McDowell Technical Community College

Berry Chapel Baptist Church

What Has Happened to America

By Pastor Steve Williams

Mitchell County

Well, I’m not the smartest man in the world or even the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I believe what has happened to America is Distorted Priorities and Distorted Values. We are living in a mixed up America today. Everyone has a view on why they are right and a point to back it up and are very quick to let you know. What has happened in the world we are living in today is that they have tried to Replace the Pure unadulterated Word of God with a lot of man-made philosophies, and worldly things, and it just keeps getting worse and worse. I blame a lot of what has happened on the preachers who stand behind the pulpits of America and around the world. There are many preachers today who are not willing to stand on the Word of God because they are afraid they will offend the listener. Folks, the Word of God will offend you if you are out of God’s will– it always has, and it always will. If you listen long enough and look hard enough you will eventually find a group that you will go along with what you want to believe. That’s why we have Distorted Values. You don’t mix God’s word with anything because God’s word stands alone. You don’t need to add anything or take anything away from God because He is Everything you need. You don’t need to mix The Word of God and Personal Opinions. Because it doesn’t matter what your personal opinion is or even what your personal preference is. It only matters what the Word of God says.

All the way through the Bible it shows us and tells us not to mix God with other things:

The Bible says John 8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. Don’t Mix Light & Darkness

The Bible Says Rev. 3:15-16 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. [16] So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew thee out of my mouth. Not to Mix Hot and Cold because you get lukewarm

The Bible says in John 15:19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. Not to Mix Christianity and the World because it not about being liked but loving God.

The Bible tells us clearly in Exodus 20:3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.  That there is Only One God of this world.

The Bible says here in Luke 16:13 No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

So, my answer to What Has Happened to America is very simple. The Word of God has  mixed with so much worldliness and ungodly viewpoints, and then the personal opinions and personal preference of people that people fail to have a clue of what, Real Truth and Morals really are in the day we are living. Because people have failed to stand and to live by the Word of God.

 

Pastor Steve Williams

 

Words of Wisdom:

  • Stay in the Word of God and you’ll know the Truth. Steve Williams
  • Facts are many, but the truth is one. N/A
  • Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts. N/A
  • A nation is blessed when it has godly leaders. Max Lucado
  • The secret to happiness is freedom… And the secret to freedom is God,

 

Something to think about.

  • If life were a do-it-yourself project, God would not have left us His instructions. His Precious Word.