It is common historical knowledge that the traditional family structure is the underpinning foundation for any healthy and progressing culture and / or, nation. As history unfolds, intelligent minds look with perspective at history’s lessons. Those cultures, societies, and nations whose family structure crumbled, were soon taken over by other nations. It should not take an historical Einstein to figure out that the United States (as we and our ancestors know and knew it), is soon crumbling.
The emergent and destructive Supreme Court and other judicial decisions have weakened the family structure of our representative democracy. Political correctness coupled with an anti (traditional) belief of “tolerance,” has led to a political atmosphere of “multiculturalism,” where all value systems are to be regarded as equal. Our United States is being pummeled with the destruction of our unique Founding Father’s identity. Without clear distinctions of our own borders, language and particular nationalistic culture, the US will become just another crumbled, fallen and past nation. It's only a matter of time before all this will come true.
The sin of abortion murders
For sake of illustration, let’s do some simple math. The dreadful Roe V. Wade Supreme Court decision granted to [under the false guise of the 14th Amendment – “Right to privacy”] pregnant women, the unrestricted “right” to rid themselves of their offspring, by means of the medical “Procedure,” called, “abortion.” Using the conservative numerical figure of 1 million (babies) per year since 1973, we arrive at a minimum of 35 million. [And, this is a very conservative number] Essentially, (and, horrendously) we have an average, 2,740 persons eliminated from our US population – per day! I say “persons” because their human identity can not only be theologically substantiated, but also medically and scientifically demonstrated.
2,740 persons represent the equivalent of an American small town. If an earthquake or tornado wiped out a US town of this size, we would never hear the end of it from the mainstream media. Yet, each and every day since the Supreme Court contrived its ill-fated, erroneous and murderous decision, the equivalent of 1 US town (of 2740 plus persons) is erased from the map! [And, of course, nothing is heard about this from the ever growing decadent news media!
Please note: Abortion genocide - moralmatters.org
My maternal grandmother is my hero
For my own part, I would not be living here today, had my maternal grandmother (in 1918) followed through with a medical doctor’s prescribed “therapeutic abortion.” Back then, when government did not interfere, there were “therapeutic abortions" which were performed to truly save the life of the mother. It was a private and delicate affair between a woman and her personal physician.
My Grandmother Schulz had her bags packed 3 different times, but finally could not go through with the recommended “procedure” that would [supposedly] guarantee her life. She ended up trusting in the goodness and mercy of Almighty God – and, decided to continue with the natural process which had begun with her and Grandpa. I was not privy to this reality until after Grandma had passed on. Had I been privy to this courageous reality, I would have personally thanked her continually.
Grandma gave birth to Mom. I am the “product” of 3 other sons. Mom lived to see her sons’ children and some of her great grandchildren. All in all, counting sons, grandchildren and great grandchildren, there are 30 of us (the last time I counted).
Do I believe in “abortion on demand?” No way, no how – and for good reasons! And to think that our US laws permit a woman to obtain an abortion for any reason she so chooses, is abhorrent! But such is the cold hard reality of a culture on the skids.
Please also note:
The Muslim culture unlike US American law, respects human life in the womb
By and large, it is my understanding that the Islamic culture respects life in the womb and is adverse to the human abortion (genocidal) carnage experienced here in our Western Culture. Every once in awhile there is a news report mentioning the reality of Muslims increasing their population in traditionally populated Western nations. As the Muslim populations increase, certain European nations are being challenged with their own identity and legal structures.
Here is the broad implication [“skinny” – if you will]:
Radical Islamist terrorists – if they are patient won’t have to resort to further 9/11 terrorist devastations. [They can bide their time as the Muslim population globally increases] The terrorists who already intimidate more peaceful Muslims can then have “free course” in saturating Western Culture with their overreaching population (cultural) controlling influence.
