In our Bible study this last Sunday we began a study of the Book of Judges which through out is a history of Israels falling away and their restoration. This is recorder several time in this Book as well as many more times in the Old Testament. Israel would rebel and fall away, Go into ruin, Repent and be restored time after time. This brings me to my point. When studing the bible you must look first to whom it is written, to Children of Israel (Gods Chosen People) or The Church to whom most if not all of the NT is directed to. And also actually or metaphorically speaking, II Chronicles is speaking to The Children of Israel and not the United States, Russia or China. Matt 5:30 does not mean to cut off your hand but remove the cause. I know of no nation that has repented and been restored during The Church Age. Since the beginng of the CA man has fallen farther and farther away from God. And this will continue until the Church is Raptured out. Matthew 24:4-31 This does not mean that we are not to draw a line in the sand and take a stand against all evil and immorality. This is God working his Providential Plan.