In June of 2000, I preached a message titled, “Judgment of America”. I stated that “a storm is coming upon America” because of the following abominations: the practice of infanticide via abortion, honoring homosexuality as an acceptable alternative lifestyle, respecting other false religions as equal with Christianity, exalting the “Big Bang” theory as Creator rather than God, and expelling the Bible and God from our public schools and other public institutions. I stated that “the storm was coming”, judgment from God. Fifteen months later America was humbled by the terrorist attacks on 9-11. I’m not trying to exalt myself as being some kind of a prophet, for anyone who faithfully studies their Bible could have arrived at the same conclusion, as you will see demonstrated from Scripture.
After 9-11 America had a brief superficial revival, which dissipated fast. Why? It was because there was no true repentance. The abortion mills kept running; fanatical extreme gay rights legislation continued to be adopted; atheist evolutionary concepts continued to brainwash our children in our public schools; activist courts continued to expel God and His commandments from our society; and, false religions continued to be elevated to equal, if not superior, status with Christianity. In fact, the same “false religion” that had attacked America was being revered as a good and peaceful religion that worshipped the same God as Christianity.
Two of America’s abominations, abortion and homosexuality, are the exact “antithesis” of who Jesus is and of what He stands for. Jesus is all about “life”. Jesus stated that He is the “life”, and He said that He came so that we could have “life”, and have it more abundantly (John 10:10; 14:6). He also tells us to “choose life”, so that our descendants may live (Deuteronomy 30:19).
Abortion, however, is all about death. Abortion ends the life of a child. What a pregnant woman has in her womb is not a “fetus”; it is a “child” or “baby”. When Jesus’ mother, Mary, visited Elizabeth, who was pregnant with John the Baptist, Elizabeth said that her “babe” or “baby” leaped in her womb at the sound of Mary’s voice (Luke 1:41-44). It wasn’t a “fetus” in Elizabeth’s womb; it was a “baby”. And, when Mary was pregnant with Jesus, the Bible states that she was “with child”, not with a fetus (Luke 2:4-7). Furthermore, the Scriptures tell us that God is the one who is “forming” and “making” that child in the womb, and the Bible states that God has already “fashioned” or “planned” all of the days of that child’s entire life while still in the mother’s womb (Psalm 139:13-16; Jeremiah 1:4-5). Finally, in Exodus 21:22-23, God clearly states that a child who has not yet been born, is a “life” just as much as a grown man who causes the death of that child by hurting the mother. The Bible declares that the “life” of that man will be taken as just punishment for the “life” of that child which was still in the womb; Scripture says “life for life”.
Homosexuality is also all about death. A person who participates in homosexual sexual relations is more than a thousand times more likely to contract the deadly disease of AIDS, than a person who participates in heterosexual relations. Moreover, if homosexuality was universally and exclusively practiced by all people, it would exterminate the human race in less than one century. Yes, homosexuality is indeed also “all about death”.
America’s two national abominations, protecting and exalting abortion/infanticide as being constitutionally protected freedom of choice, and protecting and exalting the practice of homosexuality as an acceptable and moral lifestyle equivalent to heterosexuality; these two “national abominations”, coupled with the others previously mentioned, will bring additional greater judgments upon America.
Why do I say this? I say it because our God is fair, just and consistent. He does not “play favorites”. The Bible states that He is “no respecter of persons”; He does not practice partiality (Deuteronomy 10:17; 2nd Chronicles 19:7; Acts 10:34; Ephesians 6:9; Romans 2:11). And, the Bible also states that God and Jesus Christ do not change; they’re always the same (Malachi 3:6; Hebrews 13:8). Furthermore, Scripture declares that we will “reap what we sow”, and, that if we “sow the wind, we will reap the whirlwind” (Galatians 6:7-8; Hosea 8:7). Therefore, if God has judged other nations in the past for similar behavior, which He has, we can expect that He will also judge America.