Please note: Short U-Tube clip: The ironic and pathetic consequence of disobeying God’s first command of being fruitful and multiplying – and the needless and wanton national sin of abortion -- “Muslim Demographics”
Although I admire the Muslim culture to be respectful of not impeding its pre-born to be born, (unlike the US), I thoroughly detest the radical and terrorist element of Islam for sacrificing its youth. I am here referring to the odious, loathsome, dastardly and despicable practice of Muslim terrorists who train their youth to hate Israel and Western Culture and then sacrifice themselves as suicide bombers.
US courts allow homosexuality and homosexual activists, “free course”
Unlike the Muslim culture, US courts and American law encourage homosexuality and its shameless public expression outgrowth. Furthermore, US courts and American law are encouraged by a very liberal news media that likens homosexual activists to be Martin Luther King juniors. Political correctness and multicultural (cemented) mindsets in both (out of control) government and liberal leftist media, celebrate this “diversity,” of which, they don’t recognize to be the destruction of traditional family structure.
The very nature of homosexuality that is promoted by minority homosexual activists, is, that “it” is against “nature.” [Romans 1:18-32] Creator God never created the human rectum for anything but exit purposes. The continuing reality of homosexuals desiring to be “married,” only shows how they and their homosexual activists’ cohorts have attempted to pervert and hijack not only the English language, but also the very intrinsic structure and intended purpose of human marriage.
Marriage has been one of those human institutions which is inherently in a class and world all by itself. Marriage, is the human practice, that from the beginning of time has been between husband (man) and wife (woman). Its purpose was for companionship and for procreation.
Homosexuals, homosexual activists and their practice of homosexuality do not produce an intimate companionship relationship between a man and a woman. Nor does the unnatural relationship produce children. Furthermore -- ask yourself the obvious question: “What part of the human anatomy was created for exit purposes only?
Let’s put some 2 and 2 together:
What could be more culturally conflicting than that of the US American culture, to that of the Islamic culture? Unrestricted abortion and the promotion of homosexuality. What could be more divergent to the two cultures? Now, is it easier to understand that while Western Culture promotes what is abhorred by Islamic Culture, -- that those 2 “elements” will end up being major roadblock fundamentals contributing to our US Western Culture’s decline and destruction?
The Triune God’s Judgment over human sin is “a given”
The Triune (true) God of the historically documented Hebrew and Christian Scriptures has made it clear that He is directly involved in human affairs.
Yes, God will judge. Psalm 105:1f states that “……his judgments are in all the earth.” Scripture also reveals that God will not only dispense “judgment,” but “punishment” as well:
"The nations have sunk down in the pit which they made; in the net which they hid, their own foot is caught. The LORD is known by the judgment He executes; the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands." [Psalm 9:15]
The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God. Psalm 9:15-17
For behold, the Lord comes out of His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity; the earth will also disclose her blood, and will no more cover her slain. Isaiah 26:21
Psalm 106:1f specifically names some certain sins of God’s chosen people, Israel:
But they mingled with the Gentiles and learned their works; they served their idols, which became a snare to them. They even sacrificed their sons and their daughters to demons, and shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols ofCanaan;and the land was polluted with blood. Thus they were defiled by their own works, and played the harlot by their own deeds.Therefore the wrath of the LORD was kindled against His people, so that He abhorred His own inheritance. And He gave them into the hand of the Gentiles, and those who hated them ruled over them.Their enemies also oppressed them, and they were brought into subjection under their hand. Psalm 106:35-42
Since the Triune God is the God of human history, He will, in His time, dispense His specific justice and punishments. US Western culture will not be exempt – nor for that matter, Muslim culture. Human sin is dealt with, in temporal and eternal fashion by the holy Creator. Gospel of Matthew 25:31-46
As far as our culture going homosexually “ape,” -- the just and good Lord has already pronounced his word of judgment. [Romans 1:18-32] There is no escape from the all knowing and discerning eye of Almighty God. Those souls who by their sinful lifestyles continually flaunt their Creator, will be eternally cast aside. Galatians 5:19-21
Even though our nation is crumbling, Creator Christ desires you - the individual soul
Societies, cultures and nations come and go, but those who do the will of Creator God will be blessed – not only in the present, but in eternity. [Psalm 1:1-6 and Psalm 33:1f] The one Christian Creed calls this, “Life everlasting,” as opposed to the damned (death everlasting) which will be the never ending fate of those people who never repented of their sins and who [in effect, and in reality] chose to live a life apart from Creator God. Luke 16:19-21
Friend, are you an individual soul caught up in the culture’s sins? Are you struggling with attempting to be “Politically correct” yet, maintain some semblance of conscience? Are you possessing identity problems, and in the process seeking self esteem forbidden by nature and God, Himself? Are you struggling to defend your culture’s multicultural understanding which imposes intolerance upon those whom it wishes to silence?
