Sunday, February 27, 2011

What Are OUR Core Values?

Every single day one of our countrymen puts their lives on the line. Every single day. Fighting a war in Afghanistan is hard enough but our government has decided that we need to give our soldiers something else to think about - other than the people out there wanting to kill them. Our soldiers need a lesson in pc etiquette, that’s right; our combat troops are fixing to get ‘gay sensitivity training’. The Pentagon in their infinite wisdom thinks our service men and women need a lesson on respecting gay’s rights. Fight the Taliban by day gay rights training at night. ARE WE SERIOUS? THIS has to be the most absurd thing I’ve read lately, well okay, it’s in the top 5! Our troops are in dangerous territory and the only thing our government is worried about is their interaction with gay’s and THEIR rights? Talk about misguided priorities.

I’m starting to see very clearly what’s really going on here in America. It’s not just Obama, it’s not just our borders, it’s not just our rewriting of American History, it’s not just a political correctness, it’s not just enemies within our borders, and it’s not just greed.

We have managed to allow the powers that be to rewrite what is acceptable and what is not. The moral fiber of our nation has been stolen and replaced with things that never in our imagination would we think possible some 25 years ago.  A spiritual reconditioning has taken place. The question is - What exactly do we, America, stand for today?

Open homosexuality, Shariah Law in our courts, National Debt, Lying aka political correctness, murder aka abortion, marriage being redefined, divorce rates through the roof, non-wed couples living together opting out of marriage, out of wedlock pregnancies, lifelong welfare recipients, social justice, etc. It’s all being portrayed as normal and socially acceptable.
What are our core values? Do we have them anymore?
The ambivalence is glaring. We have been deceived. Our Judeo-Christian founded country has moved towards something quite evil. Our once unshakeable foundation has been forsaken.

Our Republic has outlasted everyone else’s. Why? Because we were solid in our convictions, morals, greatness and believed in a higher power! Our belief in Almighty God, upon which this country was built, was good. Our quest to be the greatest academic, economic, political system ever devised was good. Yet, over the last 100 years or so we’ve been intentionally misguided, de-sensitized if you will, for the pride, arrogance, greed and lust for power of some .We’ve been made to believe that America is arrogant, that our 10 Commandments cannot be hung in schools or courtrooms b/c they do more harm than good ( I guess all that talk of thou shall not kill, thou shall not lie, thou shall not covet was too much for some), but we must accept Shariah law in Our Country (Shariah is filled with hatred and evil and we’re allowing it here. Why? Because we don’t want to offend. I guess professing the murder of someone who does not believe in Allah is socially acceptable today).

Scripture tells us the enemy roams around like a roaring lion seeking to devour; in all ways. We’ve all been, albeit slowly, reconditioned to reject the truth and become less sensitive to what is wrong. Many of us, through our words and actions contradict our beliefs excusing ourselves with the thought that we had to conform due to political correctness and societal pressure.
Here are just a few examples I came across:

From 1960 to 1990 alone there was a 50% increase in violent crime, a 419% increase in illegitimate births; a quadrupling in divorce rates; a tripling of the percentage of children living in single parent homes; and a drop of almost 80 points in SAT scores. Today, in 2011, those numbers are even higher.
In 1962 organized prayer was taken out of public schools.
On January 22, 1973 the US Supreme Court legalized unrestricted abortion.
Since 1973 there have been more than 40 million abortions.
60% of all websites on the internet are pornographic websites.
85% of kids surveyed last year said their parents had no clue what they did on the Internet.
Homosexuality is now called an alternative lifestyle.
The beloved Disney’s Magic Kingdom began Gay Days in 1990 which has evolved from a one day event to now a weeklong event designed for the LGT community to wear red and be seen while visiting the theme park.
We have states now recognizing same sex unions under the law.
We have over 12 million children living in households where people have to skip meals or eat less to make ends meet. Know what that equates to? 1 in 10 households within the USA are living in hunger or at risk of hunger.
This list of statistics and facts could go on and on to make the point that we are no longer a strong Judeo-Christian country. We have warped into a c’est la vie country. The more research I do the more grieved I become. We have become so desensitized that we have compromised with the world on just about every Thou Shall Not. We have conformed.
Romans 12:2  Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
Way back in 1947 Dr. Carle Zimmerman wrote the book “Family and Civilization”. In it he defined eight specific patters of our behavior that signaled the downward spiral and imminent demise of our culture:  
1.      Marriage lost its sacredness; it was frequently broken by divorce.
2.      Traditional meaning of the marriage ceremony was lost. Alternate forms and definitions of marriage arose and traditional marriage vows were replaced by individual marriage contracts.
3.      Feminist movements appeared and women lost interest in child bearing and mothering preferring to pursue power and influence.
4.      Public disrespect for parent and authority in general increased.
5.      Juvenile delinquency, promiscuity and rebellion accelerated
6.      People with traditional marriages refused to accept family responsibilities
7.      Desire for and acceptance of adultery grew
8.      Increased tolerance for sexual perversions of all kinds, particularly homosexuality with a resultant increase in sex related crimes.

I know most of you reading this already pray. But the truth is, until we get GOD back into our lives, this country’s life, and in every facet of it – from our speech to our actions to what we choose to be acceptable, I fear for our country. The only way for this country to again stand for righteousness, godliness and good is through HIS standards not society’s.