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America's Ancient Landmarks (Part 2 of 10)
Series: America In Crisis
We are speaking today from Proverbs 22:28 and the subject of the message in this series on America In Crisis is remove not the ancient landmarks. It comes right out of this text. The writer of Proverbs, King Solomon, the wisest man in the Old Testament, said this that applies to an individual, it applies to a nation, and it applies to every situation in life.
Proverbs 22:28 "Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set."
In his decline and fall of the Roman Empire, Gibbons lists five reasons for the fall of the mightiest dynasty the world has ever known, the Roman Empire. He says first of all there was a rapid increase of divorce and the decline of the sanctity of the home, which is the basis for society. Second, there was higher and higher taxes, the spending of money by the government for frivolous things such as celebrations and bread. Number three, the mad craze for pleasures, sports becoming, every year, more brutal and more exciting. Number four, the building of gigantic armaments ignoring the real enemy within, the decadence and moral decay of the society. Number five, the decay of religion, faith fading into mere form loosing touch with people where they live and becoming impotent to guide their lives.
Now a review of these five principle factors will help you to see that in America today, we find these same five familiar things happening. And it is frightening in many ways to know that the same things that caused the fall and decline of the greatest dynasty the world has ever known are at work in American society today. I believe it is because we have removed the ancient landmarks, which our forefathers had set.
What does the Bible mean when it says, "remove not the ancient landmarks"? A landmark was a boundary marker. And when the people of Israel went in to the land, God gave to every tribe certain allotted la ...
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