AMERICA IS NOT THE SAME AS IT WAS 60 YEARS AGO

According to a survey by Public Research Institute says: the collapse of America’s culture began to change drastically since 1950. There are a number of reasons our morality has changed. In the 50s, hippies, in San Francisco, searched to become enlightened, starting with the consumption of drugs such as LSD. Under the drugs, they saw a different world that was peaceful and beautiful. However, they depended more on drugs than on a God or morality. Illegal drugs increased throughout the United States. We began giving hyperactive children drugs to calm them down. Some became addicted later on illegal drugs or alcohol and became alcoholics.

It seemed during this time; Satan began attacking our families, our government, marriage and human freedom. Most may not believe this was what was believed could have been behind the great moral change. 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. Prior to the 50s, it seemed most everyone believed there was a God and a Heaven and Hell.

We started allowing immigrants to change the makeup of America. Many seemed to vote democratically. Today, 21.5% of our children from K-12 are made up of minorities. Many did not accept the American way and some were dangerous and belonged to drug gangs spreading its evils.

Many immigrants believe life is getting better and this is what they hear from the Democratic Party. I would image anyone coming from a foreign country came here because it was better than where they were. Of course, the Republican Party disagrees and many of us who lived through the fifties. The election seems to be a referendum on a generation of Americans wanting a culture change.

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. This past generation we have failed to discipline our 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 commissioned 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.

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.

My children used to tell me: “Dad, everyone is doing it.” I would reply: “Does that make it moral or ethical?” I try not to be political because I have friends who are ultra liberals and others extremely conservative. However, I am watching, as many Americans are doing things I never thought I would ever see. Yet, everyone seems to being doing it and it is being accepted as the thing to do. So let’s look at what many are doing that in the past most would never even think of making those decisions.

We must be careful, for it is possible that too many Christians are not spirit filled but are carnal Christians. They have accepted Christ as their Lord and Savior but continue to make decisions from the flesh and not the spirit. The flesh is the original human nature dominated by sin and denying the council of the Holy Spirit. Do we continue to want to be in control and dying out to our self-centered, fleshy nature is not an option we are willing to accept. Do we believe we can live a Christian life without God’s help? Therefore, we make decisions based on our thoughts and our experiences. As a result we become willing to tolerate almost anything in our society without righteous indignation or a passion to change things. The reason I point this out is we will act as we believe. If we want things to change we must be willing to change our minds. Is what’s happening with those trying to destroy Christianity shouldn’t Christians stand up for Christ and what we believe. We may not be able to change their thinking but we must not allow them to change ours and as a body we have.

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