American Sunset

 

American Sunset

DP Mosteller


We're living in the sunset of a great civilization, that didn't just forget about God, but rather grabbed Him by the scruff of the neck and threw him out the front door onto the street. 

The moral wreckage of postmodernism is strewn all about us. Postmodernism is that late 20th-century movement characterized by broad skepticism, subjectivism, relativism; a general suspicion of reason itself; with an acute sensitivity to the role of ideology in asserting and maintaining political and economic power.  

Deviancy replaced decency as the dominant cultural standard in America, as indecency is now angry and woke to all social injustice.



Our society is now rushing to accept, promote and aggressively defend any and all variants of what was once considered normal cultural behavior—as long as it supports the citizens of Gomorrah over those of Gethsemane.  

We have not only witnessed the killing of over 60,000,000  of our own children, but the selling of their little body parts to the highest bidder, which is often our own government.

We have witnessed God write Ichabod, Ichabod, the glory is departed across our churches leaving us with little more than empty sepulchers—repositories of religious artifacts and activities populated by well-meaning  "Christians" many of whom do not possess the life in Jesus Christ they profess.

We have witnessed Heisenberg's uncertainty principal morph into uncertainty of everything in our universities and ambiguity in our seminaries. We have witnessed not only the denial of God's rational position of ownership as Creator and Lord, but His very existence.  

We have witnessed nothing short of the ignominious collapse of the traditional moral and ethical values of our culture. We have witnessed the coarsening of American life to the point where only the prurient and sensate are effectual in advertising and Facebook is offering 56 different gender choices to help you re-create yourself into something other than God's image.

Same-sex marriage is now the law of the land, and transgenders overnight media sensations, unless you're a generic woman locked in a prison cell with one, with or without condoms.


 

Today the entire field of human sexuality and behavior is now marked by demonic insanity, fierce moral relativism, and rampant perversion with the most flagrant transgender purveyors acclaimed as cultural icons of our age.

Smartphones today provide unlimited access to every form of deviant perversion for 4.8 billion. 

The godless cultural savages are escalating their tempo of insanity from the original intent of our Constitution and the societal peace and order that naturally flows from a firm social consensus with fixed moral and ethical absolutes, to the obvious reality of God's existence as clearly seen throughout creation.

All of this is being accomplished through a demonically driven process of civil government and judicial activism by hedonistic nihilists; by humanistic deconstructionists in our universities; and well entrenched evolutionary dogmatists  preaching a purely fictionalized form of Neo-Darwinian synthesis under the mantle of science.

Darwinian/cosmological evolution is a lie, and they know it. Yet, those with no hope have no viable alternative to special creation, and no hope of ever finding one.

The AFT and NEA with Darwinian Evolution, The 1619 Project, and CRT are systematically destroying generations of children, subjecting them to SARS-CoV-2  vaccines without parental authorization or even notification.

If the radical depravity of mankind was ever in doubt, this godless culture has disabused our minds of that thought especially understanding a nation's death by dysfunction.

 

Law enforcement is absolutely reeling from the breakdown of authority while politicians market themselves like breakfast cereal; flavoring their platforms with whatever flavor of tolerance best suits the taste of a deteriorating Constitutional Republic on the move to socialist anarchy.

Strong moral convictions are anathema, causing Democratic Socialists to absolutely bristle and head for the nearest exit. 

Any traditional moral convictions or ethical standards is sufficient cause for today's university students to riot and take matters into their own hands, dictating the new Administrative Policy to the university. Truly, the patients are now running the asylum.

Today, there’s no place left in America for wisdom, understanding, common sense and good judgment to stand, except in a prayer closet with Jesus Christ the Lamb of God.

 

Today, good is called evil and evil good, but the Lamb bearing the scars of Calvary is also the Lion of the Tribe of Judah and He is at the door.

If rebellious depravity was blue, America would be blue all over, and that is clearly the goal of the Demoncratic Party, to destroy America.

As Christians are experiencing increasing persecution, America continues to move forward weeding out permanently any idea of God from the minds and hearts of our children.

