Notice the title.
It does NOT ask CAN America be save. Because in clear, Biblical teaching IF a nation, ANY nation, REPENTS, then God WILL “hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land.” So, yes, IF America were to REPENT as a nation, THEN God would hear, forgive, and heal.
But the question is NOT can America be saved, the question is WILL America be saved.
And THAT IS the ONLY pertinent question, because it is NOT a matter of Can, i.e. “Is God able to save us IF we repent”…no, it’s a matter of does America even WANT to repent, does America care enough about it’s own wretchedness to repent, THE ONLY question is: WILL America repent?
Sadly, all evidence gathered from the last 67 years says emphatically, “NO!”.
Witness this article:
If 9/11 didn’t bring us back to God, then what will?
On the 16th anniversary of 9/11, one Christian apologist discusses what the nation has learned — or failed to learn — since that awful day.
September 16, 2001 probably saw the best attended church services in American history. David Wilkerson, then-pastor of Times Square Church in Manhattan, prayed over his congregation with a broken heart.
“Lord, how we’ve wept, and how we’ve prayed, and how we’ve grieved,” he said. “But, O Lord, there’s a message that you’re trying to deliver to this nation and the world, and we dare not miss it.”
But unfortunately, culture expert Alex McFarland says we have.
“I thought it might be the thing that ignited a revival and a return to God, but … we had a spiritual wake-up call, and we reached over and hit the snooze button,” he laments. “I’m sorry to say I really don’t think we’ve learned much of anything since 9/11.”
He notes America continues to tolerate the murdering of the preborn, the denigrating of morality, the redefinition of marriage and truth, and how the nation placates terrorists, pagans, and unbelievers.
“Why the preachers aren’t proclaiming truth, pleading with sinners to come to the one and only Savior, Jesus, and why the Church is not on our face interceding for this prodigal nation, I don’t know,” McFarland submits. “But it does tell me that we’re not desperate for God yet.”
McFarland says sometimes God uses national tragedies, as well as natural disasters, to call people back to himself.
The Ground Zero Cross as discovered in the clean up after 9-11.
“9/11 was a question: Will this bring us to a thirst for God? And clearly it has not,“ he observes. “We’re not desperate, and I pray God doesn’t have to do something that makes us desperate.”
If a tragedy like 9/11 was not enough to bring the nation back to God, then what will?
“We’re hearing about a hydrogen bomb in North Korea. The peace, and the prosperity, and the structure … that the West has enjoyed, the dominance that the West has enjoyed for hundreds of years, could be lost literally in a day,” he warns.
The Ground Zero Cross Memorial
A Brief Rundown Of American History That Shows NO Will To Repent, NO Hunger For God
First, a quick list of Revivals in or affecting America as a Nation.
[NOTE: This list excludes local and regional revivals that brought only a portion of America back to God. We are discussing and focusing on do WE, as a Nation, any longe have the HEART FOR God, AND the WILL TO REPENT You may decide to scroll down to “Re-cap” and get a shorter over-view.]
Many Christian revivals drew inspiration from the missionary work of early missionaries, from the Protestant Reformation, and from the uncompromising stance of the Covenanters in 17th-century Scotland and Ulster, that came to Virginia and Pennsylvania with Presbyterians and other non-conformists. Its character formed part of the mental framework that led to the American War of Independence and the Civil War
The Methodist revival of John Wesley, Charles Wesley and George Whitefield in England and Daniel Rowland, Howel Harris and William Williams, Pantycelyn in Wales and the Great Awakening in America prior to the Revolution
In the American colonies the First Great Awakening was a wave of religious enthusiasm among Protestants that swept the American colonies in the 1730s and 1740s, leaving a permanent impact on American religion. It resulted from powerful preaching that deeply affected listeners (already church members) with a deep sense of personal guilt and salvation by Christ. Pulling away from ancient ritual and ceremony, the Great Awakening made religion intensely emotive to the average person by creating a deep sense of spiritual guilt and redemption.
Unlike the Second Great Awakening that began about 1800 and which reached out to the unchurched, the First Great Awakening focused on people who were already church members. It changed their rituals, their piety, and their self-awareness.
