Sin Prospers in America, Why? "Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people." (Proverbs 14:34) "The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God." (Psalm 9:17) "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord (Yahweh); and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance." (Psalm 33:12)
Why does sin prosper in America? Nothing absolutely nothing appears to check the proliferation of sin in the United States. Why is nothing successful in halting our moral, spiritual, social, political and economic decline? Vast numbers of people in the Christian population strata are concerned about America. Millions of them see their beloved America going down and feel helpless to know what to do. Wickedness of every kind grows at an alarming rate. People are aghast at the alarming decline in the moral and spiritual values. Vile men and wickedness grow unabated throughout the cities and hinterlands of America, leaving us with the obvious question: "Why does sin prosper in America?"
Protests against evil are not working! Endless organizations, programs, and protest groups have been unable to curb wickedness. Myriads of Christian organizations and protest movements of every description imaginable have been used to check the proliferation of evil in America. Christian coalitions, moral majorities, patriotic groups, civic and fraternal clubs, and organizations all have tried their hand at putting the brakes on wickedness. Millions of dollars pour into the coffers of Christian and Patriotic organizations claiming to have the answer to America's problems. Fund raising for Christian and Patriotic organizations is a major enterprise in America. Scores of political candidates campaign for public office with the promise to bring about moral, social, political, and economic reform to this country.
For the last fifty years and more, every letter in the alphabet has been used many times by those who have organized Christian and Patriotic groups to improve the moral standards of our nation. Crusades of every kind, public forums, colorful magazines, radio, television, and every form of mass communication have been used to reach the heart and soul of the American psyche and turn back the tide of evil. Yet, in spite of everything, evil only grows worse. Why? Jeremiah the Prophet, describing the state of wickedness in the land of Judea some twenty six centuries ago, declared: "An appalling and horrible thing (bringing desolation and destruction) has come to pass in the land. The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests exercise rule at their own hands and by means of the prophets. And my people love to have it so! But what will you do when the end comes?" (Jeremiah 5:30-31, Amplified Translation)
Consider the growth of abortion in America since 1973 when the Supreme Court in Roe vs. Wade legalized the murder of unborn children. Tens of thousands of Christian people, using every form of communication available, have endeavored to check the murder of unborn children. Under the banner of Pro-Life, countless organizations have come and gone, each one making the people to stop abortion. Under the banner of Operation Rescue, hundreds of people went to jail in their efforts to block abortion clinics. Tens of thousands of people have rallied in mass demonstrations, and anti-abortion crusades of every kind have tried without success to bring an end to the murder of the unborn. In spite of all these efforts, even to the extent of civil disobedience, the number of children being murdered in America continues to escalate. Killing children is now big business in America. Enormous profits are reaped by killing the unborn. Why does such indescribable evil prosper in America?
The immoral crime of sodomy is fast becoming a way of life for tens of thousands of spiritually bankrupt souls in this nation. Vast numbers of people oppose sodomy, yet it grows unabated throughout the national population. Children are taught the homosexual lifestyle in the public schools of America. Sodomites have won greater and greater acceptance in American society. Many states have anti-sodomite statutes that are never enforced. This moral sin is given encouragement and protection by the courts, legislative assemblies, and a vast array of liberal social and fraternal organizations.
A majority of the voting population of the state of Colorado supported an anti-sodomite ruling, only to find it declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in Rohmer vs. Evans. In recent weeks, Circuit Judge Kevin Chang ruled that Hawaii must issue marriage licenses to homosexual couples. This pro-sodomy ruling came in spite of the fact that 70 percent of the residents in Hawaii oppose same sex marriages.
The practice of adultery among the married people of America has become a way of life. One in every two married couples have or will participate in the sin of adultery. Their sons and daughters are following their examples. The sin of fornication is claiming millions of victims among the young people of America. One of every three children born in America is born to an unmarried mother, most of them in their teens. Fatherless children in America number into the millions. The economic, social, moral, and spiritual consequences of this immorality are frightening. Millions of fatherless children end up being prime targets for gangs and criminal violence of every kind. Millions of dollars are poured into Christian organizations such as "Focus on the Family," yet the moral crime of fornication grows unabated in our land.
