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                                                         CHURCH, WHERE  ART  THOU ?  

 [Gen 3:9-10 KJV] 9 And the LORD God called unto THE CHURCH, and said unto him, Where art thou? 10 And CHURCH said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself. 

 [Rev 3:15-22 KJV] 15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. 16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. 17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: 18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and [that] the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. 19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. 20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. 21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. 22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.  
                                              Where is the church in today's culture? Adam, who is the representative of every living person sinned against the Lord God. By his disobedience the whole of mankind are now born in sin.  
 
[Rom 5:12-14 KJV] 12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: 13 (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law. 14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come. 
                                                 When we believe the gospel, our sins are forgiven. The Lord imputes His righteousness unto us as the gift of God, seals us with His Holy Spirit unto future glory. The resurrection from the dead in glorified bodies is the hope of all the saints. Yet, many churches seem to be AWOL / MISSING IN ACTION. The church, which is the Body of Christ, is the pillar and ground of the truth. This means that we are to be steadfast, unmovable concerning the truth of the word of God.  

                                      Jn.17:17  Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.  

So church, where are you in today's culture wars? Prayer was taken out of the public schools in the early 60's.           June 25, 1962, the United States Supreme Court decided in Engel v. Vitale   
 In 1980, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Kentucky statute that had mandated every public school classroom have the      Ten Commandments posted on its walls. 
   
     Roe vWade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973), is a landmark decision issued in 1973 by the United States Supreme Court on the issue of the constitutionality of laws that criminalized or restricted access to abortions. We have murdered over 60 million babies since.  
  
     In times past when Kings ruled the earth, their word was law. They did as they pleased. Some were extremely brutal, cruel. When then the U.S.A. was born with it's constitution, Bill of Rights, government of the people, by the people, for the people, this was one of the greatest achievements in world history. A government governed by law: a Constitutional Republic. In this republic men are elected to office through voting of the general public. For this to work there needed to be a certain amount of education. Voters would have to have a grasp of the political issues at hand and make a judgment on what they believed was best for the Nation. An ignorant voter is dangerous to the republic, as they are easily manipulated, deceived. This is the condition of America at this very moment. 
      How did we get to this place? To answer this we must look at it from a Biblical worldview. Mankind as a sinner from the fall of Adam is hopelessly bound to immorality. The wages of sin is death. Rom.6:23. Throughout the first Covenant, there were strict laws punishable by death. Today these laws sound barbaric. What today's modern man needs to understand, is that a strong hard hand must be applied to law breakers. When the law is lax, it's enforcement impeded, lawlessness takes hold of society. Today murderers are not executed in many states. Crimes of drug dealers, gun runners, pedophilia, treason, etc. need to be dealt with in the harshest measures, including execution. This is moral, this is right, it is just and good that men should be restrained from doing evil.   Job 34:37  For he addeth rebellion unto his sin, he clappeth his hands among us, and multiplieth his words against God.