Would God Really Forget America?

americaWould 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

Conclusion:
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.

James Bailey

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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Ray
Ray
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December 5, 2015 10:54 AM

Thank you i know what you say is truth because tears are running down my face.

Ray
Ray
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December 5, 2015 6:07 AM

So is what you are saying James that if we were once a christian and we fell away there is no way back. lots of prople have been decieved by the church myself included. i posted in another column earlier that i have tried to repent but dont feel worthy by that i mean i dont feel saved.. i am a little confused by this James as i read all the time people on here posting telling people to repent and turn back to the lord? would appreciare what anyone has to say on this..

Linda Hasche
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December 5, 2015 6:41 AM

Hello Ray,
I’m a “PRIME example” of one who had fallen away from the LORD Jesus, but the LOVE of the LORD drew me back. I even get to be the “illustrated message” if you will, for something I haven’t shared before is this:

My maiden name is Chance.
I’m the second born in a family of five children.
I LITERALLY am serving the God of SECOND CHANCES.

Regarding not feeling worthy. . . . that is the enemy bringing condemnation. None of us are “worthy”, all of us are saved by the Grace and Mercy of the Heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ. So, I rebuke that lying spirit in the name of Jesus and ask the Heavenly Father to release the angels of TRUTH, FREEDOM, JOY, LIFE and DESTINY to surround you, as you step into your destiny in Christ Jesus.

The “repent” is basically to stop what we are doing that is sinful, to keep a clean walk with Jesus. Only the Holy Spirit can search our hearts to see if there are any areas that are unpleasing to the LORD. It is wise to ask the Holy Spirit to daily search our hearts and show us if there is anything we need to do that day.

Ok, soldier. . . time to get up, dust yourself off and move out. . . there is Kingdom of Heaven work to do and you, my brother are a part of that.

Blessings.

Ray
Ray
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December 5, 2015 7:13 AM
Thank you linda, i maybe misunderstand what James is saying? I took it that if you fall from grace there is no way back so if America USA and the rest repented, which they wont, but praying that some will. God would repent which he does thank you for your words,you certainly had a great name change chance to clay. so one more question i have asked it somewhere else what does God mean when he says he will pour out is spirit on all people it is confusing me when i legft the church i read somewhere that God will save all people which it does say in scripture and i checked the greek word pas is used 1,238 times in the new testament. and PAS MEAns all.?? i am not to worried about it now but it really did cause me concern at the time, i also hearde that should not be in the bible? i think it says Gehenna, and sheol and they literally mean to cover, the explanation i was given at the time was our God is an all consuming fire, a refiners fire, and so on. not saying this is right just one of the things that threw me, when i became a christian in 2000 i was living on the streets and as low as you can get from drugs i was on fire for the Lord and i knew he was going to use me thats why i fell with such a bump, But the lord does work in mysteriouse ways and i have prayed and repented i also said i am here send me. but if you dont lord i am ready for whatever is your will even death, after all who can go against the lords will? that is why… Read more »
Linda Hasche
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December 5, 2015 9:41 AM

Also, in Acts Chapter 2:17-21 –
‘And it shall be in the last days,’ God says,‘That I will pour forth of My Spirit on all mankind; And your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, And your young men shall see visions, And your old men shall dream dreams; Even on My bondslaves, both men and women, I will in those days pour forth of My Spirit And they shall prophesy. ‘And I will grant wonders in the sky above And signs on the earth below, Blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke. ‘The sun will be turned into darkness And the moon into blood, Before the great and glorious day of the Lord shall come. ‘And it shall be that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’

Janae
Janae
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September 15, 2015 3:36 PM

Michael Snyder writes about France’s plans, which are being under reported by our media, here:
http://freedomoutpost.com/2015/09/why-america-should-be-on-high-alert-for-a-major-earthquake-along-the-new-madrid-fault/

Janae
Janae
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September 15, 2015 11:45 AM

Do you know which day the UN is scheduled to vote on the idea of creating a palestinian state?

Bette Stevens
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September 14, 2015 9:31 AM

It is NOT a wise thing to remember the good ole days…..This comes out of Ecc:7:10 Say not thou,What is the course that the former days were better than these?for thou dost not inquire wisely concerning this.meaning to talk about those former days.(aka,America) is not wise ,as both good and bad days are in the work of God and are used apart so that we may understand God’s sovereign plan………..
God is always moving forward and what ever the outcome is in regards to a nation blessed or not,the plan will always be for our good,hence we may not always understand ,but because God is just and holy,He has a purpose and it is always to get our attention focused back on him…………

Ming
Ming
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September 13, 2015 10:29 PM

Well said. The Lord Jesus Christ is our ONLY bedrock of Righteousness. Our righteous standing before God the Father is in Jesus. Without Jesus, all our “righteous” acts/good deeds are just humanistic filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6). Without this strong Foundation in Christ, all the men-made structures that America boasts are doomed to collapse. Our nation, in general, has renounced Christ (how many times in a day do you hear the public, even those so-called Christian/Catholic, using HIS Name as a curse word?), and most of the Church are still asleep & entangled with worldly pleasures/sins. It’s up to the few “wise virgins” to shine HIS Light in this dark time. So hold fast to your Rock (Psalm 11:3) and do what Jesus did (John 5:19).

Josey Wales
Josey Wales
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September 13, 2015 7:56 PM

Attention righteous Christians : Move south. Create a NEW country from which to start all fresh and new. An enlarged 15 state version of The Confederate States Of America. Repent. Follow The Lord, ( see psalms 119, ) and let Him focus His wrath on “the rest of Amerika.” Pray about this. Talk to all high ups in the military you know about it. Push it as a grass roots movement, and support Vdare and Leagueofthesouth. Amen.

DENNIS MANNING
DENNIS MANNING
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September 13, 2015 7:26 PM

1 Cor 9;27………Paul said, “I deal harshly with my sin, because I am afraid that, after preaching to others, I myself might become a CASTAWAY”………CASTAWAY and REPROBATE (Romans 1) are the same greek word, meaning rejected, dis-approved, counterfeit……………Paul was afraid that he might would lose his salvation……but in Paul’s last Chapter of Scripture, (2 Tim 4), Paul said that God had revealed to Paul that he would die soon (and be saved), because Paul had FOUGHT THE GOOD FIGHT, KEPT THE FAITH, AND FINISHED THE RACE.

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