"All The Nations That Forget God"

After reading today's headlines regarding the human carnage in France by the Islamic State on Friday, the following scripture immediately came to mind:

"The wicked shall be turned into hell, And all the nations that forget God" (Psalm 9:17).

This website contains a list of the top 50 countries with the highest proportion of atheists and agnostics as of 2005. Notice that France is number eight on the list with 43 to 54 percent of their total population being either atheist or agnostic.

While our condolences go out to the people of France regarding the senseless loss of the people killed in this recent attack, perhaps we should ask this question:

"Is God using the Islamic State as a means of humbling not only the citizens of France, but the citizens of any nation who have rejected the God of heaven, including America?" (Romans 1:18-32).

God used foreign nations in the Old Testament to humble and bring judgment upon both Judah and Israel, in order to bring them back into alignment with His will and purpose (Isaiah 1:16-20).

Know this: Kicking God out of a once godly society, will bring about disastrous results! (Deuteronomy 7-8 ..... note specifically Deuteronomy 8:19-20). Beloved, over the past sixty years, have we not been seeing this ungodly state of spiritual depravity unfolding before our very eyes in our once great country? It's something to seriously think about!

Mike Riley, Gospel Snippets

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