Monday, March 26, 2007

One Critical Flaw

Why are the Ten Commandments being taken out of our courtrooms? Why are detention centers filled with young people? Why does the teen pregnancy rate continue to climb? How did one woman get prayer taken out of our schools? How can a homosexual relationship be considered a sacred union and be called a marriage? How can Islam be the fastest growing religion in the United States?

The obvious answer is sin. No fluff, no hype, no sugar coating, just plain sin; sin in the world, sin in the government, sin in the streets, sin in our homes, and sadly, sin in our churches. What is not so obvious is how sin gained such a foothold in a country which was founded upon biblical principles by godly men.

The answer can be found in the first three chapters of the book of Revelations. True it is a prophetic book containing the mysteries of the apocalypse, but much of it is relevant to the world today. While John records the characteristics of seven distinct churches, I believe they had one common fault. That fault is the same one that plagues the church today. That fault is without question, the reason the church has removed herself from the fight. It is why she can not even muster a good argument against the evil practices that proliferate in our society.

Can you name that one characteristic, that one flaw, that one sin, that has given rise to the degradation of our nation? Your comments are welcome, but be brief. I need something left to post concerning this matter. Actually, I have planned a couple of installments.

For a post related to the removal of the 10 commandments from U.S. courthouses, see Voice of Vision: Patriotic Pietism

6 comments:

ann_in_grace said...

It is overwhelming, isn't it? And the more I look, the more of it I see. It adds to my humbleness, to be able to understand the Grace of God, what He delivered me from, and how very lost I really was.

Hey - thank You for adding my blog to Your roll :)

Heidi said...

Sorry I've been away for a few days. I'm a little fried, but I will be looking forward to what you have to say on this topic.

Even So... said...

Hey Sista, my flaw (well, one of them) was that I hadn't linked you yet, but I just took care of that...

:-)

C. H. Green said...

laziness...and don't care attitude is what gets me...I tell myself it's because I'm tired from working, but I find time for things I like to do. I need to make more time for Him.

Sista Cala said...

Even So, thanks for checking in, and for the link.

Thank you Ann and Heidi, come by anytime.

Well Sis, you are getting pretty close to the word that I am looking for. Cowboy said the critical flaw was neglect. Again, he is pretty close to it.

Sarah said...

Pride.

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