America Hangs in the Balance
This article is adapted from Jason’s book Stand Strong America.
Established on the ideals and principles of Christianity—the world now looks on as America, the once glorious beacon on the hill, attempts to shed its dependency on God. The once unwavering allegiance to the self-evident truths of God is now considered a nuisance to the progress of America.
Proverbs 29:2 says, “When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan.” America has been ruled by wickedness for far too long, and the results are catastrophic.
Over a million unborn babies are aborted each year. (2800-4000 babies on average are aborted each day, and this is being paid by us… the taxpayers!)
Marriage has now been redefined by a 5-4 SCOTUS vote.
Our national debt has grown to almost 20 trillion.
Civil unrest is breaking out in communities all across the country.
Drug use, porn addiction, and human trafficking are on the rise.
Free speech and religious freedom are being undermined more and more by an out of control government.
Yet there is still hope. There is still a window of opportunity to reignite our country’s fervor to bring peace and regain stability in America.
But it will require something. Something more than what the majority of Americans are willing to do. Americans must be willing to take a stand on behalf of our freedoms. Just as it took a great struggle to bring freedom to the colonists, it will take commitment and valor to preserve our liberties.
At his inauguration, as the first President, George Washington said, “The sacred fire of liberty has been entrusted to the American people.” It’s up to us.
Similarly, we have been entrusted with the task to speak and spread God’s truth. We have a sacred obligation to stand for what is right despite the backlash or cost. If we want to see America rise up from the ashes of death, then we (even if it starts with a small few) must be willing to lay down our lives and pray to God for the courage to fight for our future generations.
The great American poet Robert Frost said, “Freedom lies in being bold.” We must boldly seek God for the strength needed to fight for the freedoms bestowed by God, not for one second abandoning the call to challenge and engage our culture with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
It is vital that young people know that we care, and witness firsthand what it looks like to live free and moral lives unto God.
Our 2nd President, John Adams, said, “Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present generation to secure your freedom… I hope you will make good use of it.” More than 200 years later, these words come to our generation as a challenge to make good use of what has been paved in blood for us.
The time to stand up for biblical truth is now. The posterity of the Christian faith and our country depends on it. Together we can build a better tomorrow by living out our faith today.