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Summary: This message deals with the evidences of, results of, and remedy for a nation, church, or individual forgetting God.

HAVE WE FORGOTTEN GOD?

Scriptural text-Deuteronomy 32:9-20

Author-Rev. Danny Moss

Mt. Moriah Baptist Church

Bogue Chitto, MS. 39629

dannymoss777@yahoo.com

Introduction-

What is the greatest threat to American security

today?

-Is it ElChida? or

-Is it Osoma Ben Laden? or

-Is it Iran, or North Korea, or some other

country?

I don’t believe that it is any of the above. I be-

lieve that the greatest threat that we face as a

nation today is our forgetfulness of God.

First, this morning, let’s consider some EVIDENC-

ES of our country forgetting God:

-the removal of the ten commandments, and all

other references from governmental buildings, court

rulings, and the mass media.

-the thousands of internet child abductions for

sexual gradification by scores of men in this nation.

-the end of saying "One Nation Under God" in the

pledge of allegiance, and the removal of prayer from

many of our school and social functions.

-the decisions of the Supreme Court against the

protection of the rights of the unborn.

-the removal and outright disregard of the re-

ligious lives of our ancestors, and the founders of

this country who established this nation as a

Christian nation.

-the loss of our freedoms, along with the taking

away of many programs that helped the poor and needy,

with unlawful and unjust political power.

-the support of gay rights, and other activist

groups, who are in direct opposition to God and all

that is holy.

-the rise in immorality, including living togeth-

er outside of marriage, as now being socially accept-

able, along with the promotion of sexual immorality

in all forms of medai and entertainment, with the

mockery of Christian values and standards.

So, it is clear. Many in America have forsaken

God. It used to be an uncommon thing to have a fun-

eral for someone who did not profess any faith in

God, but now it is becoming more and more prevelant.

As Hosea the Old Testament prophet told the people

of Israel-"...there is no truth, nor mercy, nor

knowledge of God in the land. My people are destroy-

ed for lack of knowledge:"(Hosea, chp. 4) Many in

our generation today are growing up without being

taught any moral values, or ever hearing the Bible

read, or bowing the knee in prayer to God. We have

forgotten God!

Not only can a nation forget God. A church can

also forget God, and substitute ritual and "religion"

for true spiriutal worship. It’s so sad to see a

church that is puffed up in pride, caring only for

itself, and showing no real concern or compassion

for a lost world. A church can be filled with acti-

vities, and void of the Spirit of God. Judgment must

first begin with the house of God. What will be the

end of those who make no claim of knowing God?

An individual can also forget God. It is a

disturbing and agonizing thought for the true Christ-

ian to realize that in some areas of his life he has

forgotten God.

Israel did just that in the text that I read

to you at the beginning of this message. They forgot

God’s power, and blessing, and faithfulness, and

love, and righteousness. Down, Down, Down the nation

plunged, further and further into a cesspool of ini-

qity and sin. They worshipped strange gods, and

sacrificed to devils. They were a people who had no

faith in God. They were foolish and ignorant and

disobedient, in spite of all the blessings He had

poured out upon them when He delivered them from

Egyptian bondage. Unfortunately, this same pattern

repeated itself over and over again in the history

of the nation.

Jeremaiah 2:32-"Can a maid forget her ornaments, or

a bride her attire? Yet my people have forgotten me

days without number."

Isaiah 17:10-"Because thou hast forgotten the God of

thy salvation, and hast not been mindful of the Rock

of thy strenth, therefore shalt thou plant pleasant

plants, and shall set it with strange slips."

Ezekiel 22:12-"In thee have they taken gifts to shed

blood; thou hast taken usury and increase, and thou

hast greedily gained of thy neighbors by extortion,

and hast forgotten me, saith the Lord God."

Ezekiel 22:35-"...thou hast forgotten me, and cast me

behind thy back."

We see the RESULTS of forgetting God-

-rampant immorality

-disregard of the poor and dishonest greed

-religious hypocrisy

Are you guilty of sexual immorality and loose

living in word as well as conduct? Does God rule in

your life? Does He come first?

Thirdly, we can see the REMEDY for forgetfulness

of God-returning to the Lord.

Jeremiah 3:12-"Go and proclaim these words toward the

north, and say, Return thou backsliding Israel, saith

the Lord, and I will not cause mine anger to fall

upon you: for I am merciful, saith the Lord, and I

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