America: An Upside-Down Nation
Proverbs 14:34; Isaiah 5:20-23
As a kid, I used to love the 'jungle gym' - you remember that? We, as the less sophisticated people, called them the monkey bars. And they were rightly named so because we would hang upside down for extended periods of time. Have you ever hung upside down? The world looks different. If you stay in that position for an extended period of time, you'll discover some unusual things happening. Instead of citing all the physiological problems which could occur, just make a note that the big problem is our circulatory system. The way the body is made up with its veins, arteries and heart, it uses gravity to get the blood to your feet and pump the blood to your head. Reverse your body and some damaging things can happen. According to Professor Ashley Grossman of the Barts Medical School (Queen Mary, University of London) this may happen, ''Fluid will start to ease out of your blood vessels, you can't get oxygen, and the lungs will become rather still so you will get breathless.'' By the way, to remain in that position can lead to a stroke or death.
To take an honest look at this great country is to see that things are 'out-of-whack' 'unusual', out of sync, and upside down. We have become like the Apostle Paul and seem to do what we shouldn't while not doing what we should. We seem to declare right wrong and wrong right (Like Isaiah 5). Why is this? The writer of Proverbs explains it in simple terms. (READ)
It has been said that America will only be great as long as she is good, and when she ceases to be good she will no longer be great. Righteousness is up and sin is supposed to be down - in a normal world. Let's do a broad survey and then bring it back to a very personal conclusion.
The Founding of this Nation - For years I have believed that history was something you couldn't change. It seems I erroneously believed that once something occurs, you cannot change or rewrite the accoun ...
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