When America was first settled by the colonists, they had excellent morals toward their neighbors and friends. They spread across the North American continent taking with them, in the majority of cases, the same values. They helped each other build their homes. They were polite and courteous toward others. They would come to one another’s aid if needed. This was the general case right through the 1950’s.
Suddenly, things changed!!! The Viet Nam War seemingly changed society overnight. Our soldiers were introduced to what they called “mary jane.” They came home and continued to smoke “pot.” Our own government smuggled it into the country and had ways to distribute it. Then came harder drugs that were so addictive people could not break the habit. America became a drug culture. Robberies began to become prominent to pay for this addiction. Drug lords had those who did not pay for their drugs killed. Society as a whole began to go downhill. It became fashionable in Hollywood and displayed openly on the big movie screens and then television. The use of these illegal drugs went all the way to elementary schools. As a result, juvenile delinquency escalated. Most children lost respect for their parents. Both parents, forced to work away from home to pay their bills from a materialistic society, could no longer provide an example of goodness. The young people were no longer taught right values of morality. Husbands and wives were thrown into the face of co-workers and adultery became rampant. Homes were split and society continued its downward plunge.
God’s law began to be trampled upon through violation of it. Morals were being compromised as Communism wanted. They studied history well, and realized that every nation that lost its moral footing would eventually fall. America is on the brink of falling!!!
This crumbling is coming rapidly. Notice what Jesus Christ, as God of the Old Testament, said: “And God spoke all these words, saying, I am the Lord your God, which have brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage, You shall have NO other gods before me” (Exodus 20:1-3). Look around at America today. When a young man or woman goes to college, could lose their innocence. They are turned away from God the Father and Jesus Christ. Many become atheists or just do not recognize their former Christian upbringing. They have thrown God’s Law to their backs or trampled upon it.
“You shall not make unto you any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: You shall not bow down yourself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; and showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments” (Exodus 20:4-6). Have Americans bowed down to their jobs, cars, homes, and materialism? Have they forgotten WHO gave them such wealth? Have they forgotten that Jesus is a jealous God? Have they forgotten to KEEP His commandments? This means they have thrown His way of life to the ground and trampled upon it!!!
“You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that takes His name in vain” (Exodus 20:7). Do you hear God and Jesus’ name used in phrases of vanity – meaningless expressions?
Most people grew up in traditions that broke off from the Catholic Church. They admit they did something they had no right to do – change God’s Sabbath to Sunday worship!!! What did Jesus say about this in the Ten Commandments? “REMEMBER the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shall you labor, and do all your work: BUT the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God: For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it” (Exodus 20:8-11).
Satan knows this 4th commandment is important to God. What has he done to cause people to profane it? He infiltrated the largest professing church in the world and influenced them to CHANGE God’s day of worship from the Sabbath to Sunday. As an enticement, Saturday has become the biggest shopping day of the week. Satan is clever, thereby causing mankind to violate another one of God’s commandments. All this and much more is what is wrong with America. We lost our God’s favor!!!