Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord; and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up - Deuteronomy 6:4-7.
Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! - Isaiah 5:20,21.
God didn't suggest that we teach our children His statutes. He commanded us to do this. Failure to do this brings dire consequences. Life itself will not go well with us, nor for our children. Our days on this earth will be shortened.
Instead of teaching our children God's commandments our culture is teaching them that evil is good and good is evil. For example, in California recently, a bill was introduced that would require students in public schools be taught a "positive" attitude about homosexuality. Romans 1:26-32 emphatically teaches that God has not ordained homosexuality. God hates sin, but loves the sinner. When mankind changes the truth of God into a lie and whenwe do not like to retain God inour knowledge, God givesus over to a reprobate mind which leads to a searing of our conscience (1 Timothy 4:1-3). Once this happenswebecome so hardened thatwe cannot tell the difference in right and wrong.This is multiplied by millions, thus creating a culture that promotes evil and demotes good.
Violence becomes more rampant. Pedophilia becomes acceptable. Children are no longer revered as gifts from God. Each generation becomes more suceptible to even more degenerate life styles. When this happens persecution of those who still stand for righteousness becomes a part of our society.
All it takes is confession and repentance to turn this around. Ninevahwas spared from total destruction and given an additional hundred years when they heeded Jonah's warning and repented in sackcloth and ashes.
America was founded on godly principles. Our founding fathers' intention for this nation was for us to be God-fearing people. As long as we kept God in our homes, schools and government we were blessed. Now that we are turning our backs on Him, we are seeing calamities that this nation has never experienced before. God has promised to bless any nation who honors Him, but destruction comes upon those who turn away from practicing the laws and commandments that He has given us.
Let us return unto the Lord and He will deliver us from the hands of our enemies. We have been blessed as a nation because we love the Lord. Now that love is waxing cold. What can we expect in return?
We must teach God's laws to our children and our grandchildren. The future of this nation lies with them.
Annette Griswold is a Bible student who compares current events with Bible Prophecy. She has been teaching the correlation of current events with Old and New Testament Prophecy for approximately 30 years.
She can be reached at email@example.com