Following the Roman Empire’s path

On March 30, 1863, during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation of repentance and a day of fasting and prayer. The proclamation states the following:

“Whereas the Senate of the United States devoutly recognizing the supreme authority and just Government of Almighty God in all the affairs of men and of nations, has by a resolution requested the President to designate and set apart a day for national prayer and humiliation and whereas it is the duty of nations as well as men to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God. To confess their sins and transgressions in humble sorrow, yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon, and to recognize the sublime truth, announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations only are blessed who God is the Lord. And I hereby request all people to abstain on that day from their ordinary secular pursuits, and unite at their several places of public worship and their respective homes in keeping the Day Holy.”

Now, 150 years later, we have a president who both condones and endorses homosexuality and same-sex marriage. To make matters worse, a recent poll shows 78 percent of Americans under the age of 30 agree with the president (we are becoming a nation of lemmings) and support the sinful lifestyle of same-sex marriage.

Deuteronomy 28 and Leviticus 26, referred to as the “Blessings and Cursings” chapters in the Bible, declare God’s judgment on disobedient nations and peoples. And when leaders of nations not only condone, but even promote as “normal” the sinful ways of life condemned in scripture, we can expect a powerful judgment as a result.

The dean of Washington’s National Cathedral recently said in regard to the recent sanctioning of same-sex marriage, “I have studied the scriptures and I believe this is the right thing to do.” Why would any national leader promote anti-God, anti-Biblical behavior that will ultimately bring judgment on our nation?

You have two choices: you can either speak up or remain quiet and just go along to get along. The great Roman Empire fell because it became rotten within its own self. As a nation we are well on our way mimicking the Romans both nationally and individually.

Neil M. Eddy

St. Marys