Crimes of violence are proliferating out of control in every city, hamlet, and village. Murder, rape, armed robbery, and violent crimes of every description have catapulted in recent years. Billions of dollars have been poured into the criminal justice system; without success. We build more prisons, hire more policemen, spend more and more on counselors and rehabilitation centers, and still crime grows out of control. More than one million people are warehoused in the prisons of America. We cannot build prisons fast enough to hold all the offenders. Why do violence and crime prosper in America?
Drunkenness, gambling, the lottery, drugs, and pleasure seeking sins of every description grip the hearts of the American people. All of this evil continues to prosper despite the presence of thousands of Judeo-Christian churches, some 450,000 ministers of the Gospel, and an endless array of Christian organizations fighting against alcoholism, gambling, the lottery, drugs, and immorality. America is becoming a nation of drunks and druggies. From Friday night until Monday morning, it's party time in America! Millions are drugged and/or drunk every weekend. The very moral and spiritual fabric of our society is becoming unraveled. All of this continues regardless of a plethora of Christian organizations that seek to bring the American public back to God and morality.
Unsaved wicked people are not the problem in America. Yes, there are millions of unsaved and wicked people in America (and many anti-Christs), but they are not the reason why evil prospers. Wicked people are doing what wicked people always do; they defy God, engage in immorality, and live wickedly. As bad as these people all appear to be, they are not the reason evil prospers in America. Proverbs 16:4 declares that the Eternal God, "...hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil." Isaiah 54:16 makes it clear that God made the "...waster to destroy." Daniel 12:10 declares that, "...the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand." What will the wise understand? They will understand, among other things, that the wicked are not the real problem.
Wicked people are doing in America what wicked people have done and will continue to do throughout our history. They will engage in more wickedness. Speaking of the wicked, Revelation 22:11 proclaims: "He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still..."
The problem in America is unconverted Christians! Millions of people "claiming" to be Christian are unconverted, and are not Christians in truth and deed. One survey shows that some thirty million registered voters; all claiming to be Christian, voted for Bill Clinton. There walk millions of unconverted Christians! Many women getting abortions claim to be Christian. Sodomites stand behind the pulpit, sit in the pews, and consider themselves Christian. Racially mixed couples can be seen in just about every congregation in the land, all claiming to be Christian. People having extra-marital affairs (committing adultery) are fond of filling Judeo-Christian church pews. They also believe themselves to be Christians. Drunkards and drug addicts by the tens of thousands fill Judeo-Christian church pews and believe they are Christian. Children born out of wedlock fill the nurseries in many Judeo-Christian churches. (Many Jews claim to be Christians, but that is not possible) In truth, the modern Judeo-Christian church in America is filled with sin! Adultery, fornication, sodomy, abortion, incest, theft, drunkenness, gambling, and idolatry of every description are common place among the Judeo-Christian church population of America. God forbid!
Evil prospers in America because the Judeo-Christian community has been neutralized. The fear of God and the knowledge of His truth are generally unknown among the Judeo-Christian population of America. Evil cannot be placed in check until the Judeo-Christian population of America is brought to conversion. Only when a generation of God fearing, blood washed, Spirit filled, sin hating people, repent, seek God's Face, then stand up in righteousness will evil be put to flight in America. (And the anti-Christs in our midst driven from our land) We need revival, reformation, and spiritual cleansing in the Judeo-Christian church! The Devil and sin have been allowed a place in the lives of far too many Judeo-Christians. The distinction between Judeo-Christians and non-Christians is no longer visible. There is little difference between the wicked un-churched and the wicked Judeo-Christian churched in modern America. Sin and wickedness fill the land and spill right into the Judeo-Christian church.
The Judeo-Christian church in modern America is ripe for a total spiritual cleansing! Repentance MUST come to the Judeo-Christians of this land. Our country is already being judged by Almighty God! God is calling His people to repent and turn from their wickedness. Devastating storms, floods, fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, pestilence and sickness have descended upon America in recent years, months and weeks. God is calling! Are our Judeo-Christian people listening? Our land is clearly under the curses listed in Deuteronomy 28.
