January 15, 2021.
What we are seeing in America today is a repeat of the history of Israel. Every time the people in the Nation of Israel were enjoying the blessings of God, instead of being thankful and glorifying God, and giving Him the credit, they convinced themselves that their prosperity was due to their own work and wisdom. Therefore, they ought to be able to enjoy themselves with anything and any god they chose.
Living in the 21st century AD, unless we study the Scriptures, and history, we live out the old adage: “Those who do not study history, are apt to repeat it.”
We live in a time of, “If it feels good, do it.” without considering the consequences of our actions. Just watch the news and see what our children are being taught in the public schools. It is scary and we should have considered the warning signs over the past 50 some years. When our children were in school, in the 1960’s-1980’s, Nita Raye and I became so concerned that I ran for and became president of our PTA’s and voiced objections to the teaching of “Situation Ethics”, as well as other fringe beliefs. Now our grandchildren and great grandchildren are being taught by the same people who were taught by the ungodly people we argued with.
This is what I wrote only 2 months ago in my new book, “America Repeating The Sins of Ancient Israel”
November 08, 2020
As I am writing this, America is struggling with the uncertainty of the current election results, and the repercussions of whomever the final winner is.
Although I started working on this book several months ago, as I watched the societal upheavals in our country over the past year, it seemed to me that we were experiencing the results of taking God and His word out of our society, beginning with our schools in 1964. That meant that our children missed out on having a good and Godly, spiritual, moral, and societal foundation. “Situation Ethics” was a class they started teaching in the schools. In other words, “If it feels good, or will serve your purposes, do it.” I know this to be true because I fought it and was very vocal about this concept when president of the PTA at one of our children’s schools. I would make personal visits to the schools, and the teachers, disputing the path they were taking our children down. Our daughter Stephanie would listen to the teachings at school, then come home to ask Mom and Dad for the truth. Smart girl.
Most parents did not know what was going on until their children started rebelling against the teaching of their parents, grandparents, and all the “old” society. If you are like me, you remember all of the uprising of the younger generation in the 1960’s and 70”s, and we were told it all had to do with the Vietnam War, and that was part of it, but it really had to do with rejecting moral authority.
Judges_17:6 In those days there was no king in Israel, but every man did that which was right in his own eyes
Finally, this 2020 election cycle brought all the demonic maneuverings out in the open for everyone to see. When we see and hear a popular political figure say this about us: “The conservatives in our country cling to their gold, their guns, and their God,” and say it in a disparaging way, there is no doubt we have reached a point of Godlessness in American society in general.
There is an old saying that those who refuse to study history, are bound to repeat it. And that is true in both good actions, and bad. After all, if you do not know what processes worked for the good of our nation and ourselves in the past, how can you follow them? And if you do not know what did not work in the past, how can you avoid it?
The purpose of this book is to show from history what we can expect to occur if we continue down the path of Godlessness, by relating from history what happened to the nation of Israel when they denied their God, who is also our God.
There are some people who believe that America was founded by and is populated by remnants of the 10 “lost” tribes of Israel. I do not know if that is true, but it makes one wonder when we look at the commonality of actions and results, which is what this book is about to do for the consideration of the reader.
Let us consider the miraculous beginning of the nation of Israel, and later how God dealt with the rebellious Israel, who had forsaken Him. Then let’s look at the miraculous beginning of America, and our current condition, And let us consider what is in store for America, if we don’t repent and return to the Lord our God and humble ourselves before Him.
After all, God is a fair and just God. If He rejected Israel due to their rejecting Him, what makes us think we will not suffer the same fate, when we reject Him?
As you know, we have a better covenant with God today then the people had under the Old Covenant under Moses, because of Jesus, BUT, that covenant is given to us on an individual basis, not a national one. Although we will cover this more thoroughly in the final chapter of the book, let us now read and see the comparisons of National Israel, and National America.