What Can Believers Do When The Foundations Of America Are Being Destroyed?


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Psalm 11:3

Almost 22 million federal state local government workers
2 million, 738 thousand work for federal government
1842 federal spending was 2% of our GNP
2016 federal spending is over 25% of our GNP
Dr Elmer Peterson, Dean of the College of Education at Iowa State University wrote in an editorial that appeared in the Daily Oklahoman in 1951. “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself gifts of money out of the public treasury. After that the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits with the result the democracy collapses because of the loose fiscal policy ensuing, always to be followed by a dictatorship, then a monarchy.”
 
I. What Can We As Believers Do?
 
“For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose. Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like starts in the universe as you hold out the word of life.” ~ Philippians 2: 13-16
 
Our natural reaction is to do the two things the
Bible says BELIEVERS ARE NOT TO DO
Believers are told to not complain
Believers are told not to argue
 
II. As Believers We Must Teach A New Generation Truth That Secular Educators are Not Teaching
 
Historian W. E. Woodward wrote: “The name of Jesus Christ is not mentioned even once in the vast collection of Washington’s published writings.” (George Washington, The Image and The Man, pg 142)
Our problem is parents who want to place the responsibility for rearing children into the hands of educators.
 
Parents:
Responsible for teaching morals
Responsible for teaching ethics
Responsible for teaching the word of God
Responsible for teaching manners, respect for authority,’
Responsible for teaching about salvation through Jesus Christ
 
THE PRIMARY PLACE FOR TEACHING CHILDREN ABOUT THE BIBLE AND GOD HAS NEVER BEEN IN PUBLIC SCHOOL BUT THE RESPONSIBILITY HAS ALWAYS BEEN IN THE HOME.
 
III. Believers Must Pray Diligently When As Our Moral And Spiritual Foundations Crumble
 
“If my people, who are called by name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. “ ~ 2 Chronicles 7:14
 
2 Chronicles 7: 19 “I will uproot you from this land, I’ll reject this temple, and I will make you a laughing stock among the other nations.”
 
THREE THINGS BELIEVERS MUST DO
1. We must repent of our self-righteousness
2. We must study the political issues carefully and we must vote according to our convictions
3. We must and this is the most important – we must pray.