THE COLLAPSE OF MORALITY IN AMERICA

Satan is attacking our families, our government, marriage and human freedom. Most do not believe it and if it’s true, they will not do anything about it. The Bible in Genesis chapters one thru three tells us that when Adam and Eve chose to disobey God, they died spiritually. We are told when we are born; we are born spiritually dead and have to be born again to become spiritual. Many Americans do not want to become spiritual; they are under the control of Satan and choose his ways over God’s.

As a result of sin, Adam and Eve became guilty and blamed their problem on the serpent. When God approached them, they ran and hid. Their first act after sin was to blame someone else for their problem. They would not accept responsibility. Unwilling to accept responsibility and accountability is a result of one’s lack of morality.

God created Eve so Adam would have a mate and they would reproduce. Families were told to train and develop in their children with respect, obedience, honesty, responsibility and accountability. Proverbs 22:6 & 15 – “Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” “Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far away.”

Proverbs 22:13 – 14 – “Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you punish them with the rod, they will not die. Punish them with the rod and save them from death.” Proverbs 29:15 – “A rod and a reprimand impart wisdom, but a child left undisciplined disgraces its mother.” Ephesians 6:1 – 3 – “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother—which is the first commandment with a promise— so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”

Children need to be taught how to be good. Too many families are dysfunctional and are not teaching their children in a Godly way because they themselves do not live a Godly life. As a result there are negative consequences that not only affect the child but others. This is what the Bible tells us happens when we fail to teach our children:

II Timothy 3:1 – 3 – “But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good,”

The Bible’s warning deserves our attention. We are living in the last days and we see morality declining rapidly. We should not be surprised at the moral degeneration of society that surrounds us. Man’s depravity is what Christians are called to minister to. We find in the church there are many who have a form of godliness but deny its power. These people are practicing a form of godliness, using it as a cloak of respectability while denying God’s power in their lives. The Bible warns us not to be deceived by people who only appear to be Christians. We can tell by their daily behavior. Are you surprised at the morality breakdown that you see in America today?

Read the Old Testament and study history and a nation that failed to keep a high standard of morality did not survive. Americans are being deceived by Satan and families are living for themselves rather than as a family with holy principles. When we see a nation that does not believe in God or care about others, their morality is no different than the pagans we read about in the Bible who God destroyed. When we accept bad behavior it is almost as bad as committing bad behavior. In the Old Testament God punished Israel for accepting the evil that others did. Will He not do the same to Americans?

We can’t blame our political leaders because we have permitted them to lead us down the path to losing our leadership role in the world.

Generations have failed to discipline their children and teach them there is a God who has set moral standards for each of us to live by. What is the answer? Christians are commission to spread the gospel throughout the world. We are allowing those who deny God to set our standards and it is time that Christians take a stand to change that. The church needs to be more vocal as to what is right and what is wrong.

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