COLUMN: America should heed the warning God gave Israel

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By C.L. Glasscock

When I was studying 1 Corinthians 10, it laid on my heart because I know people in America are living the same sinful life that Israel was living when Moses led them through the wilderness.
Even though all were baptized the same way, all eat and drink the same spiritual food and drink, some did not please God.
1 Corinthians 10:5-11 says, “But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness. Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, the people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand. Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents. Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer. Now all these things happened unto them for examples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.”
As we look at the punishment God gave his chosen people, how can we think we can get by God’s wrath without the same punishment? Praise the lord, we have God’s word to warn us not to commit these sinful acts.
I believe 9/11 was God’s wrath, even though it was caused by terrorists. I believe God let it happen to let us know we still needed him, and boy, did we call upon him. Our leaders told God they did not know how to handle a situation like that, but they knew he did.
I believe Hurricane Katrina was an act of God’s wrath.
A friend of mine went to New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras. This is the way he described it. He said, “that place was the most sinful place I was ever at.” He said he could not wait to get out of there. The amazing thing is this friend does not go to church or claim to be a Christian.
I write what God lays on my heart, and this is what was laid on my heart.