I am a conservative, writing and defending my point of view before a progressive society, a message, I suspect, few people want to hear. But I am convinced America is at a crossroads, with the future of our great nation at stake; I must take a stand.
No one can question the moral deterioration that has taken place in America in just the last ten years. The right to life, the authority of God’s Word, and traditional marriage are out. Abortion on demand, co-ed bathrooms, and gender reassignment are in. Meanwhile, progressives are proposing a restructuring of America that will re-chart our future and destroy much of what has made America great.
Our nation is in the hands of a generation of men and women who have come up through our educational system with no idea what the Christian faith is all about. They have been told that truth is relative, evolution is a fact, the cosmos is all there is and all there will ever be. To them, if they give Him any thought, Jesus Christ is a “nice guy” Who lived two thousand years ago and has little relevance to our lives today.
“America is a nation at war.… Our very religious liberties are in question, and they are being chiseled away one chip at a time. In recent years militant special interest groups have made it their goal to co-opt our religious liberties and force industry and government to go beyond tolerance of their views and demand full approval of them. Anyone who believes otherwise is told to shut up. We’ve become a society that obsesses over tolerance and acceptance of everyone—except God” (Todd Starnes, God Less America, Foreword).
But there is a problem in all of this that everyone seems to have missed. Two laws of life, unavoidable and beyond question, are going to have a major impact on our nation in the years to come.
First, there is the law of diminishing returns. Whether it is wealth or power or pleasure, the more you get the more you want. It is not without reason that political aspirants continue to sponsor programs we cannot afford and make promises they cannot keep.
Then there is the law of sowing and reaping. The Bible says, “Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption, but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.” We have sown to the wind; we are, sooner or later, going to reap the whirlwind.
We must not abandon the moral foundation on which our nation was established. David Barton, writing in Original Intent, has noted that “prominent Founders saw the Ten Commandments––and religious codes in general––as the foundation of American civil law. The belief was clear that public adherence to religious principles was the greatest source of security for civil government” (p. 173).
The Bible says, “Everything in the world — the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does—comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.”
Listen up, America. Think before you act. Your future is at stake.