The good old US of A is in a world of hurt. She’s on a slippery slope. She has slipped from her mooring and has taken a tack on a treacherous sea. If she continues on that course, she will become adrift, flounder and may sink.
She is in a moral decline. What was once considered immoral is now accepted as moral and those who practice the “new” morality are applauded and even considered courageous. Those who are charged with our protection are often chastised for doing their jobs. Sure, they make mistakes. So do we all. What would we do if faced with the possibility of physical harm or death to ourselves or others? What if all our law enforcement personnel went on strike and refused to do their jobs? It would result in chaos and anarchy and our nation would be vulnerable to attack by those who have pledged to destroy the “Great Satan.”
This nation was founded on Biblical principles. Whether or not you believe that doesn’t make it untrue. Our founding fathers were not perfect, but they recognized that if our nation stopped following the principles of the Bible, she would fall. Rome fell from within, from moral decay. Our great nation is headed the same way unless “we the people” do something about it. Many of our elected officials are only interested in advancing their own agendas and “feathering their own nests” with little regard for the welfare or wishes of their constituents. The parties are so divided, they accomplish very little. By the way, how many more laws do we need, anyway? If the income tax code is any indication, there are thousands. Has anyone checked to see if any of them conflict with each other? Do our representatives really read them before they pass them?
Call me a radical. Call me a religious nut. Call me whatever you want, but “we the people” must use our voices, our phones, our pens, and our computers to let our elected leaders know we are not happy with the state of our nation. And they must be held accountable for their actions, or lack of action, or be removed, from the White House to the State house.
And for those of us who are Christians, we must pray for a revival, for a great awakening to take place in the churches of America. The Bible says that “judgment begins at the house of God” (1 Peter 4:17), i.e. we must get our lives straight with God and live our lives in accordance with His commands, with His Holy Bible. And we must pray for ourselves, each other and our nation (2 Chronicles 7:14).
The United States is the greatest nation in history. My heart still swells and I get a lump in my throat when Old Glory passes by and when I hear or sing our national anthem. She has enjoyed God’s blessings for more than 239 years. She still is the greatest nation on earth despite opinions to the contrary. If not, why do people from all over the world pay thousands of dollars and still risk their lives to come here? She’s the greatest place in the world to live, even with all her moral problems. But if she doesn’t get turned around morally, will there be a beacon of hope for the “huddled masses”?
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