It troubles me to see the moral decay spreading across our land. I recently finished reading the book “Prayers Of Our Presidents” by Jerry MacGregor and Marie Prys. America was founded by those who believed in Christian principles, by those who had a belief and faith in God. Seventy-nine percent of Americans claim to be Christians, but we aren’t fighting that good fight.
President Gerald Ford once said, “A government big enough to give us everything we want is a government big enough to take from us everything we have.”
Our President recently said, “America isn’t a Christian nation.” If we aren’t, what nation is? We must fight the good fight, stand up for what’s right, and do what’s decent no matter what. I’m alarmed by what’s occurring in the national and state capitals. Abortion, murder of a child, is okay. Same sex marriage is fine. Lying, cheating, stealing, and doing whatever it takes to get to the top is not the American way – never has been!
Tyranny is the norm around the world, but the US has been at the forefront to fight that. Tyranny is defined as an arbitrary or unrestrained exercise of power, an abuse there of, or an unjust government. It’s labeled by many colorful themes such as dictatorship, communism, or socialism – none of those work to exploit the freedom of the individual. Time and time again such experiments have produced riches for those in power and poverty for those in the citizenship.
“You can’t divorce religious belief and public service. I’ve never detected any conflict between God’s will and political service. If you violate one, you violate the other.” Jimmy Carter once penned.
“To preserve our blessed land we must look to God … It is time to realize we need God more than He needs us … We also have His promise that we could take to heart with regard to our country, that ‘If my people, which are called by my name shall humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and will heal their land.’ Let us, young and old, join together, as did the first Continental Congress, with a humble heartfelt prayer as doing so for the love of God and His great goodness, in search of His guidance and the grace of repentance, in seeking His blessings, His peace, and the arresting of His kind and holy hands on ourselves, our nation, our defense of freedom, now and always … The time has come to turn to God and reassert our trust in Him for the healing of America … Our country is in need of a spiritual renewal.” (Taken from a speech to the American people by President Ronald Reagan on February 6, 1986)
For those individuals who feel they can do nothing to turn the tide, you’re wrong. In order to take back our land we must vote out those who oppose our Creator and all that He stands for. For some in authority to stand in the podium of public opinion and proclaim the words “God Bless America” surely boasts of falsehood. Their actions are louder than the empty words they speak. For it’s hypocritical for a double-minded individual to ask for a blessing upon the land when the Creator isn’t welcome in their own life.
It’s my sincere prayer that this piece will be circulated to others by all means, that we may deter the moral erosion that’s washing America away. – this piece was published in the Lebanon, Indiana “Reporter” newspaper – (4/8/09)