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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Quote of the Day (4)

One wonders exactly how long the present social order can sustain itself in North America.

If you believe the pollsters, public trust in government is at an all-time low, the influence of religion is waning, the wealth gap in America between middle-income and upper-income families is currently the widest on recordrace relations are getting worse, families are falling behind on the cost of living and almost nobody believes what they read or see in the media anymore.

Accusations from Islamic leaders that America is corrupt are difficult to rebut when U.S. business analysts seriously contemplate whether America is as corrupt as the third world.

John Hawkins makes this comment:
“Thomas Sowell had it right when he said, ‘Civilization has been aptly called a “thin crust over a volcano.” The anointed are constantly picking at that crust.’

We seem to start out with an assumption that our culture is healthy, vibrant, and can’t be damaged by any of our societal tinkering. It’s hard to understand what would give anyone this impression when roughly a third of the population has been divorced; 73 percent of black children, 53 percent of Latinos and 29 percent of whites are born outside marriage; and 1 out of every 32 Americans is in prison or on parole.

Yet we slur Christianity, encourage gay marriage, talk up single motherhood, push deviancy in TV and movies, mock morality, and scoff at codes of honor. Throughout most of history, civilizations haven’t looked at attempts to stave off cultural rot as religious zealotry or prudishness; they’ve considered it to be simple common sense.”
Three thousand years ago, David asked himself a very legitimate and still-relevant question: “if the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” This was the answer he arrived at:
“The Lord is in his holy temple;
the Lord’s throne is in heaven …”
Has anything about that changed?

1 comment :

  1. I remember listening to a sermon by S. Lewis Johnson, recorded probably in the 1980's. At the end he prayed about "these days that seem so dark politically, but are so bright spiritually" (my attempt at a quote, but probably not 100% accurate).

    If our goal is to "make America great again" (or any other country) then there is much to be discouraged by. Politically speaking, the fiscal conservatives will always be willing to throw the SoCons and TheoCons under the bus to get power.

    But if our goal is to see souls saved, added to the local church, and discipled into mature believers, then the fields are indeed white for the harvest.

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