“And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done.” (Romans 1:28 ESV).
In our last installment in this series on A Nation Under Judgment, we saw the depth to which pride can bring people, and by extension, a nation. The lustful and prideful will always be left blindly groping at the door of whatever their particular object of sin might be. An insatiable desire for deeper and deeper depravity in the pursuit of carnal desires will always result in untold depravity coupled with complete blindness to the condition of sin in which we as a people, and as a nation find ourselves in.
The basic truth I see repeatedly demonstrated in this passage in Romans is that when you exchange the truth of God for a lie and choose to serve the creature rather than the Creator, the outcome always leads to more darkness and depravity. God gives those who refuse to acknowledge Him over to a debased mind. We reluctantly acknowledge God only in passing lip service in this nation, yet we expect His blessings to remain on us. God forbid! No amount of Christian heritage can guarantee God’s blessings on a nation which rejects that heritage at every opportunity to do so.
If we want to see reprieve, even revival, we must preach Christ crucified, and His work alone. ...