Friday, August 26, 2016

An indictment against a people’s secular government is at once an indictment against their religion.  Many of the religious among us are cursing the Elitist Leadership of Washington while forgetting that
the most basic and powerful influence of a society is its religion.  Any change in the religion of a people brings like and proportional change in that people’s home and educational product.  Out of its home and educational product a society draws its secular leaders, and thereby, its government’s policies.  Welcome to the New America that her evolving religion has brought into being.

Christianity was the primary religion of our nation’s infancy.  Having themselves been much oppressed of previous governments, America’s early leaders searched their religion for its principles of liberty and justice for all, reared and educated their young in what they discovered and thereby trained the next generation of secular government.  However, as America’s religion evolved, so did her homes and educational systems.  In turn, so has the nation’s secular government changed to reflect our changing religious and educational practice.

Historically speaking, America received most of her secular education from institutions established and overseen by Christians.  From among the educated came our secular leaders, those secular leaders having been heavily influenced by biblical leadership and governmental principles.  In the latter half of the twentieth century, as Ozzie, Harriet, David and Ricky passed into history (along with “Father Knows Best”), biblical influence on secular education passed with them. 

Today we are enjoying the result of all that change. As American Christianity has become extremely liberal in its disciplines, its leadership more self-serving and corrupt in its ministry, and the Church at large more apathetic toward being salt and light to American society, the biblical and moral integrity of secular education and government have followed suit. 

This is how I believe we have arrived at our present national state of being.  What can a Christian do about it?  Read the Bible and do what it says!  You may not immediately change the unbiblical concepts of American Christianity, the apathetic state of the Church, the ungodly behavior of Church ministry, the atheistic state of our educational system, the corruption of our political system, or the “Elitist Attitude” of all of the above, but if change for the better is to ever come, it must begin somewhere.  Why not with you?  Why not with me?

Mark 10:44 And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all.

Revised August 26, 2016

Bobby Norton  

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