Why shouldn’t God judge a nation like America? The past 37 years we have murdered approximately 50 million babies via abortion. That equals more innocent lives slaughtered than Hitler and Stalin combined. One out of every four babies in America is aborted/killed. Every single year in America we kill more babies than the number of American soldiers killed in every war that we’ve ever fought added together: the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the war with Mexico over Texas, The Civil War, the Spanish American War, World War 1, World War 2, the Korean War, Vietnam, and both Gulf Wars.
And, what about homosexuality? Is homosexuality a sin? Is it an abomination? What does the Bible say about it? Genesis 13:13 states that the men of “Sodom”, which is where our word of “sodomy” came from, were exceedingly wicked. Genesis 19:1-11 reveals that their sin was homosexuality, for it states that the men of Sodom wanted to “know”, in a sexual way, the two male angel guests of Lot. The New Testament concurs, for verse seven in the book of Jude states that the sexually immoral sin of Sodom was that they went after “strange flesh”. The Bible specifically calls homosexuality an “abomination” (Leviticus 18:22). Romans 1:26-27 speaks of the sin of homosexuality, saying that people exchanged the “natural use” for what is against nature. It mentions men being with men and women being with women, and says they were committing what is “shameful”; moreover, it refers to these practices as being “vile passions”. And, 1st Corinthians 6:9-10 lists sodomites or homosexuals among those categories of sinners that will not be allowed to inherit the Kingdom of God. Yet, our nation, which claims to be “one nation under God”, has placed its constitutional stamp of approval and “honorability” upon it, even referring to it as being an equally acceptable alternative lifestyle.
When I speak of the practice of homosexuality as being an abomination, which the Bible says that it is, I am not referring to individual homosexuals as being abominations. God loves every homosexual person just as much as He loves me or anyone else. And, Jesus died to save them from their sin, just as He died to save me from my sin. However, the Bible is clear that we all must confess our sins and repent of them, rather than make excuses for continuing to practice them. Homosexuality is just one particular type of sin among many that can enslave us, such as dishonesty, adultery, fornication, murder, idolatry, thievery, covetousness, selfishness, anger, lust and pride. Now it is true that only a few sins are called abominations, as is the case with homosexuality. However, lest the rest of us sinners become “proud” and deceive ourselves, there are a couple of common sins that most of us have struggled with at some time or other that are also called abominations; those sins are pride and deceit or dishonesty (Proverbs 16:5; Proverbs 6:16-19). So, I do not sit in judgment of the sin of homosexuality, as though my past sins of pride and deceit were less offensive to God. What I do rightly address concerning homosexuality, however, is the attitude of so many homosexuals today regarding their sin. They hold “gay pride” marches and rallies, as though their sin is something to be proud of. And, many of them proclaim that it was God’s will for them to be homosexual, because He intentionally created them that way. I do not see groups of “proud people” and liars holding “deceit and dishonesty rallies” or “pride and arrogance marches”; moreover, I do not hear them proclaiming that it’s God’s will for them to be proud and deceitful. The attitude of so many homosexuals today, more or less “spitting in God’s face”, by blaming Him for their sin and proudly wallowing in it, is what I’m referring to when I speak of homosexuality in this article.
Should we not expect additional and greater judgments upon America? Shall America not “reap what she sows”? Shall America not receive similar judgments from God as other nations who also committed abominations against Him, remembering that God does not show partiality? The Bible tells us that disobedient and rebellious nations will be destroyed and turned into hell (Psalm 9:17; Jeremiah 12:17). So, beware America!
There is a striking parallel between America and what the Bible says about the ancient kingdom of Babylon, especially in the New Living Translation (Isaiah 47:8-11). Babylon was called a “pleasure crazy kingdom” that thought it was the greatest in the world, but its own “wisdom” had turned it away from God. This is certainly an apt description of today’s America. And, what did God say was to happen to Babylon? He said that disaster would come upon her, and that calamity and catastrophe would arise so fast that she wouldn’t know what hit her, and she would not be able to buy her way out of it. So, beware America!
