America’s crisis of faith
There is a crisis of faith in America that I have never seen before in my lifetime. The basic truths of faith, family and country have been distorted and redefined. A sense that common decency and respect was expected in our interactions with one another in our personal and public discourse. However, in the 1960s with the era of drugs, sex and rock ‘n’ roll, we began a slide into the profane. Even then, the majority of people looked at this behavior with embarrassment and shame and warned against it. The breakup of the family unit escalated when no-fault divorce was implemented and the number of unwed mothers increased. When we abandon the commands and instructions of God’s word for our lives, we reap the consequences.
A recent letter questioned the Christian tenets with regard to who we choose as our president. The real question should be why have Christians allowed the loud and in-your-face secular society to silence us from speaking out against the profane? Because fear of discrimination and retaliation against Christian values and beliefs have become realities especially on college campuses, in the entertainment industry and most media forums. Do not fear!
As God’s word says in Daniel 2:21: “He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding.” I believe that God allows things to happen or people to be in authority to a certain point to show us how far we have fallen. However, when God’s people cry out to God acknowledging their rebellion and ask for forgiveness, He hears. Rev. Franklin Graham led a prayer vigil to every state capital in America before the 2016 election calling Christians to come together to pray for our nation and to vote for the one who would honor Him in the office of president. God moves in mysterious ways and uses the foolish to confound the wise, so I do believe that Donald Trump, with all his sins and flaws, was the answer to our prayers. He can be rude and outspoken, but he shows a concern for America more than any politician ever has. Only God could have defeated the corrupt Clinton political machine and all their scheming to put a flamboyant businessman in the White House. May God forgive us in America and bless us again.