The results of the presidential election last month left me with some degree of shock and trepidation. However, after having some time now to evaluate the causes and effects, I am forced to draw a few conclusions.
First, I now believe America is a post-Christian nation. While most Americans claim to be Christians, their actions say otherwise. Church membership and attendance are declining; God has been eliminated from government, schools and most public venues; and abortions will soon be funded through Obamacare. Even the Democratic National Convention attempted to remove any mention of God while adopting many of the sins in Romans 1 into the party’s platform.
We have witnessed the sin of covetousness raised to the level of a virtue, and complete reliance on the federal government a right. We have, in essence, hired President Obama to use the power and authority of the federal government to seize the earnings of my neighbor and give it to me, all under the guise of “fairness.” Once upon a time few would have considered they had a “right” to another man’s earnings, and a reliance on the federal government was something to be avoided. Shame is no longer evident in our society.
I am reminded of a quote from Founding Father and second U.S. president John Adams: “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” I believe this truth is now self-evident, as we are clearly no longer a moral and religious people. Many would like to blame all of the problems in America, such as the national debt and moral decay, on President Obama or other politicians. However, we get the government we elect and therefore deserve.
The only question remaining is: How long will God withhold His judgment on America? As a Christian I take great comfort in knowing that, whatever our future holds, God is still on the throne and everything is going according to His perfect plan.
North Augusta, S.C.