The Greatest Problems Facing America Today
Dr. Stan Coffey
Micah 3:12 "Therefore because of you Zion shall be plowed like a field, Jerusalem shall become heaps of ruins and the mountains of the temple like he bare hills of the forest." NKJV
I. DISHONEST POLITICIANS (Micah 3:1-3)
A. They Are Without Righteousness
B. They Are Without Wisdom
C. They Are Without Integrity
D. They Are Without Purity
E. They Are Without Compassion
II. DECEPTIVE PREACHERS(Micah 3:5)
A. Some Are People Pleasers (II Timothy 4:3)
B. Some Are Christ Deniers
C. Some Are Story Tellers (II Timothy 4:4)
III. DISOBEDIENT PEOPLE (Micah 3:11)
When we celebrate such holidays as Memorial Day and Independence Day, we reflect on the price that was paid by so many in our armed services so that you and I could enjoy liberty. I am unashamedly patriotic. I am a flag waving, country loving, citizen of the greatest nation on the face of this earth.
When the national anthem is sung my heart swells up in pride that I am a citizen of the United States of America. I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
That said, I see our country drifting in a dangerous direction. If this direction is not corrected, I fear we may not give our children the America that we inherited from our forefathers. We would do well to identify and face the issues that confront us.
It is no surprise to students of the Bible that we find America in the precarious condition she is in. Centuries ago, in 740 B.C. the prophet Micah identified the three greatest problem facing America today.
It is amazing how the minor prophets speak to modern man! Micah saw his country going into ruin and put his finger on three problems that were bring Judah into Judgment by almighty God!
Certainly God would rather extend His mercy and His grace, but if a nation continues to flaunt itself in the face of a Holy God He will bring judgment upon them.
America faces many great problems. Terrorism is a great threat to America. Radical Islamists have vowed to kill as many American as they can wherever they can in the world. Our economy is a great problem America faces. The national unemployment rate is at about 9 per cent and in some places it is as much as 17%. Our national deficit of 13 Trillion dollar is a threat to America. If Congress does not curtail its spending we will pass this debt on to our children to pay.
There are great threats to America, but our greatest threats are not the deficit or Congressional spending or Terrorism our greatest threat have to do with the moral and spiritual problems that we face. Micah speaks by the Spirit of God and points a finer at three internal problems of Judah and says, "It's your fault." Micah desperately wants his people to understand that the God who loves sinne ...
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