Getting to the Root of the Troubles in the United States
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I am watching in amazement at the rhetoric and cacophony of the mid-term election process. It is like the 2020 election 2.0. Both sides of the aisle are using the same talking points and the same tactics.
What is of greater concern is the Christian community of the United States.
We have learned nothing from the debacle of the last major election. Does anyone beside me remember all the “prophetic words” widely broadcast?
One brother said, “They were all true. The election was just stolen, but the prophetic words were true.” So, let me get this straight. God gave a prophetic word that a certain person would be President of the United States of America but did not realize the word would not come to pass because men would disrupt it.
God and the prophetic word do not work like that.
God is all knowing.
God does not get caught by surprise.
We humans do. God does not.
The truly serious problem we have is Christians are looking to the wrong man for America’s solution. We are looking to a successful businessman from New York or a successful politician in Florida, when we should be looking to a Jewish carpenter from Galilee.
We will not see the problems in our streets, our economy, crime, drugs, human trafficking, abortion, or our borders resolved until we get to the root problem. This is not a political party issue.
I very well understand the significance of elections and having a man or woman in the Oval Office who will lead with integrity and righteous wisdom. I know why we need men and women in the senate and the congress who are moral and God fearing.
I very well understand the importance of having men and women sitting on the bench of our Supreme Court who are constitutionalists, with a heart for truth, righteousness, and justice.
The problem so many do not understand is both sides of the aisle are filled with men and women who have progressive, secularist, humanist, post-modern, deconstructionist ideology.
Many of them use the right words and the public believes them and supports them. What is not understood, their words are the same, but they have a different meaning.
We must get to the root problem if we are going to see the troubles in the United States truly resolved.
What is the root problem? We have broken covenant with God.
The United States of America is one of only two nations in all of human history that was formed in covenant with Almighty God. The first was Israel in the spring of 1446 BC, as they sacrificed the lambs and ate the Passover Meal.
The United States was founded in covenant with God on November 11, 1620. when the members of the Plymouth Colony signed a document called, the Mayflower Compact.
The Founding Fathers of our nation used this document as the foundation upon which they framed the United States of America. The culture of the United States has step by step turned away from Almighty God and embraced a humanistic, secular, pagan culture.
The first major step was taken in small town in southeastern Tennessee, July 10-21, 1925, when William Jennings Bryant defended The Butler Act of Tennessee which made it illegal to teach the Theory of Evolution in any state funded school.
In truth, the whole education system of the United States was on trial.
Would the public schools of America continue to teach the biblical truths as they had done from the founding of this nation, or would they begin teaching humanistic ideology as the truth?
The trial of 1925 brought the issue of biblical creation and Darwin’s theory of evolution to the forefront.
The ruling of this court decision was not the most destructive issue of the trial. The incongruence created by the issue was the problem.
The defense attorney and the public press used every occasion of the trial to make the biblical position look foolish, uneducated, and backward. While making Darwin’s theory of evolution and humanistic progressive thinking to be the way of the intelligent and educated.
That court hearing in Tennessee was simply the first public step the nation was taking away from the covenant made with Almighty God. The next steps were more severe and radical. The 1960’s saw God completely removed from the curriculum and the center of the public schools.
June 25, 1962 – The Supreme Court ruled prayer in public schools to be unconstitutional.
June 17, 1963 – The Supreme Court rule Bible reading in public schools to be unconstitutional.
From the founding of this nation each school day had opened with Bible reading and prayer. Indeed, the students learned to read from the Bible. They learned the alphabet from the Bible. They learned character development and government from the Bible.
The Founding Fathers used the Bible as the basis for writing the Constitution of the United States. The progressive, secularist, humanistic judges of the Supreme Court now ruled it unconstitutional to have the Bible and prayer as part of the education of children.
A more severe step away from God was taken January 22, 1973, when the Supreme Court ruled abortion would be legal across the land in the Roe-vs.-Wade case.
The most unimaginable step away from God happened on June 26, 2015, when the progressive, secularist, humanistic Supreme Court justices ruled same-sex marriages to be legal.
The devil was winning and weakening the greatest nation in human history further and further.
The progressive, anti-Christian agenda was now firmly ensconced in the education system from pre-school through university. But, remember the words of the Psalmist.
The situation is not hopeless, neither is it without answer.
We do have to realize that the answer to our nation’s ills is not found in a political party platform or in a different person sitting in the Oval Office, unless that party and platform, and the person behind the desk in the Oval Office have fully committed themselves to God’s solution.
The Psalmist gave us the answer.
“Blessed [happy, one to be envied] is the man [or nation] who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night.” (Psalm 1:1-2 NKJV)
We will look at the application of this principle in our next blog post.
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