*This post was taken from Dr. Harrell’s website and is used by permission
Does it seem like common sense and responsible activity to continue to artificially pump up our economic system by having our government continue to buy our own bonds in order to infuse cash into the stock market? The crash is coming. This cannot be sustained, but the only thing our leaders are worrying about is that it does not crash on their watch. Kick the ball down the road. Let someone else worry about it. Now that’s responsible and protective behavior isn’t it? Does it seem like common sense and responsible activity to make marijuana legal? Everything rises or falls on leadership and the President has stated that marijuana is not as dangerous as alcohol. The reasoning is that alcohol is legal so why not legalize something that is not as dangerous. Now that’s brilliant logic. It’s like saying arsenic is not as dangerous as cyanide so its o.k. Of course, our President is known for being a heavy marijuana user in days gone by. He has stated it himself. Thirty years ago a person could not have been elected president if he had even a hint of smoking pot in his past. Why, even Bill Clinton tried to evade the issue by saying that he had smoked pot but “I didn’t inhale.” Oh, ok, thanks. That’s comforting.
If the President is soft on the issue of marijuana and even encourages it, then people are going to do it. Since the President is for it and the legal system is approving it, then it must be all right. Why, it’s even moral since it’s legal. Wrong assumption! Our leaders are in such a struggle for votes and popularity that they will do just about anything instead of protecting society. They also seem unable to see the implications for such an action as legalizing pot. Just wait until you add all those high on pot to those drunk on alcohol to the highways. I predict that in a short time one will see a huge jump in highway deaths. Then, the leaders will think that the answer to the mess will be to enact more regulations upon the people to ensure their safety. What those regulations might be can only be imagined, but they will come as the leaders try to blame their stupidity on something else. Another question arises: What will not be done with all those who are serving time for the possession and use of marijuana? Are they going to be released and will fines which have been paid be returned? It will be interesting to see what happens on this. If the President himself stood against the downward slide of society and stood for those things right and good for people, we would not be faced with falling into this pit of immorality we are facing. But, everything falls or rises on leadership. What is happening to America is indicative of the moral and spiritual position of our current leadership.
It appears to me that God has turned many of our leaders over to a reprobate mind as mentioned in Romans 1:28. All of the things Paul mentioned in that chapter are now occurring in the United States and many of them have been occurring for a long time. Let’s think for a moment about some of them and why the America of today doesn’t resemble the one we grew up in even forty to fifty years ago. Could you ever have imagined same sex marriage? Why, people would never have thought about even discussing it. It would never have occurred to their minds. And now, it is legal in many states and it will probably be legal in all of them in a few years. We would have said: “Same sex marriage….what is that!!!” “It will never happen in America!” “Europe may do such things but it will never happen here!” And now it is here with every right and privilege demanded by those who have done such a thing. More and more it is flaunted in the face of those who still see Biblical morality as the proper way to live. Now our people can witness a mockery of marriage including same sex marriage on a float in the Rose Parade. And then there was a mass marriage of same sex and straight couples at an awards show. The ceremony was officiated by Queen Latifa of all people.
Over fifty-five million people have been aborted since 1973. Never in our wildest dreams back in the fifties could we have imagined that our country would fall to such levels. And, human nature being what it is, death at the beginning of life will turn into death at the end of life or euthanasia. The mass media will convince a public which has an ever decreasing level of intelligence that it is logical to practice euthanasia. Anyone who recognizes the precipitous decline in morality and reasoning in the past fifty years will quickly see that it can happen here and, I predict, will become an accepted practice in a few more years. Such practices require minds which are totally void of moral content. They are actually amoral. Not only is all of this totally immoral, it also affects many other people in a way which few think about. Take the Social Security program for instance. It is now failing and is having to be propped up to keep it from failing. The funds are running out and I think that the fifty-five million people who have been aborted since 1973 are a major cause of this. Just think of how many of these would have become productive tax payers but who have not been able to place one penny in the fund. A generation of wage earners has been eliminated. They would have been putting the monies into Social Security that would provide the funds for the older generation to retire with. But those monies are not there. Abortion has disrupted the process upon which Social Security was suppose to be build. So, now the program is collapsing upon itself. Millions of people were not able to do their part. They were aborted.
Never could we have envisioned the day when liberal judges would write law from their benches. When an entire state can vote overwhelmingly to prohibit certain things and then a judge can overturn it with a single ruling, we have lost our freedoms but don’t realize it yet. Why should the opinion of one person overturn the wishes of the majority of people? Shouldn’t be allowed! The immoral agenda in America today must have the courts to advance their views because the majority of our people would vote them down. So they run to the liberal courts to advance what the people so not want. Destruction is on the way.
I could go on and on but the point is made. We don’t look like the country of the fifties. People who should have protected a moral and legal society have betrayed us. And, they will continue to do so in order to survive in a society which is falling off the cliff of immorality and irresponsible behavior.
Of course, human nature always wants something wilder and more edgy the next time than it had the last time or else it will get bored. So, there is a death spiral in operation here. If people can’t go further the next time, then they whine about their “rights” being violated. The issue of rights is another whole article for another time but suffice it to say that it has gotten to the point that whatever a person “wants” and is denied suddenly becomes a “right.” Wrong!
But, a never ending statement in many places is….”God Bless America.” Sorry folks, He cannot do it. His holiness keeps Him from it. He would have to violate His Holiness to bless America today and He will not do that. In fact, His nature keeps Him from violating His holiness. I do believe that He will bless those who are His through Jesus Christ even as He withholds His blessings from the country at large. But, we who claim Christ as our Savior still have to live in a place which is under the judgment of God for our immorality. The Results of Resisting God are quite clear. We will wind up cast down in the ditch along the roadway of life as did Rome and other great societies. We are not immune to God’s judgment and we are testing it severely these days.
We are Circling the Drain and the rotation is now at a fever pitch. The vortex was formed years ago and, at first, the motion was hardly noticed. But now the situation is critical. We are spinning so fast that all control has been lost. This country is in a downward spiral and is reaching the point that nothing can be done to save it. It’s like a star being pulled into a black hole. It crosses the point of criticality and there is no turning back. The gravitational force of absolute immorality is pulling us toward the point of no return. We had better wake up and correct things before it is too late.