Your view: Country must return to God

September 2nd, 2017 10:08 pm

America has become an apathetic nation. An apathetic nation is a cynical one, a nation whose people simply don’t care anymore. American democracy is being threatened by an apathetic populace that has weakened our government by acquiring entitlements and benefits that can lead to economic collapse. Is our democracy entering into this historical pattern?

According to Professor Alexander Tytleri: “A democracy is always temporary in nature, it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship.”

There are numerous examples in history where democracies have failed due to their penchant for creating a welfare nation of entitlements that lead to economic collapse. Two thousand years ago the Athenian Republic had fallen because the people demanded their entitlements.

The Roman Empire lasted a thousand years however the average age for the world’s greatest civilizations has been about 200 years. All great civilizations progressed through the following sequence: from bondage to spiritual faith, from spiritual faith to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to complacency, from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependency, and from dependency back to bondage. In analyzing the above sequence the United States is now toward the end of the list.

America has become a nation marked by indifference. However, it wasn’t always this way. In 1789 when George Washington was elected the first president America was blessed by the hand of God. All one has to do is read the well-documented writings of our Founding Fathers to know they felt the presence of God upon their lives. The majority of the Founding Fathers were well-versed in their knowledge of scripture and understood that all nations are under God regardless of whether they know it or like it. The Founding Fathers acknowledged the wisdom of how God governs and applied it freely to America’s system of governance.

As a nation founded by Judeo-Christian scriptures the U.S. was blessed in so many ways, making us the envy of the world. The Christian consensus that shaped the first two centuries of America’s national life is now essentially absent. America is now infected with moral decay. If as a nation we ignore God, we cannot expect God’s blessing. The Bible warns us that even a loving God will not forever strive with men. In essence America has cast off God’s restraints. The place of faith in America’s future is an open question.

There is no doubt that today America is out of tune. Our country has lost its pitch by removing God from its life, thus producing the dissonant chords of cynicism and apathy. We have programmed God out of our schools, our government, our homes and even some churches.

Once the downward progression begins it is almost impossible to pull out of it. The God of the Bible will not forever tolerate idolatry and benign neglect. At some point, He might decide to bring America to its knees with severe discipline. God will not be mocked, thirteen times His chosen people the Jews were severely disciplined for their apathy towards God. I firmly believe that God stands ready to do for America what he promised Solomon he would do for Israel: “If my people who are called by name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14).

In order to preserve America we must return to seeking the truth, and there is only one way to achieve this, by becoming the God-fearing nation we once were.

Bill Sarnak

Harding

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