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
What is the greatest threat to American security
-Is it ElChida? or
-Is it Osoma Ben Laden? or
-Is it Iran, or North Korea, or some other
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
-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
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
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-