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Letter: Economy in crisis? God is turning his back on us

Our nation is deeply in debt, we owe $10 trillion to the Chinese, the oil-rich Arabs and others. We expect future generations to somehow pay it back? (That's almost laughable).

It's an ugly situation, and we see no way out. What went wrong with this once prosperous nation? Why are we borrowing instead of lending?

The Bible has the answer. (Deuteronomy 28:12)."The Lord will open to you His good treasure, the heavens ... to bless all the work of your hand. You shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow ... if you heed the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them., not going after other gods to serve them."

Could it be that God is turning His back on us because we ignore and reject Him? Are we keeping God's commandments? Murder, hate, adultery, greed, dishonest, pride, cursing, profanity, blasphemy and lust are common. Movies, television shows, and music promote godless behavior and teaches them to our young -- and we call it 'entertainment'.

While the gods we worship as a nation are money, self, sports, sex, Hollywood, food, and pleasures - our Creator and Redeemer is ignored. Where are most people on the Sabbath Day of worship? They are sleeping or seeking their own pleasure. Just who is your god?

There is still hope. (2Chronical 7:14), "if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land."

God can still heal this land, but the hearts of people have to be turned away from the gods of this world (Hollywood /hedonistic mentality), and set their hearts on our Maker and Creator.

Don Werner

Northfield, Minn.