United States 1800–1850
In the U.S. the Second Great Awakening (1800–30s) was the second great religious revival in United States history and consisted of renewed personal salvation experienced in revival meetings. Major leaders included Asahel Nettleton, James Brainerd Taylor, Charles Grandison Finney, Lyman Beecher, Barton Stone, Alexander Campbell, Peter Cartwrightand James B. Finley.
Rev. Charles Finney (1792–1875) was a key leader of the evangelical revival movement in America. From 1821 onwards he conducted revival meetings across many north-eastern states and won many converts. For him, a revival was not a miracle but a change of mindset that was ultimately a matter for the individual’s free will. His revival meetings created anxiety in a penitent’s mind that one could only save his or her soul by submission to the will of God, as illustrated by Finney’s quotations from the Bible. Finney also conducted revival meetings in England, first in 1849 and later to England and Scotland in 1858–59. The Lord used Rev. Charles Finney to lead over 2,000,000 souls to The Lord Jesus Christ unto salvation.
In the West (now Upper South) especially—at Cane Ridge, Kentucky and in Tennessee—the revival strengthened the Methodists and Baptists. The Churches of Christ and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) arose from the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement. It also introduced into America a new form of religious expression—the Scottish camp meeting.
In North America the Third Great Awakening began from 1857 onwards in Canada and spread throughout the world including America and Australia. Significant names include Dwight L. Moody, Ira D. Sankey, William Booth and Catherine Booth (founders of the Salvation Army), Charles Spurgeon and James Caughey. Hudson Taylor began the China Inland Mission and Thomas John Barnardo founded his famous orphanages.
Representative was Rev. James Caughey, an American sent by the Wesleyan Methodist Church to Canada from the 1840s through 1864. He brought in the converts by the score, most notably in the revivals in Canada West 1851-53. His technique combined restrained emotionalism with a clear call for personal commitment, coupled with follow-up action to organize support from converts. It was a time when the Holiness Movement caught fire, with the revitalized interest of men and women in Christian perfection. Caughey successfully bridged the gap between the style of earlier camp meetings and the needs of more sophisticated Methodist congregations in the emerging cities.
Subsequently, the period 1880–1903 has been described[by whom?] as “a period of unusual evangelistic effort and success”, and again sometimes more of a “resurgence” of the previous wave. Moody, Sankey and Spurgeon are again notable names. Others included Sam Jones, J. Wilber Chapman and Billy Sunday in North America, Andrew Murray in South Africa, William Irvine in Ireland, and John McNeil in Australia. The Faith Mission began in 1886.
1857–1860 revival in America
On 21 September 1857 Jeremiah Lanphier, a businessman, began a series of prayer meetings in New York. By the beginning of 1858 the congregation was crowded, often with a majority of businessmen. Newspapers reported that over 6,000 were attending various prayer meetings in New York, and 6,000 in Pittsburgh. Daily prayer meetings were held in Washington, D.C. at 5 different times to accommodate the crowds. Other cities followed the pattern. Soon, a common mid-day sign on business premises read, “We will re-open at the close of the prayer meeting”. By May, 50,000 of New York’s 800,000 people were new converts.
Finney wrote of this revival, “This winter of 1857–58 will be remembered as the time when a great revival prevailed. It swept across the land with such power that at the time it was estimated that not less than 50,000 conversions occurred weekly.”
Early revivals: 1900–29
Charles Fox Parham, an independent holiness evangelist who believed strongly in divine healing, was an important figure to the emergence of Pentecostalism as a distinct Christian movement. In 1900, he started a school near Topeka, Kansas, which he named Bethel Bible School. There he taught that speaking in tongues was the scriptural evidence for the reception of the baptism with the Holy Spirit. On January 1, 1901, after a watch night service, the students prayed for and received the baptism with the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues. Parham received this same experience sometime later and began preaching it in all his services. Parham believed this was xenoglossia and that missionaries would no longer need to study foreign languages. After 1901, Parham closed his Topeka school and began a four-year revival tour throughout Kansas and Missouri. He taught that the baptism with the Holy Spirit was a third experience, subsequent to conversion and sanctification. Sanctification cleansed the believer, but Spirit baptism empowered for service.
