The United States is changing, just as Barrack Obama promised. But it isn’t changing in a positive way. No, no, no — it’s changing the wrong way. If you haven’t noticed, the United States is clearly in decline. The liberal policies that are now shaping large parts of our culture are imploding. All you have to do is read or watch the news to see what I’m talking about.
While people like former President Jimmy Carter says America’s decline is unavoidable (which he also said when he was President), conservatives don’t see it that way. They feel that if conservatives are elected to office, the decline will turn around as it did when Reagan took office from Jimmy Carter. It’s not a question of inevitable decline but of unsound policies.
Ben Carson, a Christian candidate for president for the Republican Party recently said, “It’s Not Politics or Economics, It’s the Culture.” Another Republican candidate who is a Christian, Mike Huckabee, also emphasized the need for an American cultural and spiritual renewal to overcome the current challenges. But what chance of winning the election do these candidates have? Very little. The majority of our country may say they are Christian, but in practice, there is little to prove it. Many say they stand for Christian Biblical values but how many vote that way?
The LGBT agenda is one of the biggest threats to Christian independence today. When a person gets arrested for not doing something their faith restricts just because somebody who believes in whatever it is wants to force them to do it, we have a cultural problem of enormous significance. I feel a plethora of court cases are in store for those Christians who want to stand firm in their faith but who are being specifically targeted, on purpose, by those who want to make them either violate their faith or quit whatever business they are in.
Statistics show that less than 2% of United States citizens are of the LGBT persuasion. Then why it is that at least half of everything being produced for public consumption — television commercials, billboard ads, movies and television shows — is full of homosexual, lesbian and transsexual characters and references? Isn’t this disproportionate? But what do you expect, most of Hollywood is controlled by LGBTs who have a solid agenda they are pushing through mass media.
I went to see the new Ted 2 movie last week with someone, thinking it would be a laugh, but it was clearly as one person said, “a homo promo.” The movie’s agenda was to promote “gay rights.” I did very little laughing that day.
Our profession as Christians is to live as Christ lived. We are to model his patience, love, and mercy toward others and we are exhorted to live by the words he spoke. Jesus spoke of marriage — and specified it to be between a man and a woman. No matter what laws are passed, those laws do not make it right in God’s eyes.
Stand for the truth. Stand for what the Bible teaches. We are now at the time in our country where it may actually cost you something to believe and practice your true Christian faith. The proof of your commitment to God and our Lord Jesus is evidenced in how you respond when you are confronted by the so-called authorities in relation to some actions you took or refused to take on account of your deep-seated convictions of faith based on God’s Word.
Decide now how you will respond. Remember what God’s Word says…
Deuteronomy 31:8 The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
Now that’s something to stand on. Praise be to God. The United States may be in decline right now, but with God’s help we can shift gears and steer it in the right direction. The declination can be reversed. We need people willing to stand on God’s Word who will live how God wants us to live. We need to elect true conservatives into the highest offices of our land and rid ourselves of those who would subvert American for their own ends. We can reverse the trends. Will you help do so?