Nena Arias | August 31, 2015
There is no doubt that we are witnessing the collapse of an empire called the United States of America because of its permissiveness in allowing evil to overrun it. It is very obvious to the average American and to the world that we are in desperate trouble. It is because of our moral disgrace. “…Sin is a reproach to any people.” (Proverbs 14:34) “When wickedness comes, so does contempt, and with shame comes reproach.” (Proverbs 18:3) America will not be the exception.
The consequences of sin in our nation are rampant and manifesting itself in a multitude of ways. We see these consequences through a bad economy, nations who used to be our friends and allies that have declared to be our enemies, illegal immigrants are overrunning our borders, there is no end to tax increases which is nothing short of legal plunder, big government keeps getting bigger and bigger, an out-of-control openly godless president, an irrelevant Congress, tyrannical courts and oppressive legislation that has already enslaved us, the ever-increasing entitlement mentality that refuses to accept personal responsibility, overt corrupt politics, dishonest elections at all levels, staggering rates of unemployment, poverty, and welfare dependents, racism raising its ugly head in an alarming painful magnitude, Islamist radicalism in America, drug abuse, crime, violence, insecurity, the blatant secularization of society, socialism-communism, usurping the minds through so-called education which is nothing more than indoctrination by those who have purposed in their hearts to be disrespectful to God, total corruption of culture, loss of freedom, open massacre and sale of baby body parts of the unborn through what is known as the abortion industry, spitting in God’s face in total contempt by declaring same-sex marriage legal, the collapse of the family—which is the millennial pillar of society—unprecedented Christian persecution in this country, twisted doctrines popping up everywhere, and most serious of all—an irrelevant Christian Church that refuses to call evil and sin by its rightful name.
The toleration of evil has seared the conscience of far too many among us that nothing seems too far-fetched, and if it does, the shock is short-lived because people have come to expect living with strong emotions as part of modern times, thanks to Hollywood that has been a major culprit. This is mostly chocked up to shedding old-fashioned ideas for anything that is “new”, except there is nothing new about evil. Gory crimes and perversion are viewed and shared and spread like wildfire on social media because people have become desensitized and don’t accept responsibility of what that does to corrupt them, their minds and our culture. The media wastes no time in sensationalizing their reports by crossing ethical lines of journalism to get ratings. Politicians never let a tragedy go to waste and use it to their advantage to push their political agenda in hopes of getting re-elected. They become opportunists using human suffering to their advantage, or so they think. They fail to feel the human pain, until they are caught in their unethical dealing or it touches their personal interests. Chaos and changes toward evil are coming so fast and furious at us that, for the most part, people are not stopping to actually reflect and critically think to form a solidly substantive, educated opinion about anything, rather they settle for half-baked, worthless rhetoric, because they heard it from someone else, or it’s the popular opinion. Never mine what God thinks. This seems to be the prevalent attitude and we are paying a high price by ignoring Him. But we must bring to mind and “Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.” (Galatians 6:7) “As I have observed, those who plow evil and those who sow trouble reap it.” (Job 4:8)
We desperately need to come back to the basic understanding of life and the world as intended by our Creator and the realization that one day we will have to give an account before Him of ourselves and what we were entrusted with. We must once again come to the recognition of what good and evil are from God’s perspective and respect His order of all things. Then and only then we will begin to understand why bad things happen and how we can fix them.
America’s problem is her godlessness. We have rejected God and we are reaping the rotten fruit that all godless civilizations reap. Our whole country has left godly values aside and we now find ourselves in a desperate spiritual state. Spiritual health, defined by biblical truths, is the real crisis. Individuals are making evil choices and not because the environment is bad. Being evil is a choice. We must face the reality that rational people choose to do evil. Let’s not rationalize it any other way just so we can get back into our comfortable fantasies. A person’s soul, will and desires have everything to do with carrying out evil. People consciously push God out and let evil in.
It is true that evil is programmed into the heart of sinful man, but again, acting it out is a choice and the only One that can de-program us is God, as each individual, by choice, calls upon Him and honors His Word. We can be made anew through the power of the Holy Spirit and the Revealed Truth in God’s Word as we learn it, embrace it and apply it to all areas of our lives and in our communities. Our only hope for restoration is not electing a different president, or more politicians after our own heart, and it is not in fixing the economy. Let’s stop raising smokescreens. Our healing is only found in God and giving Him His rightful place in our lives, society and nation.
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people whom he has chosen as his heritage!” (Psalms 33:12)