We are living a in day when the humanistic seeds of skepticism and godless secularism are bearing its foul-smelling fruit. We have progressively and methodically sought to strip society of the biblical and moral foundation upon which this nation was founded. As a result, the very foundation upon which this nation was built is crumbling before our very eyes. We are living in a society that is far removed from the principles of our Founding Fathers, and we are paying a heavy price. With glazed eyes people are asking, “What has happened?”
We live in a society that no longer teaches a person’s personal responsibility to an Eternal Law Giver, then we wonder why people have no sense of responsibility to societal laws.
We live in a society that says it can rule itself just fine without the aid of Divine Providence, then we wonder why culture continues to become more chaotic.
We live in a society that wants all moral restraints removed, then we wonder why people live without restraint and behave like lawless animals.
We live in a society that believes moral truth is relative, then we wonder why people have no moral compass.
We live in a society that seeks to make the abnormal normal, then wonder why perversion flourishes.
We live in a society that has no remorse over murdering a child in the womb, then we wonder why someone can maim and murder others with no remorse.
We live in a society that no longer believes life is given by God, is sacred and has value, then we wonder why people place very little value on human life.
We live in a society that bestows accolades upon music that glorifies killing, drugs, sex and mayhem, then we wonder why our culture has become desensitized to violent behavior.
We live in a society that no longer believes there is a Supreme Governor that seeks to give order to our lives, then we wonder why bedlam is the order of the day.
We live in a society that believes they are entitled to what someone else has, then we wonder why we live in a culture filled with those who think nothing of stealing from others without a twinge of conscience.
We live in a society where the mantra is “no one is responsible for their actions, it is someone else’s fault,” then we wonder why no one has a fear of consequences when breaking the law.
We live in a society that has removed the Ten Commandments from all societal walls, then we wonder why they have been removed from men’s hearts and lives.
We live in a society that is state by state legalizing drugs, then we wonder why drug addiction has become an epidemic.
We live in a society who wants to expel God from every facet of our nations life, then we blame the Supreme Power of the Universe when we experience adverse consequences for our mutiny.
We live in a society that no longer believes one must comply with authority, then we wonder why people have contempt for authority.
We live in a society that wants to erase history, then we wonder why we repeat history.
We live in a society that declares it doesn’t need God, then we wonder why we are self-destructing.
We live in a society that no longer has an accepted moral standard that undergirds the national conscience, then we wonder why everyone is doing that which is right in their own eyes.
We live in society that no longer believes that God is the Creator of male and female, then we wonder why people are confused as to their gender and contend gender is fluid.
We live in a society that no longer believes in the moral anchor of the Judeo-Christian ethic, then we wonder why the ever-changing moral principles devised by men have left us sinking in a cesspool of quicksand.
We live in a society that has forgotten that evil lurks in the human heart, then we wonder why when we pass more and more laws evil men still disobey them.
We live in a society that labels those who pray as being superstitious, then in our most trying moments we are left to our own inadequacies to cope.
Being raised a country boy, I learned if you plant the wrong seeds you will get the wrong crops. Paul warned, “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap” (Galatians 6:7). This nation has for generations sown seeds of skepticism and godless secularism and we are reaping the wrong crops. We have defiantly opened Pandora’s Box, and in so doing we have let escape all kinds of moral prevision and evil actions that numb our sensibilities.
On June 20, 1785, James Madison, who became our nation’s fourth president, wrote: “It is the duty of every man to render to the Creator such homage. Before any man can be considered as a member of Civil Society, he must be considered as a subject of the Governor of the Universe. We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it. We have staked the future of all our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government; upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God.”
It is past time to return to our spiritual and moral roots.