History Is Our Great Teacher!
Morality has been replaced by situational ethics
America’s True Heritage
By Dave Macy Friday, April 10, 2009
There have been several books written in the past twenty years or so that have attempted to redefine the true Judeo-Christian foundation of America. One of the most thoroughly researched tomes before the turn of the last century was The Light and the Glory (Peter Marshall and David Manuel).
In this work the authors painstakingly shatter the modern myths of the Puritans and the early years of the birth of America. It’s not an easy read, but you get a real sense of how this country was destined to be that ‘city on a hill’ and how it has, through a changing culture, lost its way. Mark Levin’s Liberty and Tyranny is also well argued in favor of America’s constitutional and cultural foundation that has been crumbling at an ever increasing rate.
But while such writings attempt to recapture what was originally the soul and strength of this nation, one has to wonder if a return to what was once the glory of America is still possible. Sociologically we have moved the needle of the moral compass so far to the Left it may never swing back. In a time when morality has been replaced by situational ethics, when a culture is able to redefine such institutions as marriage, and where the sanctity of human life has become disposable, the claim that we are a ‘Christian nation’ rings hollow.
History is our great teacher. We can see the cancerous culture that led to the downfall of great civilizations. We can study the struggles of Israel when that people failed to keep God’s commandments. We are witnessing in this century the demise of the United Kingdom as one of closest allies cozies up to Islamic (Sharia) Law.
America cowers as a heathen minority corrupts the true meaning of the separation of church and state. A judicial system is allowed to legislate its own brand of morality without regard to the constitution. Our Christian churches for the most part have become impotent institutions that all too often preach a different gospel. And now we have a president who is seen as weak and conciliatory at a time when we need strength and resolve the most.
It’s easy to see how we are repeating the historical folly of once great civilizations. Pride, greed, lust, anger, gluttony, envy, and sloth have replaced faith, hope, charity, fortitude, justice, temperance, and conservatism.
How should those who yearn for a return to true values respond?
It starts with each of us taking ownership of our own sphere of influence. For the Christian it means living intentionally for the LORD. After all, the Christian faith was never intended to be a private matter. True believers should be outspoken about the hope they hold in Christ!
For the Patriot it means fighting for a return to the true foundational principles of America. It requires a boldness of faith, an unwavering stand on America’s foundational principles, and charity that allows others to express their differences while not tolerating any ideologies that ignore, contradict, or would do away with our moral conscience.
Dave Macy has over 30 years experience as a radio talk show host in cities such as Atlanta, Toledo, and Nashville. Dave has written a book and launched a website DoubtFreeLiving.com. Doubt Free Living is all about Living a Faith on Fire for the Lord! It’s about reassurance that God’s word is true. It’s about shaking off uncertainty by taking God at His word, and then putting that faith into action. Yes, it’s about being a bit of a Jesus Freak and not being ashamed to tell others. And Doubt Free Living is not just bold faith, but it is faith that shows itself in love.
Dave can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.