God Bless America? or God-less America?

I came home from a wonderful Cedar Point trip with my family a couple weeks ago only to find the highest court in the land had struck down DOMA. My response? The Supreme Court is in entirely in the wrong. They have not considered (or changed) God’s opinion on the matter. Consider these words taken from the first chapter of Romans (ESV).

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18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. 19 For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world,[g] in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. 21 For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.

24 Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, 25 because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.

26 For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; 27 and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.

28 And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. 29 They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips,30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents,31 foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. 32 Though they know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.

I don’t think I can add much to that. Those are God’s words, not mine. We are a nation founded on Christian principals. We know what’s right and wrong. Homosexuality has long been regarded as sinful, yet Americans have chosen to disregard God’s law, even to pretend there is no God. We’ve explained him away scientifically. We’ve booted him out of schools and the public arena. He no longer has a place in politics though it was his help our founding fathers beseeched in starting this nation. The only time we invoke his name is during times of tragedy. Remember 9/11?

Do we think flaunting God’s law will have no consequences? Do we think just because we close our eyes the lion has disappeared? Foolish Americans!

I believe it was Ruth Graham, wife of famous evangelist Billy Graham, who said, “If God does not judge America, he will have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah.”

I don’t think he’ll be doing any apologizing, do you?


6 thoughts on “God Bless America? or God-less America?

  1. This is way of subject, which I agree with, but was wondering where you live. You said you went to Cedar Point. Do you live in Ohio? Are you another Buckeye? Or just a roller coaster fan? Isn’t Cedar Point so much fun??

      1. Yeo, just past the border into Ohio. Hoig to move soon to central Ohio but for now Northwest is home, and where I grew up. I love Cedar Point. I remember going there when you had to wear red, thin strings with metal clasp around your wrist to show you paid for unlimited rides. That was a long time ago.

        I have been hear several times but never made a comment -or at your other site. I really like the looks of this one. Thanks for helping Erik with his first book. I really like him and he was my first follower. He started one month before I did, so we have kind of been on this review ride together of sorts). I honestly think he will be a Pulitzer Prize winner one of these days.

  2. I don’t remember the Cedar Point wristbands. I do remember when Gemini was brand new and I was crying because I wasn’t tall enough to ride it. I was 5. The next year I wore thick-soled shoes and made it on and LOVED it! Been riding coasters ever since, lol.

    Erik is a neat kid. I started my first book review blog (Bookworm Blather, which has morphed into my author blog) about a month before Erik. He was one of my first followers too! I’ve enjoyed watching him develop into a wonderful writer!

    Thanks for the compliments on my site. 🙂

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