Summary: There are plenty of believers in this nation who should be making a difference and yet it seems that we lose battle after battle in regards to the moral compass of the United States.
Lord God and Father,
open our eyes so we can see Your truth.
Open our ears so w can hear Your voice.
Open our mind so we can understand Your Word.
And open our heart so we may receive all that You want me to receive. AMEN
This past week half the people in our nation were happy because of the election results and half the people were not happy about the election results.
America is becoming a divided nation because of man’s politics and it is a scary place to be.
America is also becoming a nation that depends less on God and that is an even scarier place to be.
1.2 million abortions each year.
3.3 million reports of children being sexually abused each year in the US. How many go unreported?
31% of all traffic fatalities in 2011 were cause by drunk drivers.
A national divorce rate of 51%.
Nearly 1 million same sex households were listed in 2010 in the USA.
Colorado and Washington legalize marijuana for recreational use.
Approximately 1.3 million women and 835,000 men are physically assaulted by an intimate partner every year.
Families being torn apart every day in the US because of pornography, drugs, alcohol, and gambling.
And I could go on with more stats, but what I think is important about all of these issues is this, who is to blame?
Maybe the ones to blame are the same people who provide America’s only hope to avoid God’s judgment.
It is easy to blame the president of the United States or the Supreme Court. It’s easy to blame congress or the radical groups that lobby in Washington. And I will say that they are all a part of the problem.
But in reality, who should be the ones who are truly influencing our society? We should!
There are over 300 million people in the United States. In the US there are There are nearly 500,000 churches in America. Out of all the people in America there are less that 25% of them who regularly attend church 2 to 3 times each month. Only 41% of America’s go once monthly.
Out of the 25% who go to church regularly, I would hope that they are born again.
33% of all American claim to be born again. Even with that number of people claiming to be in a relationship with God through Jesus Christ, we should be able to make a difference in this nation.
There are plenty of believers in this nation who should be making a difference and yet it seems that we lose battle after battle in regards to the moral compass of the United States.
Could it be that the church is not suffering from the sins of the world as much as the world is suffering from the sins of the church?
You know it is so much easier to see the sin in the drunk, the hooker, the homosexual, the murderer, the thief and so on, but when it comes time to turn the examination on ourselves, well that is no fun!
Listen to what Jesus told us during His sermon on the mount.
13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.
14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
Matthew 5:13-16 NIV
I believe that the church in America has been too quiet for too long in regards to moral issues and in regards to the truth in God’s Word.
The church in America remains quiet on sin issues and then when the church does speak up and puts its foot down people just leave the church.
The salt has lost is saltiness and the church is afraid to stand up for the things it should be standing up for.
Because of our silence there is an erosion of Godly morals in our cities, states, and in our nation.
Even after what many called God’s wake up calls, the church continues to remain silent.
Wake up calls like the terrorist attacks of 9/11 or like the tsunami’s in 2004 and 2011, or hurricane Katrina or hurricane Sandy.
Yes, it’s true that people returned to God during these times but they left just as fast.
When we need God we are quick to go to Him but if we don’t need anything then who is our God?