Saturday, October 10, 2015

Are We Any Different?

Amos 1:13
Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of the children of Ammon, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they have ripped up the women with child of Gilead, that they might enlarge their border

God would not turn away His wrath from the Ammonites because of they took the children of pregnant women in order to benefit themselves. What makes us think He will not punish America for the same thing?

The Hebrew word for "ripped up" is 'baqa' which can also be translated "cut out." Is that not abortion?

Why did they do this? "that they may enlarge their borders." Why would they want to enlarge their borders? Selfishness. They would do whatever it took to benefit themselves. They thought they couldn't be successful without doing this.

The Ammonites were in no way repentant of their deeds so God could not show them mercy. Are we (as a nation) repentant?

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