Our country today is absolutely wicked, comparable to Israel under the reign of the Judges. We hold the South up to being the “Bible Belt” but really, it isn’t much farther behind America in its rotten core. Our men and women run around fornicating and divorcing at will; perverting and corrupting; blaspheming and forsaking; and generally being wicked, just as in the rest of America. We are not special.
For a place commonly referred to the Bible Belt, it is shocking we should experience so much wickedness, but nevertheless, here we are. However, there are stark warnings we all must heed or the Southland will surely lose its soul and its people damned.
There is a certain nihilism in America when it comes to Christian morality and God’s law. This nihilism is by no means absent from Dixie, in fact, it’s very much present. Due to this nihilism many of us go about sinning freely as if it doesn’t matter. If we believe in Christ it doesn’t does it? We won’t go to Hell and God will always forgive us; at least that’s the reasoning.
It’s true that God will forgive us, but if we go about sinning freely with no remorse and not asking forgiveness, then it is as if we don’t believe at all. If you profess to love Christ but then go around lying, fornicating, and being a degenerate then you make him out to be a fool. But he is not. It should be added that we all sin but there is a stark difference between sinning and genuinely asking for forgiveness and sinning and not. For it is written in Matthew 7:21-23:
21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Jesus’ message here seems contradictory to the other messages and verses in the Bible that tell us we can never lose our salvation. That is not what he is saying here though. He is saying that true believers do not go about carelessly sinning and acting like it’s all right because everyone else does the same thing. No, the true believer holds true to the word of God and keeps the commandments. If this is what you do then perhaps you are not a true believer. Perhaps you don’t see the importance of holding the commandments. These verses are about false prophets, but you don’t need to be a preacher or public figure to be one. What you must do (to be one) is claim to love God and know him while disobeying his very word.
But the commandments were put in place because they were the will of God. And the laws that came with them we are instructed to keep, just without as much of an emphasis as the ten commandments. Why are we required to hold true to the law? Because the state of man before the fall, before Adam disobeyed, was perfection, God’s will. Adam was made in God’s image with Eve. Together, they had children, followed God’s will, and held dominion over the Garden of Eden.
But Adam sinned and disobeyed carelessly. He and Eve only thought of the immediate perks of eating the apple, not the consequences of what comes after; death and separation from God. This is the same as today where our sins can lead to unforseen consequences. God won’t give you his blessing and the great things he could give you if you don’t obey him and instead treat his word as mere suggestion.
That’s what happened to Saul and looked what happened to him. He was delivered into the hands of the Philistines. How can we as a people expect to prosper without God’s blessing? How can we expect to prosper when we are just like Israel under the reign of the Judges? Our idols are celebrities, chakras, “role models,” the zodiac signs, and other New Age nonsense. We no longer hold firm to the law, no, we spit on it and put it in the back of our minds.
Judgement day draweth near and here we are, forgetting the LORD as prophesied. It’s disgraceful to our ancestors, not to mention God. The state of our people is very sad and disheartening indeed. We may be the most moral of all the people groups in America, but we are not an example people should look forward to. But we can be better, much better, and we used to be. This is why a Southern Revival is so needed. For what purpose is there to preserving Dixie if it has lost its soul?
Hearken unto the LORD, O children of Dixie! Follow Christ with all your heart! For he is the Son of God, the Redeemer! Keep the commandments and prosper under them with God’s blessing. Don’t shame him and ignore him. Restore your faith dear reader, follow the LORD.