4 Alas, sinful nation, A people laden with iniquity, A brood of evildoers, Children who are corrupters! They have forsaken the Lord, They have provoked to anger the Holy One of Israel, They have turned away backward. 5 Why should you be stricken again? You will revolt more and more. The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faints. 6 From the sole of the foot even to the head, There is no soundness in it, But wounds and bruises and putrefying sores; They have not been closed or bound up, or soothed with ointment. Isaiah 1:4-6
9 The look on their countenance witnesses against them, And they declare their sin as Sodom; They do not hide it. Woe to their soul! For they have brought evil upon themselves. Isaiah 3:9
18 Woe to those who draw iniquity with cords of vanity, And sin as if with a cart rope; 19 That say, “Let Him make speed and hasten His work, That we may see it; And let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw near and come, That we may know it.” 20 Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! 1 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! 22 Woe to men mighty at drinking wine, Woe to men valiant for mixing intoxicating drink. 23 Who justify the wicked for a bribe, And take away justice from the righteous man! Isaiah 5:18-23
God gave these words to Isaiah against the nation of Israel because of their rebellious sin against Him. There are many who believe our nation, the United States of America, is a Christian nation, but there is no evidence for this notion. Instead the words spoken against the nation of Israel could just as well apply to this nation, a nation of deception.
In this nation everything is a deception, everything! The food is deceptive, the healthcare is deceptive, the educational system is deceptive, the news media is deceptive, business is deceptive, the government is deceptive, the entertainment industry is deceptive and the church is deceptive. There is no soundness in any established system in this nation.
What is the truth about the United States of America? It is a nation given over to sin and wickedness throughout the land. Everything is set up to spread this evil throughout the nation. The nation’s food does not strengthen our bodies but poisons us leading to early death, depleting our strength and ability to stand up for the truth and oppose wickedness. Eating a healthy diet takes a concerted effort and determined self-control.
The educational system spreads propaganda and lies about our society, our history, our God. It leads to greater wickedness amongst our youth by teaching that sexual immorality is normal and good. It opposes our form of Constitutional government and supports socialism through progressive liberalism. It opposes the truth of God by spreading the propaganda of evolution. Knowing our history and the truth about creation takes directed study and a determined effort to grow in sound knowledge.
The healthcare system prescribes drugs that can cause greater physical harm than the original malady. They promote preventative measures that actually contribute to greater illness and debilitation. They promote procedures that cut, burn and destroy. The toll of our healthcare system on the health of the nation is manifested by inertia and lethargy in the face of blatant evil. Being healthy takes wisdom and listening to our bodies, depending upon God for His guidance for good health.
The news media lies to us daily, hiding what we should know and emphasizing what is inconsequential. The news media promotes the lies of the government, the lies of the business establishment, and the lies of this debauched society. It calls evil good and good evil. Seeing the truth takes discernment from the power of the Holy Spirit and knowledge of God’s Word.
In this nation the motto is buyer beware! The business establishment daily deludes patrons with their wares that are shoddy and ill-made. They constantly promote the need to own the next new thing and consume more and more. They also promote the evil that is embraced by many in this land. Chick-fil-A stood up for traditional marriage, but now they are supporting the homosexual agenda. The veil of deception lies heavy upon every sector of our nation as evil is encouraged and embraced. Living righteous lives free from greed and covetousness is realized by relying upon our Savior and His provision.
The government upholds evil practices and actively protects its darlings of deception when they are called to account for their evil deeds. My senator glibly and self-righteously supports the murder of babies and the use of dead babies’ body parts in research. Our court system encourages perversion and punishes those who stand up for righteousness. The government steals from its citizens and kills its servants. It destroys the strength of our nation by sending its young men into winless wars. It suppresses the truth and any effort to prosecute the lawless. It deceives its citizens into thinking they are free by allowing all manner of lawlessness and unrighteousness. Living free means following Jesus Christ and awaiting His government upon this earth.
The entertainment industry constantly barrages the citizens with filthy lies and murderous deception. It is designed to lead as many people as possible into debauchery and drunkenness. It spews filth through music and despicable images cunningly designed to lead people into stupidly accepting all manner of corrupt and wicked behavior. It is the tool of Satan used to numb people to evil and bring them into greater captivity to sin. Walking in righteousness is realized as we hide God’s Word in our hearts and rely upon the Holy Spirit.
The church is full of foul spirits and deceiving demons. False teaching, apostasy, and heresy are the order of the day rather than truth and godliness. All parts of the church, attenders, leaders, and every institution lie and promote wickedness. There is nothing but corruption and death in the visible church. It has become complicit with every evil aspect of this deceived nation and has denied the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Believing and following Jesus Christ while turning away from this apostate institution is the only means of being untainted by the evil deception.
The United States is a lawless nation, a nation bent on destruction, a nation led by unprincipled men and women who despise the truth and love the lie. This is a nation of sinners. As believers in Jesus Christ we must realize that the fields are white for harvest and we must go out sharing the gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Only a miraculous work by our gracious Almighty God can turn this nation around. As we practice praise, worship and obedience to our God He will give us the opportunity to share His Word with the lost for the harvesting of souls for His kingdom. To God be the glory. Amen!
9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; 10 who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy. 11 Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul, 12 having your conduct honorable among the Gentiles, that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may, by your good works which they observe, glorify God in the day of visitation. 1 Peter 2:9-12
Lord Jesus Christ may you so equip us with Your grace, Holy Spirit and Word that we may do Your work for Your glory and the salvation of lost souls. Amen!