God was patient with Judah in the Old Testament days, but He reminded them that they must return to the laws He had set down or surely they would lose their country. They had worshipped Baal and other false gods, built shrines all over the country, worshipped by holding sex crimes, killing their first born child by throwing the child in a sacrificial fire, killing the child to a false god. They certainly lived indecent lives.
One day, the high priest, Hilkiah, found a book that held all the commands God had made for his children. He took the book to the King, Josiah, who had just been made king over Judah. He was very upset at the way they had lived and wanted everyone to hear the book read to them. So he called a meeting of all the elders of Judah and Jerusalem. Before God, he committed all of them to the Covenant: to follow God believingly and obediently; to follow God’s instructions,heart and soul. King Josiah had every shrine to a false God torn down and he killed every priest of those shrines. He was the first good king the country had for several decades.
After Josiah died, the new king was named. He was King Jehoiakim, a wicked man. Judah went back to what it was before King Josiah had made all those changes. And God was true to his word. When the people went back to their wicked lives, God exiled all the people to Babylon!
What about America? People have started religions such as the satanists, those who worship at the stars in the sky, those who worship money and a high place in business and many other things. Even we who are poorer want to be better off than our neighbor. We certainly aren’t much better than the people of Judah. It is estimated that thousands of babies were thrown into a sacrificial fire, but we have killed over 50 million babies through abortion! And, we surely don’t live as God wants us to live.
The Christian Religion is not based on any person here on earth. We base our religion on God’s Word, the Bible. Many churches are changing His word by saying there are many roads to Heaven, but Jesus, the Son of God says “I am the way, the truth and the life.” John 14: 6. There just isn’t any other way to God!
Each one of us must take a look at ourselves. Will God exile us? He will if He wants to! We talk about God judging us now that we have these hurricanes entering our land, but we must remember there is another mad man living very comfortably already in our land. He is satan, or the devil. And let’s take a look at the ten rules he has made, the ten commandments. Some people want to take them down too along with the statues of many of our heros. Oh, America must change!