About Jesus - Steve Sweetman
3:9 and 16 list two of many reasons why God causes a culture to fall.
Both appear in today's western world.
"The look on their faces testifies against them; they parade
their sin like
3 lists some characteristics of what a culture under God's judgment looks
like. They are: economic
disaster (verse 1), ineffective military and judicial systems (verse 2 -
3), loss of skilled workers (verse 3), civil disorder (verse 5),
oppressive youth (verse 12), leaders who mislead (verse 12), women who
rule (verse 12), and, bodily sores (verse 17).
Then there's this one. "I
will make mere youth their officials; children will rule over them"
to this, the Apostle Paul clarified how the process of judgment works when
he said that God will hand a culture over to its sins (Romans 1:24).
The specific sin he noted is the sin of
public display of immorality seen in Isaiah 3:9 and16 and the cultural
characteristics of a God forsaken people seen in Romans 1:28 to 31 are
evident in our western world. Once
a culture's sins are cemented into its identity, people in the culture
don't just commit sin, they approve of those who sin (Romans 8:32).
Our politicians are approving of those who sin by legislating their
immorality into the law of the land; same sex marriage being a prime
my conservative Christian Biblical perspective, I believe God is handing
our western world over to our sins. It
is for this reason our politicians are exhibiting the childish
characteristics stated in Isaiah 3:4.
Even if a quality leader could be found, when asked to "take
charge of this heap of ruins" (Isaiah 3:6), he will answer, "I
have no remedy" (Isaiah 3:7). This
is the sad state of political affairs in which we presently live in much
of the western world.
realize talk of divine judgment is unpopular in much of Christendom these
days, but, if you ignore it, you ignore much of the Bible.
Worst still, you are unprepared for the future.
When politicians legislate "evil to be good and good to be
evil" (Isaiah 5:20) you should expect God's blessings to be withdrawn
from the culture as He hands it over to its sins in an act of divine
judgment. That culture has
brought destruction upon itself (Isaiah 3:9).