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God Will Not Be Mocked
Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2012 | Matt Barber

Posted on 11/12/2012 6:51:43 AM PST by Kaslin

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. ~ Abraham Lincoln

America has forsaken her first love. She has finally, and fully, given herself over to a licentious Lothario with whom she has increasingly flirted since her youth. He is sin – and, notwithstanding full knowledge of who he is and what he intends, with him she has lain.

America has tasted the poisonous fruits of lust, pride, passion, and envy – sloth, frivolity, iniquity and entitlement. She has tasted of their sweet deception and found it irresistible. She has danced in the streets, intoxicated by the very poison that will be her undoing.

America has rebelled against God. She has shaken her fist at Him and arrogantly cried, “We don’t need you. We don’t want you. We know better than you. Now go away.”

And so He’s going away.

Hosea talks of judgment against the nation that “plays the harlot” before God: “Though they bring up their children, yet I will bereave them to the last man. Yes, woe to them when I depart from them!” (Hosea 9:12)

I grieve for my children. I grieve for America’s children. Evil won on Tuesday. An arrogant and rebellious nation has chosen, for her leader, an arrogant and rebellious man, whose arrogant and rebellious party has, as Pastor John MacArthur put it, “adopted the sins of Romans 1 as their platform.”

“This is a new day in our country,” he lamented. “Parties that used to differ on economics, now differ dramatically on issues that invade the realm of God’s law and morality.”

We have mocked God.

God will not be mocked.

“Millions of Americans looked evil in the eye and adopted it,” wrote Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver the day after the election. “Abortion, same-sex marriage and immorality carried the day.”

Indeed, evil carried the day. America has willfully chosen a Democratic platform – a Romans 1 platform – upon which to stand. We have chosen a party that thrice denied God, and then returned his name in vain – amid deafening boos – to its platform.

God will not be mocked.

America has chosen a party that demands every taxpayer be complicit in the federally funded slaughter of the pre-born. We have exalted a party that seeks to – and in many was ways has already done so – enshrine into law the celebration of sexual deviancy and mock marriage.

The haughty peoples of four states have said to God, “Marriage is as we say it is, not as you have ordered it.” And so, though removed from truth, as east is from west, they have, at the ballot box, affirmed moral disorder.

Indeed, they have invited God’s wrath. Our president has invited God’s wrath. We all, through act or omission, have invited God’s wrath.

“The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities – his eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.” (Romans 1:18-20)

Yet excuses we give.

We excuse sin. We call that which God calls an abomination, “equality.”

We call that which God calls murder, “reproductive choice.”

We call that which God calls theft, “fundamental fairness.”

We “call evil good and good evil.”

America is divided and her president the divider. The scales have tipped. The 51 percent – the takers, the God-deniers and the subversive, now outnumber the makers, the seekers of righteousness and the patriotic.

Yet, soon after the election results were announced – after several hours of deep mourning for our nation, I found myself smiling. I found myself singing praises to the Creator of the universe: Christ, the way, the truth and the life. Jesus, Y’shua, the very image of God.

Indeed, I found myself experiencing joy.

Through it all, you see, He remains sovereign. His will is being done, even when it is not our own. He is faithful, though we are not. Victory is His. We are His. And so victory is ours.

Those of us who believe needn’t win every battle – any battle – to which we are consigned. We need only remain obedient. We need only remain faithful to his Word and to his commands. We need only remember that “all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28)

Truly, though God has given over a rebellious nation to the party of Romans 1, we remain the people of Romans 8: “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.” (Romans 8:1)

Still, there will be condemnation for America. Things will get far worse before they get better – if they ever get better. As individuals, we will each stand before God and give an accounting – we will all face judgment. As a nation, we can only be judged in the temporal – in the here and now.

Have we reached the point of no return? Perhaps – perhaps not.

