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For their unpardoned evil here on Earth, each person will be judged, convicted, and sentenced. Some of the consequences for these actions will come in this life, some in the next. A nation is an institution made up of several individual people. Nations are also judged for their actions. But a nation does not have an after-life, so all of the consequences for national actions must be faced here on Earth. God is a just Judge and requires justice.

There are several times in the Bible when God pronounced His judgement on a nation. With one exception, each time God gave the option to repent and avoid destruction. There is one time in the Bible when God said He would not offer pardon for the nation. It was when that nation had shed much innocent blood. The king who was responsible had already repented, after decades of evil, and had become a believer, but that was not sufficient in this case. The only options they were given were different forms of national destruction. There was no option available to avoid the downfall of the nation.

So, if a nation promotes abortion, does that mean they are doomed without hope? Do we want to find out the hard way? This sentence of justice does make sense. Government is an institution of God. The purpose of government is to punish evil. When a nation’s government turns to promoting evil, it does not make sense to expect that nation to get away with this evil for long.

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