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Biggest Problems Come From Going Away From God

There is a fundamental problem within the United States and yes, there are many, many serious issues plaguing the county but it all begins with one fundamental problem: secularism. A secular mindset, in short, is one that believes we do not need God in any aspect of life and this includes in defining what is right and wrong. In other words, there is no absolute truth or moral agent for what we view as right and wrong and that there is no spiritual nature to life.

Scripture reads “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,” (Galatians 5:22) but a large population of our society has rejected the teachings and beliefs of scripture. We see this in nearly all realms of our country including our educational system, our political system, and even with our homes. Many politicians teach that it takes a village to raise a child but this is completely against scripture and, right now, we see the battle between traditional values and a secular mindset: “For to be carnally minded [is] death; but to be spiritually minded [is] life and peace” (Romans 8:6).

For to be carnally minded [is] death; but to be spiritually minded [is] life and peace”

–Romans 8:6

We, as believers, cannot overlook the fact that our nation has drastically changed. We have changed in the way we view the world and what we feel is significant in our lives. When we begin to overlook or underestimate the importance of the spiritual aspect in our lives then we open the door to many of the things that we see right now and scripture tells us this: “Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled” (Titus 1:15).

It all begins at home as we have been reminded time and time again whether it’s from President Reagan telling us that it “begins at the dinner table” or one of the many proverbs of the world that state “charity begins at home” or what scripture says “And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say, Peace be to this house” (Luke 10:5). While we are to separate ourselves from the world, we cannot ignore what is happening around us as we must be aware and alert and while things are changing rapidly, we cannot lose hope and grow tired in well doing: “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not” (Galatians 6:9).

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Written by Billy Ray Parrish


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