A NATION UNDER ATTACK
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INTRODUCTION

A Nation under attack comes to bear when there is an attack on the democracy of any nation; its foundational belief threatened, tampered with, or attempt to eliminate.  When a nation turns loose of its moral foundation; godly leadership, and being anchored in God, its path to destruction comes to the forefront.  When evilness overrides the righteousness of a nation; it enters a path that is difficult to overcome; unless the Mighty hand of God intervenes.

Scripture reveals: He (God) increases the nations, and destroys them: he enlarged (spreads out) the nations, and straitens (guides) them again (Job 12:23).  Before the flood (Pre-flood days of Noah), the earth was tilled and populated, but due to corruption God destroyed all with a flood (except Noah, and those in the ark of safety).  Scripture reveals: God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh (mankind) had corrupted his way upon the earth (Genesis 6:12).

It was noted that God having power and authority to create also has power and authority to destroy that which He creates.  This was shown by the Flood.  When humans become so evil, that every thought and imagination of the human mind and heart was only evil continually, God decided to destroy from the earth the humans He had created.  To give life and take away life are both within God's authority.


A Nation Under Attack
Lessons of History

It was noted that the destiny of nations is still in the hands of a sovereign God.  Sin shortens the existence of both governments and individuals.  Unless we heed the lessons of history, and Biblical instruction, a calamity can come upon us; as we live in a culture that is increasingly hostile to God (a nation under attack category), with many having dismissed God from their lives.

Nations, both ancient and modern, have been wicked and cruel, inflicting unspeakable misery on mankind, having rejected God.  A Nation under attack fits the category of any nation deciding it no longer needs God to lead and guide them.

Voices of the Past

It was noted that if we ever forget that we are a nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under (Ronald Reagan).  Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people; it is inadequate to the government of any other (John Adams).  God who gave us life gave us liberty.  Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God?  I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever (Thomas Jefferson).

Voices of the past that gave warning to the future state of man; if allegiance to God is cast aside!  A Nation under attack surfaces when one ignores the guidance of godly men who are led of God to give guidance to His people.

Capturing the Culture

It was noted that any country grounded in Christian values cannot be overthrown until those roots are cut, to change culture, with a long march through the institutions becoming necessary.  Socialism is precisely the religion that must overcome Christianity.  In the New Order, Socialism will triumph by first capturing the culture via infiltration of schools, universities, churches, and the media by transforming the consciousnesses of society (Antonio Gramsci).  

A Nation under attack is when such goals are instituted.  Many who have lived under such a threat have migrated to supposed free nations, only to find a similar path being pursued!  The threat of Socialism, Marxism, cousins to Communism, is becoming a realty in many nations!

A Nation Under Attack
Goals

A Nation under attack goals include: Eliminate prayers in schools; discredit the family as an institution; use the schools as tools for promoting Socialism; break down cultural standards of morality; promote homosexuality as normal, natural, and healthy; infiltrate the press, gain control of key positions in the government; infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with social religion; discredit the Bible; to name a few goals noted that are being implemented.

There is an attempt to tear down the moral foundation through indoctrination of the youth towards acceptance of what would never have been previously allowed.  A Nation under attack sees such transpiring, with acceptance of ungodly ways condemned in God's Word.

A Nation Under Attack 
Intermingling of Unrighteousness

Scripture reveals: Woe to them that call evil good and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe to them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight (Isaiah 5:20-21); which justify the wicked for reward (a nation under attack), and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him (Isaiah 5:23).

Righteousness exalts a nation; but sin is a reproach to any people (Proverbs 14:34).  There can be no intermingling of righteousness with unrighteousness; for God's Word gives a clear path towards righteousness, with no exception!  

Normalization of
Ungodliness

A nation under attack is when there is an attempt towards normalization of the ungodliness of man; with decent moral living being tossed aside; with emphasis on acceptance of the previously unacceptable.  It was noted that if humanity continues to drift morally and socially during the next century as it did during the present one, we will sink into abyss of total corruption and despair.  

Scripture reveals: This know that in the last days (which we are in) perilous times shall come (2 Timothy 3:1).  Evil men and seducers shall wax (grow) worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived (1 Timothy 3:12).  Some of the characteristics of the latter days: Men shall be lovers of their own selves, unholy, despisers of those that are good, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying the power thereof.

Identification of the 
Church

A Nation under attack is not necessarily from outside a nation's borders; but from within as well, when it allows seeds of corruption to be sown. The church is not immune to destructive policies being tossed as bait ready for consumption.  The ungodliness of man; condemned in God's Word is being adopted in many instances, with tolerance and acceptance becoming the norm.  

The identification of the church; after having been intermixed with the world, is no longer noticeable as before; having some of the same characteristics as the world.  The church use to set an example for the world but now the world is setting an example of the church; in a nation under attack category, no longer adhering to godly principles.

Justifying the Wicked

Scripture reveals: He that says to the wicked, you are righteous; he shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him; but to them that rebuke him (the wicked) shall he (God) delight, and a good blessing shall come upon them (Proverbs 24:14-15). Justifying the wicked for reward, condemning the just, is an abomination to the Lord.  God's Word gives a warning about biding one Godspeed: He that bids Godspeed is a partaker (shares in) his evil deeds (2 John 1:11).

It was noted that a certain political leader made frequent use of Christian vocabulary.  He talked about the blessing of the Almighty and the Christian beliefs which would become the pillars of the new government.  He spoke of his spiritually to the press; he displayed his tattered Bible and declared that he drew the strength for his great work from it, and many Christians welcomed him as a man sent from God. Who was this leader? it was Adolf Hitler.  One needs to be careful as to who they bid Godspeed in the hour in which we live!

Held Accountable

Scripture reveals: The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God (Psalm 9:17).  It was noted this signifies a place of torment, commonly called Hell, where devils and evil spirits are; where the souls of the wicked go immediately upon their departure from their bodies; judgment being over, with an everlasting separation from God, His wrath and fiery indignation

Nations that forget God apply to those who forget there is a God who sees and knows all things and to whom one is held accountable. A Nation under attack is due to those who forsake God; no longer recognizing Him as their source of deliverance.  

Governor Among the
Nations

Scripture reveals: The kingdom is the Lord's and he is the governor among the nations (Psalm 22:28).  It was noted that the kingdom is the Lord's; the kingdom of grace, being exalted as Prince, as well as Savior, setting down at the right hand of God; sending forth His strength, His Gospel, into the world with conversion of multitudes.

He rules in the hearts of some by His Spirit and grace, and over others with a rod of iron. Nation under attack comes to those who have forgotten the gracious hand of Jesus, His sacrifice for mankind, the salvation of the soul, through that sacrifice, for the benefit of mankind.

Blameless and Harmless

Scripture reveals: It is God which works in you both to will and so do of his good pleasure (Philippians 2:13); that you (the believer in Christ) may be blameless and harmless (innocent), the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom you shine as lights in the world (Philippians 2:15).

It was noted that to become blameless (no finger of accusation justly pointed at you) and harmless (morally pure) the sons of God in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation (a nation under attack), without rebuke (without incurring spiritual damage); shine as lights in the world; as stars are readily noticeable in a dark sky.

Scripture reveals: Let your light (testimony) so shine before men, that they may see your good works (manner of conduct), and glorify your Father which is in heaven (Matthew 5:16).  Christian lives are to be in such a manner that they stand out; giving credence to their witness, to those in darkness (unsaved).

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