JUDGMENT IS HERE!
All of the aforementioned issues do not call for judgment they are the judgment! When God wants to judge a nation all he has to do is let sin run its course. Every sin carries its own consequence. Every perversion harbors the seeds of destruction. Man left to himself self-destructs. It is the grace of God that saves us from ourselves.
In Romans 1:24 the bible speaks of God giving them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts. A couple of verses later, in verse 26, the bible says God gave them up to vile affections. I realize that some people are very determined to not be found judging others. However, there is such a thing as vile affection. It would seem to be the better part of discretion to know what constitutes vile affection. Being given up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts and being given up to vile affections is God's judgment on a people who have forsaken him.
Psalm 81:11-12 But my people would not hearken to my voice; and Israel would none of me. So I gave them up unto their own hearts' lust: and they walked in their own counsels.
The important connection is made in these two verses. A people who will not listen to God and want nothing to do with him will be given up unto their own heart's lust and allowed to walk in their own counsel. That may sound liberating but it actually facilitates the destruction of a people.
Proverbs 14:12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
Jeremiah 10:23 O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.
When a nation walks away from God there comes a point where God will let them walk away! They walk away only to be devoured by their own uncleanness, lusts, and vile affections.
Our collective conscience, our cultural morality, our sense of right and wrong has been seared! It is 1 Timothy 4:2 that speaks of the possibility of a people having their conscience seared with a hot iron. The idea here is to be cauterized; to render insensitive. To have our cultural conscience seared is to have it rendered insensitive. It ceases to have feeling, it ceases to defend the right and condemn the wrong. It does so with a verse of scripture on the collective tongue. "Judge not lest ye be judged". I would simply remind you that the devil can quote scripture and often does taking it out of context to justify error and sin.
With our cultural conscience seared we are now past feeling. Nothing seems wrong and everything seems right.
The bible addresses this state of having a seared conscience and thus being past feeling.
Ephesians 4:17-20 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. But ye have not so learned Christ;
Being past feeling is the judgment for having forsaken God. People walking in the vanity of their minds, having their understanding darkened, alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, and blindness of their heart. This is why people are so loathe to condemn that which, in some cases, was just a few years ago universally condemned! Being past feeling (because of a seared conscience) they have given themselves to lasciviousness (inclined to lust; wantonness) to work all uncleanness. And remember they have been given up by God to uncleanness. God allows their uncleanness to continue unabated. Those who know the Jesus of the bible readily identify the wickedness and are able to maintain their moral compass.
There is no new perversion. There is only a new flaunting and acceptance of ancient perversions. The shame is gone! We have become a shameless society and it is God's judgment on us!
Zephaniah 3:5 The just LORD is in the midst thereof; he will not do iniquity: every morning doth he bring his judgment to light, he faileth not; but the unjust knoweth no shame.
Ephesians 5:12 For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.
Shame disappears in a society that is past feeling because of a seared conscience! There are not many left around who can remember that pregnancy outside of marriage was an occasion for shame, when divorce was an occasion for shame, when profligate living was an occasion for shame. The prodigal son felt shame our society has no shame! In fact that which should cause shame is lauded, affirmed, and paraded!
Clearly things are not as bad as they could be or as bad as they will be but make no mistake about it the judgment of God has fallen on the United States of America. Judgment is not coming, it is here!