At about the same time that Parham was spreading his doctrine of initial evidence in the Midwestern United States, news of the Welsh Revival of 1904–05 ignited intense speculation among radical evangelicals around the world and particularly in the US of a coming move of the Spirit which would renew the entire Christian Church. This revival saw thousands of conversions and also exhibited speaking in tongues.
In 1905, Parham moved to Houston, Texas, where he started a Bible training school. One of his students was William J. Seymour, a one-eyed black preacher. Seymour traveled to Los Angeles where his preaching sparked the three-year-long Azusa Street Revival in 1906. The revival first broke out on Monday April 9, 1906 at 214 Bonnie Brae Street and then moved to 312 Azusa Street on Friday, April 14, 1906. Worship at the racially integrated Azusa Mission featured an absence of any order of service. People preached and testified as moved by the Spirit, spoke and sung in tongues, and fell in the Spirit. The revival attracted both religious and secular media attention, and thousands of visitors flocked to the mission, carrying the “fire” back to their home churches. Despite the work of various Wesleyan groups such as Parham’s and D. L. Moody‘s revivals, the beginning of the widespread Pentecostal movement in the US is generally considered to have begun with Seymour’s Azusa Street Revival.
The crowds of African-Americans and whites worshiping together at William Seymour’s Azusa Street Mission set the tone for much of the early Pentecostal movement. During the period of 1906–24, Pentecostals defied social, cultural and political norms of the time that called for racial segregation and the enactment of Jim Crow laws. The Church of God in Christ, the Church of God (Cleveland), the Pentecostal Holiness Church, and the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World were all interracial denominations before the 1920s. These groups, especially in the Jim Crow South were under great pressure to conform to segregation. Ultimately, North American Pentecostalism would divide into white and African-American branches. Though it never entirely disappeared, interracial worship within Pentecostalism would not reemerge as a widespread practice until after the Civil Rights Movement.
Women were vital to the early Pentecostal movement. Believing that whoever received the Pentecostal experience had the responsibility to use it towards the preparation for Christ’s second coming, Pentecostal women held that the baptism in the Holy Spirit gave them empowerment and justification to engage in activities traditionally denied to them. The first person at Parham’s Bible college to receive Spirit baptism with the evidence of speaking in tongues was a woman, Agnes Ozman. Women such as Florence Crawford, Ida Robinson, and Aimee Semple McPherson founded new denominations, and many women served as pastors, co-pastors, and missionaries.
This revival began in the late 1880’s and lasted til the 1920’s.
Though there have been many local and regional revivals, this was the last National revival.
Leading up to America’s Founding- Revival.
Leading up to America’s Declaration of Independence- Revival.
Leading up to America’s Civil War- Revival.
Leading up to America and The Spanish American War- Revival.
Leading up to America and WWI- Revival.
Since then…NO REVIVAL…BUT WE’VE HAD:
GOD BANNED FROM SCHOOL/PUBLIC ARENA- 1962
BABY MURDER ON DEMAND- 1972
CARTER- IRAN HOSTAGE CRISIS THAT LASTED OVER 400 DAYS
WTC I- TRUCK BOMBING
PUERTO RICO- HURRICANE
CALIFORNIA AND THE NORTHWEST- WILD FIRES…
NO NATION-WIDE REVIVAL.
NO NATION-WIDE REPENTANCE.
IF 9-11 didn’t break America’s sinful, proud, haughty will, and it didn’t…
Then due to my observing history, The Bible, patterns of Repentance and Revival…I conclude America will NOT repent as a nation, as evidenced by the delusional, stiff-necked election of a vain, delusional, narcissistic, depraved, profane, arrogant, haughty, New York Liberal Donald Trump.
My Conclusion based on all facts and evidence at hand:
- America IS ALREADY IN deep, decades, long decline,
- NO desire to repent,
- Rejection of God or the humanising of God escalates,
- America is ALREADY dead to and headed to judgment,
- And ONLY the blood-bought, born-again Believer in the Lord Jesus Christ will escape the wrath to fall via the soon catching away of the church,. I Corinthians 15:52-57; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; I Thessalonians 5:1-11; II Thessalonians 2:2-13;
I Timothy 4:1-3; and II Timothy 3:1-8.
If 9-11 didn’t bring America to her knees, to God in repentance, back to our Founding…nothing will…