David Thomas Roberts’ article in townhall.com “The Left Is Now Reaping What It Has Sown for Years” puts a very good perspective on how this country has been on the road to destruction:
“Since the early 1900s, liberals from both parties have incrementally worked to destroy original American culture, morals and values …
Denying our Founders intended America to be a Christian nation and revising social-studies education to invent the separation of church and state? Check.
Vilifying religion (of any kind) and the moral compass that most, if not all religions, provide? Check.
Indoctrinating youth and college students in extremist, progressive ideologies? Check.
Cheapening the value of human life through the unabated killing of the unborn? Check.
Instilling the warped cultural values of Hollywood, music, video games and television, including the glorification of violence? Check.
Growing the welfare state and multi-generational dependency on government? Check.
Unlimited access to pornography? Check.
Driving a wedge in marriages with radical feminist policies, resulting in a high divorce rate and fatherless families? Check.
Attacking the rugged individualism and personal accountability that built America and the demonization of men as husbands, providers and fathers? Check.
Attacking free enterprise and capitalism, therefore subjugating people to keep a job they likely detest and destroying the American dream? Check.
It would not be a stretch nowadays to claim the average teenager cannot recite the Ten Commandments. Since a common denominator seems to be these [mass] shooters are at various stages of being social outcasts, where is their moral grounding, support system and guidance to make it through their formative years? Simply put, where are their families and why didn’t they recognize the signs that they needed help?”
America has entered a viscious circle of societal breakdown. Those who are now parents were victims of liberal ideologies taught in public schools and universities, and therefore their children and children’s children are brought up in the same ideological mix within a void of religious and moral grounding. They fall prey to false religious teachings, perverted political platforms, and a crowd mentality that turns into mob mentality that promotes both apathy and discontent which breeds violence.
No one cares about anyone but themselves. They want what they want when they want it and no one has the right to refuse them. It becomes the welfare state on steroids, and “entitlement” doesn’t even come close to describing it.
But here is the statement in Roberts’ article that is most disheartening:
“Will America suddenly find its moral compass and return to a time when the majority of Americans turn out to church every Sunday? It’s doubtful and, even so, it would take years for America to undo decades of liberal moral decadence.”
There is, therefore, a great expectation set before the church to be a witness for the Gospel of Christ more than ever before in a world that is rapidly becoming anti-Christian, even in America.
In His first letter to the Corinthians the apostle Paul wrote that “…those who don’t know God cannot understand spiritual things because they don’t have the Spirit of God in them.”
Then in the second letter to the Corinthians he wrote “the god of this world (Satan) has blinded the minds of the unbelievers to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.”
Christians must not be afraid to live a life in Christ, showing others there is a better way, a real hope, a real Person who guides us in our life and all that we do. He has even given us a Helper, the Holy Spirit, who will remind us of words to speak when the time comes.
“He has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and love, and a sound mind.” (II Timothy)
“13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.“ (Ephesians 6)
STAND STRONG AND BE OF GOOD COURAGE!