There are books and teachings going around telling those in the Body of Christ that they need to repent and pray to restore America to something that would be more like 1956 rather than 1776. Many quote 2 Chron 7:14 but that passage applies only to Israel (find out why). The big rage in some circles is “The Harbinger” book, as if God is behind the falsehoods presented therein to get Americans that have rejected Him to repent. Some Christians obviously are confused by the bad theology that is going around, so let me try to clarify things a bit. The passage of scripture that Christians should be quoting that fittingly applies to America and much of the world is the following:
Rom 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
This passage totally explains what is happening in America. Many in America do not want to retain God in their knowledge so God gave many Americans over to a reprobate mind to do those things that are not convenient….(for any moral civil society).
As long as most in America want nothing to do with God there is no hope for any change for the better in America. Praying for those willfully rejecting the knowledge of God is not going to make these people repent. Since they choose not to retain the knowledge of God they can no longer make sane choices based on anything that God reveals in His creation or in His written word.
Those given over to a reprobate mind have minds that are devoid of good judgment. They continually chose evil and deceive themselves into believing their evil is good. Poole said in his commentary:
They were not given up to this reprobate mind all at once, but by degrees. First, they were given up to their own hearts’ lusts, #Ro 1:24; then, to vile affections, #Ro 1:26; and then, lastly, to a mind void of judgment; to such an evil habit, that they could do nothing but evil.
Romans 1:24 is where many are at in this country now. The only remedy is people believing the gospel that unfortunately they have no God-consciousness remaining to accept. Obviously then, once people reach the point of exhibiting their reprobate minds for all to see, there is little hope of ever changing their minds. Praying for these people to repent is much like expecting that your prayers can sway those that have already made the deliberate choice to reject God.
People wonder why many in this nation now choose and exhibit self-destructive insanity. The fact that many have been given over to a reprobate mind explains why America is now so self-destructive. Here are 50 rhetorical questions for the sane people remaining in America to consider. After reading them, you also might be convinced that many Americans have been given over to a reprobate mind.
- Why did Americans elect and reelect a Godless administration that is leading it to its destruction?
- Why do Americans have an unconstitutional tyrannical government in power and why are Americans allowing it?
- Why do Americans allow a government that pushes evil on our society and obstructs good?
- Why does America get themselves into one war after another?
- Why is Marijuana the largest cash crop in this nation?
- Why can’t our political leaders recognized the real enemies of our nation? (no mirror?)
- Why do Americans allow their government to continually spend much more than it has?
- Why have Americans allowed a private bank to destroy the dollar?
- Why does one private bank have almost total control over the U.S. economic system?
- Why do the people of our nation elect and reelect reprobates to office?
- Why do Americans allow their government to spy on everything that they do?
- Why do Americans allow government to understate inflation to rob them and overstate employment to deceive them?
- Why does the American government prejudicially and selectively choose to enforce or not enforce laws?
- Why does the American government pretend that Islam is not a world threat?
- Why does the American government allow Iran and N. Korea to develop nuclear weapons that are being developed to destroy America?
- Why has our government not protected us from the threat of an EMP attack?
- Why will our government not enforce our borders?
- Why do we live in a surveillance state if Islam is not our enemy and the war against terrorism has been won?
- Why do most Americans believe that homosexuality is a normal lifestyle when it is obviously abnormal and proves to be deadly?
- Why do half the marriages in America end in divorce?
- Why do most people shack up when they should be getting married?
- Why do woman in America choose to abort their babies?
- Why would blacks with sound minds allow themselves to be manipulated by black racists?
- Why do blacks overwhelmingly vote for the political party that enslaved them and that still enslaves them to the masters of the government plantation?
- Why do most black men abandon their children?
- Why is most everything on TV about sex, violence and the abnormal?
- Why is porn half the Internet traffic that is not SPAM?
- Why do most preachers in America not preach the gospel, and why do most Christians go to these churches?
- Why do Christian leaders teach works and humanism when the Bible teaches faith in Jesus Christ?
- Why do Christian leaders teach mysticism when the founders of the faith taught biblical doctrine?
- Why will most preachers in America not preach about the second coming of Jesus?
- Why do Christian leaders in America claim that unregenerate man is basically good when God says that none are good?
- Why do American Christians make their pastor an idol? Why do Christians support TBN?
- Why does Joel Osteen have the biggest church in the country?
- Why are Christian book stores full of heretical books?
- Why is the heretical “Jesus Calling” Part one – Part two one of the top books in Christianity and why is the SBC sweetheart Beth Moore promoting this new age mystical clap trap?
- Why are Christian men allowing woman to feminize their churches?
- Why is Wal-Mart the largest employer in the country? Why is Kelly Temporary Services the second largest?
- Why are politicians still pretending that global warming is the big threat to the earth when the earth has not warmed in almost two decades?
- Why do Americans allow DUI check points that consistently arrest or ticket 95 percent of the citizens for something other than DUI?
- Why are the local police militarized? Why are there 50,000 swat raids in America annually?
- Why does America have the highest incarceration rate in the world?
- Why are inner cities in America controlled by gangs?
- Why do Americans allow their schools to indoctrinate their children in Humanism and Marxism?
- Why is sex being pushed in our grade schools and morning after pills being made available to children at drugstores without parents even knowing?
- Why do parent not protect their children from the most destructive influences in our society?
- Why are Americans obsessed with sports, especially on Sunday?
- Why is America the second fattest people in the world (Mexico is number one)?
- Why do Americans use more illegal drugs than any nation on earth?
- Why do Americans use legal mind alternating drugs more than any other nation on earth?
The list showing that America is becoming a nation of reprobate minds can be almost as endless as our news headlines. If you agree, don’t worry so much about some specific judgment coming upon America, although they may come. Those with reprobate minds bring continual judgment on America through their own insane destructive choices. How do you turn a nation around when the reprobate minds say that they do not care about God – just give us more bread and circuses? No nation can survive when the majority have been given over to a reprobate mind.
Don Koenig is the founder of ThePropheticYears website. He has been publishing articles on the Internet on Bible prophecy, biblical discernment and Christian worldviews since 1999. You can find well over a thousand articles and thousands of comments written by Don from the homepage of this website.