In my own lifetime, right before my very eyes, America changed from a Christian country to some dark place that I can hardly recognize. Everything we used to honor we now despise; and whatever once appalled us, now we venerate.
Have you noticed that, on the floor of the United States Senate–the place where decency and common sense both go to die–Democrat Senators have been savaging assorted nominees for their Christian beliefs? Socialist wacko Bernie Sanders, currently the odds-on favorite to be the God-Booing Party’s next presidential candidate, said of ordinary, basic Christian belief, “[I]t is indefensible, it is hateful, it is Islamophobic, and it is an insult to above a billion Muslims throughout the world.” Of a nominee who confessed that, as a Christian, he actually believes Christianity is true, Sanders wrote him off as “really not someone who is what this country is supposed to be about.”
Do Sanders and his imitators–the sinister Diane Feinstein, for one–mean to suggest that Christians cannot serve in any public office unless they declare they don’t believe that Christianity is true? They’ve all but demanded that nominees trample on a crucifix before they can be sworn in.
What I want to know is, how did we get here? I remember a time, in my own lifetime, when it would have been unthinkable to indulge in a public display of Christ-hating. Now it’s done all the time, and those who do it are richly rewarded. How did we come to this? Please join me in prayer.
O Light of the World, O Jesus Christ Our Lord! Yours is the true light that lighteth every man that cometh into the world, the true light that the darkness cannot put out! Lead us out of darkness, Lord: oh, light our path. Lewd and wicked individuals, tirelessly working at it, have deeply corrupted our whole civilization, which once had the name of Christendom.
O Lord Our King, we confess that we did not deserve the name of Christendom and were very, very far from living up to it, doing things directly contrary to your will and yet daring to say we did them in your name. If you are angry with us, your anger is righteous and just.
O Lord Our God, the defense we plead is the Blood of Christ, which taketh away the sins of the world. We are your people, the sheep of your hand, and we need our Shepherd! Strengthen our faith, O Lord; give us the power to endure, until you make Christ’s enemies His footstool. In Jesus’ name, amen.
5 comments on “A Cultural Disaster, a Hymn, and a Prayer”
This situation brings to mind 2 Tim 4:2 Timothy 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, 4 and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths.
America’s strength was her goodness, as America has turned away from sound doctrine, her strength has diminished. It’s a pity, but in line with the scriptures.
An excellent book to answer your question of how did we come to this, is Apostate by Kevin Swanson. Excellent book that everyone, especially young people, should read.
I read that when it first came out.
My theology tells me “ALL things work together for good to those who love God and are the called according to His purpose.” It also tells me that God even uses evil for His purposes. I am almost 70 years old and have seen first hand exactly what Lee has pointed out. I think of the Apostle Paul and all he endured when he wrote: 2 Corinthians 4:8 “We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair.?