A disturbing decline
As in the decline and death of Bible-believing churches, the death of America will not come by an assassination from ambush or a frontal attack or military defeat. It will be a gradual extinction from apathy, indifference and neglect.
We fiddle and play and pretend that all is well in our churches and nation. Terrorist attacks on our embassies are distorted or covered up for political purposes. Abuse and persecution by the Internal Revenue Service is initiated and condoned at the highest levels of government. We are financially insolvent to the tune of $17 trillion, and politicians continue to waste and spend. Invasion and intrusion by petty bureaucrats into every aspect of our private lives are accepted and ignored.
We call ourselves Christians and go for days without reading Scripture or prayer or seeking God's will. We disobey or ignore plain Christian teaching. Attendance at church and other Christian duty is contingent on “if I have time” and “if we are not tired” and “if nothing comes up.”
The writer is pastor of Grace Baptist Chapel.
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