The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK


May 15, 2013

Letter: Sinful behavior abundant in U.S.

When the British Colonies in America declared their independence, they based their declaration on the fact that people are God’s creatures, endowed by Him with “certain unalienable rights.” They closed the declaration “with a firm reliance on the protection of divine providence.” The nation grew and prospered.

We may be tempted to think of our nation as a “Christian nation,” and therefore conclude that God would never let such a nation be destroyed. However, the term “Christian nation” is hardly appropriate for a land in which biblical morality is generally spurned.

Would a Christian nation sanction abortion on demand? Could a country in which popular entertainment features increasing nudity, vulgarity and violence be called a Christian nation? It is clear that no such designation would protect us from destruction if God chose to judge us for our sins.

Evils once abhorred are now tolerated; evils once tolerated are now accepted.

God is our creator, and has exercised His prerogative in giving us laws to heed. Sin is an offense against Him and must be judged. Jesus Christ alone is Savior, and we must trust Him absolutely and obey Him implicitly.

There is a heaven and a hell, and there will be a day of judgment. Yes, God is merciful and gracious, but He will not acquit the guilty.

May God have mercy on our nation. He loves all sinners, but hates the evils they do. In Christ’s love

Howard R. Francis


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