I am very, very concerned for our nation. And I can’t seem to shake the feelings of doom which oppress me. Why? Because I think America may have already crossed the point of no return. What is the point I refer to? And what would America return to if she could?
The crossing-point I refer to is the separation of good and evil. It used to be easy to see the dividing line between the two. Everything appears so gray now.
The wheels of our wagon train are now mired on a muddy trail, and torrential rain is coming down in blinding sheets. We are prevented, it seems, from seeing not only where we came from, but where we are going. This trail is not the one we intended to be on. Somewhere down the line, we took a detour in the dark. Supplies are running low, and now we are in enemy territory.
Will America cease to be the great nation it once was? It already has. As a whole, Americans are no longer the moral people who once held up the torch of liberty to the world. Americans have become ungrateful, unrepentant, disobedient, and full of hate. And I am not talking about hatred toward our fellowman. I am talking about hatred toward God. Ungrateful for His blessings. Unrepentant in our hearts. Disobedient to His commandments.
You don’t believe me? Do you think Americans have forgotten what the Ten Commandments are? How about you? Can you name them from memory? In order?
I can do it.
1. No other gods.
2. No idol worship.
3. Do not take His name in vain.
4. Keep the Sabbath holy.
5. Honor Father and Mother.
6. Do not kill.
7. Do not commit adultery.
8. Do not steal.
9. Do not bear false witness.
10. Do not covet.
If you couldn’t name them yourself, don’t feel bad. Most people can’t. I blame our schools.
Actually, I am kidding about that one. I don’t blame our schools. I blame us. We kicked God out of the schools. We did it because we believed a lie. We believed the lie that the founders of this nation intended us to have freedom FROM religion. It’s not true. They intended us to have freedom OF religion. Big difference.
Will the Constitution be destroyed? No. I am assured that the good, God-fearing people of this country will uphold the Constitution even if Washington collapses on itself into a huge sink-hole.
But we have a lot of work to do. There is a pernicious evil in the world right now. Far, far worse than terrorists or Taliban. I believe the most evil idea in the world is this: People are saying that Satan doesn’t exist.
Yes. This trend, even in mainstream Christianity, that Satan, the Devil, doesn’t exist, is a huge problem. If they claim that he is a myth, they thereby also deny the existence of true evil in the world. And if there really isn’t evil, then there really isn’t good either. All is gray. You can then do whatever you wish, as long as you don’t harm anyone else. Does that sound familiar?
Can we even raise a warning voice against the establishment who has led us down this muddy trail? If we do, what then? Are we being too partisan? Or, is the public debate acceptable as long as we tolerate the other points of view and don’t personally accuse each other of having evil motives?
Here is my take on it. We need to be civil. We need to be kind and have compassion. We should treat others with respect. But, we should not be required to accept the words and ideas of others without scrutiny. I believe it is perfectly acceptable to exercise due diligence, study things out, and then decide for ourselves if we need to continue to listen to a voice. If we determine the voice is promoting evil, we tune it out.
There truly is evil in the world, working hard to destroy all that is good. Anyone who denies this is fooling themselves. Or . . . they are being fooled by him who says, “I am no devil, for there is none.”
What set me off on this tangent was that in recent days, on more than one occasion, I have heard the following idea presented: “Nobody is trying to destroy the Constitution.”
That is a LIE.
The Constitution was divinely inspired. Our founding fathers recognized that. If you don’t believe me, go read their writings. Look at the Federalist Papers. Look at the histories. The hand of God is plainly evident in the creation of that wonderful document.
If you ARE convinced that the Constitution was divinely inspired, and if you believe that Satan is real, then why don’t we put 2 and 2 together. Wouldn’t he want to destroy it? Wouldn’t he want to use the offices of the Presidency, Congress, the Senate, and the Judiciary to change the document until it is no longer recognizable, OR, cause them all to ignore the document and do as they please?
Yes. That is exactly what Satan is trying to do. The Constitution represents Liberty. And Satan does not want us to have Liberty, or the freedom to choose for ourselves.
Don’t get me wrong here. I am not talking about Democrats. I am not talking about Republicans. I personally think, as a whole, they are almost all corrupt, both parties. Libertarians and Independents too. Not every single person, but most of them, corrupt. Secular and Godless.
And now we finally get around to my point . . . if we can’t even agree that evil DOES exist in the world, and that there truly are those who would destroy all that is good (whether knowingly and intentionally, or unwittingly because they are an ignorant pawn), then how in the world can we ever protect the things we hold dear if we don’t even admit that there IS an enemy?
The solution to the problem: America needs to return to God. Then it will be far easier to see the enemy among us. Because, trust me . . . he does exist.