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MORAL IMPLICATIONS IN THE FALL OF NATIONS. “Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a disgrace to any people” (Prov. 14:34). More From God. “It is an abomination for kings to commit wicked acts, For a throne is established on righteousness” (Prov. 16:12).

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Moral implications in the fall of nations

MORAL IMPLICATIONS IN THE FALL OF NATIONS

“Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a disgrace to any people” (Prov. 14:34).


More from god

More From God

  • “It is an abomination for kings to commit wicked acts, For a throne is established on righteousness” (Prov. 16:12).

  • “The wicked will return to Sheol, Even all the nations who forget God” (Psa. 9:17).

  • Romans 13 not only commands our respect for civil government, but government’s function to deserve that respect.


The state of the world

The State of the World

  • The point is not to lament the passing of the “good old days”, when we were all moral.

  • There were no such times.

  • But we did sit around discussing whether a song was “suggestive” or not. Now no discussion is needed.

  • We need to spend some time thinking about how God views us.


God s judgment

God’s Judgment

  • “’Shall I not punish these people,’ declares the Lord, ‘And on a nation such as this shall I not avenge Myself?’” (Jer. 5:9, 29)

  • Some nations were destroyed directly because of immorality (the Canaanites).

  • Some indirectly (Rome).


Israel and the canaanites

Israel and the Canaanites

  • Gen. 15:16.

  • Ex. 23:30-33; Num. 33:50-56.

  • Their religious cults corrupted the nation. God declared them unfit to inhabit the land.

  • Lev. 18:24-30; Deut. 9:4-6.

  • Israel failed to destroy them. They remained to seduce Israel, which led to their downfall.


The pagan nations and immorality

The Pagan Nations and Immorality

  • Amos 1-2

  • Not just sexual immorality. They acted against God’s commanded standards.

  • Damascus – Gaza – Tyre – Edom – Ammon – Moab, etc.

  • Cruelty, slavery, no pity, “ripping with the sword” women with child.


The major nations

The “Major” Nations

  • Ninevah – Destroyed because of idolatry, Isa. 10:5-7, 12-14.

  • Assur – god of war, demanded excessive cruelty.

  • Ishtar – goddess of “fruitfulness”, immorality abounded.


Moral implications in the fall of nations

  • Babylon – pantheon of gods.

  • Morals exemplified in feast of Belshazzar – Daniel 5.

  • Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire.


Israel and judah

Israel and Judah

  • Idolatry – I Kings 12:25-33; 16:29-33

  • They forgot God. Hosea 4:6

  • Judah followed Israel’s lead –Micah 3:9-12

  • Worse than Sidon or Israel – Ezek. 16:48-52.


Each of these nations

Each of these nations

  • Gone, gone, gone.

  • False religion yields immorality which causes God to abandon them.

  • “Righteousness exalts a nation…”

  • The burden is on US.


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