Summary: We need to young peopleto make a stnd. We as pastors, Youth pastors, Sunday School teacher, Mon & dads to teach our children the importance of making a stand. To change the wrong & make it right.
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE:
I WANT TO ENCOURAGE YOU TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN AMERICA.
WE NEED A NEW DEDICATION AMOUNG THE CHRISTIAN BIBLE BELIEVING CHURCH.
AFTER ALL WE ARE BOUGHT WITH A PRICE. THAT PRICE WAS THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST UPON CALVARY.
1 Corinthians 6:20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.
WE OWE A DEBT. I BELIEVE WE NEED TO GET COMMITTED TO OUR BIBLE PRICIPLES, & OUR CHRISTAIN DUTY.
AMERICA HAS A CHRISTAIN HERITAGE. WE WERE FOUNDED ON BIBLE PRINCIPALS. (JUST READ THE OLD TESTATMENT)
I BELIEVE THERE IS HOPE FOR AMERICA.
IF WE FOLLOW
2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
IT MUST START WITH US
Judges 2:10 And also all that generation were gathered unto their fathers: and there arose another generation after them, which knew not the LORD, nor yet the works which he had done for Israel.
WE HAVE RAISED A GENERATION WHO DOES NOT KNOW GOD OR HIS GREATNESS.
WE HAVE RAISED A GENERATION THAT DOES NOT FEAR GOD.
WE NEED TO GET BUSY FOLKS. IF THERE IS ANY HOPE FOR AMERICA.
AMERICA WAS BUILT ON BIBLE PRINCIPLES!
OUR FOREFATHERS: GEORGE WASHINGTON, THOMAS JEFFERSON, PATRICK HENRY, DANIEL WEBSTER, ABRHAM LINCOLN WERE ALL MEN THAT WERE STUDENTS OF THE BIBLE & PRACTICING CHRISTIANS.
LISTEN TO THEIR WORDS:
GEORGE WASHINGTON: “IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO GOVEN RIGHTLY WITH OUT GOD & THE BIBLE”
THOMAS JEFFERSON: “CAN THE LIBERTIES OF A NATION BE THOUGHT SECURE WHEN WE HAVE REMOVED THEIR ONLY FIRM BASIS, A CONVICTION IN THE MINDS OF THE PEOPLE THAT THESE LIBERTIES ARE THE GIFT OF GOD.”
PATRICK HENRY: “THE BIBLE IS WORTH MORE THAN ALL OTHERS BOOKS WHICH HAVE EVER BEEN PRINTED.”
DANIEL WEBSTER: “IF THE POWER OF THE GOSPEL IS NOT FELT THROUGHOUT THE LENGTH & BREATH OF THE LAND, ANARCHY, & MISS RULE, CORUPTION, DARKNESS WILL REIGN WITH ITS END.”
THAT SOUNDS LIKE AMERICA TODAY!
ABRAHAM LINCOLN: “IT IS THE DUTY OF NATIONS AS WELL AS MEN, TO OWN THEIR DEPENDENCE UPON THE OVERLAYING POWER OF GOD, & TO REGONNIZE THE SUBLINE TRUTH ANNOUNCED IN THE HOLY SCRIPTURES, & PROVEN BY ALL HISTORY, THAT THOSE NATIONS ONLY ARE BLESSED WHO GOD IS THE LORD.”
THINK ABOUT THOSE STATEMENTS. THEN SEE HOW FAR AMERICA HAS GONE.
I THINK YOU WOULD HAVE TO AGREE. WE HAVE SLIPPED WAY DOWN INTO THE MIRE. WE ARE IN A HORRIABLE PIT. THE ONLY WITH GOD’S HELP CAN WE GET OUT.
TODAY I WISH TO SHOW A GENERATION THAT BROUGHT ON THE DECLINE OF AMERICA THEN SHOW YOU WE NEED A GENERATION TO BRING AMERICA BACK TO GOD. (THAT IS THIS GENERATION OF TODAY) THIS IS MY PRAYER AS AN OLD PREACHER IN YEARS & IN PREACHING.
Psalms 71:18 Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come. THIS GENERATION NEEDS TO KNOW THE GOD I GREW UP WITH.
1)THE 1960’S BROUGHT ON A DRASTIC CHANGE TO AMERICA
A. THE 1960’S GENERATION (MY GENERATION) A.THERE ROSE A GENERATION THAT KNEW NOT THE LORD. Proverbs 30:11-14 There is a generation that curseth their father, and doth not bless their mother. There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness. There is a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids are lifted up. There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and their jaw teeth as knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men.
MY PARENTS RAISED US NOT TO FEAR THE LORD.
HE RESULTS ARE WE RAISED A GENERATION THAT KNEW NOT THE LORD.
UNLESS THERE IS A CHANGE YOU ARE GOING TO RAISE A GENERATION THAT WILL NOT KNOW THE LORD.
AFTER WWII AMERICA FLOURISED FINANCIALLY.
THE BABY BOOMERS CAME ALONG. A GENERATION THAT GREW UP WITH LITTLE OR NO APPREACTION FOR THE FREEDOM THEIR PARENTS HAD SACIFIED FOR.
B.THE 1960 GENERATION CHANGED THE MUSIC:
THIS MUSIC PROMOTED REBELLION, IMMORALITY, SELFISHNESS, & ANTI AMERICANISM
THINK ABOUT IT! WOODSTOCK WAS AGAINST THE WAR, IT PRODUCED MUSIC BASED UPON HATE, DRUG USE, SEX, & LIVING FOR SELF. (I KNOW I WAS THERE)
OUR MUSIC DID NOT GLORIFY GOD.
IT TORE GOD DOWN & ANYTHING TO DO WITH CHRISTAITY.
LISTEN TO ME. BAD MUSIC WAS WHEN ALL MY HATE (PROBLEMS) STARTED
MUSIC (ROCK) LED ME UP TO DOING DRUGS. IT DIDN’T STOP THERE! BEFORE YOU KNOW IT I WAS IN THE SEX SCENE. THEN I WAS IN THE GANG &(FIGHTING)HURTING OTHERS. (I DIDN’T CARE)