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TITLE: Does God Bless America?
TEXT: 2 Chronicles 7:12-14
PROPOSITION: God blesses nations and individuals who seek to do His will.
KEY WORD: Questions
SCRIPTURE READING: Same
- Today is America's birthday – 4th of July
- As we think about America and patriotism today –
- Ask some questions.
Does God bless nations?
- text – "If my people - - -"
- Exodus 15:26 – "None of these diseases"
- Deuteronomy 28 – Blessings and Curses on Israel
- Jeremiah 1:10 "Root, pull down, destroy, throw down,
To build and plant"
- Jeremiah 18:7-12 God's power over nations (READ)
Is there a national sin?
- There are many national sins –
Homosexuality, Abortion, Humanism, Immorality, Violence
- These are a disgrace to our nation.
- Greatest national sin – Forgetting God
Psalm 9:17 Sin is a reproach to any people, nation forgets God, in hell
Hosea 4:6 You have forgotten God, I will forget your children
Hebrews 3:12 Beware lest you forget the Lord you God
Does God care about politics, who is president?
God is not Republican or Democrat.
Church must not divide over political views.
There are many issues – budget, taxes, SS, foreign aid – where we may
disagree and still be in full fellowship in Christ
- God is concerned about the world, sin, world affairs.
- This is God's world and he is ruler yet.
- God does allow bad men to rule.
Does God judge nations?
- Eternal judgment is individual – according to our works
- There are other judgments – Religious, Moral, National
- Your eternal destiny is in your hands, not president, supreme court
- Heaven or hell is not set by an act of congress.
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