Saturday, December 31, 2011

Now what would Alexis de Tocqueville say about America today?

In 1831 a French visitor to America observed the following about our young nation: 

"The religious atmosphere of the country was the first thing that struck me on arrival in the United States.” - Alexis de Tocqueville

In 2011, 180 years later, are we more religious or less religious then we were back then? Are we now better off, or worse off because of it?

If that French visitor returned today, the last day of 2011, he would find a majority of self-absorbed, uncaring irreligious people looking to government instead of to God for solutions and for their sustenance.

What Alexis would find today is a blatantly obvious vicious contempt and disdain that many, especially those in power and in positions of influence, have for Christians and Christianity. He would see the mocking, the marginalization, and the malicious malignment of Jesus Christ and of His followers everywhere.

He would find a tolerant people.  A nation that is ‘tolerant’ of homosexual perversion. A nation that is ‘tolerant’ of the wholesale genocide, the mass murder, of innocent pre-born babies in the name of ‘a woman’s right to choose.’ A nation that 'tolerates' evil and tyrannical religious, political and militaristic systems such as Islam and atheistic communism. A nation that pays more respect to political correctness than it does to truth.  

He would mostly find a society corrupted by an atheistic secular humanistic philosophy that has so infested and infected all aspects of the culture – academia, churches, religious institutions, entertainment, media, politics, business, science, government, and the courts. Secular humanism is now the ‘religion’ of many in the nation and it has and continues to steadily poisoned our society.

Even our President, an avowed secular humanist atheist himself, by his words, by his policies, and by his deeds, has gleefully claimed that our nation is not a Christian nation.

Alexis would especially find Christians and a Christian church in desperate need of repentance and spiritual revival both individually and corporately.

He would find a nation on the brink of collapse and decay: moral, economical and spiritual.

If individual Christians and the Christian church do not repent and seek God, we are doomed. We have eleven months to right the ship. If we do not elect a conservative president and a more conservative Senate and House, then we are doomed.

We are a crossroads in this nation. 2012 will be a make or break year for the U.S. Let us each do our part to be useful instruments,  as our forefathers were before us, of Divine Providence to turn this nation around, to deliberately begin once again to create the religious atmosphere that de Tocqueville found when he visited this country two centuries ago!

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