Letter: Here’s why America is decaying

Here’s why America is decaying: Sin

From: Jewell Fleetwood


America and Columbus have many great happenings. I applaud the efforts of those who help make these happen. However, there is another side of America, I believe, that is decaying.

Indeed, the last 50 years have brought vast changes to our laws. I believe the Bible is the best source to double-check these changes because it is truth and from the best, earliest source available — God.

Many points pondered today are not new.

From Plato: “The Partisan, when he is engaged in dispute, cares nothing about the rights of the question, but is anxious only to convince others of his own assertions.”

Aristophanes: “You cannot teach a crab to walk straight.”

Hippocrates: “Idleness and lack of occupation tend — nay they are dragged toward evil.”

Plato: “The life which is unexamined is not worth living.”

When have you last examined your life? Here are my views of what is partially decaying America. You are entitled to your own.

1. Disobedience to God.

2. Love of money.

3. Greed.

4. Abortions (57,762,169+ since 1973).

5. Same-sex marriage.

6. Unwed mothers.

7. Unwed couples.

8. Drugs.

9. Alcohol.

10. The “I want, I deserve” voices.

11. Prayers and Bible reading prohibited in certain places.

12. Adultery.

13. Fornication.

14. Murder.

15. Unruly gangs.

16. Hate.

This is not a complete list. Within the above groups, there may be exemplary people. But my contention is still the same. Sin is overtaking righteousness with blinding speed. Sin degrades a nation. Righteousness exalts a nation.

More information that could affect us, from Porter Stansberry:

1. It took the United States 216 years to amass an $8.5 trillion debt. That amount has doubled in eight years.

2. The Federal Reserve was purchasing 70 percent of our Treasury bonds, creating money out of thin air.

3. The money supply increased 400 percent since 2006.

4. The Census Bureau states 49 percent of Americans receive benefits from at least one government program each month.

5. The Bible tells us in the latter days things will wax worse and worse — floods, diseases, tornadoes, hurricanes and earthquakes (1991-2000 = 62; 2001-2010 = 425+), tsunamis and fires.

Indeed, let me be perfectly clear. We are all sinners. We stand in need of God’s mercy, love, forgiveness and grace. We, by and large, choose our way of life. We will answer to God for what we say and do.

In closing, Hippocrates says, “Prayer is good; but while calling on God, a man should lend a helping hand.” When was the last time you gave God a helping hand? With you at the helm praying for forgiveness and redemption, the waters will be less turbulent, your journey more fulfilling and complete, and God will ignite America to be his light for the world.

Give God a helping hand. His hand is reaching for you.