COLUMN: Columnist: Our nation is ‘not too far gone’

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By C.L. Glasscock

As we look at the news today, we see our nation is falling from grace at an alarming rate of speed. We see our leaders appropriating hundreds of billions of dollars for more education. I will never understand why they don’t realize the problem is not in more education but the problem is that they took the Bible out of education. Why can’t they see what has happened to our country when we no longer allow prayer in our schools? When I went to school, we had Bible reading and prayer. Now they teach evolution, safe sex, birth control, even how to use contraception’s. I saw on the new the other day that they were going to make the employer pay for contraception’s. Our country will never stand because our government is forcing all these ungodly things upon the people.
Our president and candidates running for office are talking about all the things they are going to do if they get elected. It is very simple to know what they are going to do. They are going to do what God allows them to do. Sometimes God allows them to do the wrong thing; you may say “I don’t know about that.” I do. Just take a look at our country. We have many ungodly thing forced upon us, whether we believe in them or not. We live in the richest nation in the world and we are trillions of dollars in debt.
As we look at the mess our leaders have gotten us into, we will have to say that most of the time we have had the wrong leadership. But the greatest thing of all is that we are not too far gone.
If we will put all this sinful time behind us and call upon God he will hear us and come to our rescue, like he did in our crisis on 9/11. We trusted in God and he came to our rescue, but that was soon forgotten by our leadership in Washington.
They went back to their old sinful games, without God. What a slap in God’s face. If I had to choose one thing that has led our country in the wrong direction, I would choose money.
1 Timothy 6:9-10 says, “But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil; which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.”
We keep hearing how bad the economy is and that we need more money for it. More money for health, more money for education, we could go on and on and on about all of the things we need money for, but money is not what we need.
What we need to do is written in 1 Peter 5:6-7: “Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon him for he careth for you.”