Consequences of Compromise
The 700 Club
-- Ancient Israel offers a powerful lesson for modern America.
told the Israelites if they kept His word He'd give them complete victory over
their enemies. So Joshua and his troops marched into the Promised Land and defeated
But the next generation -- lacking the obedience and zeal of
their fathers -- failed to drive out the enemy. Thinking the Canaanites weren't
really so bad, Israel compromised and joined them in alliances, marriages and
worshiping false gods.
A century later, the Philistines who should have
been subdued are now in charge, with the Israelites doing forced labor in their
own land! These are the tragic consequences of disobeying God's commands.
fast-forward 3,000 years. Our forefathers dedicated America to the glory of God
and for spreading the Gospel. The first Congress opened with a three-hour prayer
meeting. The initial chief justice of the Supreme Court was also president of
the American Bible Society. Every Sunday, the Capitol building was filled with
people worshiping God!
If Christians had continued to exercise their God-given
authority, our land today would not be plagued with abortion, drugs, violence
and flagrant sexual deviance.
We must take spiritual authority over the
evil influences which try to push God's Word out of the public arena. It's not
too late to repent for our complacency, reaffirm our faith and rekindle our commitment
to following His commands -- but we must do it now!
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