"Woe to those who call evil good
and good evil,
who put darkness for light
and light for darkness,
who put bitter for sweet
and sweet for bitter. Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes
and clever in their own sight." Isaiah 5:20-21
The moral decay of American AND Canadian civilizations has been well documented. We have systematically removed Him from almost every public sector and have naively come to believe that our nations peace and prosperity has come from our doing rather than from God's gracious hand. And though God is slow to anger, delights in showing mercy and abounds in love and faithfulness - there comes a point where He say's: "ENOUGH!" And judgement follows. It happened in the day's of Noah, it happened with the cities of Sodom & Gomorrah, it happened multiple times in the day's of ancient Israel, and the Bible points to the reality that that it will happen again at the end of the age.
So it begs the question: Are we seeing the beginning of the end? Are we living in the last day's that Jesus spoke of? While I can't say for certain... the signs are beginning to emerge more clearly every day. We have only to look at what the Supreme Courts of both Canada and United States are deliberating on to see how far we have collectively drifted from God's ordained designs for all of life. Just in case you are unaware what those issues are, Canada is deliberating on doctor assisted suicide and the United States is deliberating on legalizing same-sex marriage for the entire nation. These issues simply serve as examples of how far our civilization has turned from God.
So the question is - How long can we continue to reject God and His ways and still expect His blessing?
I think the time has come for all Christians to sit up and start paying attention to what's happening in the world around us. Because I suspect that the day is close at hand where we will stop reading about end times prophecy only in Scripture and will start reading about it on the front page of our newspapers! We live in VERY INTERESTING TIMES. And make no mistake about it - though evil always flourishes for a season, God always has the final word!
So maybe we should start paying closer attention and take this season of grace, to repent, turn from our sin, and towards God.
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