TEXT: GENESIS 3:1,6
TITLE: THE SEDUCTION of AMERICA
“Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said…? …she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and Gave also unto Her Husband with her; and he did eat.” [Genesis 3:1,6]
In Genesis 3:1,6 we see Eve being seduced by the old Serpent, she then quickly becomes the seducer, and that of her own husband, her own loved one. That is always the evidence that Satan has been successful in destroying one’s faith in the Goodness of God and the Authority of His Word; you swallow his lie and in return you try to feed the same lie to others, even your very own people and loved ones. The seduced, like Eve, joins the Devil’s team and now carries the ball for him, becoming his seducer of others. It then is no longer Satan we have to be concerned about, but our very own people.
This may be the greatest evidence of Satan’s successful seduction of America and our complete falling away from the Lord and our Christian roots. In the 1950’s, at the height of anti-Communist fervor, Congress added the words ”under God” to the Pledge of Allegiance. It was an attempt from our leaders to link patriotism with religious piety and to distinguish us from the godless Soviets. We understood we were in a battle against the Communist threat to destroy America’s world wide influence, America’s exceptionalism and to eventually conquer us and replace our Christian Faith and Religious Liberty (that had made us the greatest Nation on earth, as well as having given us a lifestyle that was the envy of the world) with their godless atheism and it’s inhumane and evil policies.
Today, the war against the Christian Faith and Religious Liberties in America, as well as the attempt to spread evil and atheism around the world is no longer coming from the godless and evil forces from without, but from those same forces within us. It is no longer the Communists in the Soviet Union, but our own School Teachers, our own College Professors, our own Politicians, our own News Media, our own Entertainment Industry, our own Government, our own Parents, our own Institutions, our own Preachers and Churches that are attempting to destroy our Nation’s Religious Faith and Liberties. It is our own Government that is promoting and exporting evil around the world. Our own Government is pressuring other nations into embracing Homosexuality, it is our own Government that is promoting Abortion around the world. It is our own Government that is at war against the Christian Faith and the Religious Liberties of it’s own people. Like the seduced Eve became the seducer of her own husband, her own loved one, her own people, so has America now become the seducer of her own and the exporter of Satan’s Lies around the world. We no longer need to worry about the devil, we have become the evil one. We see an example of this in the lives of those who were educated in our schools since the Bible and Prayer were removed. They are now the very people that are fighting to rid the rest of our society of the Bible and Prayer. The Seduced have become the Seducers. The America that was once Satan’s greatest opposition may now be, in many ways, his greatest supporter and servant.
Adam and Eve were cursed of God and banished from Paradise for allowing themselves to be seduced and becoming the seducer. The same is soon to be America’s fate. The Lord will not tolerate a nation to forsake Him without experiencing his Judgment. “The wicked shall be turned into @#!*% , and ALL the NATIONS that forget God.” [PSALMS 9:17] The Lord will not allow us to become the instrument of Satan and His foe without cursing us. The Lord will no longer continue to allow us to enjoy the paradise America has always been, it too will soon become a Paradise Lost.
Adam and Eve attempted to appease God and maintain His favor by covering their shame and sin with the fig leaves of religion, but God clearly rejected their religion of works as an atonement for their sin. America, in our desperation will soon begin to show signs of turning to religion in our feeble and futile attempt to curry God’s favor, but we will discover as did Adam and Eve, that all such attempts will fail and be rejected by the Lord. It will only succeed in further offending a Holy God even more than we have already. Our survival depends upon us recognizing, that as the Lord taught Adam and Eve and as the song writer said; “What can wash away my sins; Nothing but the Blood of Jesus” The Gospel is the only Power that can save us. [Romans 1:16] The Gospel is the only Message that shows us how we must be reconciled to God, it is the only Message telling us how to become the recipients of the Grace of God. It is the only Message of Hope for America. We need a Revival of Gospel Preaching in America’s Churches and America’s Pulpits. Away with the Prosperity Gospel that has made us spiritual paupers; away with the Health Gospel that has made us into the most anemic and morally sick generation of Christians America has every seen; away with the Gospel of Positive Thinking, that has created the most Negative circumstances our Churches and America has ever faced; away with timid preachers that white wash and condone the evils among them. The most pitiful sight in the whole of the world must be to see a bold sinner sitting in a Church pew with a timid preacher standing in the pulpit, too fearful to rebuke him or her for their evil.
For America to Survive we must see a Revival within the Church in America, for America’s Church to have Revival it’s Preachers must once again become Bold Prophets of the Lord, condemning sin wherever it is found, calling the Lord’s people to Repentance and un-apologetic PREACHERS of the GOSPEL of our Lord Jesus Christ. [1 Corinthians 15:1-5; Galatians 1:6-9]