Every day we learn of something else that has gone terribly wrong in America. So much so we tend to be numb to bad news. Worse, we lose sight of the cumulative effect of our nation’s moral decay, weak leadership, economic decline, family dissolution, and loss of respect worldwide. We are in lockstep with the cycle of all other great societies that now only exist in the annals of history. Can we begin a turn-around in our race to decadence and irrelevancy, preserving this great nation for at least for a few more generations? I believe we can. But it would take a vast majority of Americans acquiring a passion for a drastic change. Let’s consider what that might look like.
Living in the cauldron of an atrophying super power is like the proverbial story of the frog in a heating kettle. The frog is comfortable in the initially warm water failing to notice that the heat is slowly intensifying until it is at the boiling point, and the frog, never attempting to escape, dies. Over the last few years America has been diving into oblivion at an exponential rate. Our former moral high ground has sunken to a historic low. Divorce, abortion, sexual promiscuity, infatuation with gender dysphoria and homosexuality, and pornography addiction are just a few appalling trends that are dragging the moral fabric of our society down at an increasing rate.
Government corruption and incompetency at every level are at a high never before suffered by our nation. Scandal after scandal has dominated politics in the news for over a decade. Partisanship has deadlocked Congress. The debacle in Afghanistan and leading from behind in Ukraine have severely damaged the U.S. reputation in the rest of the world while emboldening our enemies. The immigration crisis at our southern border, actively supported by our president, is crippling our country. The current top four officials in Washington, D.C., the president, vice president, speaker of the House, and Senate majority leader, make up what is the most corrupt and least competent leadership collaboration in our history.
With this sketch of the state of the union, can there be any hope? Well, as Psalm 118:8 reminds us, “It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.” No doubt, if every Christian in the country would pray earnestly for God to restore us back to the faithful nation He planned for us to be, it would happen seemingly overnight. However, God usually uses His people to participate in accomplishing His will. Therefore, if every Christian supported and voted for only those political candidates who are faithful followers and servants of the Lord, I believe America would return to the “nation of divine providence” our founding fathers dreamed of, wrote about, and initiated.
Statistics show one in three Christians do not vote consistently.* That is far more votes than the margin of almost all political races, meaning Christians could make the difference in about every election. It is the height of hypocrisy to complain about losing our country while voting for someone who is not committed to a godly agenda and biblical party platform, or while not voting at all.
Yes, America can still be saved. But it will probably depend on Christians stepping up to their responsibility at the voting booths. Let’s begin with this year’s primary and general elections. It is possible we may not survive another two years to the next elections.