Lovers of Darkness
When God speaks the devil trembles in fear because he knows the Creator of the Universe is all powerful and that his reign is only but a whisper and it is Satan’s intent to take God’s creation down with him.
We know that everything happens in its season and according to God’s plan. Nothing surprises God.
God created man so he could walk, talk and have fellowship with his creation. Throughout history man has rebelled against the will and purpose of God while blaming others. When Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden God gave hard work to man and hard labor to women, and then expelled them from the garden. God placed angels to guard the entrance.
In the time of Noah the wickedness of man was great and God brought the waters to flood over the face of the earth killing every living creature, except those with Noah and his family in the Ark. God made a rainbow as a sign of the covenant between himself and mankind that he would never again destroy mankind with water.
In the days of Sodom and Gomorrah once again the wickedness of man was great and God destroyed those cities with fire and brimstone after saving Abraham pleaded with God to spare Lot, his wife and two daughters, but as Lot was leaving the city his wife turned to look back and turned into a pillar of salt.
In the days of Moses God led the people of Israel through the Red Sea and into the desert all the while they complained and wanted to turn back to the land where they had been in slavery. God provided food by day and light by night yet because they didn’t trust God, he prolonged their journey until the elders who complained were all dead and didn’t enter the promised land.
Reprobate Minds Lacking Self Control
God gave them over to a reprobate mind. A thought is repeated here that has already been hinted, and is often taught in the Scriptures. The man who turns from the truth will be allowed to have his way, will fall deeper and deeper into error, and will reap all the evil consequences of loving darkness rather than light.
Romans 1:18 – 32
18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.
21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.
24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25 They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.
26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.
28 Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. 29 They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; 31 they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy. 32 Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.
Since the creation of this nation man has sought freedom to worship God without restriction and in the course of 245 years God has made the land plentiful and prospered our people. Every time that trouble has raised its ugly head, God has provided us strength and perseverance to overcome even the greatest of obstacles.
Throughout my lifetime America has turned its back on God. We have removed him from the public square, our classrooms, and the marketplace and even from our family life. We wonder why the world has turned upside down and getting worse day after day.
Christians have earnestly prayed asking God for relief from the evil that has befallen our nation, but when God answers those prayers we collectively say “Not that way Lord, not him!” For the past 5 years we have resisted what God is doing in our midst. We rationalize our stubbornness as though we are more knowledgeable than the one who created us.
This has gone on to the point where God has turned our nation over to what we wanted and now we don’t like it one bit. However we refuse to take a knee, repent of our wicked ways and seek the face of Almighty God for his guidance. I believe God has blinded our spiritual eyes so we cannot see the truth, nor would we recognize it.
There have been 46 men selected to lead this nation. All were imperfect and sinful men. Each put their stamp on the presidency during the time they were entrusted with it. Some died in office. Many disgraced the office, dishonored the nation and God. America fought for the right for self-destruction and what we are seeing today are the fruits of their labor as God honors their decision. America has become a lover of darkness and hater of the truth. America needs a savior. America needs Jesus. He alone can save us from ourselves and from our sin.
This may very well be my final political blog to my readers as I stand back, fall to my knees and beseech Almighty God to forgive my sins, and the sins of our people, our nation and its leaders.
I ask God to spare us certain destruction from without and from within. I ask God to heal our land. – I am the Real Truckmaster!
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