“America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.” ~Alexis de Tocqueville
We as a Nation have lost our desire to be good. We seem to hold that other assets are more important than virtue and moral goodness. Some have come to believe that truth isn’t really important at all. I seems that trusting the truth has become almost impossible because many times the truth seems to be so complicated. Complicated it may be, but the real reason that people don’t seek the truth and refuse to trust it is their fear and their lack of courage.
During a conversation with a friend I realized that it isn’t the complexity of truth that’s the problem, it’s a lack of courage to accept the truth that is the real issue. If one is unable to trust the truth how can they be good? My friend went on to ask me what I would do if I were the Pastor of a Church, and during an altar call a gay couple marched down the aisle and wanted to join our fellowship? We both agreed that homosexuality is an abomination according to Almighty God, and that this occurrence would be very uncomfortable for most Pastors. Therefore, this is the primary reason that the sin of homosexuality is not proclaimed from most pulpits. Preaching of this truth would not only be politically incorrect but it could potentially stir up a firestorm of controversy. Of course, he went on to say that preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ and the abundance of His Grace was more important than identifying the sin of homosexuality.
Although, homosexuality is an abomination to Almighty God, Jesus paid the price for all sinners who will accept His Amazing Grace. Love is the key here and who are we to judge a person’s heart? I can’t make a judgment like this, nor can any man or woman. Having said that the proof is in the pudding. How can one say that they have invited Jesus into their heart and completely ignore God’s Holy Word.
There is less love and more fear in our society today. “There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.” 1 John 4:18 ESV. Fear is a major problem in America. The real reason that America has become less good and virtuous than she used to be is because she is afraid of so many things.
The courage to go against political correctness has become old-fashioned, and the LEFT is quick to slander and smear anyone with enough courage to speak the truth. If they can’t harm the truth with innuendo and slander they will attempt to shout louder than truth, and if they can’t shout louder than the truth, they will lie.
Find the absolute truth and you will find absolute freedom. Anything less is being in bondage to deception.