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To: Daffy; Alex Murphy; HarleyD
"The cause he supposes to be, “... merely certain people making decisions as to what is for the good of society at the given moment. - Now this is the real reason for the breakdown in morals in our country. ... Certain few people come together and decide what they arbitrarily believe is for the good of society at the given moment, and that becomes law.” There exists another explanation."

Perhaps it is an interesting exercise to identify more accurately than Schaeffer the links through which America's demise is being delivered, namely

"Marx and Lenin, Gramsci and Alinski, Shaw and Wells, (no- scratch Wells), Harry Hay, Betty Friedan, Jim Wallis, and scores of useful idiots."

but it continues to place the focus on men. The Scriptures, however, make it plain that if it comes God has authored this trail of destruction for the nation. It is He who grinds America Down. It seems Paul continuously returned his audiences to this severe fact so that they never lost sight of their real dilemma: If God does not decide to rescue a man, he has no hope.

12 posted on 01/08/2013 7:52:18 AM PST by Dutchboy88
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To: Dutchboy88; Daffy; Alex Murphy
The Scriptures, however, make it plain that if it comes God has authored this trail of destruction for the nation. It is He who grinds America Down.

I would agree with the exception that I don't believe this is just an America phenomenon. This is happening on a global scale with places like Africa, Indonesia, Europe, Asia, etc all in decline of moral values, and the hostility towards God and Christianity growing more each day. There clearly is a hardening of the heart and we must attribute this to God withdrawing His hand of grace.

I realize that for centuries people have stated that Christ is returning. And while no man knows the day, I think it is a bit naive not to recognize how close this really is given the world's complete and utter rejection of His Son. We are very fast approaching the days of Noah IMO. And the signs are all there.

I believe there are direct parallels to the church and the nation of Israel. They lasted about 2100 years.

13 posted on 01/08/2013 2:50:29 PM PST by HarleyD
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To: Dutchboy88
The Scriptures, however, make it plain that if it comes God has authored this trail of destruction for the nation. It is He who grinds America Down.

Interesting; thanks for the point of view.

16 posted on 01/09/2013 5:58:32 AM PST by Daffy
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