Friend, there is a way of escape. That way out of your sin and rebellion against nature and God, is the very person who created you. [Colossians 1:13-20] God did not institute the Ten Commandments so as to deprive you forbidden fruit. He gave us [in part] the Commandments to show us what type of perfection He expects. You are a sinner. Admit it. You are a damnable sinner headed for hell – admit that also. Your unbelief will eternally damn you. Believe in Christ as your Savior from all of your sin.
Your only hope is to recognize your deplorable sinful condition. If you would, but take stock in the life and death of a certain special person who kept all of God’s Commandments for you – then, there is hope for you. Only through the birth, life, suffering, death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, can you be sure of eternal life’s certainty – and, confident in (conscience) in this present life. Only through the shed (holy) blood sacrifice (for sin) of Creator Christ, can you truly be at peace with your Creator, welcome into his holy heaven some day, when you finally breathe your last. But, just because there is a cookie jar; does not portend cookies in that jar. Father God has provided a rescue from your sins which will lead you to perdition, because of your unbelief in Christ your Savior. You must come to faith in Christ to avoid that godless and hellish eternity.
It is my prayer, that God will have mercy upon your soul; and spare you His just judgment and punishment. May He lead you to humble yourself; believe and trust in Him. Luke 18:9-14 ; Luke 19:1-10 ; John 1:14-18 ; Lamentations 5:21 ; Isaiah 55:1-9 ; John 3:14-21 and Matthew 7:13-29
May God the Holy Spirit work faith in your heart to believe him, as you expose yourself to the Holy Scriptures; Creator God's divine revelation life and spirit changing means! Romans 10:17 ; Romans 1:16 ; 1 Peter 1:23
Above Message and Related Scriptures [below] -- Intended to be utilized in a simple worship format:
Psalm 1:1-6 and Psalm 5:4-6 -- Favored by Creator God -- those who do His will; cursed by Creator God -- those who are wicked
John 3:14-21 --The supreme and eternal importance of belief in Christ, the Savior
Luke 18:9 -14 -- Recognizing personal sin so that you can look to the Savior
Luke 13:1-5 and Luke 19:1-10 – The importance of repentance for personal sin
Luke 13:23-30 – Familiarity with Creator Christ is no substitute for a genuine relationship with Him
Romans 1:18-32 – Creator God will not mess around with His creation, for those who reject Him. These verses of Scripture also illustrate what happens to sinners when they initially reject Creator God’s creation and fail to honor Him as Creator. Failing to give Creator God the credit and to be thankful to Him spells out a degenerating multiplicity of human problems and woes.
Of Whom Does the Prophet Speak" -- by Victor Buksbazen -- an in-depth view of Isaiah 53:1-12 and the prophecy of Christ, hundred of years before his birth. Isaiah 53:1-12underscores the truthfulness of Divine Revelation as exemplified in the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures.
The Christian Faith: Parts 1-3
Please Note: Topical Christian Messages, by subject
Pastor (Emeritus) Nathan Bickel
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The "Words in Season" topical messages and related worship format are not intended to discourage or replace the Christian worship and assembly of Christians at their particular places of church worship. As this website's author, it is my prayer and hope, that many souls will find the topical messages and related worship format and other material, a useful and valuable Christian resource.
Note also - The aforementioned message (with the exception of minor editing) was previously posted online with this web author's former [old] moralmatters.org website