Why mention the political aspect? We need to understand that although our system is imperfect, there is a clear contrast between the two main parties in America–and our vote is our voice. Placing your political party over God and the Bible is idolatry; and we need to return to voting biblically and responsibly for godliness over godlessness, and for character over compromise. Politics and laws also affect our speech and ability to publicly preach the gospel.
Since we no longer resemble a Christian nation, what influenced people to support practically every sin in the Book? Is it simply because they want to avoid being called names? Perhaps in some cases, yes; but I believe there’s more. Let’s look at homosexuality, for example.
A Pew Forum survey on media coverage a few years ago exposed that in their reporting, the media supported same-sex marriage 5 to 1, hoping perhaps the public would soon think of it as inevitable. This is not accidental bias, but purposeful. Surveys reveal that the majority of journalists favor changing marriage laws in America, compared to only 28% of the general public. More citizens today do support gays and lesbians, but not reversing laws and marriage amendments.
For over two decades, Hollywood and the media have executed a very effective PR campaign resulting in Americans completely overestimating how many homosexuals there are in the country. In 2011, Gallup asked people to guess the percent of gays and lesbians in the U.S. population. Ready? Young adults and women think the gay population is 30%, and a quarter of all Americans guessed upwards of 25% of the population are gay. The truth is that gays and lesbians make up approximately three percent (that’s 3%) of the population.
Finally, most disappointing is the fact that only 6% of Americans said the moral decline in America is the country’s most important problem. This reveals we’re in denial, apathetic, or living for the moment and for selfish ambitions rather than eternal things. You and I must return to Jesus Christ and live our faith accordingly before we can ever hope to impact our culture. It’s ironic–people spending time storing up treasures on an earth that is deteriorating.
God is patient with us; but His judgment is approaching whether we believe it or not, and His patience won’t last much longer.
But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up. Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the elements will melt with intense heat! But according to His promise we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells. (2 Peter 3:10-13)