2 Chronicles 7:14 is a call for the people calling themselves Christian to come to God in repentance. Note that this is a call for those who are called by the name of Jesus Christ: "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." Notice the five specific steps this Scripture calls for:
1). The people who are called by God's name, Christians, the people who are called and come to God the Father by faith in Jesus Christ, His covenant people, the living descendants of genetic, ethnic Israel, the Anglo-Saxon, Germanic and kindred population of America, MUST come to repentance. These millions of Anglo-Saxon and kindred people who call themselves Christian are in urgent need of conversion. Sin and wickedness abound in the hearts of these people. God is calling these people to repentance.
All clergymen need to repent, and then all the people who fill the pews need to repent. Repentance must come from the people that are called by God's name. The God of Scripture put His name, Christian, on the covenant seed of Abraham, the Israelites who were given the responsibility of bringing praise and glory to God on this earth. There is an order in repentance! It begins with the ministers and ends in the pews. The people calling themselves Christians are thy who can stop evil from prospering in America, by repentance and a change of heart and thoughts.
2). The covenant people calling themselves Christian must humble themselves. They must confess their sins, acknowledge their wickedness, and be filled with shame, sorrow, and contrition of heart for the sin that fills their lives and spills into every corner of the Living Church. Ministers must repent for failing to preach God's Laws! Parishioners must repent for allowing hireling preachers to preach a social gospel of sloppy agape and cotton candy fluff. Great remorse for the sin that fills the church must bring the people to their spiritual knees in fasting, prayer, and humiliation before their God. Hearts must be broken and made contrite before the Living God. A time of great shame must come to those calling themselves Christians; shame for the sin that fills the church! Shame on those who have allowed sin to possess their lives. Shame on the iniquity that fills the pulpit and the pews of the Living Church.
3). People calling themselves Christians must pray. America must learn to pray. Christians must learn to pray. Only upon our knees with contrite and broken hearts can we find God in this late hour! America is no longer a praying nation; prayer has been removed from the public schools, and the very name of Jesus Christ is verboten in all public places in America. This nation must learn to pray and in the old time way; for it is only when broken hearts, convicted of sin and wickedness and filled with shame and remorse for that sin, cry out to God will their prayers be heard. America must learn to pray before evil can be placed in chick in this land.
4). We must seek the face of God in fasting and great repentance. Seeking the face of God demands a time of national soul searching for all the Christian population of this land. A time of fasting, intercessory prayer, and seeking the face of God must become the focus of the Christian population of America. Personal and national sin must be confessed and placed under the blood of Jesus Christ. The iniquities of our fathers must be acknowledged, and the moral and spiritual ground surrendered in previous generations must be recovered. Nothing less than a time of fasting, intercessory prayer, and seeking the face of God will arrest the attention of a Holy God in this time of national sin and wickedness.
5). Our covenant people calling themselves Christians must turn from their wickedness! Sin has no place in the lives of the redeemed. Converted Christians do not commit adultery, fornication, incest, drunkenness, gambling, witchcraft, and assorted other sins. True repentance demands that we turn from our wicked ways and return to the moral absolutes of God's Word. The moral will of God is recorded in the Holy Bible. The ground and foundation for all truth and knowledge is God and His Word. This moral will recorded in the Scriptures will have every man judged. The Church of the Living God must purge the toxins from the Body. The membership of the Church must come to conversion. Ministers must be converted! People filling the pews must come to repentance. Evil prospers in America because sin has found a place among the Christian population of America.
Let everyone who has named the name of Jesus Christ pray for repentance to come to the Christian Israelites of America. Let everyone reading this come to repentance in your own personal life. Call your family to repentance! Confess your personal sins and the iniquities of your fathers. Recover the moral ground surrendered to Satan and his children by yourself and your ancestors. America does not have to perish! Evil prospers in America because the Christians of this country are unconverted people! May God bring His people to repentance! May all of our hearts be converted!
Acts 3:19-21: "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began."