America: A Christless Nation

I opened Drudge Report and as I was reading through their headlines it struck me that this is America without Jesus Christ.  Starting with the removal of prayer in public schools back in the 1960s, Jesus, the Bible, Christianity and God have been systematically removed from public schools and government buildings.  Here is a list of the headlines from just one day on Drudge Report:

Woman beats, stabs man with ceramic squirrel for returning home without beer…
Two arrested after ‘Ten Commandments’ argument turns violent…
Woman threatens to kill WALMART employee over price of skateboard…
Man stabbed in argument over jukebox music…
Cops Warn Of Thieves Stealing Mailboxes…
Woman hypnotizes priest, steals church donations…
VIDEO: 600 People Brawl Outside Movie Theatre…
Hundreds of teens trash mall in wild flash mob…
UPDATE: Teen Allegedly Cut Off Man’s Head As ‘Christmas Present’ To Aunt…
Man’s identity stolen — by own father…
Man on meth fights off 12 cops while masturbating in bar…
UPDATE: Epidemic of Carjackings Afflicts Newark…
PAGLIA: Western civilization at risk…

Fifty years later, politicians and educators are wondering what happened to our culture to turn it into a dog-eat-dog world of violence, debauchery and hedonism.  Try as they may, they continue to fail to grasp the real reason behind it all.  They believe that if they spend hundreds of millions of dollars on social programs, welfare and liberal propaganda, but no matter how much money and socialist hype they pour into fixing our society, it won’t help.

The answer to America’s culture problem can be found in 2 Chronicles 7:14-22 which states:

“If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.  Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayer that is made in this place.  For now I have chosen and consecrated this house that my name may be there forever. My eyes and my heart will be there for all time. And as for you, if you will walk before me as David your father walked, doing according to all that I have commanded you and keeping my statutes and my rules, then I will establish your royal throne, as I covenanted with David your father, saying, ‘You shall not lack a man to rule Israel.’”

“But if you turn aside and forsake my statutes and my commandments that I have set before you, and go and serve other gods and worship them, then I will pluck you up from my land that I have given you, and this house that I have consecrated for my name, I will cast out of my sight, and I will make it a proverb and a byword among all peoples. And at this house, which was exalted, everyone passing by will be astonished and say, ‘Why has the LORD done thus to this land and to this house?’ Then they will say, ‘Because they abandoned the LORD, the God of their fathers who brought them out of the land of Egypt and laid hold on other gods and worshiped them and served them. Therefore he has brought all this disaster on them.'”

Our Founding Fathers did call God by name, they humbled themselves before Him, they prayed for His deliverance and guidance and they turned from their wicked ways.  God blessed them and helped them form a new nation, free from the religious tyranny of Great Britain and other European nations.  God continued to bless America as long as America was a Christian nation.

But America turned aside from God and forsook His statutes and commandments.  We turned from serving Him to serving other gods and continue to worship them.  America is worshipping the gods of lust, power, greed, evolution and self.

As God promised, He is about to pluck us from the land He gave us and our leaders have no clue it’s about to happen.  Their hearts have become so filled with evil that they can no long see or hear the truths of God’s Word.

The only way to save America from certain destruction is for our nation as a whole, including our leaders, to humble themselves, turn from their wicked ways, get on their knees and pray for forgiveness.  They need to seek God and embrace His ways and re-establish America as a Christian nation.  Then and only then will God hear our prayers and heal our land.