What on Earth is Going on?

Many Christians observe that our society is crumbing before their very eyes and wonder:

How could the most blessed and predominantly Christian nation on Earth crumble so rapidly?

I mean, just look at the rise in pornography, violence, homosexuality, fornication, unwed pregnancies, unmarried couples living together, sexually transmitted diseases, cults, drug abuse, false religions, rapes, gambling, divorce, abortion, out of control government spending, debt, terrorism, etc. over the last 40 years.

What happened? Simple answer: Christians in America continually caved and compromised with the secular humanists until finally in 1962 the Bible was taken out of our public schools. Overnight, our nation went into a death spiral.

George Washington warned against the removal of Christianity and morality from our Government in his farewell address. It was clear to him and many of our founding fathers that without Christianity America would fail. Here is a snippet from his farewell address given in 1796:

“Of all the dispositions and habits, which lead to political prosperity, Religion and Morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of Patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of Men and Citizens. The mere Politician, equally with the pious man, ought to respect and to cherish them. A volume could not trace all their connexions with private and public felicity.

Let it simply be asked, Where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths, which are the instruments of investigation in Courts of Justice? And let us with caution indulge the supposition, that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect, that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.”

And listen to what the Bible says is in-store for those who suppress His Truth:

“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man―and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.

Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.

And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.” – Romans 1:18-32

That sure sounds like America today! By removing all signs of God from our government, public schools, and the public square, we have “as a nation” been suppressing the truth about what Christ did on the Cross. So, God gave us over to sin until we repent. We came under judgment in 1962 and since then we have become a nation filled with people who have “debased minds”. These people do not think logically or normally anymore. They call evil good and good evil. They are haters of all truth, but especially Christ.

Is there any hope for America? The only hope I see is if Christians start doing what God says of them:

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” – 2 Chronicles 7:14

Have a blessed day.

Sean Kirkpatrick

For further reading on this important subject, I recommend these fine articles:

Judgment – God’s Style – By Ron Graham

Homosexuality verses God’s Holiness – By John McTernan

Sean Kirkpatrick posted at 2011-8-3 Category: Divine Judgements