Romans 2:4-5: Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance? But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;
To help us appreciate the Sacred nature of America's birth, and the way in which the celebration of her birth was to be commemorated in a Christian society, I offer the words of Founding Father John Adams (emphasis mine):
The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epoch, in the History of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty (http://www1.american.edu/heintze/Adams.htm.)
This independence Day, July 4, 2015, will be the first in which mourning rather than celebration is the appropriate behavior, as we remember an America that once was, but now is deceased. Oh, there will be celebrations all right, but many of the celebrants will be committing acts of devotion to Bacchus, not God Almighty. America has rejected God's blessings, and now stokes the fires of His Rage. We are but one or two steps from retiring the Stars and Stripes and raising the Rainbow Flag in its place.
The funny thing about that Rainbow flag, it representing Sodomy as it does. When God destroyed all living with a flood of water, saving only Noah and his family, God used the rainbow to symbolize his covenant with a fresh new world, purged of sin and ready to be replenished.
Genesis 9:13: I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.
But sin found its way into the New Earth soon, with Noah's son Ham committing an act of sexual perversion on his own father. It is thought by some that Ham's son Canaan participated in the evil deed also, or even that the "younger son" referred to in the passage is in fact Canaan, not Ham.
Genesis 9:24: And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him.
As to what exactly what was done, it is clearly inferred from the text that a gross act of sin was "done unto him"; one that warranted one of the most severe curses found in scripture:
Genesis 9:25-27: And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren. And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant. God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.So God blessed mankind and symbolized the covenant with a rainbow, and man responded by reintroducing sin into the freshly purged world. And today man takes that sacred symbol and uses it to blaspheme God; to revile Him, to display for all to see their hard and impenitent hearts, their hatred of God, and their love of death. Yet for all their provocations of God's wrath and abuses of His patience, when they have finally filled full the winepress of His wrath, as He pours out His vials upon them, they will yet again accuse God of cruelty and malice, and will not repent of their blasphemies.
Revelation 16:11: And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.Even so, come Lord Jesus.