What Is Causing God To Punish America?

It would be very difficult or probably impossible to convince a non-believer in God that America is being punished.  For those who do believe in a creator, unless they have studied the Bible, they probably couldn’t be persuaded either.  Yet, the Bible tells us God is in total control.  Natural disasters or political and economic turmoil that happens are either caused or allowed to occur by God, if you believe He is in control.   There were those who witnessed Jesus stop the violent wind and calm the Sea of Galilee when their boat was in danger of capsizing.  We, as believers, know God has the power to do anything without exception.

II Chronicles 7:14 – “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

Would you consider America is in the process of being healed?  From my vantage point it appears just the opposite.  Has anyone noticed the severe weather patterns and nature’s disturbances these past few years?  Massive hurricanes, devastating tornadoes, earthquakes, volcanoes erupting, extreme blizzards, draughts and flooding, heat and cold waves and forest fires, is this normal?  Has there been a time in the past few years that America has not been in a war or had to deal with some type of global strife?   What about our potential economic bankruptcy as a nation?   It seems many Americans are at each other’s throats and not just our politicians.    It is scary just thinking about it.  This is not the America I knew growing up.

If you are an anti-God and non-believer in a creator, you may believe that all of the natural disasters are a result of man-made global warming or climate change.  I believe global warming’s purpose, to some, is to repudiate that there is a God in control. If God can destroy the earth by flood or later by fire you think He could not cool it down if humans caused it to overheat?   For those who believe the Bible is God’s inspired Word don’t you think God would have given us a warning if we could destroy the earth?  He has instructed us in everything else.  He tells us how to clean our utensils, what to eat and what not to.  Is destroying the earth, by human means, too insignificant?

I John 5:19 – “We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one.”   Is it possible that God is not punishing America?  It is Satan who God has given control and he is the one creating our natural disasters and economic turmoil.

Take our past and present administrations seemingly negative stance toward Israel.  That alone is enough to see America punished.  Genesis 12:3 – “I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”  Does it feel like we are being cursed as a nation or blessed?  Can we trust God to keep His promises?

For those who read and believe the Bible, do you believe America warrants being punished by God?  Let’s consider some of the facts.  Genesis 6:12 – 13 – “God saw how corrupt the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways. So God said to Noah, ‘I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. I am surely going to destroy both them and the earth.’”

I previously wrote that in the end times Christ predicted that people would live as they did during the time of Noah and the flood and Lot, when Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed.   (God, are we there yet?)  Let’s look at our record.  How would you rate the U.S. using the following with 1 being the best and 10 being the worse?  Many American’s rejection of God, greed, corruption, abuse of drugs, immorality, depravity and sex orgies, abortions, evil in the hearts of people, hating America and others!  This is just a short list.  Take your ratings and add them up.  Do Americans deserve to be punished?  It doesn’t matter what we think.  God is the final judge.  Do you think our best option might be to pray to God, humble ourselves, turn from our wicked ways and ask God to forgive us of our sins and heal our land?  Do you think that would change things?  The answer will be determined by where you are spiritually.  Do you trust what God says or not?  If the majority says they do not believe in God or at least do not trust Him, then there is little chance or hope things will get much better.  I hope this helps in making future preparations.

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  1. Ken

     /  May 16, 2011

    In the scriptures when God came to the rescue of the Israel Nation how many of the people had returned to God and righteous ways, a few, many or most all of the Nation? Will a few praying to God bring His helping hand?

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  2. Donna R. White

     /  April 27, 2016

    America is in serious trouble.

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