Some contend we are a Christian nation still. Others insist ours has not been such for decades. As for myself, I’m not sure how one defines a “Christian nation”. Is it one where a majority of citizens are Christian? Or do we just need to mostly abide by Christian morals? Either test we fail. What say you? Are we a Christian nation? On what do you base your answer?
What is a “heathen nation”? For the sake of this article, I’ll define it as a nation where a majority of citizens deny the One True God – the God and Father of the Lord Christ Jesus. As for the Sodom and Gomorrah label, well, I don’t believe one must be a heathen to embrace those things we all think of when we hear the term “Sodom and Gomorrah”.
To my dismay I recently saw a video of a drag queen strutting his stuff in front of an enthusiastic audience. The audience was sitting in a rather large “Christian” church. Call me judgmental but I cannot reconcile any Christian group hosting a drag show, much less cheering on the “performers” in front of believers, much less their children. And yes, children were present. Is the next step a live sex show? For the record, I’d be just as disgusted if the performer was a female stripper/dancer whatever. If someone wants to worship at a strip club, by all means, go ahead (leave the kids at home or with a responsible person), but don’t bring the strip show to a place of worship. Jesus overturned the tables of dishonest merchant in the house of worship, I cannot imagine his ire at drag queen shenanigans.
If this was the worst of it or the end of it, it would be one thing but it’s not. More and more parents are exposing graphic pornographic materials aimed at children being made available in school libraries. To add insult to injury, such materials are paid for with taxpayer dollars. Not long ago, if an adult was found merely possessing anything depicting sex with children, that person would be arrested and charged. More charges would be levied if the adult showed such things to children. When did it become acceptable for government employees (teachers, etc.) to buy and provide explicit graphic sexual publications to children?
Add to this the growing push to “redefine” child molesters as “Minor Attracted Persons” or MAPs. Some refer to it as a “movement”. Far too many are giving this concept credibility. In addition the term “groomer”, referring to someone who is preparing a child for sexual exploitation has found disfavor among Big Tech companies and others who are shielding child molesters from public discord, if not outright promoting their agenda.
Meanwhile a New York man who is running for a seat in the US Congress published a porn video of himself and a partner as part of his campaign to demonstrate a “sex positive” image. While I doubt he has much chance of wresting the seat from Democrat Jerry Nadler, the fact he has not dropped out of the race in shame is telling. Of course, given the choice between this fool and Nadler, well, I’d be glad NY still allows write-in votes.
We have yet to devolve to the point the two angels visiting Lot in Sodom. The men of Sodom demanded Lot hand them over so they may “know” them (have sex with them.) Lot instead offered them his daughters to no avail. Even so, it is only a matter of time until our nation becomes every bit as decadent as Sodom, unless we turn the tide and soon.
What will it take? Maybe less than one might think. In the story of Sodom above, before those angels arrived, there is an interesting dialog between God and Abraham. God informed Abraham He intended to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah. Abraham began to negotiate a deal. He asked if God would spare the cities if there were 50 righteous to be found there. After God said he would spare the cities for 50 righteous, then 45 and eventually, ten. Unfortunately only Lot escaped with his wife and two daughters. His wife famously was turned to stone as she looked back against wise advisement. The two daughters had husbands who thought Lot was joking about the coming devastation and stayed behind. The story doesn’t exactly end there.
Surely Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed. Lot and his two daughters ended up in a cave. The daughters decided they were the last people on earth so they got Lot drunk and lay with him and got pregnant. One gave birth to the patriarch of the Moabites and the other the patriarch of the Ammonites. Both tribes later proved troublesome for Israel, however Jesus’ linage traces back to Ruth who was a Moabite.
While God can indeed make something good out of even our most ill-advised acts, we may do well to remember the two daughters may well have been greatly influenced by the practices of the Sodomites who apparently were willing to bed anybody. How long before incest, sex with children or even animals becomes commonplace in our nation? Already there is a “movement” to normalize sex with children. But we’re not done yet…
It’s not enough that our children are targeted by sexual predators. The so-called “adults” we are trusting our youth with are determined to obfuscate their sexuality by popularizing trans and multiple genders. Worse, they brand parents to object to this madness as child abusers! Get this straight: trying to confuse a child by “teaching” them about “gender alternatives” is abuse, plain and simple. The lies are blatant and plentiful. There is no “science” to back up this idiocy. True science supports two genders as standard – male and female and nothing more. While one can indeed point to aberrations, such are the exceptions rather than the rule.
There is only one way out of all of this – we need to turn to God while rejecting ungodly behavior. Returning once more the the story of Sodom and Gomorrah, God did not require the entire region to turn to Him in order to spare them. In the end, a mere ten righteous would have sufficed. How many will it take to reclaim our nation? I cannot say but for now, how about just one more? Are you ready to turn to God? If you have accepted Christ as your Lord already then pray and speak the truth. If you are still seeking, stop. What you seek is right here.
Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
If you are not quite ready to accept Jesus as Lord, then seek out a Christian to help you find your way. Do not be discouraged if you find those who claim Christ are not who they say they are. Consider the “church” described above. Feel free to contact me at the email address in the right margin above if you cannot find anyone nearby.