My first religion professor at BYU had much the same observation. He said as civilizations went, there would be cycles of righteousness and unrighteousness. However, America as a civilization was just a little different. The cycles are like a graph, Righteous, unrighteous, then righteous again. Except the righteousness never comes up to the level of the previous rightenousness. And it is leading to the last days and the second coming of Christ.
And I agree society is becoming more permissive generally. however, you will find pockets, some very large pockets of people who still have the "old-fashioned" values, who listen to the word of God. We can create sanctuaries in our homes, teach our children the difference between right and wrong, and arm them for what they face today in the world. And I for one, won't keep quiet, I will stand for what I think is right. I may not make much of a difference with a lot of people, but I might make a difference with a few. And that is quite important. Anyway...
posted on 03/12/2004 10:32:18 PM PST
by Utah Girl
To: Utah Girl
I agree with your assessment.
I certainly believe that we should never just stop and surrender to people who would like to do away with "old-fashioned" values. However, while strong values continue to exist in the middle of the country, those of us who live on the coasts find it more and more difficult to find people with these values. For example, look at where the gay movement is focusing their attention-on both the east and west coasts. And I have traveled into the mid-west and west to see the beginnings of the "tolerant" movement.
We should never be pessimistic realizing that our Lord Jesus is in control. All we can do is to surrender to His sovereignty.
posted on 03/12/2004 11:21:31 PM PST
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