Can We Know if God’s Judgment Is on America?

As I crisscross this nation and interface with pastors and Christian leaders, it’s apparent that crippling paralysis and impotence grip most Christians as well as the Church at large in America. When our pulpits should be flaming with the preaching of righteousness, repentance, and God’s anger with personal and national sin, most are silent. Instead of calling attention to God’s judgment, many pastors deny that we can even know if God is judging America. Seeking ‘comfort’ rather than ‘engagement,’ most pastors are inadvertently contributing to the destruction of our nation by infusing their people with lethargy rather than with an urgency for righteous living.

This paralysis exists in part because leading pastors and church leaders are not certain themselves if God’s judgment is on America or if anyone can or should legitimately declare what God is doing or not doing. Some well-known pastors recently declared this position, with one even telling me directly that 2 Chron. 7:14, which speaks to the issue of national judgment, is not for America or any nation today. They’ve actually said that to speak of the certainty of judgment, to offer the requirements for repentance, and to tell of God’s promise to ‘hear our prayer, forgive our sins, and heal our land’ is to offer a fraudulent hope!

I contend that claiming we cannot know if God’s judgment is on our nation is but a feeble attempt to justify the failure of pastors convincingly to preach on the reality of sin, God’s anger with sin, His holiness, and the need for repentance. The cost of not preaching on the reality of God’s judgment is great. The failure to preach on the need for repentance now will guarantee God’s final judgment on America.  I contend that if we can recognize God’s blessing on our nation, we can with as much certainty know when His hand of judgment is on us. In the next few posts, I will identify the seven marks of national judgment that precipitated God’s answer to King Solomon in 2 Chron. 7:14. The correlations to America are undeniable.

6 replies
  1. Cathy Richardson
    Cathy Richardson says:

    I believe you have hit it on the spot. I totally agree with everything you state and look forward to hearing more. The church does not preach that God said to loose the chains of injustice, untie the cords of the yoke, set the oppressed free and break every yoke (Isaiah 58:6). It is frustrating to me to see families break up or deal with domestic violence and our young suffer (especially little children and young boys) because our government is creating chaos and confusion and wreaking havoc everywhere it goes. Our government policies promote and proliferate sinful and lustful behavior in our culture. As a result, our culture is growing farther and farther away from God, his word and principles. If pastors would preach the Christians’ responsibility (and the only real hope) in the civic arena (loose the chains of injustice), perhaps this would change. Less than 27% of the registered voters in Kentucky voted. God warns us against suffering little children (Matthew 19:14).

  2. Kirt Anderson
    Kirt Anderson says:

    It is no longer a question of whether America is under the judgment of God or not, we are there, judgment is happening now!

  3. Karen Stewart
    Karen Stewart says:

    I’ve read “The Harbinger” by Johnathan Cahn and his analysis and Biblical and historical references are irrefutable, we face a severe culling very soon. Few will survive.

  4. marcia brunelli
    marcia brunelli says:

    Dear Pastor Rohr,
    Thank you for all your hard work on your amicus brief that was presented to Judge Jones (who brasenly ignored it). Any work for the Lord is not in vain in spite of Judge Jones ruling. I have read Jones arrogant/flippant/disrespectful to Christians 41 pg ruling. I am also amazed that Christians are not talking about this matter, instead they feel that they can hide in their comfortable little or big? churches and be safe and that these are just political issues that the church should not be bothered with.. This is not so. I believe that there is an unseen spiritual battle shaping up of epic proportions. I believe everything the Bible says and try to obey his word in all things-and I cry for Pennsylvania, I cry for my country. There is much work to be done and the Lord will help his children as they walk calmly through this storm. I am ready to do what the lord wants me to do in this area. Currently, I am writing an editorial letter on this subject. Please pray that the letter is effective & that the editor will not be afraid to print it. Thank you, Marcia Brunelli

  5. Wes Parry
    Wes Parry says:

    Amen and Amen! If we are ever going to right the ship that is America, it must start coming form the pulpit. For the life of me, I cannot get my head around how we have allowed evil to take over our schools when, if churches would simply put aside their petty doctrinal bickering and send a slate of committed biblical truth believing, bold and fearless Christians then back them full tilt from the pulpit, we could put some sense and Christ back into education. It would at least be a start to putting things back on the right track.


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