The experience and example of Israel should also serve as a warning for our nation. In Ezekiel 7:1-13, 23-27, God accuses Israel of practicing “abominations” and filling their land with “crimes of blood”. God stated that the end had come upon them and that He would pour out His fury and anger and repay them for their abominations, bringing disaster upon disaster on Israel. Therefore, our nation’s abominable practices and “crimes of blood” against our aborted children are surely crying out to a righteous God who does not change as well. So, beware America!
The sin of infanticide is specifically singled out in Scripture, and was responsible for bringing God’s judgments upon Israel. In Ezekiel 23:36-39, 45-49, God promised to bring trouble and plunder upon Israel because they had slain and sacrificed their children to their “idols”; moreover, God stated that the women had “blood on their hands”. How very applicable this scripture is to the 50 million women who have chosen to abort their babies in our nation. However, I must hasten to say that Jesus removes the guilt and stain of their sin when they come to Him in sincere repentance asking for forgiveness. Nevertheless, the relevance of this text is obvious. America has also sacrificed its children to modern-day idols of radical, liberal feminism, situational ethics, secular humanism and the supposedly noble slogan of “pro-choice”. So, beware America!
Israel’s sin of infanticide is again referred to in Jeremiah 7:27-34. The Bible states that Israel sacrificed their sons and daughters to other abominable gods by “burning them” in the fire. Therefore, God said that He would remove the gladness from Israel, and that He would allow Israel to be slaughtered by her enemies to such an extent that the beasts and birds would eat the corpses of Israel. As previously stated, America has also sacrificed its children to its modern-day, radical, liberal political idols, and, thus, can expect similar judgments from God. So, beware America!
In Jeremiah 19:3-11, God also warned Israel that He was going to bring such a catastrophe upon their land, that whoever heard of it, his “ears would tingle”. This catastrophe included severe famine to such a degree that it would result in cannibalism. What was their sin that caused this impending doom? The Bible states that they had filled their land with the blood of the “innocents”. Certainly the blood of 50 million innocent, aborted/killed American babies also cries out to a righteous God who does not change. So, beware America!
Ezekiel 5:5-10 states that Jerusalem/Israel had rebelled and done more wickedness and abominations than the other nations. Therefore, God declared that He would execute judgments on Jerusalem/Israel in the sight of the other nations. Once again, one of those judgments was terrible famine to such an extent that it resulted in cannibalism. America has also rebelled more than the other nations, forsaking the God of Christianity who blessed and established her in the beginning, by exalting false gods to equal or greater status. And, America has become the top exporter of the abominations of abortion, pornography and the radical gay agenda to nations throughout the world. So, beware America!
Israel’s history is summed up well in Ezekiel 16:1-23, 35-41, and it is remarkable how comparable it is to the history of America. This passage states that God had taken Israel in the beginning when they were struggling, and had blessed them in every way until Israel had become beautiful. However, they rebelled against God and abused His blessings, using them to worship other gods, and sacrificing their children to them.
What about America? God also took our nation in the beginning when it was struggling, and blessed it in every way and made it beautiful, because our founding fathers had founded it on Christian principles; moreover, there was only one God worshipped in America, the God of Christianity. However, America has also rebelled against God and abused His blessings. As previously mentioned, our nation sacrifices her children via abortion to our modern-day gods of secular humanism, situational ethics, radical feminism and a perverted “pro-choice” slogan. And, America has also taken God’s financial blessings via our taxes, and has offered them to these modern-day gods by financing their unholy agendas. So, beware America!
Isaiah 5:20-25 decries “woe” upon those who call evil good and call good evil. Unfortunately, that is the sad state that we have come to in America. The ones who oppose the radical gay agenda, because of the Bible’s clear position on homosexuality, are called disparaging names, such as homophobe, while the ones involved in the lewd and unbiblical behavior are exalted as practicing an honorable, alternative lifestyle. Furthermore, the ones praying outside of the abortion clinic are hauled away as criminals if they get too close to the doorway of the abortion building, while the doctors and nurses killing the babies inside the clinic are considered to be fine, upstanding, law-abiding citizens. Beware America! The storm is coming!
If America continues its abomination-honoring, child-aborting, false religion-exalting, Christianity-rejecting ways; then America is racing toward catastrophic judgments from God and its ultimate humbling.