AMERICA DAMNED ITSELF WHEN…

Patriotism is normal. God instigated the separations and divisions of nations. Read Genesis 11. See also Acts 17:26-27. The coming together of the nations in our present day is due to prophecy being fulfilled concerning the world’s relationship to the nation of Israel and God’s desire to bring the Jewish nation back into a repentant relationship with him concerning the rejection their Messiah, the Lord Jesus Christ. Read Zechariah 12:1-3, 14:1-3. Remember this doesn’t hinder God from regathering and blessing Israel BEFORE they get right with him. Ezekiel 36. The Bible is a two-edged sword. Hebrews 4:12. God doesn’t judge the nations for rejecting Jesus as their King until the end of the millennium when Satan is loosed for a season. Read Revelation 20. Right now, individual sinners all over the world are given the opportunity to receive pardon and grace through the free gift of eternal life in Jesus Christ. Nations are doing what nations do, but I may be getting ahead of myself.

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I’m an American through and through. I like to say I’m a “Heinz 57 Varieties” American. This nation is known for being “The Great Melting Pot”. I have early memories of my Great-grandfather Galland fluently speaking and singing Cajun language. We have Native American tribes in our family history. There are Irish, English, German, Dutch, French, and other nationalities in my background. I was born in Fairbanks, Alaska. I was raised on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. I married a Midwestern woman from Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota.

I’m a Patriot. All the men in my family on both my father and my mother’s side are military as far back as I have knowledge of. We have Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines mixed into my immediate family tree. I volunteered for the USAF during war time under President George W. Bush. Please, don’t misunderstand this article from the beginning by jumping to the conclusion that I’m simply a disgruntled and unthankful Generation X-er. I’m a Bible Christian first, and an American Patriot second, and it’s a CLOSE second too.

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Americans need to understand that God doesn’t look for friends of Gentile nations. He’s never NEEDED us. He WANTS individual sinners to repent and receive forgiveness through the blood atonement of the best Gift He could offer, His only begotten Son.

What is God’s estimation of the nations?

Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing. Isaiah 40:15

All nations before him are as nothing; and they are counted to him less than nothing, and vanity. Isaiah 40:17

Those are God’s words. The ONLY exception you find in the entire Bible is the PHYSICAL nation of Israel and the SPIRITUAL body of believer’s in the Church Age referred to as a spiritual “holy nation”. See Exodus 19:6 & 1 Peter 2:9.

Adam lost the crown of the kingdom of this world when he chose to sin against God and die with his wife. Noah had a chance at a fresh start, but failed in the end and got drunk. God rose up the country of Israel to be a holy nation and exercise genocide on unrepentant people groups. God’s aim was to slow the exponential spread of sin that had happened before the flood of Noah’s day. Israel failed to bring in the kingdom of heaven. They were rebellious and disobedient. God wanted to use Israel to preserve a seed unmingled with demonic genetic corruptions like what was taking place to produce the giants of Genesis 6. See also Jude 6-7. God’s blanket judgement in Noah’s day was not just because of a common sin problem. The global issue at hand became perversely genetic.

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But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.

These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God. Genesis 6:8-9

Did you notice that bit about Noah being “perfect in his generations”?

The promised Messiah of Genesis 3 was to come through an untainted, purely human genetic line. He came to provide SPIRITUAL salvation for all and healing for the PHYSICAL nations. The physical part was put on indefinite hold because the Jewish nation would not believe. God’s eternal interest in Israel has to do with promises about a seed and physical LAND that he called HOLY. He also told his people, the Jews, that the land would be an EVERLASTING POSSESSION for them. Exodus 3:5. Genesis 17:8, 48:4.

Consider the physical contents of the ark being holy and that everywhere it traveled became literal ground that God claimed. My point is that there is no nation that has ever had a relationship with God like this one. Deuteronomy 4:7-8. God will make literal and tangible good on all of his promises.

God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good? Numbers 23:19

The New Testament church has no such promises of physical dominion. We are actually commanded to be content with food and raiment. 1 Timothy 6:8. Romans 14:17. We are made to be a part of a city called New Jerusalem and have opportunity to rule with Christ over the nations in the FUTURE millennial kingdom. Galatians 4:26. Revelation 3:12, 21:2. 2 Timothy 2:12. Revelation 20:6.

Are you still with me up to now? Why did I just get “off track” to give you a Bible study?

The reason I took pains to try to summarize these important scriptural notes is because most American Christians today believe that there are Christian and non-Christian nations. Even at the United States’ best state, the name of the Lord Jesus Christ is strikingly MISSING from all the founding documents! Jesus did not even get an honorable mention. What a ghastly, spiritually neutered, antichrist mess! Why would a supposedly Christian nation OMIT the Saviour? You may not like the answer. There’s no room for the biblical Jesus in politics. None.

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Read Luke 4:1-13. Look closely at these verses.

And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.

And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it. Luke 4:5-6

The Bible says the kingdoms of this world and the GLORY of them belong to Satan to give to anyone he wants. 2 Corinthians 4:4. Jesus did not argue with him about certain nations that were godly or ungodly. All issues really boil down to FINAL AUTHORITY. Jesus respected that fact. The timing was not right. The timing is not now either. Notice that democracies and constitutional republics are NOT exceptions to the offer presented by the Old Serpent.
You see, America was never founded on Jesus. It was founded to justify rebellion. Yes, King George was a bad man, but what about America’s whiskey tax and the not so famous Whiskey Rebellion of our fledgling “Christian” nation in 1791. The USA was taxing sin before it had gotten out of diapers. Make some time to get acquainted with your ungodly drunkard American heritage. Please take a break and go read about it before you get angry with me. Try searching Google.

