Sunday, March 22, 2015

Moral Deterioration in the United States

Morality is rapidly declining in the United States. But it wasn't always a moral wasteland. What happened? First, it was never a perfect society. There never was such a society.

There was the Garden of Eden, but sin ruined paradise. It's ruining the U.S. now more than ever. Since Eden, people have searched for a utopia. Not enough have turned to Jesus and seen his perfection. Utopia, but not in human terms. Many people deny that. They don't want to see it. They don't want to give up their sins.

Christians fight sin. They ask for forgiveness and try to do better. It's not a matter of being holier than thou as some people might see it. It's about humbling yourself before God.

What? Giving up sin? Yes, releasing control of their lives to Jesus. It's the struggle between spirit and flesh that started when sin began.

Some people think this is a simplistic answer. There are major problems in the United States and the world. Sin can't be the reason, they say. There is no such thing as sin, they say. But they struggle to find the answers to the huge difficulties in the world. They try to find secular solutions for high crime, broken homes, divorce, abuse, drug abuse, and so on.

Admittedly, counseling, the police, and so on help to resolve some problems and conflicts, but real change in people comes from the inside, and that changes society too. The main change needed is a renewing of the mind (Romans 12:2).

When the mind is renewed then a person can see more clearly what is right and what is wrong. The renewing is an ongoing process.

As previously stated, there was never a perfect society in the U.S.A. But there was less divorce, pornography, drug use, adultery, and fewer broken homes in earlier times than now. Going to church was the habit of most people and they prayed.

When people turn to Jesus and accept him into their lives he will help them repair their lives, and a part of our nation will be repaired each time someone does that.

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