September 05, 2011
If a person will read and believe his Bible, he will come to understand why nations differ from one another, over a period of years, in such things as culture, economic development, technology, and crime. The average U.S. citizen has no clue as to what has made this country great. He may actually believe some stupid radio commercial that says something like, "Remember, our strength is our diversity." Maybe he just thinks some countries are luckier than others.
There is a reason why America has a heritage of greatness.
Proverbs 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.
There is a reason that Mexico is a dangerous country in which to live and raise a family. There is a reason that Africa is a continent ravaged by AIDS.
I've been living in this country for 58 years. I'm saddened by what I've seen happen in our culture. If there is any bumper sticker that would be "timely" for our day, it would be one that says:
BACK TO THE BIBLE, OR
BACK TO THE JUNGLE!
There is a whole chapter in the Bible that deals with the cause of corruption in a society. It tells why nations go crazy. No person has had a thorough education unless somewhere along the way he studied Romans 1. Are you acquainted with that chapter?
America is becoming a jungle, a land with jungle music (Vance Havner warned about this way back in the 1950s), jungle morals (no marriage, just have sex with anything or anyone you can), and a jungle mentality.
Romans 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
America has become a mental institution run by the inmates.
The more you turn away from God, the more you lose your mind.
2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
Parents and their children go into debt so that the kids can be trained by God-denying educated apes (if we are to believe evolutionists). The children listen to idiot professors who are open to every possibility except for the infallibility of the word of God. They graduate with no moral foundation, and their parents are amazed that these educated wonders don't have the character to hold down a job.
Romans 1:22-23 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
So Johnny can play computer games with lightning speed. Great. But he can't read. He can't write. He can't talk. He can't keep his word. He can't keep appointments. He can't stick to a routine of work. As a matter of fact, more and more of Johnny's friends aren't graduating from school unless someone gives them a "second chance" and bends the rules.
There are exceptions, of course. Truett Cathy has helped instill some character into his young employees. But that's because Brother Cathy went back to the Bible. The fools who keep making decisions to keep God and the Bible out of the government schools don't have the sense to come in out of the rain.
The hope for the Christian is Jesus Christ (Col. 1:27), especially His soon return, called "that blessed hope" (Tit. 2:13). However, if there is any hope for America before the Rapture, it is in a return to the Bible by the people of God (2 Chron. 7:14), so that we will have a positive influence on the society in which we live (Mt. 5:13; Jer. 29:7; Gen. 18:23-33; 1 Tim. 2:1-2).
Back to the Bible, or back to the jungle!
Psalms 111:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.
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