By Dave Daubenmire
Matthew 7:24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
America is in moral freefall. The open and blatant lying from the halls of our once great experiment in self-government has exposed a crumbling foundation of a city that once illuminated the world. The light is flickering and darkness hovers over the land. The flood of secularism and its shaky foundation has left our nation groping in the darkness. We have traded wise men for the foolish men and great will be our fall.
America has fallen from within. We have done it to ourselves.
The Founders of this nation, flawed though they were, understood the importance of shared values. All nations are built upon a common set of moral values and for just over 200 years this nation’s foundation was the rock of Christianity. Despite what the anti-moralists may try to convince you, America was formed upon the principle that liberty was the birthright of every citizen but that liberty was anchored to a set of immutable principles. It was those unchanging precepts that secured “the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.”
But somewhere along the way a soft coup was executed and the rug was pulled out from under our feet and we have been dealing with shifting sand ever since. America was great, a wise man told us, because America was good. But with the removal of the Bible as the cornerstone of our Republic the time-tested values of God’s Holy Commandments were sandblasted off of the walls of our institutions and replaced with the sinking sand of secularism. God’s laws are immutable. The laws of secularism are constantly shifting.
Today, our nation is governed, not by immutable laws written in stone, but by emotion driven values driven by “feelings”. As emotions change, the laws change. Soon the rains descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. The secular kings and their secular horses could not put the nation back together again.
Secularism is a fraud. It leaves the foundations upon which the nation was built open to the ebbs and flows of the whims of men. Emotionalism is a terrible base upon which to build. A moral earthquake has left the foundations in ruins. We have left nothing upon which the next generation can build.
The secularists have mimicked God. They have tricked us into accepting counterfeit commandments that were designed to create a secularist utopia. They have successfully replaced the six thou-shall-nots of God with their more modern version of morality based not on the immutable laws of God but upon the ever-changing flood of human emotions.
Thou shall not kill, steal, lie, sleep around, covet, nor dishonor your parents have been jettisoned from the American psyche replaced by the emotion driven sand box of tolerance, diversity, sexual anarchy, if it feels good do it, all beliefs are equal, and who am I to judge silly putty.
An ever-changing society requires a never changing standard in order to survive. Secularism secures nothing except the temporary. No long-term culture was ever built upon a constantly-changing foundation. America is no longer great because they have changed the meaning of good. We have been here before.
“In those days there was no king in Israel but everyone did that which was right in his owns eyes.”
Secularism is doomed to failure. A moral system built upon the ever-changing whims and emotions of the individual citizen cannot stand against the onslaught of evil designed to destroy the foundations of a nation.
Godless emotions are sure to succumb to the evil hearts of men unrestrained by the laws of God. Secularism is to a nation what a windmill is to nature. Rather than giving direction to the storm it swings whichever way the wind blows.
What would this nation look like today if we had remained anchored to the ROCK of AGES? If we had held our ground when the winds blew we would not be dealing with most of the social issues we have today. Every problem America faces today is a direct result of our moral capitulation in the face of a storm of immorality.
Secularism cannot save us. Everyone doing what is right in his own eyes will not work when the people are blind to a shared belief of right and wrong. In America today, the blind are truly leading the blind. Is it any wonder that we have ended up in a ditch?
Have you fallen into the trap of doing what is right in your own eyes? Maybe it’s time for you to hear the sayings of God, and do them? Jesus said in “Mat 11:28, Come unto me, all [ye] that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. He also said in John 14:6, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes unto the Father, but by me. The Bible tells us, “confess with your mouth, that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, and you will be saved.” (Romans 10:9) If you’ve never done that, or if you need to recommit yourself to follow God, then please don’t wait any longer. Ask Him now in a prayer like this:
Father, please forgive me for my many mistakes. I know that I haven’t always been the person that I should be. I accept the sacrifice of your Son Jesus for my sins and ask you to forgive me and help me to live the rest of my life for you. You alone have the answers and can teach me of your plan for my life.
In Jesus name I pray,
Congratulations, if you have prayed this prayer the Bible says, “Therefore, if any man [be] in Christ, [he is] a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” (2Cr 5:17)
If you’ve prayed this prayer for the first time or are renewing your commitment to the Lord, please let us know so that we can pray for you as you start your new life with God.