While the concept of transcendent justice finds no place in today's Neo-pagan mind; moral absolutes are being handled like toxic waste by our courts and legislatures. The love of the right and hatred of the wrong finds no place in many American homes and is certainly not at home in our universities and work places.

If that foundation of Right and Wrong is destroyed, what shall the righteous do? How then shall we live?

"If the radical depravity of mankind was ever in doubt, this godless generation has disabused our minds of that thought."

Our Flag is Down

America's fallen from One Nation Under God, to One Nation Under God's Judgment.

"Without religion morality falters. When morality falters the Pandora's Box of corruption, crime, and decay set in to be followed by the demise of the nation.” Alexander Hamilton

At the velocity our society is hurtling toward oblivion, I would say it's high time for all of us who call ourselves "Christians" to make a decision as to whose side we're really on. We will either turn around in brokenness and genuine repentance and turn back to the Living God as individuals and as a nation—or march off the map as all the other great civilizations before us have done.

Unfortunately, the "many" are at work, while the "few" watch.  Matt 7:13-14

The judgment of America as she stands naked and undone with all of her whoredom and cosmic rebellion on display before the Supremely Just, Righteous, Holy God is too terrible to contemplate. We will all suffer, our children will suffer, our grandchildren will suffer. Though relatively few there be whose hands dared touch The Prince of Peace, we all participated in his expulsion. If in no other way, than through our silence. 

America's fallen from One Nation Under God to One Nation Under God's Judgement.


We have become so tolerant, so foolish, so blind, so self-confident that there is no place left in our country for truth, justice and wisdom to stand. America will be the classic case study in self-destruction for all eternity.

Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, Psalm 33:12

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord is no longer a blessing for America, but a verdict, of the inevitable judgment of God. For we have turned away from God to ourselves. From His thoughts and His ways to our own ways. From honoring and worshiping the Living and True God to honoring and worshiping ourselves.  

The criminalization of Christianity is now a reality. Our persecution for faith in Jesus Christ is in God's hands. Without God's intervention, escalating persecution of Christian ministries, Christian schools, Christian churches is now inevitable. Read ECFA "In The News," and you'll find it well underway.

If the IRS 501(c)(3)  property tax exemption is lost many of our schools and colleges will be forced to close. Our young will suffer the most.

Our precious children and grandchildren are indoctrinated in pantheons of Neo-paganism, Centers for Strategic & International Studies in the New Barbarianism.

the BOTTOM LINE.

We will either be good and faithful servants of Christ on the front lines of Evangelism and Apologetics calling America back to God in genuine repentance and faith or we won't.

As for me and my house, that decision's been made. We will serve the Lord with all of our heart, soul, strength and mind. Sound trite? You're already wounded. Many of us are wounded, some worse than others. We're all feeling the effects of the Sunset of our Nation. Nevertheless, don't despair, there's good reason for hope. Great Hope! A Living Hope!

Consider the Cross.

The Cross is the focal point of all history, where the rays of God’s salvific light bathed mankind in God's love for His Creation. With reflection and refraction in a regenerate heart it turns our focus to the God of all Creation and Glory, The Lord Jesus Christ our Creator and Savior.

To those outside of God’s sovereign grace, to those He passed over, it is all little more than a circle of confusion.

The Bible says God wants everyone to be saved and come to the knowledge of the Truth. At the Cross we see God reconciling the world back to Himself by His own sacrificial, substitutionary atonement for our sin.

Simple Faith and Plain Truth
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The first thing I want you to do is pray. Pray every way you know how, for everyone you know. Pray especially for rulers and their governments to rule well so we can be quietly about our business of living simply in humble contemplation. This is the way our Savior God wants us to live. He wants not only us but everyone to be saved, you know, everyone to get to know the truth we have learned: that there is one God and only one, and one Priest and Mediator between God and us—Jesus, who offered himself in exchange for everyone held captive by sin, to set them all free. Eventually the news is going to get out. This and only this has been my appointed work: getting this news to those who have never heard of God, and explaining how it works by simple faith and plain truth.  1 Timothy 2:1-7 The Message, Eugene H. Peterson,
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Consider the Bible.

