Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations. Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.” (Psalm 90:1-2)
Recently, we have heard and read many reports about the spiritual condition of our beloved adopted country, America. A serious concern was raised about the disintegration and decadence of America’s morality. A clarion call was given to God’s people to stand up and speak up in the hope that the tide can be turned, and the national spiritual suicide can be averted.
People who immigrated to America have the desire to enjoy its free- dom and receive the benefits that America can give. Oftentimes, we as Chinese Americans separate ourselves from the society thinking that as long as we keep our own house in order, we will not be affected by the moral bankruptcy of the nation. We are greatly mistaken!
America’s moral bankruptcy has become our national shame. In the eyes of the world we are a disgrace. We provoked anger and bitterness from the Muslim nations because of the grinding down of morality and culture such as our loss of modesty and self-restraint that are prevalently depicted through the media, movies and popularized lifestyles.
Just imagine where we have headed to: unrestricted abortion, legal- ized drugs and prostitution, same sex marriage, public funded profane art, child pornography, vulgarity and vice, racism, sexism, homosexuality, etc. To add insult to injury, prayers in the public school systems are prohibited, pa- rental authority is undermined, Christian values are anathema to many, free- dom of religious worship is curtailed, and belief in the God of the Bible is rejected.
“America is great because America is good, and if America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.” Alexis de Tocqueville reported to his French countrymen after visiting America’s churches, where he heard pulpits ringing with God’s truth and righteousness. America is good because she is built on the foundation of God’s words. America is good because many em- braced Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. We must always remember that “Blessed is the Nation whose God is the Lord.” (Ps. 33:12)
Let us once again focus our prayers on the welfare and spiritual con- ditions of our land; let us cry out to the Lord, repent of our sins, and call America back to God. We must return to the power of the Gospel; the power that can save America from its downfall.