In his sermon 337 years ago, John Owen ‘briefly’ spoke of National sins and National judgments. More importantly thousands of years ago, the inerrant infallible sufficient Scriptures told us, and forewarned us. But today we have a lot of unbiblical pantywaist Churchianity that unbiblically teaches that ‘all sin is sin’ (though there is ‘some’ truth to that, coupled with much err). They attempt to defend this eisegetically, not exegetically.
Then to compound their bad doctrine with bad practice. Sadly today many ‘professing’ (alleged) Christians are not only accepting and acquiescing to sexual immorality, and/or un-repented sin(s). But worse, many are now even heretically celebrating and congratulating National sins i.e. homosexuality. That my friend is an affront to a Holy God.
A consistent observation that I have made regarding those ‘professing’ Christians that do this, is their lifestyle is antithetical to Biblical orthodox Christianity. Though my local church is not perfect, this is a good reason why I attend a church that adheres to a ‘confession of faith’ that was written 327 years ago, and we go backwards not forward. – Chaplain Bill 🙂
As one of my ‘mentors at large’ said –
And you should be separate from the world in your actions. If a thing be right, though you lose by it, it must be done; if it be wrong, though you would gain by it, you must scorn the sin for your Master’s sake. You must have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. Walk worthy of your high calling and dignity. Remember, O Christian, that thou art a son of the King of kings. Therefore, keep thyself unspotted from the world. Soil not the fingers which are soon to sweep celestial strings; let not these eyes become the windows of lust which are soon to see the King in His beauty-let not those feet be defiled in miry places, which are soon to walk the golden streets-let not those hearts be filled with pride and bitterness which are ere long to be filled with heaven, and to overflow with ecstatic joy. – Charles Spurgeon
National Sins and National Judgments, a sermon by John Owen preached on April 11, 1679.