Wednesday, September 15, 2010

A Nation of Believing Unbelievers

(Isaiah 29:13 KJB)  Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:

            I can hear you now, “Bro John that title is an oxymoron.”  I would like from my heart to be able to agree with you.  However, as a Pastor, I on occasion see sides of people’s lives that others may not see.  (Do understand I am not excluding myself.)   I see people who profess Christ, with zeal, yet refuse to come to Church to worship the One they claim.  Others, we hear just their talk, not necessarily or always crude, but God defaming in any case.
            Our President no longer believes we are a Christian nation and has publically so stated.  Yet, poll after poll tells us we are a nation of Christians. But the problem is, what kind of Christian are we?  I am not talking about cult groups who claim some Jesus who never was, I am talking about what most of us would call, “Mainstream Christians.”  
            This is where we get back to our verse: Isaiah speaking and writing God’s Word, tells us that we draw near to God with our mouths, but our hearts are somewhere else.  You see, we as a nation believe God, just as Israel did.  We believe that God put Jesus on that “Old Rugged Cross” to die for our sins.  We also believe that Jesus forgave on that tree, and He also forgave us on that tree. We believe what it takes to get saved, to have a home in Heaven.  Yet, when Jesus told us this,
(Luke 6:46 KJB)  And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?  Jesus asks us why we claim Him and why we are not willing to do what He has asked us to do.  We as a nation fail to go to Church faithfully.  We fail miserly at supporting our Churches financially, and in our presence at Church.  Our Churches are failing, not because of lack of membership, but failing because “Believing” members don’t attend nor do they support their Pastor or their Church.
            Yet, when a catastrophe comes, we find Church attendance up and our blasphemous Congress on their steps singing, “God Bless America.”
            We are a Nation of believers who apparently approve of abortion, and who believe that those who won’t work must be supported.  We are a nation who calls on God when it is tight, but when has that voice been heard since our recession was put at our feet?  
            How long are we to allow these horrendous people to govern us, and we as Christians stand by our belief that God will take care of it, and folks He will, just like He allowed Nebuchadnezzar to claim Israel when they refused to listen to or obey the Word of God preached by Isaiah, Jeremiah and other Prophets of God.  
            America is there, we listen to the voices of the homosexuals (Sodomites), we listen to those who call on a woman’s right to murder her baby.  (It is only a fetus.)  We listen to the concerns of those who are claiming this global warming (It isn’t).  
            I pray and seek God will not allow what I believe He is telling us is coming, the downfall of this great country.  Yet, where is the revival, and where is the repentance of those who claim God, but refuse to worship or Glorify Him?  Oh Lord where are they?

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for taking a righteous stand, Bro. Chastain. I expect you'll be pilloried for it. I wish we had more pastors who were so vocal. The church is to be "change agent." If the church won't speak up, there is no one else to do so. D. Kinderfather