God is faithful. He has promised: “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14)

Christ is faithful. He has promised: “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.” (Matthew 7:24-25)

The rain is descending. The floods have come and the winds beat down on our great nation. I am thankful that our forefathers, wise men indeed, built America’s house upon Christ, the Rock.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: faith; future; god; prayer

1 posted on 11/12/2012 6:51:48 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Great message. Heard the same one in church yesterday. When I listened, I thought how awesome it would be if all the FRiends could hear it. It helped me re-focus my attention where it really belongs. I am a proud “clinger”.


2 posted on 11/12/2012 6:59:35 AM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: Kaslin
Completely irrelevent to a large percentage of the population these days who simply don’t care about God, don’t care about the Bible and never sets foot in a Church.

I have seen a lot of that in just the small group of people I interract with on a daily basis. It is sad and frightning at the same time.

We have a new generation now for whom God means nothing. Absolutely nothing.

3 posted on 11/12/2012 6:59:52 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (You are not now, and will never be my President, Mr. Obama.)
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To: Kaslin

Freak tornado hit this Lutheran church within an hour of the ELCA convention, meeting in a hall across the street, voting to allow gay ministers

4 posted on 11/12/2012 7:02:04 AM PST by DManA
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To: Kaslin
Obama mocked God as he took his first Oath of Office. With absolutely NO intention of fulfilling his Oath and by forcing God to be a witness to his lie, he has cursed himself.

He is about to take his second Oath by which he mocks God yet again.

Mocking God is not smart policy.

Vengeance will be His response.

5 posted on 11/12/2012 7:03:09 AM PST by Slyfox
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To: DManA

a VERY true story. I was just a block away from it when the toronado hit!


6 posted on 11/12/2012 7:07:03 AM PST by MNDude
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To: Kaslin
I wonder if we are in the scenario where Abraham argued with God about the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. How many righteous do we need, 10? Do we have that many? It is amazing how most people around us are unable to see the growing darkness. They think everything is continuing as it always has.
7 posted on 11/12/2012 7:09:36 AM PST by throwback (The object of opening the mind, is as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: MNDude

As I recall it was cold and drizzly that day. I also don’t recall any tornado watches being in effect. It came down, did some damage to that tight little area, then disappeared.


8 posted on 11/12/2012 7:20:31 AM PST by DManA
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To: Kaslin

WELL DONE, oh good and faithful servant!!

This has been emailed to all I know and, hopefully, will go viral.

Thank you.


9 posted on 11/12/2012 7:21:37 AM PST by wizr (Keep the Faith!)
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To: throwback

I, too, think of When Abraham pleaded with God on behalf of the righteous, but this time it seems God has chosen to allow evil to seemingly prevail a little longer. Perhaps the other side will never understand until and unless they see the consequences of their choices. But then they’ll just shamelessly continue to blame Bush or blame Republicans for not going along 100%.


10 posted on 11/12/2012 7:23:18 AM PST by Proudcongal
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To: showme_the_Glory
Great message. Heard the same one in church yesterday. When I listened, I thought how awesome it would be if all the FRiends could hear it.

We can, if your church has a website where we can watch or download the message! Does it, by chance?

11 posted on 11/12/2012 7:24:08 AM PST by Nea Wood (When life gets too hard to stand, kneel.)
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To: throwback

Everybody should watch Dr. MacArthur’s sermon where he discussed the Democrats adopting the sins of Romans 1 as their platform. You will come away without any doubt that they have rejected God and wholly embraced sin.


12 posted on 11/12/2012 7:32:03 AM PST by job
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To: Kaslin
Excellent message. Thank you for posting. It summarizes very well how many of us feel.
13 posted on 11/12/2012 7:32:18 AM PST by Obadiah (Americans lusted for Obama. Give them Obama! Everything he Constitutionally asks for.)
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To: Kaslin

Keeping this one to read and share.


14 posted on 11/12/2012 7:32:44 AM PST by TinCan
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To: Kaslin

Keeping this one to read and share.


