Resolving, Evolving or Dissolving?
Particularly in the last century, the world seems to be like a runaway train. It keeps gaining speed and is out of control. Moving at breathtaking speed, where is it taking us? We all hope to a better day and a better life. Is it?
As regards electronics, medicine and industry we are moving ahead. Problems are being solved and the pace keeps accelerating. We have gone from tubes to micro-chips and from buggies to hybrid motor vehicles. Satellites have taken us far past the old telegraph lines and on and on the list goes. I am thankful for all the positive advancements we have made. We have scaled many walls and blasted through many barriers. It almost makes you dizzy. Surely we are solving and resolving and that brings us to evolving.
Evolving to what? Our standard of living is in constant transition. We are given more choices, more luxuries and more and more demands are made on our time. Our time seems to be more and more given to quantity instead of quality. We are like an aircraft that is making practice landings. We keep touching down but off we go again rarely landing. “We just don’t have time.” Marriages are now old fashioned, divorces are common place and all too often kids are left in the aftermath of the storm. Our knowledge of history is more focused on economics than on our true heritage and the morality on which our nation is founded. Yes, we are evolving. Our prisons are full, our courts are backlogged, our economy is in shambles and our government seems at a loss to lead us forward. We may live longer, but we live less.
We live for today and cast tomorrow to the wind. Evolving to what?
If we look closely we would be wise to consider that although we have made great strides forward in many areas: although we keep evolving at a fascinating pace: at the same time we are dissolving from within. The form of government given us by our forefathers was surely by the grace and wisdom of God and is sustained by a people of solid moral character. Our nation has endured and been blessed by God because we submitted ourselves to His standards. The Judeo-Christian principles have kept us in a place where God could bless and prosper us. Today, we are departing from those guidelines that gave us our purpose and strength. Our President has declared that we are no longer a Christian nation. Then what are we? Every President before has pointed us to the teachings of the Bible and Jesus Christ in particular. Morality has been tossed aside and responsibility replaced by some psychiatric mumbo-jumbo that focuses on some illusionary justification that appeases our conscience and tells us it was someone else’s fault. Alcoholism is a sickness and murder is a social issue. We play a name game. Don’t call it what it is, that would offend someone. Whoever came up with the phrase “politically correct” was a traitor to our Christian nation and the tragedy is that our leaders (politicians and judges) bought it and have tried to strangle us with it. If we would become Biblically correct we would once again be blessed. Jeremiah 6:16 says: “Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, “We will not walk therein.”