So if a nation for instance retains the death penalty and does everything else right, then it too does not find favor with God, and any good it does is not credited to it. Therefore this nation is not Christian in the eyes of God. (I am assuming consistency and a just God. No double standards with me.
It would seem to me that there’s a far greater reason that the nation wouldn’t be considered Christian and be doomed.
Exodus 35:2 clearly states that anyone who works on the sabbath should be put to death, and we haven’t written any laws in compliance with that.
Leviticus 25:44 states that I may possess slaves, but our government has laws that disagree with this.
The government has written laws prohibiting us from selling our children into slavery as allowed by Exodus 21:7.
Lev.15: 19-24 prohibits contact with a woman while she is in her period of Menstrual uncleanliness, but we have written no laws covering this. If our country allows this, are we in further danger of being doomed?
We have many air pollution laws which would prohibit burning a bull even though it would create a pleasing odor for the Lord - Lev.1:9. Another infraction?
Lev. 11:10 says eating shellfish is an abomination, yet we have no laws prohibiting lobster, crab, and shrimp from being served in restaurants. Which will be damned to hell for this, the government, the restaurants or the patrons?
Lev.21:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I have a defect in my sight. I haven’t seen any denomination in the U.S. which prohibits those who wear glasses from attending their churches. I guess this means all U.S. citizens who need visual correction and have visited a church are doomed.
Lev.19:27 expressly forbid males from getting their hair trimmed, including the hair around their temples. This pretty well wipes out the U.S. male population.
Lev.19:19 prohibits wearing garments made of two different kinds of thread such as a cotton/polyester blend. Since most clothes are now blends is our country made up of all sinners?
With great thanks to:
James M. Kauffman, Ed.D. Professor Emeritus,
Dept. Of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education
University of Virginia