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In the not-too-distant past, Moses led the Hebrews out of the land of Egypt and into freedom. He brought the descendants of Abraham, Issac and Jacob out of bondage and began leading them to the land God promised them: a land flowing with milk and honey.

But not long after being delivered from their Egyptian masters, they began to grumble and complain and remove God from their daily lives. While Moses was on Mount Sinai receiving God’s commandments, the people were rebelling against God and Moses. They began to worship a golden calf, acting more and more immoral. God saw this and was prepared to deliver His wrath but Moses pleaded with Him to spare their lives (see Exodus 32).

Are we becoming the stiff-necked people spoken of in Exodus 32? Have the people of this country started down the slippety slope towards complete immorality?

I believe this has been going on for years but, in my opinion, has begun to ramp up. More and more I see us putting away the God of the Bible and worshipping things like money, cars, sports, and Hollywood. 

Many of the churches are now preaching a watered down gospel. Are they afraid of teaching the true gospel message because they don’t want people to leave and never come back? Should they be preaching about sin and repentance rather than money and prosperity? Yes! But with that message should also be a message about Jesus’ saving grace and His eternal love for us. 

Along with the idols of material things, we are seeing the very moral fabric of this country tearing itself apart: gay marriage is now considered a right; nudity, sex and violence on TV are at an all-time high; some retailers are allowing anyone to,use the bathroom of their choice based on how they feel that day. And the list goes on. 

Is there a way out? Absolutely! Turn from these 21st century idols and turn to Jesus. Ask for forgiveness and repent, before God removes His hand of protection from over our nation. 

If He hasn’t done so already. 

If you aren’t sure of where you are in this life or where to turn, give Jesus a try. Ask for forgiveness of your sins and ask Him to become Lord of your life. Then repent of those sins. Trust in Him and He will never let you down. 

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