"The remarkable thing about fearing God is that when you fear God you fear nothing else, whereas if you do not fear God you fear everything else" - Oswald Chambers.
There are those of you that will think this is a stretch, and that's okay, but does this not send a message to the secular progressive folks (and, they do indeed exist. Check out the agenda of the ACLU, George Soros, etc)? If they can, over time, erode Christianity from our society, they can change the face of this entire nation, ala western Europe. Quite simply, set out to rid our schools of anything Christian, but leave the other religions to do their thing. I do not make this stuff up, it's in the news on a daily basis.
Watered-down theology is running rampant in our churches. Entertainment value is replacing worship. Certain denominations are questioning the validity of the Virgin Birth and the Ressurection. They give thanks to Mother Jesus. Think I'm kidding? Check it out! I think it was also Oswald Chambers who once said, "Holiness, not happiness, is the chief end of man". Where has that gone in our daily lives?
I am sure I will get letters and e-mails calling me paranoid, but that's okay, too. This is not about paranoia, this is about someone who cares enough about the spiritual plight of our country to stand up and say, "Hey! We got trouble in River City! And it ain't spelled P-O-O-L. This is about someone who cares enough to be vocal about the changes he has seen over the past forty years, and the downward spiral this country seems to be in. Is it all bad? No, of course not. We are still the finest nation on planet Earth, no doubt about it. Has everything gone to "hell in a handbasket"? I don't think so. But, can we continue, as a culture, to do business the way we are doing it now? Once again, I don't think so.
My honest, non-paranoid view of things is this: Unless we return to the Christian values that made us the great nation we are, unless we dance with Who brung us, we will not survive over the long term.We need to begin fearing God in our lives. Think of the impact that would have on our terrorist enemies. How would they act and react if they knew that, in our heart of hearts, we held no fear for them, but only for our Lord and Savior? It could totally change the dynamics of this entire struggle.
Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, "The wise man in the storm prays God, not for safety from danger, but for deliverance from fear".