15 posted on 11/12/2012 7:32:52 AM PST by TinCan
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To: Kaslin

Keeping this one to read and share.


16 posted on 11/12/2012 7:33:01 AM PST by TinCan
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To: Kaslin

They tried to vote God out during the rat convention- and they ‘won’


17 posted on 11/12/2012 7:33:01 AM PST by patriot08
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To: MNDude

My daughter was working on the 13th floor at Target headquarters at the time. She was on the wrong side of the building to see the tornado, but I believe se did see a car hood lifted up to about the tenth floor by the high winds before they sent everyone into inner rooms for safety.


18 posted on 11/12/2012 7:38:03 AM PST by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: showme_the_Glory

Great Article!


19 posted on 11/12/2012 7:57:58 AM PST by mgist
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To: mgist

Allen West is the only one willing to stand up and fight the Golliath in the White House, please get the word out, and help him.

Pray for him,get the word out, and send any contributions possible to:

If you’d like to contribute to the recount fund, checks must be made to Allen West for Congress - Recount and mailed to PO Box 1108, Stuart FL, 34995.


20 posted on 11/12/2012 8:02:08 AM PST by mgist
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To: Kaslin; sickoflibs
And so He’s going away.

going ??? on the contrary, He was rejected some 40-60 yrs ago, at least, and we have been reaping the fruits of our *collective* idols since then...

He allows us to degrade and destroy ourselves in an effort to show us a need for Him...

weve been in judgement for a while, and it only acelerates going *forward*...

21 posted on 11/12/2012 8:04:24 AM PST by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: showme_the_Glory

I found the assigned scripture lessons yesterday very comforting and eerily appropriate. The hymns were great too. It is very good to be reminded who is in charge, and it isn’t me!


22 posted on 11/12/2012 8:04:46 AM PST by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: job

“Everybody should watch Dr. MacArthur’s sermon where he discussed the Democrats adopting the sins of Romans 1 as their platform.”

Do you have a link?


23 posted on 11/12/2012 8:49:19 AM PST by PastorBooks
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To: reagan_fanatic

But what they don’t realize us. God is there and hasn’t forgotten. Remember this? “Revenge is MINE sayeth the Lord”. One day the party goers will realize while they got into the party for free at the end It is time to pay up for what they have enjoyed. Then and only then will they realize just how much they have wasted.


24 posted on 11/12/2012 8:58:20 AM PST by cubreporter
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To: reagan_fanatic

But what they don’t realize us. God is there and hasn’t forgotten. Remember this? “Revenge is MINE sayeth the Lord”. One day the party goers will realize while they got into the party for free at the end It is time to pay up for what they have enjoyed. Then and only then will they realize just how much they have wasted.


25 posted on 11/12/2012 8:58:26 AM PST by cubreporter
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To: reagan_fanatic

But what they don’t realize us. God is there and hasn’t forgotten. Remember this? “Revenge is MINE sayeth the Lord”. One day the party goers will realize while they got into the party for free at the end It is time to pay up for what they have enjoyed. Then and only then will they realize just how much they have wasted.


26 posted on 11/12/2012 8:58:38 AM PST by cubreporter
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To: Kaslin

We will either be ruled by God or by men. The thieves, liars, perverts, murderers and God haters have taken the critical mass. Ruled by men it is then. Nations are judged as well as individuals. God will not spare a nation such as this forever. I do not despair, he always preserves his remnant.


27 posted on 11/12/2012 9:36:34 AM PST by strongbow
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To: throwback

In the story of Abraham and Sodom, it is worth remembering that Abraham overestimated the number of godly people in Sodom and Gomorrah. In the end, even Lot’s wife preferred the sins of S & G to following God.

I see almost no trace of godliness in large areas of America - the Northeast, or the coastal areas of California. Almost every large city has rejected any pretense of godliness.


