The late, great Ronald Reagan once said “that if we ever stop being one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under!” Take a good look around you at American society, not as Democrats or Republicans, but as the citizens of a nation blessed above all others in history. Why have we suddenly found ourselves, with the mightiest military in world history, mired in little wars that we can’t seem to outright win? Why do we see so much corruption in government, business, and our public and private lives? Why do we insist on “tolerating” out-and-out SIN while trying to make excuses for it as some kind of disease or syndrome? We think nothing of watching our God-given sacraments perverted beyond all reason? Gay marriage, anyone? We are celebrating the homosexual lifestyle that God, Himself, calls an abomination…why? We have allowed atheists, people who do not even believe in God, to remove Him from our schools and from our public discourse. We have allowed these people, through social activist courts, to try and eradicate our Creator from our view. This very Creator was paid homage to by our founding fathers in the documents and buildings that helped found this country and sustain her through all her trials and challenges to become the wealthiest and most generous place on earth……until now.
We, as rational, reasonable citizens have allowed the blatant murder of 50 MILLION plus of our unborn children just because there are some women who don’t want the responsibility of bringing another life into this world? This core argument is “well, we don’t really know when life begins.” Really? I can show you people in their 60’s whose life hasn’t begun yet, so should we terminate them? Seriously, ask a farmer when he thinks a seed begins to germinate…..the moment it is placed in the ground. We have allowed the destruction of one of the greatest ongoing gifts that God has given us……our children. Our children make us immortal in the sense that they carry on our seed to eternity. We even have stooped to the point that our government wants those of us who don’t believe in abortion to pay for it, all in the name of “social justice”.
The biggest culprits of our cultural decline are our churches. All claim to be the “bearers of Christ’s name”; yet they ordain unbelievers and those who preach exactly the opposite of what Christ Himself preaches. There should be a loud and constant cry by the preachers of this country against abortion, homosexuallity, sexual permissiveness, and the falling away of the supposed believers in this great country. The preachers of today seem to be more concerned about how big they can build their churches instead of how many souls they can reach. Most megachurches are nothing more than monuments to the men and women who built them. Quantity does NOT outweigh quality in God’s kingdom. The church is supposed to be a LIVING body, not a cold stone-and-steel building.
American preachers love preaching the “prosperity gospel”, usually downplaying the “repent and be obedient” portion of it. The more prosperous their flock becomes, the more properous they become…..simple! The preachers forget something though…..most ordinary people not called to be able to handle that wealth soon find themselves in worse shape then before they became wealthy. Just take a look at the majority of lottery winners across America. Does the government put a lock on your lips, preacher, because you are more concerned about the feds messing with your tax status, or is the mission of speaking God’s truth more important?
I remember the media ridiculing Pat Robertson when he said that the events of 9/11 were the beginning of God’s judgement on America for what we have allowed to happen to date. Mr. Robertson was scorned and laughed at, but then the following events proved to be just as devastating. Maybe it’s time that believers in this country stop laughing at what they are secretly afraid of…..knowing God IS watching and really does have His hand in humanity’s business. If you think that I’ve slipped a cog, I ask you to do two things for me and yourself. Look around at how ungodly this world has become and the speed at which it is getting worse, and go pick up a copy of Jonathon Cahn’s book “Harbringer”. Read the book, check out the facts in that book, and then write me back and tell me I’m wrong.
By the way, I read that book after I had already outlined this column, and it rocked me back. America truly needs to get on her collective knees and seek repentance and a new commitment to the Creator who gave us this country and has sustained us until now. No civilization is too big to fall without Him. You have a choice to stand on your feet and give God His due, or live on your knees as a slave to the world’s system…..your choice! Remember, time is short and getting shorter.