Keller: Generations are turning their backs on God

Published 11:45 pm Friday, September 26, 2014

Regardless of whom you are, where you live, your age or the church you attend, the question that seems to come up the most is, “What’s happened to our once great country?”

America has gradually deteriorated into a nation divided and not necessarily under God’s protection.

What’s the problem? Who’s responsible? The answer is simple. It’s the passive attitude of the majority of Americans.

We’ve neglected our responsibility to one another, have become selfish and self-serving, many refusing to take part in the democratic process by not voting, but most important, we have turned our backs on God, Who has blessed us so abundantly.

We have allowed God to be taken out of our schools, the government and many churches.

I was amazed at statistics I read recently. I realize that some people don’t pay attention to statistics and I, too, don’t always, but these I believe.

The report was about Bible-based believers. It stated that of Americans born from 1927 to 1945, 65 percent were Bible believers.

That percentage decreased to 35 for those born from 1946 to 1964. It was only 16 percent for those born from 1965 to 1983, but the most alarming group was those born from 1984 to the present — only four percent.

Is it any wonder we have become insensitive to sins of murder, rape, adultery, homosexuality, drunkenness, abortion, etc.?

I didn’t read the Bible until I was 45 years old and truly believe it is the inspired Word of God.

His Word says that He will never leave us nor forsake us. I believe that, but we have left Him and forsaken Him.

Is there still hope for America? Yes.

His Word in II Chronicles 7:14 gives us the answer. It reads: “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

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