The Fight for the Soul of America
Darrow Miller was right when he stated, “A fight is on for the soul of the West. At stake is the very essence of Western society as a whole and the United States of America in particular.”
Originally, the theological position of the government in America was not in any way religiously neutral. Instead it was pro-God, pro-Christianity, pro-Bible, pro-morality, pro-family, and pro-church. An atheist could live in America during the first 275 years of our history and believe in atheism. But he could not implement his beliefs into government policy. He could leave a prayer meeting. He didn’t have to attend one. However, he could not get laws passed to stop one. He didn’t have to use the coins that had “In God We Trust” stamped on them but he could not force the government to remove it from the coins because of a supposed violation of the separation of church and state. While he did not have to believe the Bible, he still was required to take his oath for public office on it. While he could close his eyes and refuse to look at the Bible verses on public buildings, he could not remove them.
Yet today in America, government, for the most part, is anti-Christ, anti-God, anti-church, anti-Bible, pro-atheistic secular humanism. These are the foundations upon which laws are made and administered. None of today’s policies are religiously neutral. They are all theological positions. Present government is pro-death (not pro-choice), in respect to the unborn. It is pro-homosexuality, pro-transgender, pro-same sex marriage and thus anti-family. It is pro-evolution, pro-relativism, with no absolutes allowed, and thus anti-God.
Godless communism, Christless socialism, avant-garde postmodernism, atheistic liberalism and conversativism, are all given precedence over Christianity. Eastern mysticism, demonism, and new-age syncretism have become the new god-makers. God is expunged from our history, barred from the classroom, banned from the public arenas, and blasted and blasphemed on every media outlet. His name is taken in vain; His Son is tempted and tarred with vices; His word is voided; His church is no longer venerated. His servants are persecuted; His people are ridiculed and caricatured. One is not permitted to stand in a public arena and be critical of the Jews without being labeled anti-Semitic. To be critical of Islam in any form or fashion, is to be labeled “Islamophobic.” To dare be critical of any minority will result in your being labeled a bigoted, racist, and homophobic. Yet one can ridicule, caricature, and joke about anything and everything that Christians hold sacred and it is not labeled anti-Christ or Christian but is considered the exercising one’s First Amendment rights of freedom of speech.
The words of lesbian comedienne, Janeane Garofalo is a case in point as to the vitriolic hatred of our heritage: “Our country is founded on a sham: our forefathers were slave owning rich white guys who wanted it their way. So when I see the American flag, I go, “Oh my God, you’re insulting me.” That you can have a gay parade on Christopher Street in New York, with naked men and women on a float cheering, “We’re here, we’re queer!” — that’s what makes my heart swell. Not the flag, but a gay naked man or woman burning the flag. I get choked up with pride.”
The strength of this country, or any country for that matter, rests in the character of its citizens. Rus Walton correctly stated: “Super states may be built by governments, by tyrants and politburos. But, truly great nations – God-based, God-centered societies that free men’s souls and send their spirits soaring – are built by righteous people.” Strength comes from truth and righteousness. Truth and righteousness come from a right relationship with the True and Living God.
For the most part, today’s American believes that our strength is in and our trust should be in big government. We believe that government somehow has the unlimited capacity that only God possesses. When people reject the Lordship of Christ’s rule, they place their hope in an earthly ruler whom they expect to satisfy their wants. The people begin to see the nation’s problems as being political in nature rather than ethical, so they believe that they can steal by the ballot box what they are unwilling to work for. This disastrous idea has resulted in government of the people, by the people and for the people, becoming government over the people in the name of the people.
What is the answer for America? SEEK GOD! The future of this country will not be determined by government, politicians, educators or scientists. The future of this country rests at the feet of the people of God – the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. As the church goes, so goes the nation. We must return to the faith of our fathers. We must get on our knees in humility, in prayer, in contrition, confession and repentance. We must forsake our sins! We must go back to the Cross! We must go back to the Incarnate Son of God Who was cursed, condemned, crucified for man the creature’s sin. The crisis is acute; the danger is imminent; and time is running out! Something miraculous must happen in the hearts and souls of Americans before it is too late.
The choice is clear. It’s repent or perish, revival or ruin, Christ or chaos. “Seek ye me, says the Lord!”