February 1998 – Who would have thought, 30 years ago, that our country would be in the moral mess it is now in? Not me. Not anyone I know.
But the truth of the matter is that we are now in an extreme moral mess. We have abandoned our roots, told God He is irrelevant, and called good evil and evil good. In the past 30 years we have killed more than 30,000,000 innocent unborn children. We have allowed hardcore pornography into nearly every aspect of our society. We have encouraged millions of individuals to beat the system and live off the state. We have accepted and even approved of the homosexual lifestyle with all the misery which goes with it. We have brought racial division to a deeper level than it was during the days of segregation. We have watched as divorce has become the norm. And on and on the problems go.
Why has this happened? I think we must answer that question before we can begin to correct the situation. The answer isn’t simple. It involves a number of factors. One is mass communication. Television, the first true national medium we had, came under the control of liberal individuals with an agenda to change our country into one which is thoroughly secular. They didn’t know God and they didn’t want anyone else to know God. Our major institutions of influence – education, law, even religion – were captured by this philosophy.
The changes didn’t come overnight. We would have never allowed that. Rather the changes came slowly – drop by drop. And the liberal secular forces used the one element they needed the most – the apathy of those who would resist.
That is the short answer.
Now to the other point. How are we going to bring about change so that those who come after us will have a glimmer of hope? It will have to begin in the hearts of individuals who care. And they must be willing to pay a great price. From there it must move into our religious bodies. It is there that we who believe in the God of the Bible will meet the greatest opposition. We will be called all kinds of names, and we will be accused of all kinds of evils.
The greatest fear of those who would destroy our society in the name of progress, diversity, and acceptance is that we may lose our apathy. Because if we who care lose our apathy and stand the ground, they know we still have a chance to win this battle.
Throw off your apathy. Get involved. Invest your life. Make a difference.