There are 5686 Greek New Testament manuscripts with an internal consistency of approx. 99.5% There are also over 19,000 copies in the Syriac, Latin, Coptic, and Aramaic languages. The total New Testament supporting manuscript base is over 24,000. That's a fact, not fiction. Compare it to any other ancient document.

  • Caesar’s Gallic Wars written first century B.C. only 10 manuscripts in existence. Earliest textual evidence was copied 1,000 years after the original.
  • Aristotle’s Poetics written fourth century B.C. only manuscripts in existence. Earliest textual evidence was copied 1,400 years after the original. 
  • Plato's dialogues written 427-347 B.C. only 7 manuscripts in existence. Earliest textual evidence was copied 1,200 years after the original.
  • The John Rylands Papyri (A.D. 125) fragment of the Gospel of John is dated approximately 29 years after the original.
  • The book of Revelation was written in the last decade of the first century (A.D. 94-96) closing the biblical canon. 
  • The entire New Testament was completed within 70 years after Christ's resurrection.

 Writing of the New Testament

    James--A.D. 44-49
    Galatians--A.D. 49-50
    Matthew--A.D. 50-60
    Mark--A.D. 50-60
    1 Thessalonians--A.D. 51
    2 Thessalonians--A.D. 51-52
    1 Corinthians--A.D. 55
    2 Corinthians--A.D. 55-56
    Romans-- A.D. 56
    Luke--A.D. 60-61
    Ephesians--A.D. 60-62
    Philippians--A.D. 60-62
    Philemon--A.D. 60-62
    Colossians--A.D. 60-62
    Acts--A.D. 62
    1 Timothy--A.D. 62-64
    Titus--A.D. 62-64
    1 Peter--A.D. 64-65
    2 Timothy--A.D. 66-67
    2 Peter--A.D. 67-68
    Hebrews--A.D. 67-69
    Jude--A.D. 68-70
    John--A.D. 80-90
    1 John--A.D. 90-95
    2 John--A.D. 90-95
    3 John--A.D. 90-95
    Revelation--A.D. 94-96

Consider your testimony.

Solemnity is a word you don't hear much anymore. Fools traffic in foolishness, frivolity, superficiality. Don't join them when it comes to the birth, death, resurrection of Jesus. To say that these are far too important would be the classic understatement of the ages.

 See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil.  Deut 30:15. 

 Be separate! Be different! Be grave! And be solemn when interceding on behalf of eternal souls. You'll never be more like Jesus than at that moment when in prayer and testimony you are interceding before God for the eternal soul of another.

All too often, my failure in sharing Christ with others is not handling the issue of their eternal destiny with all of the gravity and solemnity it rightly deserves. It's much more than a matter of life and death. Eternal destiny is the issue.

“America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.”  ― Alexis de Tocqueville

Tocqueville was right, more than we may want to admit. Especially now.

There is sufficient reason for concern for our beloved nation. America is still essentially good, but hopelessly corrupt, and the wicked rule.

Satan's time on center stage is at the door. The rise of the Antichrist and 3.5 years of global peace and prosperity is coming. The tribulation period and 3.5 years of terror and death is coming. But our hope is in Christ, and for us He is the door!

 
OUR hope IS IN CHRIST!

Our Bible has warned us of the sequence of events and horror of the last days.

Isn't it nice to know in advance who wins, and what is in store for all of those who by faith have put their trust and confidence in our Lord Jesus Christ.

When you consider all of the changes that have taken place in our country and the direction we're headed; the most reasonable, rational course of action for those who love Christ and seek to honor Christ is to boldly live out before this Christ rejecting world the reality of the Cross that others may believe to their great joy and the eternal glory of God our Savior. 

So bear your cross as you wait for your crown with confidence, that the good work Christ began in you He is able and faithful to finish to your great joy and rejoicing, and to His glory.

My earnest prayer is that America would repent and become One Nation Under God once more, that The United States of America might be as John MacArthur once put it...
"One of God's greatest redemption stories."

If my people who are called by my name humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.   2 Chronicles 7:14