America’s Foundation Problem

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Many Christians in America look around the nation and bemoan the decline of Christian morality, the removal of God from public places, and the attack on religious freedom (particularly the freedom to exercise their faith, as guaranteed by the US Constitution). But these issues aren’t ultimately the problem. They are simply symptoms of the problem.

You see, America has a foundational problem. Increasingly, the worldview of this culture is built upon the ever-changing opinions of fallible man instead of God’s Word. Social issues like abortion, gay “marriage,” and euthanasia are symptoms of a much deeper problem—people building their worldview on man’s word.

When people abandon the truth of the absolute authority of God’s Word, ever-changing moral relativism will permeate the culture. And that’s exactly what has happened here in America.

Our culture needs to return to trusting in God’s Word and the gospel of Jesus Christ.

As our culture continues to drift further from God’s Word, we will only see an increase in moral relativism, the division of families, loss of the sanctity of life, violence, homosexual behavior, and more. Many people hope that the next president or Supreme Court will be able to fix these problems.

But although engaging in politics is certainly important, a political solution won’t ultimately solve the woes of this world or this nation. Because it’s ultimately a spiritual problem, it needs a spiritual solution. Our culture needs to return to trusting in God’s Word and the gospel of Jesus Christ.

So how do we combat the growing secularism in our culture? By doing what Christ commanded—preaching the gospel and making disciples (Matthew 28:19) who will stand firmly on God’s Word.

And in an increasing violent world, with terrorism rife across the globe, remember this:

When a man’s ways please the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. (Proverbs 16:7)

We need people in this nation to please the Lord—instead of compromising God’s Word with fallible man’s ideas.

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,
Ken

This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.

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