Summary: Alcoholism, drug abuse, teen pregnancy, school violence, homosexuality, abortion, child abuse, pornography, rape, robbery and murder pervade our nation. What’s wrong with this picture?
By: Donna J. Kazenske
I have felt a new stirring in my heart the last few weeks regarding the spiritual condition of the body of Christ. I am concerned that there are more Christians sleeping (spiritually) than praying.
I have watched the United States of America slowly deteriorate over the last few decades. The firm foundation that our Founding Fathers laid in this land is being desecrated by those with anti-Christ spirits and ungodly agendas. The United States of America is becoming a wobbling giant in the sight of our enemies. A nation that was once stable and strong is now becoming unstable as she knowingly and violently defies the God who birthed her.
Prayer and Bible reading are illegal in American public schools. Abortion, the murder of innocent babies is legal. Homosexuality is no longer practiced in the closet, but is now practiced on many street corners, in restaurants, in schools and in the sight of our children. Gay marriage is being legalized in certain states within the USA.
That which was once unheard of is now being heard loud and clear. That which was once a reproach is now an alternative lifestyle. That which the Bible clearly condemns is being accepted as normal and acceptable in today’s society. While Scripture cries out ’abomination’, the ACLU and its followers cry out ’we want more rights’.
Alcoholism, drug abuse, teen pregnancy, school violence, homosexuality, abortion, child abuse, pornography, rape, robbery and murder pervade our nation.
What’s wrong with this picture? What is happening to America? What would our Founding Fathers do today if they were alive and able to see the degradation sweeping across this country?
George Washington once said, "It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible."
Noah Webster stated, "No truth is more evident to any mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people."
James Madison declared, "We’ve staked the whole future of American civilization not on the power of government, far from it. We have staked the future…...upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God. The future and success of America is not in this Constitution, but in the laws of God upon which this Constitution is founded."
Thomas Jefferson said, "And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are a gift of God….that they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever."
America is rejecting God thereby placing herself in a position for God’s judgment.
I hear the Lord saying, "Repent and cry out to Me for justice and mercy." If there’s ever been a time when America needs to get right with God, it’s now. God has given us every opportunity to repent and get our lives adjusted so that judgment would not come to this nation.