28 posted on 11/12/2012 9:52:25 AM PST by Mr Rogers (America is becoming California, and California is becoming Detroit. Detroit is already hell.)
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To: Kaslin

America requires a moral electorate. We are no longer a moral nation. No wonder we are doomed to fail. America is doomed and probably has been since the 1960s. All that was left was to fight a rear-guard delaying action, and now ven that has been sabotaged. So we race toward tyranny and America falls from Grace. We are doomed.


29 posted on 11/12/2012 10:40:34 AM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Pray to God. Apologize to your children.)
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To: Mr Rogers
For years, whenever I came to the part where the townspeople called for the angels to come out, I had always forgotten the previous debate. I mistakenly thought the Lord destroyed the place because of the events in town. Since he always honors his word, it only dawned on me later that the correct number were not found.

I agree. I can barely think of one prominent person in this country that is widely known as an authentic believer. There are many good prominent pastors/apologists, but they go unnoticed in the “popular” culture. More people know Tim Teebow than John Macarthur. We live in alternate universe.

30 posted on 11/12/2012 12:35:04 PM PST by throwback (The object of opening the mind, is as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: Kaslin; OneWingedShark; Jim Robinson

“Still, there will be condemnation for America. Things will get far worse before they get better – if they ever get better. As individuals, we will each stand before God and give an accounting – we will all face judgment. As a nation, we can only be judged in the temporal – in the here and now.”

Kaslin, I was attempting to explain this very thing yesterday to a Libertarian (OneWingedShark) that was attempting to use the Lord Jesus Christ as an excuse to allow all kinds of degeneration around him. More or less saying that the “liberty” that faith in Christ produces is an excuse to allow open sin around us as a nation. I hope he takes the time to read the article...it is very wise and true. BTW - I used to read John MacArthur’s books for years.....kind of sorry I lost touch with his ministry.

It saddens me that more haven’t read this article you posted.


31 posted on 11/12/2012 7:02:32 PM PST by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: Sola Veritas; Kaslin; OneWingedShark; Jim Robinson
Kaslin, I was attempting to explain this very thing yesterday to a Libertarian (OneWingedShark) that was attempting to use the Lord Jesus Christ as an excuse to allow all kinds of degeneration around him. More or less saying that the “liberty” that faith in Christ produces is an excuse to allow open sin around us as a nation.

I did not say that. I said that going the legislative route is the wrong way: that we need to change hearts and minds (which isn't really us, but is the Holy Spirit's job).
Or, put another way: you're pursuing the effects rather than the cause -- doing so will only result in both being lost.

I hope he takes the time to read the article...it is very wise and true. BTW - I used to read John MacArthur’s books for years.....kind of sorry I lost touch with his ministry.

I'll read it.

32 posted on 11/12/2012 7:12:19 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Kaslin

Two predictions: Both Hugo Chavez and Hillary Clinton will each expire of natural causes by the end of January. One for a stolen election and dictatorship and the other for the American deaths in Benghazi, the lies and the subsequent cover up. Just a hunch but I know God is not mocked.


33 posted on 12/31/2012 10:38:55 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (SMASH the 2nd Amendment & SURE, FedGov can come possess their guns. But it'll get their ammo first.)
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To: Kaslin; Sola Veritas; OneWingedShark; Jim Robinson
UPDATE: Venezuelan Dictator and (recently) rigged re-elected President Hugo Chavez is now in an induced coma and on life support. He in fact may be DEAD before the week is out. The doctors in Cuba where he is for cancer treatment, maybe have to pull the plug. GOD IS NOT MOCKED.

To my previous, new years opinion: "Two predictions: Both Hugo Chavez and Hillary Clinton will each expire of natural causes by the end of January. One for a stolen election and dictatorship and the other for the American deaths in Benghazi, the lies and the subsequent cover up. Just a hunch but I know God is not mocked."
34 posted on 01/02/2013 6:31:56 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (SMASH the 2nd Amendment & SURE, FedGov can come possess their guns. But it'll get their ammo first.)
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