Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Do you think the signers of the US Constitution thought the free exercise of religion included worshipping Satan or any other form of paganism? Iâ€™m confident in saying no. And yet the US Military has been allowing satanic and wiccan rituals for years. The British Navy in 2004 allowed the first sailor to register himself as a Satanist.
I am confident our Founding Fathers did not have paganism in mind when it came to the free exercise of religion because 53 of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence were born again Christians. They worshipped and obeyed the God of the Bible, and the Bible is very clear on devil worship:
â€œThey shall no more offer their sacrifices to demons, after whom they have played the harlot. This shall be a statute forever for them throughout their generations.â€ (Leviticus 17:7)
God established this restriction through Moses some 3400 years ago and said â€œThis shall be a statute forever for them throughout their generations.â€ And yet as one nation under God we somehow think free exercise of religion includes worshipping the enemies of God. Does any of this make sense? Is this logical? In the light of Scripture?
â€œBut Jeshurun grew fat and kicked; you grew fat, you grew thick, you are obese! Then he forsook God who made him, and scornfully esteemed the Rock of his salvation. They provoked Him to jealousy with foreign gods; with abominations they provoked Him to anger. They sacrificed to demons, not to God, to gods they did not know, to new gods, new arrivals that your fathers did not fear. Of the Rock who begot you, you are unmindful, and have forgotten the God who fathered you.â€ [Deuteronomy 32:15-18 (Jeshurun=Israel)]
Israel had grown fat, spoiled by their riches, forsook God and began pagan and pantheistic worship, and actually began sacrificing to demons. And how did God respond to their spiritual adultery?
â€œAnd when the Lord saw it, He spurned them, because of the provocation of His sons and His daughters. And He said: â€˜I will hide My face from them, I will see what their end will be, for they are a perverse generation, children in whom is no faith. They have provoked Me to jealousy by what is not God; they have moved Me to anger by their foolish idols. But I will provoke them to jealousy by those who are not a nation; I will move them to anger by a foolish nation. For a fire is kindled in My anger, and shall burn to the lowest hell; it shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains.â€™â€ (Deuteronomy 32:19-22)
You need to read the whole chapter of Deuteronomy 32 because you will recognize America when you do. As a nation, we are guilty of the type of blood sacrifice forbidden in the Bible. We do of what the psalmist accused Israel:
â€œThey even sacrificed their sons and their daughters to demons, and shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan; and the land was polluted with blood. Thus they were defiled by their own works, and played the harlot by their own deeds.â€ (Psalm 106:37-39)
Oh come now Bro Dave, America doesnâ€™t sacrifice their sons and their daughters to demons, do we? Yes we do, more than 3000 a day. These sacrifices are known today as abortions and the demons are convenience and profit. And yet we the Church have the nerve to applaud and willingly subsidize abortion with exceptions (which is actually pro-choice) and still sing â€œGod Bless Americaâ€ with great glee. All the while our land is polluted with blood.
Pro-choice advocates would no doubt mock this devotional as radical religious drivel. Christians will always be mocked by those under demonic influence. The mockery does not make the sin any less sinful or the stain upon the land any less disgraceful. Matthew Henry once again brings clarity to our conversation. Commenting on Deuteronomy 32:19-25, Pastor Henry wrote:
â€œThe revolt of Israel was described in the foregoing verses, and here follow the resolves of Divine justice as to them. We deceive ourselves, if we think that God will be mocked by a faithless people. Sin makes us hateful in the sight of the holy God. See what mischief sin does, and reckon those to be fools that mock at it.â€
Perhaps if we the Church were to look at those who mock us for our pro-life (without exceptions) stance as fools, then just maybe we the Church would ignore them as such, pray for their salvation, and stand in the gap for our Holy God.
One can only wonder, what if…
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