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Debt, sin reasons to weep for nation

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By Jess Thompson

Our government has amassed a staggering debt.
What does the Bible tell us about debt regarding our country? In the Old Testament when God favored the children of Israel and his commands were followed we are told the following:
Deuteronomy 28:12-13:  “The Lord will open for you His good storehouse, the heavens, to give rain to your land in its season and to bless all the work of your hand; and you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow.”
So, I guess the lesson here is when a nation is obedient to God, they will be blessed and not have to borrow from other nations.
Now, what does the Bible tell us about a nation that is not following God’s commands?
Deuteronomy 28:43-44: “The foreigners living among you will become stronger and stronger, while you become weaker and weaker. They will lend money to you, but you will not lend to them. They will be the head, and you will be the tail!”
Sounds like our government a tad bit today, doesn’t it?
I know that is Old Testament scripture, but how scary and on point is such a message for today? We live in a country where abortion, homosexuality and out-of-control spending are rampant and acceptable within our government — all of which the Bible explicitly condemns.
“To ignore error in the name of love, (tolerance) and condemn someone to hell, is by definition not love and tolerance, but avoidance that brings condemnation.”- John McArthur.
Would you rather stand for the truth or see someone condemned to Hell because of our tolerance and political correctness?
When will the Jeremiah’s come forward loudly declare God’s message of doom?
Jeremiah wept over the fate of his country. Do you weep over ours?
Jeremiah 2:19, “Your wickedness will punish you; your back sliding will rebuke you. Consider then and realize how evil and bitter it is for you when you forsake the Lord your God and have no awe of me, declares the Lord Almighty.”

Jess Thompson is a resident of Lawrenceburg and a faith columnist for The Anderson News.