The reason God may not fix this is not likely about gun control. It has to do with the proverbial elephant in the room. It is called national sin.
We kill one million (1,000,000) babies each year in American
abortion clinics, and write laws to ensure the slaughter continues. We
can’t even agree as a nation that selling baby parts is nothing short of
what the Nazis were guilty of.
We have elevated sexual
perversions to the law of the land. We gleefully substitute the almighty
and holy God for gods of power, lust, fame, and money (we even had a TV
show, “American Idol’). We have voted for men and women for all kinds
of political and judicial offices who openly mock God, who have voted to
remove any mention of God in schools, or the market place. We send our
children to government schools where they are taught to mock God and
promote various sexual sins.
I could go on and on. So can you, I suspect.
Yet we like to think, in the midst of all our willful national sins, God will run to our aid?
Israel lived with a similar perverted notion of the holy God. They did
exactly what we are doing, and they also expected God to deliver them.
They learned a very hard lesson when He did not – although He has warned
them again and again.
For example, 2 Chronicles 36: “15 The
Lord, the God of their fathers, sent word to them again and again by His
messengers, because He had compassion on His people and on His dwelling
place; 16 but they continually mocked the messengers of God, despised
His words and scoffed at His prophets, until the wrath of the Lord arose
against His people, until there was no remedy.”
One of the
prophets Israel mocked was Jeremiah. Here is what God said through that
prophet (chapter 7): “Will you steal, murder, and commit adultery and
swear falsely, and offer sacrifices to Baal and walk after other gods
that you have not known, 10 then come and stand before Me in this house,
which is called by My name, and say, ‘We are delivered!’—that you may
do all these abominations? 11 Has this house, which is called by My
name, become a den of robbers in your sight? Behold, I, even I, have
seen it,” declares the Lord. . . .
13 And now, because you have
done all these things,” declares the Lord, “and I spoke to you, rising
up early and speaking, but you did not hear, and I called you but you
did not answer, 14 therefore . . . . I will cast you out of My sight . .
16 “As for you, do not pray for this people, and do not
lift up cry or prayer for them, and do not intercede with Me; for I do
not hear you.”
I quoted only a small portion of this text in
chapter 7 of Jeremiah, but I hope the point is clear enough. God’s
patience is not without limit.
We talk too much of the love of God and of prayer to the nearly complete exclusion of His demand for our holiness.
fact, speaking of God only with regard to His love, and not balancing
that concept with the equally true concept of His holiness, judgment,
and wrath is to simply repeat the ancient church heresy called
Marcionism. You can read about that here:
guns are not our problem in America. Our rejoicing in our sins is our
problem. And only when we turn our attention back to God in national
repentance will our many problems be resolved.