“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” -John Adams
If I look at the state of morality in America today, I am both disgusted and appalled. I see the moral decline of our nation all the way around us. If one of our Founding Forefathers were to resurrect from the grave and just simply walk into a local mall, they would probably be shocked beyond belief and speechless regarding the immorality that they would see. From the way that women dress, to the blatant display of immorality, violent crime and vulgar language in movies, music, and on TV, they would say that this is not the America we gave you, and rightfully so.
The America our Founding Forefathers gave us was a Constitutional Republic founded upon Biblical principles with a great respect and reverence for God and His Laws (Exodus 20). Does that sound like the same America we live in today? Absolutely not. I can see why we can read in scripture of how the Lord completely wiped out nations because they had become so vile, vulgar, and wicked that there was no possible way to restore them back to God or bring the people to repentance without that nation being destroyed or overtaken by their enemies.
And what of America today? There are those in our country who praise that which God abhors and calls an abomination such as homosexuality (Leviticus 18:22; Leviticus 20:13). A professional basketball player, for example, can “come out of the closet” and Obama praises him for his courage. On the other hand we can have a navy seal who selflessly served and courageously fought for his country who died in a most disturbing way and rather than praising and honoring his service and sacrifice, the White House is silent. This is a perfect example of judgment turned backwards (Isaiah 59:14).
Judgment has been turned backwards in our country today to such a point where that which is wrong, is now somehow viewed as right, but when you stand for that which is right, you are somehow viewed as being wrong. When you speak the truth you become an enemy, a biggot, or a hater. Let them call us whatever they may, we are on God’s side, and we will speak the truth (Ephesians 4:15)!
Yes, I have hope for America, but not without repentance, and not without an absolute acknowledgment and confession of our sin before God (I John 1:9) and a complete 180° turn from our wicked ways (2 Chronicles 7:14). Psalm 7:9 says, “Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins.” That’s what we need in America today – an end to the wickedness.
The wickedness of the creation to spit against our Creator in the manner that this nation has is mind-boggling. There are only so many times that you can tell a kid that the fire is hot, until, ultimately, pain will have to be their teacher. As I have said before, I feel pain will have to be America’s teacher in the worst of ways before this nation will wake up.
The principles that America was built upon were so pure, righteous, and good that even though our nation has been assaulted with the intent to destroy from this administration and more, what is awesome about a foundation is that no matter how hard someone may try to destroy the house, if the foundation is good you can still rebuild again. It’s time to rebuild America from the original foundation up. We don’t need to change anything. We just need to go back to the old paths wherein we shall find rest for our souls and restoration for our country (Jeremiah 6:16). There is always hope.
Even one man or woman with God on their side is more powerful than all the armies of the world, without the Lord. With God, all things are possible (Matthew 19:26). Only God can save our country, but He does work in us and through us. We are called to be faithful witnesses on the earth and to stand up and do all that the Lord has called us to do. Let it be found in us to be those faithful witnesses in America today and get the job done, rebuilding America from the foundation up. If God before us, who can be against us (Romans 8:31)?