Judgment Against Babylon
| Jeremiah warned
Judah of the coming destruction of the nation at the hands of Babylon. But
he also foretold of the time when Babylon, which had ruled with such power
over many others, would itself be destroyed. "As God overthrew Sodom
and Gomorrah and the neighbor cities thereof, saith the Lord; so shall no
man abide there, neither shall any son of man dwell therein" (Jer.
It can be rightly said that Babylon committed national suicide. Even though God had used Babylon to exact just punishment against wicked Judah, Babylon's sins were many and justice demanded their fall. Babylon brought their end upon themselves. Their defiance of God would not be overlooked as if it were nothing.
So it is with other nations, ancient and some of more modern times. We are not to suppose that our nation cannot commit national suicide for the same reasons others have collapsed. A fair and candid observation of the present situation lends itself to conclude that a nation once known for freedom, goodness and high national standards has plummeted to such low levels it is a wonder it still survives at all.