Summary: optional: what happens to a Christ-Less Nation?
What happens to a cross-less nation? Many churches, chapels, and christian schools are taking down the cross. What happens to a cross-less nation, (first, second,third), we have:
1. Lukewarm Churches.
What happens to a cross-less nation, we have luke-warm churches. We've got churches doing a new thing, they"re calling the platform a stage, they have expensive light systems, and they have a sound system that out does any sound system in a night-club. And sadly, the people come and leave like they came, spiritually dead! The Apostle Paul tell"s us in Galatians 6:14, "But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ,". What happens to a cross-less nation, they have luke-warm churches!
2.A Lack of Love.
What happens to a cross-less nation, they have a lack of love. You see it on television, you see it on the internet, you see it in the public school system - it's everywhere! We have people coming to church that are just as bad, they don't like the pastor, they don"t like "that person". and they don't like anything! You can act real spiritual if you want to, but the Apostle Paul says in 1 Corinthians 13:2, "And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge: and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing". What happens to a cross-less nation, they have a lack of love.
3. A Low Level of Morality.
What happens to a cross-less nation, we have a low level of morality. same-sex marriage, living together are just some of the signs of a low level of morality. In Romans I the Apostle Paul paints a picture of what takes place when there is a low level of morality, I'm reading verse 29 from the NIV, "They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity." What happens to a cross-less nation, there is a low level of morality.
Concl: How many will stand with me today to say, I'm not going to replace the cross in my life!