How Did America Reach This New Level of Moral Decay?
How Did America Reach This New Level of Moral Decay? by DAVID LANE for Charisma News
TDC Note – Supports the “Essence of Collapse” thesis I have been working on all year. Unfortunately, the author doesn’t speak to the millions upon millions of babies that have been murdered by legalized abortion. We wanted it be counted as part of the overall problem.
“When God afflicts a people, be it a church or a nation, it is because He has a controversy with them,” says A.W. Pink in his book Gleanings From Elisha, His Life and Miracles. “If they refuse to put right what is wrong, He chastises them.”
This may explain the predicament of modern America—a nation “founded for the glory of God and advancement of the Christian faith” (as it says in the Mayflower Compact) that now finds itself under the thumb of the joined forces of secularism, multiculturalism and political correctness, each an outgrowth of Marxist ideologies. In order to counteract or neutralize such forces, they must be challenged and opposed, says William S. Lind. Good ways to achieve this are to “use words it forbids and refuse to use words it mandates” as well as to return to behaving “according to the old rules of our culture,” says William S. Lind in Political Correctness: A Deceptive and Dangerous Worldview.
Could the spiritual poverty of today’s culture be a chastisement by the Lord for refusing to put right spiritually what is wrong culturally, which negatively impacts America politically? Or is the crisis merely a consequence of the fainthearted 20th century’s “Sunday ‘go-to-meeting’ Christianity”—as P. Andrew Sandlin says in his foreword to The Mission of God—which made no demands on the culture, and faded into the haze of “hermeneutical nihilism and pietistic retreatism”?
Lady Wisdom delivers her message where competition is fiercest, right in the heart of the public square, according to distinguished biblical scholar William McKane [1921-2004] in his book Proverbs: A New Approach. Bearing resemblance to Jesus’ instruction of the ekklesia in Matthew 16:18, it is specifically in the public square where wisdom “mixes with men in the most busy and public places in town, as she does not recoil from the rough and tumble of the market-place with its busyness and noise.” Wisdom “operates where competition is fiercest.”
Thirty-one innocent people were in early August 2019 massacred in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. Add to that “the slaughter of 20 precious kindergartners and six adult staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School, or the killing of 12 teenagers and one faculty member at Columbine High School, [and the] brutal bloodbath of 14 students and three teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and a Sunday-morning mass murder of worshipers at a Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Twenty-six churchgoers died there. Another assault occurred in a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where 11 Jewish men and women were mowed down. Then, there was the vicious attack by a shooter standing in a hotel window in Las Vegas, Nevada, where 58 people lost their lives in a barrage of gunfire.”