Pride is at the bottom of your willful ignorance of history. You feign yourself to be a noble because you were born with rights and privileges. I hope you are sensible enough to know you don’t deserve the things the US Constitution and Bill of Rights supposedly guarantee. Be thankful to be an American, but never proud. You do believe the Bible, right? Proverbs 16:18.

Let’s take a look at an abused verse that gets repeatedly vomited out today by people that say they believe the Bible.

If my people, which 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 will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14

What is the context and what does God mean when he says the words “my people”? This term is never used in a doctrinal sense when referring to the body of Christ. Israel is called God’s people. They are God’s superior nation. Read Genesis 12. Numbers 22-24. Isaiah 33:22. Certainly, all scripture is profitable, but this could only apply to an individual Christian on a devotional and spiritual level. The verse is not talking about the USA or any other Gentile country. Any national application to America would be at best, wishful thinking and at worst, outright delusion.

Have you ever noticed how God addresses government leaders? He recognizes the rulers of nations ABOVE their documents. Abraham Lincoln is an example of a president that overthrew the laws of the land by moving a federalized military against the people. Thousands died trying to prove him wrong, but God obviously disregarded their ultimate aims to stick to the founding documents. God uses rulers like pawns for his purposes among nations and in relation to Israel. They have a choice to accept or reject God like anyone else, but when it comes to politics, things are a different story. Investigate God’s dealings and language concerning Pharaoh, Ahasuerus, Nebuchadnezzar, Cyrus, Darius, Herod and others. Now that it has been thoroughly established that America has a different relationship with God than Israel, spend some time catching up with Gentile rulers in the Bible.

The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will. Proverbs 21:1
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This has nothing to do with VOTERS. We already looked at how ALL nations turn against Israel, but also note that ALL nations defile themselves with Mystery Babylon. Revelation 18:3. Was there any political figure in America that resisted the Pope? Has any political figure taken an uncompromising supportive stance concerning Israel? These would be noteworthy considerations for a Bible-believing, blood-washed, born-again child of God.

In our day and age, the prevailing spirit in American culture and society is to justify whether something is “Christian” or not by the usage of various meaningless labels. Today, we have, “Christian Dating Websites”, “Christian Yoga Instructors”, “Christian Rock & Rap Music”, “Christian Belly Dancing Practice”, “Christian Gays” and EVEN “Christian Politicians”. It doesn’t seem to matter to most that these things are completely absent from the conversation and aim of the New Testament.

Your Christian heritage includes that American Baptists were persecuted on American soil in the 1700’s by church-state colonies for things like preaching without license, rejecting infant baptism, preaching outside of a church building and the like. Baptists were imprisoned and publickly beaten. Many fled from the Virginia Episcopal colony and the Massachusetts Puritan colony. Read “America in Crimson Red” by James R. Beller.

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When Christianity yoked up with government it produced a GREAT spiritual WHORE that became a Geo-political monster. Study the inception of the Roman Catholic Church under Constantine. John Calvin had his turn at a church-state setup in Geneva, Switzerland which had disastrous affects in relation to a scriptural understanding of individual soul liberty, not to mention the martyrdom of Servetus who was burned at the stake. A great Bible teacher once said, “All kingdom builders are bloody killers.” The leaders of earthly kingdoms all end up having blood on their hands. There are NO exceptions.

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America damned itself when the Christians within the nation went apostate. They bought into the lie they could get godly leaders to legislate rights not guaranteed by God. Philippians 1:29. 2 Timothy 3:12. They subtly shifted their trust in God to government. God is not pleased about it at all. God has a controversy with the nations concerning the LAND of Israel and VOTING won’t stop it. Jeremiah 25:31.

I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land. Joel 3:2

17 Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample.
18 (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ:
19 Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)
20 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:
21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself. Philippians 3

American Christians typically mind earthly things. Most American Christians are enemies to the cross bearing nature of a life of biblical FAITH.

What is my mind on the current situation of presidential candidates in America? I won’t hesitate to give my view on the matter now that you have had opportunity to understand my position on politics as laid out in the King James Bible. I hope you realize by now that the whole thing is very un-Christian.

Hillary is a Jezebel.
Rubio is a Robot.
Romney is a Mormon.
Cruz is a Dominionist.
Trump is a Patton.

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Take your pick, but personally, I voted for the Lord Jesus Christ as future world dictator back in 1988 when as a young boy. I turned my back on my goodness and trusted the righteousness of God by faith. I’m a stranger and a pilgrim on this earth now. 1 Peter 2:11. I’m an ambassador for heaven on foreign ground. 2 Corinthians 5:20. Ephesians 6:20.

How about you?

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After serving for 6 years at the top of Alaska in Point Lay, the Bernick Family moved 90 miles further northeast to Wainwright. They are full-time working missionaries. Chad works as a pastor to the village through the Baptist church and responds with the local EMS/fire fighter crew. His wife, Sarah, daily home schools their six children and hosts a sewing class twice a week. They have been in arctic Alaska since 2008.

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  1. Donald Goodman says:

    I agree with you on the point that,2 Chronicles is doctrinal written,to Israel.But spiritual,it could be to Christians to.We are his people too,if we are.saved.For we are a spiced in Jew.And I believe that if all the Christians, would get together and pray in one accord ,then God would heal our land.If we repent and ask forgiveness.

    • Chad says:

      There can be personal revival, local church revival, and maybe even a corporate revival for Christians in America, but the nation is not the same entity as the church. These are separate things. It’s a nice thought, but we need to be sensible of the time and times we live in. Focus on your personal fellowship with Jesus and what you can do to brighten the corner where you are. Brighten it with the gospel truth from the words of God. We are soon going to be leaving. Keep your affections on heavenly things.

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