George Mason felt like this would apply to America in his day over the issue of slavery.
“They [the slave owners] bring the judgment of heaven on a Country. As nations can not [sic] be rewarded or punished in the next world they must be in this. By an inevitable chain of causes & effects providence punishes national sins, by national calamities….”The scale was tipped on slavery by the American Civil War. It could easily be considered the hand of God punishing the nation. The Christians in the North certainly thought that way. Consider the first verse of the Battle Hymn of the Republic.
Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord.The Civil War was a brutal affair. Americans suffered more casualties in that war than they have in all other wars combined. They did that with a population much smaller than we have today. Families lost an entire generation of sons. The anger is still alive today.
He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored.
He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible, swift sword.
His truth is marching on.
I think it is time to take the next step and move on.
To be continued....
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