Why Our Civilization Is Collapsing
Dr. Ron Dunn
I have to say that Micah and the rest of these minor prophets are some of my favorite portions of the Scripture...I love to preach from them, because the minor prophets were not only prophets but they were patriots. They were concerned about the direction of their country and their society. And they were also revivalists. They were continually calling for the people to come back to God. Anyone who says that the Bible is not relevant to our day just hasn't spent much time in the Word of God. Micah's message is just as relevant as the newspaper today and he is, as I said, not only a prophet, but he is a patriot and he is a revivalist and in Micah 3 he is dealing with a very important section of that society, but I want us to read just the 12th verse...
"Therefore, because of you Zion will be plowed like a field,
Jerusalem will become a heap of rubble, the temple hill
a mound overgrown with thickets."
Now, notice the first words of that verse... "Therefore, because of you, Zion will plowed like a field," and the rest of that verse is a word of judgment.
Now ever since college days, I have been a student of history and civilization...I majored in history and discovered a great love for it and even to this day I am always reading some book about history or the history of some nation or civilization. It's very, very fascinating and enlightening. One thing, one fact that I have noticed in all of my studies is this...that no nation in history, no civilization in history, however pure its conception has ever remained pure. Eventually it has gone sour and become corrupt. No civilization, no nation in history, no matter how pure its conception has ever remained pure.
Israel, of course, is I think the great illustration of that. Israel had a miraculous origin. There could have been no purer conception than that of Israel, because it was originated by God Himself. It was of miracu ...
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