I Wonder…

I wonder sometimes.

I wonder what has happened to America in the short span of time that I have existed.

I wonder how in the world we ever got to the place we are now.

How we have become so divided.

How we have forgotten the words drilled into us as school children “One nation,under God…”

How we have become a nation of individuals instead of the United States of America.

And then it hits me.We are all of these things and more for one simple reason:we have forgotten the Lord our God.We have lost our way.We are stumbling as blind men in unfamiliar surroundings.Wandering aimlessly about in search of who knows what.

In our zeal to become self sufficient,the caretaker of the free world,masters of our own destiny,we have succumbed to the great lie of Satan in believing that our greatness lies within.Listen to the political speeches crowding the airways today.They all espouse the greatness of America.They all point to you and I as what makes America so great.Words of flattery, all designed for one purpose:to get your vote.

The two impostors positioned to become the next president do not Know Him.They will not lead this nation with any sense of Biblical morality or judgement for they possess neither.

Our leaders have forgotten God.

As a nation,we have made the ultimate blunder in that we have repeated the same fatal error as those nations before us did in believing they no longer needed God.

Yet throughout the history of America there have been many who have marveled at the blessings bestowed upon this nation.Listen to the words of one such man,written long ago in 1835:

“I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her commodious harbors and her ample rivers – and it was not there . . . in her fertile fields and boundless forests and it was not there . . . in her rich mines and her vast world commerce – and it was not there . . . in her democratic Congress and her matchless Constitution – and it was not there. Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits aflame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because she is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, she will cease to be great.”
― Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America   (emphasis mine)

Isn’t it interesting that Alexis de Tocqueville uncovered such truths about America while viewing them as an outsider,or visitor to this country? Being of French citizenry he had originally come to America under the guise of studying it’s prison systems, but his real purpose was to study American society.Specifically,he wanted to know why democracy seemed to be working here while in his native France it was failing.

Mr. Tocqueville correctly identified the source of America’s goodness when he listened to men of God proclaiming the timeless truths of the Gospel.Contrast this with the “truths”being propagated today claiming that we are charting our own course with no need of God or religion.Quite a difference wouldn’t you say?

The Bible has a great deal to say about the nations that forget their God. Here are but a few examples:

“Because My people have forgotten Me, They have burned incense to worthless idols. And they have caused themselves to stumble in their ways, From the ancient paths, To walk in pathways and not on a highway,   Jer 18:15 NKJV

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; Because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.   Hos 4:6 NKJV

According to their pasture, so were they filled; they were filled, and their heart was exalted; therefore have they forgotten me.   Hos 13:6 KJV

Because my people hath forgotten me, they have burned incense to vanity, and they have caused them to stumble in their ways from the ancient paths, to walk in paths, in a way not cast up;   Jer 18:15 KJV

So I wonder…what is next for America?

One thing is certain: we won’t have to wait long to find out because if scripture gives us any historical perspective,it is that severe judgement is coming to America.