Spiritual Darkness in America
Jesus warned His listeners in Matthew 24:37-39 that the nonchalance and spiritual darkness of the Antediluvian Age would repeat itself just prior to His second coming (and this is why Biblical study of the Flood of Noah is so very important today). The antediluvian people had become so desensitized by their self-interests and fleshly attractions until they were blinded to the many indications of coming judgment. Indeed, they were blind, and blind to the fact that they were blind—and that is hopelessly tragic!
This is just an observation, but I think it will reveal to those of you who have your ear on the ground just exactly what I am talking about. I was viewing the evening news this past week and was inundated with the following information (all in a span of about 15 minutes): an apparent murder of a young lady who was left in a shallow grave, the increased need for additional American help in the resistance against Isis, 22 inches of rain falls in in one day in the Houston, TX, accompanied by serious flooding in the downtown area, continued daily earthquakes in northcentral Oklahoma, a 7.8 earthquake in Ecuador, hundreds killed, followed by several aftershocks measuring above 6 pt. on the Richter scale, continued terrorism and isolation of Israel—and it goes on and on and on! Question: is all of this just a part of the normal climate of life?
The believing community in America is now facing what is probably the most momentous and potentially dangerous Presidential election in our 240 year history, which is reflected by America’s present unredeemed youth—most of which are labeled “millennials,” and who, for the most part, are in unparalleled favor of total socialism as the American way of life going forward. So it appears we are always just a generation away from complete atheism.
I am reminded of a series of quotes that I read some time ago that were recorded in David Barton’s book, “Original Intent” (I may have used these quotes a couple years ago, if I did please forgive me for the repetition). Nevertheless, then Governor of North Carolina, Samuel Johnston (1788), during their ratification of the U.S. Constitution, said:
In this same vein, Richard Spaight, a signer of the U. S. Constitution, said:
Finally, James Iredell, U. S. Supreme Court Justice (appointed by George Washington), said:
May God have mercy on us all! G. Thomas Sharp