All things have a life span, a birth, and an eventual death. According to Zacharias (2014) there four successive conditions God used when he judged His nation of Israel. In the end, they were invaded by the Babylon. Here is Zacharias (2014) list. The first condition was Israel’s ancestral disappointments, which deals with the repeated betrayal of the previous generation. Secondly, prophetic duplicity because there were mixed messages by religious leaders brought on by their own inconsistent living or overtly spoken deceit, which now in America includes but is not limited to condoning the oxymoron of “same-sex marriage and self-identity. Thirdly, national desertion, where the nation exchanged the singularly true God for the gods of one’s self-defeating choices. Finally, personal disavowal, which refers to a time when people sitting in the church would proclaim that they no longer believe what they are hearing. A careful look at the path our nation is on parallels in many ways the nation of Israel.
In 1798, John Adams, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence stated, “We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion.” The words of John Adams are now a reality. We are living in a time of unbridled passions, an amoral culture where religion and morality are seen as an obstacle. The world is moving at an expediential pace towards its final destiny. The climate in America is one of frustration and exhaustion. People are fractured and broken. The time has come for America to be great again, but not in the way some by be thinking at this moment. The only way to make America truly great again is to return to the principles this great nation was founded upon, such as principles of morality and decency. The sacred is desecrated, what was private is now made public. Innocence has disappeared as if it were just an illusion. Authority is mocked, patriotism scoffed, freedom has become bondage. America is repeating what nations before her had done. The Psalmist asked the right question when he said, “Why do the nations rebel? Why are the countries devising plots that will fail? (Psalms 2:1).