By: D.A. Slinkard
This has been an odd and strange year to say the least and before we know it, good ole 2021 will be knocking on the doors. The way we live life has been challenged, and our way of life has had to be reimagined. What was normal a year ago is beyond comprehension today. To say the least, we have had to be adaptable in order to maintain our sanity.
We need to be asking ourselves, what can we learn the most from this year? Think about the various industries that needed to come up with new ways of doing business in order to survive. We see the American dream is still viable, it is still alive, but people need to be willing to pay the price. Not everyone is willing to pay this price, and this is because we have groomed an entire generation to believe they deserve recognition and reward for merely showing up. Yes, the dreaded participation trophy.
If you are not careful, it is easy to get sucked into the ideology of trying not to offend someone else. We get so inundated with this thought process by the “politically correct” crowd, that before you know it, your entire way of thinking has been changed. There was a time in our society when men were men and women were women. Now we live in a world of confusion in which people can be whatever or whomever they think they are.
What a travesty there is being taught in our public schools with the liberal agenda eroding away our great country. I am proud to be an American; and we need more people to take a stand. We are in danger of losing our great country, and we are just a few short weeks away from a turning point in our country. I do not believe the Republican Party can save us; nor do I believe the Democratic Party can save us. If we want to see change in America, it is going to take our entire nation turning back to God.
The morality of our country has fallen greatly, and we cannot even blush at our country’s sin. I saw a headline the other day that male frontal nudity is appearing more on screen. Think back to the days of Elvis Presley and his swinging hips and flash forward to today’s society. We cannot even blush at our own country’s immorality. We do not need a political party to bring our country back from the depths of Hell — we need God.
Many Bible-believing Christians oftentimes quote 2 Chronicles 7:14 concerning the children of Israel and the God of the Bible. However, I believe a more fitting scripture for the United States is found in Jeremiah 18:8, “If that nation, against whom I have pronounced, turn from their evil, I will repent of the evil that I thought to do unto them.” If you ask me, this is a powerful scripture found in God’s Word and should be the rallying cry for the world we live in.
I am amazed we have a society of people who speak loudly and clearly for the 200,000+ people who have died from COVID-19; but these same people are quiet when it comes to the nearly 1,000,000 babies who will be murdered this year in their mother’s womb. If you want to talk about senseless deaths, let us not forget about Roe V. Wade and the innocent lives being killed every day. We cannot even blush at our own country’s immorality.
We have focused our attention on the wrong things and the wrong ideas. Instead of worrying about, “Thus saith the LORD,” we tend to focus our attention on what feels good and what has the least amount of resistance. Look at what this concept has gotten us into. Something is going to have to change, and that something is the way we view society. We no longer call wrong, wrong; but instead we call right, wrong and wrong, right. We live in a society that is laden with such deceitfulness, nastiness, lewdness, that the America of today is not that of yesteryear.
Yet, being focused on the wrong things and wrong ideas, we believe it is all right to lie to people so as to not hurt their feelings. We need to be honest; we need to stop making excuses; and we need to get our attention on God. We have the rallying cry found in Jeremiah 18:8, but the question remains — What will we do?
By: D.A. Slinkard>