Saturday Sermon: Autopsy on America
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Currently I am serving as pastor, but I have been a mortician since 1965. I have witnessed many autopsies.
We know autopsies are performed to try and find out the cause of death. When we look inside the body of America, we look to see why America is on its deathbed.
Many things we can see is causing the nation's demise. We must remember God is the giver of life, to individuals and to nations. When you forsake the giver of life then death is the result.
Our nation is passing laws to do away with the Bible as our standard for life. We have taken prayer and Bible reading out of public schools. Now we say the 10 Commandments are outdated. We legally kill children in their mother's womb. We promote and protect sexual perversions of all kinds. We pass laws to prohibit or restrict the God-given rights and Constitutional rights of free speech because the Bible and Christians are not relevant for today.
Proverbs 14:34 says, "Righteousness exalteth a nation but sin is a reproach to any people." Where is the confession of national sin against almighty God? Where is the shame of our nation?
Evidence proclaims that so many people in our nation want to do whatever they want with no regard to God or others. Show me how many nations in history have forsaken God and got away with it.
Jeremiah 18:7 says, "At what instant I shall speak concerning a nation and concerning a kingdom to pluck up and to pull down to destroy it."
What does God want and deserve? II Chronicles 7:14, tells us what God wants. "If my people who are called by my name shall humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land."
Seems to me the autopsy result on America is a heart problem. Sin has blocked the love circulation in America's heart and is the cause of death.
Another cause of death to a nation is the treatment of the nation of Israel. God promised Abraham, I will bless those who bless thee and I will curse those who curse thee.
Is it too late to repent? Will America be blessed once again or continue to go down the road to a curse?
When rigor mortis sets in on a body, then you know it is too late. Rigor mortis is when somatic and cellular death has taken place.
We all need to repent, return to God, the White House, the state house, the courthouse, city halls, communities, families. But will we return to God and his son the Lord Jesus Christ?
The Rev. John Fisher is pastor of First Baptist Church in Point Comfort.