I remember Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell’s conclusions following the events on 9/11.  They believed the terrorist’s attacks were God’s direct punishment on America for her moral failures.  Now I agree that we have failed morally and that God can do whatever He pleases to get our attention but I don’t completely agree with their conclusion.  Part of what they said isn’t lost on me though.  If you take an honest assessment of where we are as a society and where the church is in general – the difficulties that arise in education and government – the state of affairs in the majority of homes in our country – the lack of respect for the elderly – the selfish humanistic philosophy taught to our college kids – it’s hard to feel hopeful.   The attack was a wake up call but honestly we almost immediately hit the snooze button because it did not last.  Since the founding of our country on Godly principles and a moral conscience we have fulfilled the warning in Isaiah chapter 5.

  • Isaiah 5:20. Woe to those who call evil good.

Joe Wright’s prayer at the Kansas statehouse was right on point.

  • We’ve ridiculed the absolute truth of God’s word and called it enlightenment.
  • We’ve worshiped other gods and called it open mindedness.
  • We’ve rewarded laziness and called it welfare.
  • We’ve killed our precious unborn babies and called it choice.
  • We’ve abused power and authority and called it governance.
  • We’ve coveted our neighbors possessions and called it ambition.
  • We’ve neglected the needy and called it self preservation.
  • We’ve endorsed perversion and called it alternative lifestyle.

Woe to those who call evil good.  But understand this my friends – nothing that occurs on earth falls into the category of the final chapter.  That chapter will not be completed until we are in the presence of the living God.  And not to downplay all of the difficulties that we have been through as a country or in our own personal lives – the truth is – it’s amazing how a little tomorrow can make up for a whole lot of yesterday.   We have to hang in there – heaven will be here soon.

Marks Sig