Editor's Corner

Social Issues are God's Issues!

I am deeply troubled lately by a subject of grave concern to America.  The problem has been brewing for a long time and not nearly enough people really grasp it.  

I don’t think any clear thinking person would disagree that America has a problem with leadership at all levels of government; and despite what many think, it’s not really a party issue.  The lack of leadership, and specifically the lack of leadership by God fearing men and women has brought us to our knees and we are facing judgment for it; yes the kind of judgment that comes from above.  If anyone doubts this, I would suggest they read 'The Harbinger' by Jonathan Cahn.  

Before anyone scoffs at that, look at what we’ve done and become.  Since the early sixties when the culture started working on our youth by removing prayer from schools, we have been removing the name and mention of God from all public venues.  We have turned our backs on our roots and the very real place God held in our founding; we have forgotten that there was a time when our children were taught to read via the Bible; that so many of our 'figures of speech’ are squarely rooted in Scripture.  In the name of 'tolerance’ we have allowed good things to be called bad, and vice versa.  Over 50 million babies have been destroyed, sexual depravity and immorality, as well as corruption at every level of government is rampant.

Every election cycle brings out the rising empty suits, the new or repackaged darlings of the elites in both parties, who dance around the real issues, spew the same broken promises to rebuild, be stronger, and try to sell us the lie that we can rely upon this or that party’s weak answers to our problems.  As a culture, we refuse to recognize the real problem is that we’ve allowed special interests to completely erode our foundation, and as a result, we refuse to demand God honoring, God fearing leaders that will embrace the 'social issues’ that should be foremost in our thoughts.  You can bet that the 'social issues’ of abortion, same sex marriage, the sexualization of our children, drug and alcohol abuse, the rise in the occult, and a whole host of other 'social issues’ are foremost on God’s mind, and that’s why I believe, nay, I know, we are being judged.  An analogy I often use when discussing this is the repair of a building.  When it gets damaged, it must be fixed with the same materials it was built with.  You don’t fix steel and concrete with anything less than steel and concrete.  Our nation was built on a Godly foundation, and must be restored in the same fashion.

Without a doubt, throughout history there have always been devious men and women that have committed heinous acts.  However, as a culture, we have been steadily returning to ways that have wrought the very judgment I mentioned above many times in the past.  Examples include in the days leading up to the time of Noah, mankind had become completely corrupted and debased in every way imaginable.  There was demon and idol worship, sexual depravity of every kind, murder, rape, and so much more; and mankind incurred God’s wrath.  Only a handful of centuries later, mankind had once again become totally depraved and corrupted in the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, and once again God brought down His wrath and destroyed those cities and everyone within.

I mention this because we have not learned from those examples or any others, and maybe in His planning, we aren’t meant to.  I don’t know.  However, if we are ever to regain the favor of God that our nation once enjoyed, we must find and elect men and woman who are not afraid to boldly proclaim faith in Him, and be willing to lay out and set in motion a plan that reverses the set-backs on our 'social issues.’  As a nation and as a culture, we must have leaders that will lead us in a much needed revival.  If we don’t, we will continue to face judgment after judgment until we become merely a footnote in whatever history is left.  What good is winning elections if we lose the favor of our King?

For quite a while, my friend, Wild Bill for America, has been ending his excellent daily videos which tackle every social issue we face with the message, "America, bless God again.”  I couldn’t agree with him more, and it’s time we as a nation elected some leaders who will do just that.