Would God really forget America?
Would he forget our long history as a righteous nation?
Would he refuse to hear the cries of a nation that was once dedicated to him?
The answer depends on which God we believe in, the one we have manufactured in our churches or the one revealed in the Bible. We love to talk about his promise to forget our sins, but we almost never talk about his promise to forget our righteous deeds. Yet, his warnings are repeated throughout the Bible.
Some churches even go so far as to claim God cannot forget our righteousness. They make up fairy tales about a guarantee of eternal security, which is often referred to as “once saved always saved.” To see how the Bible exposes this false doctrine, see my previous post, Exposing the False Doctrine of Once Saved Always Saved.
According to the Bible, God has consistently forgotten the righteous when they have forgotten him. The following scriptures provide examples of the Lord doing this in the past and warnings that he will do the same again today.
Old Testament Warnings:
The Lord smote the very same people, his people whom he had just delivered from Egypt.
“Then the LORD smote the people, because of what they did with the calf which Aaron had made.” (Exodus 32:35 NASB)
He turned against his own people and became their enemy and fought against them.
In His love and in His mercy He redeemed them, and He lifted them and carried them all the days of old. But they rebelled and grieved His Holy Spirit. Therefore He turned Himself to become their enemy, He fought against them. (Isaiah 63:9-10)
Again referring to Israel, his people, the Lord vowed to bring disaster on them and even refused to hear their cries for help.
“Therefore thus says the Lord, “Behold I am bringing disaster on them which they will not be able to escape; though they will cry to Me, yet I will not listen to them.” (Jeremiah 11:11).
The prophet Ezekiel warned about the mistake of trusting in our righteous deeds because if we turn away from the Lord we will die and none of our righteous deeds will be remembered.
“And you, son of man, say to your fellow citizens, ‘The righteousness of a righteous man will not deliver him in the day of his transgression, and as for the wickedness of the wicked, he will not stumble because of it in the day when he turns from his wickedness; whereas a righteous man will not be able to live by his righteousness on the day when he commits sin. ’ When I say to the righteous he will surely live, and he so trusts in his righteousness that he commits iniquity, none of his righteous deeds will be remembered; but in that same iniquity of his which he has committed he will die.” (Ezekiel 33:12-13)
The same God who blessed the people of Israel promised to curse their blessings because they refused to honor his name. Not only that, he also promised to rebuke their children, spread animal waste on their faces, and cause them to be taken away.
“If you don’t listen, and if you don’t take it to heart to honor My name, says Yahweh of Hosts, I will send a curse among you, and I will curse your blessings. In fact, I have already begun to curse them because you are not taking it to heart. Look, I am going to rebuke your descendants, and I will spread animal waste over your faces, the waste from your festival sacrifices, and you will be taken away with it.” (Malachi 2:2-3)
New Testament Warnings:
But those scriptures are all from the Old Testament. Surely God would never do those things today, right? Wrong, he has not changed and his warnings to us have not changed either. Here are some examples from the New Testament.
Behold then the kindness and severity of God; to those who fell, severity, but to you, God’s kindness, if you continue in His kindness; otherwise you also will be cut off. (Romans 11:22)
This next verse could not say it any clearer. Anyone who has known the Lord and Jesus Christ as their Savior, but then returns to their sins, would be better off not to have known the Lord because their last state will be worse than the first. The Lord forgets their righteousness!
For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world by the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and are overcome, the last state has become worse for them than the first. For it would be better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn away from the holy commandment handed on to them. (2 Peter 2:20-21)
Jude confirms that God has not changed by repeating the same warnings from the Old Testament in the New Testament.
Now I desire to remind you, though you know all things once for all, that the Lord, after saving a people out of the land of Egypt, subsequently destroyed those who did not believe. (Jude 1:5)
Jesus warned the Ephesian church:
“Therefore remember from where you have fallen, and repent and do the deeds you did at first; or else I am coming to you and will remove your lampstand out of its place—unless you repent.” (Revelation 2:5)
And he warned the Laodicean church:
“I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I wish that you were cold or hot. So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth.” (Revelation 3:15-16)
So anyone who claims we have a lock on the blessings of God regardless of our actions is a liar because that contradicts all of the scriptures listed above. It is wise to fear the Lord because if we turn away from him we can cross a point of no return. Like driving a car over a cliff, we can reach a point where there is no way to avoid going over the edge.
George Washington’s Warning:
The same principles that apply to individuals also apply to nations. America was warned about this right from the very start of our nation in the words of President George Washington:
“We ought to be no less persuaded that the propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained.”
– George Washington’s first inaugural speech, April 30, 1789
Would God forget America’s righteous heritage? Yes he absolutely would. We have been warned by the scriptures, by our first President, and by many prophetic warnings today. I believe America’s years of turning away from him have reached the tipping point, the point of no return. As a result of our own choices, the days of our nation are now numbered.
Author: James Bailey
James Bailey is a blogger, business owner, husband and father of two grown children. In 1982, he surrendered his life to the Lord Jesus Christ. In 2012, he founded Z3news.com to broadcast the message of salvation by reporting end time news before it happens.
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