DO WHAT YOU CAN: PRAY FOR OUR NATION TO WAKE-UP!

 WE NEED REVIVAL!  LET IT START WITH YOU!


PODCAST AMERICA, WHY SHOULD GOD SHED HIS GRACE ON THEE?

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Author: Narrow Path Ministries

Non-denominational, Independent, Bible believing Church

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