Monday, March 5, 2012

As goes the Church, so goes the nation

We cannot expect the nation to be more moral than we are. As goes the Church, so goes the nation. There’s been little outrage over the tens-of-millions of abortions, over the perfusion of Internet pornography and over a divorce rate that affects half the population. There is little outrage over the massive number of teenage suicides in the Church, as well as outside it. We’ve grown accustomed to teen alcohol and drug abuse.

Where’s the outrage at more Christians being persecuted worldwide today than at any time in history? Where’s the outrage over 34 million people dying of AIDS?

Where is a Christian’s outrage about “fatherlessness?” Did you know that 27 million American children go to sleep every night without a father in the home? In New York City, 92 percent of the young people never even darkened the door of a church. Every year, a quarter of a million high school girls get pregnant. One in eight babies are born outside of wedlock. Per capita, America leads the world in sexually active teenagers and abortions.

We show little outrage as states and denominations fight to approve homosexual marriages and lobby to lower the age of sexual consent — in essence, legalizing child molestation. Little outrage is heard over hard-core pornography, which represents a larger consumer market than Hollywood moviemaking. Little outrage also over crime, even though every 22 seconds in the U.S. a major crime occurs, and every 34 minutes that crime is a murder. On any given day, 100,000 students carry guns into classrooms and one-in-five American children will end up in jail. One million teenagers in America are chronic alcoholics! America leads the industrial world in murder, rape, abortion and incarceration. Where is our outrage?

When I met the late Mother Teresa in Rome, she told me that America was the poorest country on earth because it suffered from a “poverty of spirit.” The Church is to be the “light” of the world. It was obvious to her that our Christian “light” in America was no longer dispelling the darkness. No wonder 80 percent of our young people leave the Church, when they leave home. They saw that it didn’t work for their parents, so why would it work for them? Parents who don’t wrestle with God likely won’t birth children who do.


I'm asking you today to sign an URGENT PETITION to President Ahmadinejad of Iran to save the life of Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani, commute his death sentence and allow him and his family to emigrate to another nation where they will be able to freely worship according to their Christian faith.

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