Not since Lincoln has America been this divided.
What has happened? How is it that a nation, born with a respect for God, with trust in His Word, with a love for justice and moral responsibility, has degenerated to where we are today?
We have sacrificed our self-respect at the altar of self-gratification; we have surrendered to expedience for the sake of popular approval; we have turned our backs on God and lost the dignity with which we were created; we have rejected the truth and ignored reality to satisfy ego-driven ambition.
As a result, we are now living in a new America, far different from the America of just thirty years ago. Who would have thought we’d now be dealing with co-ed bathrooms, legalized marijuana, sex education without a Biblical perspective, athletes who kneel for the playing of our national anthem, and police who cannot defend themselves without the risk of public censure? What in the world is going on?
It’s not that we have been overwhelmed by radicals. Unhappy citizens, pushing for fundamental change, have always been with us. What is most troubling, however, is that these radicals have found popular support. Amid the mayhem, and no matter how aberrant their lifestyle, they have been championed as heroes.
Emerging out of the sixty’s has come a generation of leaders who never developed a healthy respect for God and His Word. Driven by power, politics, and prosperity they have been left empty and unfulfilled and have been captivated by new causes and a new reason for living.
With the radical left clamoring for attention, I am reminded that all it takes for evil to prevail is for good people to remain silent. And that we will not do!
As often as I can, I will ensure my voice is heard in support of honesty, integrity, and a godliness that does justice to our Christian heritage. I will oppose the tyranny of those who would destroy our way of life and I will support those principles of responsibility, common sense, and justice that made America great.
And I will vote on Nov. 3. In doing so, however, I am voting for an America in which our babies are guaranteed the right to life, for a police force empowered to bring law and order to our cities without fear of reprisal, and for a government capable of giving us responsible, honest, common sense leadership.
And I will pray. Along with millions of other Americans, I will ask God to help us wake up to what is happening before it is too late. Only God knows if we have already reached the point of no return, but I serve a miracle-working God and know He can turn things around. “If my people,” the Bible says, “will pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and forgive their sin and will heal their land.” There can be no other way!