Someone Wise Once Said, “All that is Needed for Evil to Prevail is for Good Men and Women to do Nothing.”
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Ephesians 6:10-12
Throughout scripture we read about various civilizations becoming hostage to their sin. Today, our country is heading down a slippery slope, cutting the heart out of our godly heritage. Are we heading towards the same destiny as the old Roman Empire?
Our nation’s teen suicide rate continues to climb at an alarming pace. More and more youth are falling prey to the insidious meth epidemic, too often leading to addiction and ultimately death. Our children, from the primary years through high school, are being taught in public schools that “alternative life-styles” are socially acceptable and even encouraged. Over 60 % of our young people will live in a single-parent home at least sometime during their youth. According to a recent survey, over 60% of men are involved with Internet pornography. Our culture is in crisis!
Just perpetuating the problem is the media, often dispelling Biblical truth and infecting our lives with lies, satanic beliefs, and narcisstic views that lead people away from God. Many of today’s television programs want us to believe that dad is nothing but a helpless freak of nature. Unfortunately, even some of our churches don’t properly engage men in the battle for family. And it is a battle!
So, what are we going to do? Should we just give in and give up? Never! We are to prepare ourselves in prayer, meditation, and with the armor of God to fight the good fight. God knew this would happen. I’m glad He warns us and gives us perseverance and instruction. “For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.” 2 Tim. 4:3-5.
Let’s take back our homes, churches, communities, and nation from those who seek to destroy it from within. Let’s elect leaders who share our values and concerns. Let’s get involved with our local schools, demand accountability from our community leaders, get involved with organizations that present a redeeming message to our youth, support businesses that are family friendly, and take on our liberal media. Let’s write letters, make phone calls, and send emails to those television networks, radio stations, and newspapers that promote an agenda that’s counter to Biblical principles.
I rarely put forth a message of doom and gloom, but I’m very worried about this country and the plight of the next generation…our children and grandchildren! Let’s get in the game. Let’s not cast hate on those who have been led astray but in love help educate and pray for the lost.
The Power of Truth:
“So then, brothers, stand firm and hold to the teachings we passed on to you, whether by word of mouth or by letter.” 2 Thess. 2:15
“For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men.” 1 Peter 2:15
Suggestion for Prayer:
Ask God to show you how to battle the culture for your family. Pray for your lost friends, neighbors, and relatives. Pray for our nation and for leaders who will stand up and be counted.