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Mike is the general manager of Q90 FM and co-host of Stand Up For The Truth. His new book, "Are You Really Saved?" Understanding Sin, Grace, Salvation, and Sanctification, published in 2014.

Headed Over a Spiritual and Moral Cliff?

English: East Devon : Coast Path & Hazard Sign...Critiquing traditional foundations of our society is never easy—but sometimes it is necessary.  An objective look at where our nation and the church in America is headed can lead to only one conclusion—we are headed into a spiritual and moral abyss from which we may never recover.  How did it come to this?

No single entity is more responsible for the spiritual and moral decay in this nation than the public education system.  Communists and atheists like Sal Alinsky knew Americans would be slow to reject God and freedom, so he and others began a systematic process of indoctrinating our children into a godless mindset through public education.  And after generations of children being taught lies about God and our nation, Alinsky’s fruit—as rotten as it is—is beginning to produce results.

A recent Gallup poll found that almost 70% of youth in our nation identify themselves as either atheists or agnostics.  And even many of the 30% who still believe in God believe that most gods are equal.  So as bad as things are now in this nation and within American Christianity, we may only be seeing the tip of the iceberg.

As these youth become adults and leaders in our nation, this does not bode well for our nation or the church in America.  We are in the midst of a transformation to a secular humanist society, and it may only be a matter of a few years until God is put on the shelf, replaced by self-worship and a society led by people who believe truth is relevant.

As watchmen, our calling is to sound the alarm and warn the people—so here goes:  Christianity and our nation are in severe crisis and if something is not done soon, our nation will decay into turmoil and the church will be rendered completely ineffective.  Unless we return to the fundamentals of the bible and the complete gospel, much or all will be lost.  Our nation will spiral into a totalitarian state and the church will be controlled by the government.  Hitler and Stalin used this tactic to consolidate power and it will happen again unless we as true Christians wake up and lead this nation into true biblical revival.

So our choice as Christians is clear:  We can continue to stick our heads in the sand and hope things will get better; or we can drop to our knees, ask God’s forgiveness and start to be the light and salt Jesus commanded us to be.   If we fail to do so, all that this great nation once stood for will be lost.  God has blessed this nation for many years because we dedicated our nation to Him and His teachings.  He is trying to get our attention, but we seem content to do things our way instead of returning to Him.  Ancient Israel did the same thing and was destroyed by Babylon.  Are we so arrogant to think God would not allow the same to happen to us as we turn our backs on Him?

Maybe you think I am overreacting.  If so, then just continue doing what we are doing and let the chips fall where they will.  But if what you see around you is deeply concerning, then it demands action.  The first step is repenting of our own sin; the second is demanding that our Christian leaders return to preaching the gospel and not the “feel-good” message so many churches have turned to.  And the third is demanding that our nation’s leaders return to the values and biblical principles upon which this nation was founded.  The choice is ours—and God is sitting by waiting for our response.


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5 Responses to “Headed Over a Spiritual and Moral Cliff?”

  1. Mr Davis #

    Mike when I said the culture spawned public education I am refering to the Greeks under Alexander, where children were really considered property of the state especially in captured nations. It is probably older still. Romans adopted this also as the only way to make the world Rome and they built on Alexanders foundation of Greek schooling. Germanic Tribes also pooled and culled their children for the greater good. Today the practice continues in public education in the name of the greater good.

    July 10, 2012 at 1:05 AM
  2. Mr Davis #

    Chicken or the egg

    It isn't just the teaching by word we are lacking for even when the whole word is preached it isn't practiced. Where is the judging of what is said in the presence of all so that all may be instructed? Where is the exercising of the body when it is assembled? So what has happened? It isn't a lack of submission to the leaders we suffer from is it? No it is the leaders who pass on the practice of vain worship and our preferences we propagate in our congregations, not obedience to Christ.

    This may all seem very harsh but Jesus warned us when He walked among us as a man.

    Matthew 15:8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. 9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

    1 Samuel 15:23 hits this hard

    If we say we see, if we say we know and do not do, how can we say we do not worship God in vain. What are we teaching when we read God's word and do not put it into practice, we are teaching by our actions that God's word doesn't matter, its our preferences that matter. This has been going on in the Church since the begining.

    All of the Gospels speak to this, Paul speaks to this, James Peter John and Jude all speak to this. Acts testify of this being the case even from the begining. This all started in Genesis in the garden. Did God really say? Don't you see, He doesn't want you to become like Him.

    As for advocating our responsibility for instructing our own children, did that not originate in the culture and adopted by the church when we gave that responsibility to others we thought more suitable to the task. We became a respector of persons the moment we did that. God calls that sin. It would have been better to get help so we could teach our own and be an encouragement to one another to continue rather than to give up.

    Now God allows all this to test us to see if we will hold fast to Him and we have not. When we stand before God you will not be able to point to another and say it was their fault. You will be there alone. Some in that day will have falsely claimed Christ where in reality they followed after a man because of their own preference.

    Many want heaven, not many want God to be there.

    Will we repent?

    July 9, 2012 at 9:24 AM
  3. Mike LeMay #

    Great point Dan. It is somewhat of a "chicken or egg' situation, but you are correct that if we were teaching the Bible from our pulpits, it would not have gotten to where it is these days.

    July 9, 2012 at 7:31 AM
  4. Mr Davis #

    Mike I have to disagree with your presumption that Public Education is the principle factor in the spiritual and moral decay of our nation. For everything that Public Education did and does was first practiced in the religions naming Christ but doing none of what God says we should do. Rather from the pulpits scriptures are twisted to promote earthy agendas dreampt up by mere men prehaps under the influence of unholy spirits promoting exaltation of man, willfull humility and voluntary worship.

    To hide or mask the flaws which would have been handled through sanctification by a regeneration by the Holy Spirit, men sought morality (righteousness) by other means, namely education.

    It is through education a man is said to better himself and this at the hand of an accepted teacher who is trusted but who is himself just a man. God is then no longer required to make us wise for we are wise unto ourselves. Suddenly its what we think that matters and our traditions which become our culture that is truely sacred. It is here consensus can be achieved apart from God as these things become the crux of our civilization.

    Education is still idolized in our churches naming Christ so what have we any need of God or the Holy Spirit, We have a God "it is ourselves".

    Isaiah 50:11 Behold, all ye that kindle a fire, that compass yourselves about with sparks: walk in the light of your fire, and in the sparks that ye have kindled . This shall ye have of mine hand; ye shall lie down in sorrow.

    In our self righteousness we make a covenant with death in our self fulfillment.

    Isaiah 28
    15 Because ye have said , We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:

    16 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste. 17 Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.

    18 And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it. 19 From the time that it goeth forth it shall take you: for morning by morning shall it pass over, by day and by night: and it shall be a vexation only to understand the report. 20 For the bed is shorter than that a man can stretch himself on it: and the covering narrower than that he can wrap himself in it.

    Lord help us to foresake this refuge of lies we have constructed with our own hands for our own comfort and truly see it is our own ruin. And rather that we would accept the tried stone, the precious corner and only sure foundation. Remove the scales from our eyes Lord Jesus.

    July 9, 2012 at 5:56 AM
  5. 2 Chronicles 7: 14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

    July 9, 2012 at 3:59 AM