Another step on our nation’s road to decline
BY MARTIN HENRICHS November 29, 2013 4:04PM
Updated: January 2, 2014 6:29AM
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law a bill on November 20th that defies God and degrades humanity. The only winner was the media propaganda campaign that effectively censored those opposed to same-sex marriage.
That evening, shortly after going to bed, a nightmare interrupted my sleep. All I remember of the dream is that my grandchildren were playing outside on a bitter cold night as a skunk approached them.
I tried to rescue them, but there was nothing I could do. After the trauma I decided to go into the living room and read the Bible for solace. I opened to Habakkuk, Chapter 1 and found this:
“How long, O Lord, must I call for help, but you do not listen? Or cry out to you, “Violence!” but you do not save? Why do you make me look at injustice? Why do you tolerate wrong? Destruction and violence are before me; there is strife, and conflict abounds. Therefore the law is paralyzed, and justice never prevails. The wicked hem in the righteous, so that justice is perverted.”
Surely, many people identify with that lament by Habakkuk. I turned to I Corinthians 1: 20, which raised more questions: “Where is the wise man? Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?”
These questions are answered in the Bible and by studying why great civilizations fall. My dream had erupted from a tortured soul worried about these disturbing trends taking place in our culture.
— When a nation rejects God to idolize things made with human hands and brains, destruction is inevitable. God instituted marriage. Man is perverting that with same-sex marriage.
— Children are sacrificed. Future generations of children are denied life, others are neglected and abused, and parents turn to institutions to raise their children.
— Sexual sins become common. Having rejected the sanctity of life in the womb, promiscuity, pornography, prostitution, and unwed motherhood undermine the nuclear family.
— Laws and traditions are ignored. People are encouraged to abandon their religious faith for secularism, the Constitution is bypassed and the legal system becomes a farce.
— People become arrogant and selfish, living for the moment. Materialism, escapism through entertainment, drugs and gambling replace hard work and planning for the future.
— Ungodly tyrants gain control of the government, raise taxes and become corrupt. As people chase personal pleasures they neglect the responsibilities of governing and protecting their freedoms. This encourages bribery, conspiracies and rule by power hungry leaders.
— The people are demoralized and become unpatriotic. They leave, don’t care, or plot to overthrow their tyrannical leaders.
— Finally, God allows some other civilization to destroy the apostate nation. Will it be China, a united Muslim world, another civil war or revolution at home?
When people speak out and lobby against these trends they are called “hateful” and “evil”. But they must stand firm! To cave in will leave our progeny stuck out in the cold, threatened by the “skunk” of “Orwellian” policies being foisted on us today.