“…the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it become unfruitful” (Mark 4:19, KJV).
America is one of the most ironic nations on earth. There are likely more copies of God’s word in print in our great land than any place on the planet. Yet, we are choking to death. Families, individuals, churches, are choking for lack of biblical understanding. Cancers are spreading, and enemies of the gospel abound. We are nearer death as a nation than we’d like to admit. In some ways, we’re dead already (see: 1 Timothy 5:6).
The rise of violent Islamic extremism is rearing its ugly head on American soil again. This is a direct result of the word of God being choked, and lives not being transformed thereby. We have trusted in our horses and iron chariots (so to speak), and we now face an enemy who has respect for neither. Continue reading “Is America choking?”