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Today’s slice of the bread of life, the Word of God, is 1 Corinthians 6:19-20:
What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.
A good portion of this message I got from Bill Keller, a Minister of Live Prayer Ministry way back in 2003. He began:
Only the foolish try to argue the fact that this nation was not founded by men and women that believed in the God of the Bible and had a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. There is no way to deny that the largest percentage of the first several generations of people in this country were Christians. It was clearly a nation that honored God, followed His Son Jesus, and accepted the Bible as the inspired, inerrant Word of God, representing absolute truth, and our final authority in all matters. However, that is no longer the case, and has not been for many years now.
But how can we call this a Christian nation today when the Federal Government legally protects the murder of approximately 2 million babies every year? Or, when people that have chosen lifestyles that God calls an abomination are now accepted and promoted as normal? Or when God’s gift of sex has been perverted and is now marketed and accessible to anyone, of any age, at any time?
How can you call this a Christian nation when God’s Holy Institution of marriage has been mocked and turned into little more than a legal date? Or when God’s definition of a family is being rewritten daily by those who reject God in their life? The answer is: you can no longer call this a Christian nation, for these and numerous other reasons.
How did we go from being what was to the spiritual state that we find ourselves in today? There are two key elements involved.
The first is the incredible numbers of people that immigrated to the United States since 1900. People from all over the world that brought to this nation their own religious beliefs. People that did not believe in the God of the Bible and rejected His Son Jesus.
The second is a weak and ineffective church since the 1960’s and a void of real spiritual warfare. Churches that lost their evangelistic zeal and became institutionalized. Men and women called to God to be disciples find it much more comfortable to ignore the lost world they were living in, and hide behind the four walls of the church where they can preach to the choir where it is safe and profitable.
So what is the answer? I will continue to support in prayer issues like the Ten Commandments, the taking out of “under God” in the Pledge, and similar efforts to take God out of our nation. But let me be frank with you. Having a rock with the Ten Commandments on it in a courthouse in Montgomery, Alabama, having children recite the Pledge and saying “under God,” is not going to make this a Christian nation again. WHAT WILL MAKE THIS A CHRISTIAN NATION AGAIN IS GETTING PEOPLE SAVED!!!
The reality is that there are at least two full generations of people which that have never been to church. These people are not coming to church on Sunday morning, they are not watching the Christian media, and if you want to reach these people you need to take the message of Christ to them. Why are false religions like Islam and various New Age movements the fastest growing in our nation today? Because they are taking their message, that is straight from the pits of hell, directly to the people!
Commercial television and radio, newspapers and magazines, music, film, the Internet, and advertising are all ways the world forces its messages into people lives literally 24/7.
This is how the cults and false religions of the world are doing it. This is how the people who know Christ as their savior better start doing it!!! Over and over the Word of God tells us to “Go Ye.” All we want to do is say “Ya’ll Come!”…