Editorials - Nena Arias
After the fall of man into sin, God’s plan for redemption kicked into place immediately. God declared to the Serpent, I will send someone who will crush your head even though you will bruise his heel (Genesis 3:15). God’s deliverer, Christ, became the focus of God’s masterplan to redeem all that was lost through disobedience.
The public-school system is not working and will only get worse because it is not God’s way to educate children. Couple that with our cultural values that continue to deteriorate to immoral levels unheard of before in our country and what do we have? We have a messed-up country with serious detriment to future generations.
An undeniable fact of all humans is that we are sinners. “[A]s it is written: ‘None is righteous, no, not one’” (Romans 3:10). This is why everyone who wants to get rid of their sin must ask God’s forgiveness and turn from their wicked ways. The sooner we accept the fact that we are sinners and learn how to overcome it in our lives from the root cause, with God’s help, the better off we will be. Justifying our shortcomings and transgressions is the worst thing we can do to ourselves, because sin corrodes us from within. “If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1:8)
The moral bankruptcy of America is catching up to her. There isn’t a week that goes by that we don’t see scandal after scandal of cheating, deception, lies, bribery, sexual immorality and depravity of all kinds of godlessness before our eyes. How long can we go on with all this immorality that has destroyed many civilizations of the past? Are we beyond the point of no return? Will we wear out God’s patience, kindness and mercy? Not if we repent and turn from our wicked ways. God tells us in his Word, “If my people who are called by my name 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. (2 Chronicles 7:14)
A treasured characteristic pillar of America has always been the First Amendment’s provision of freedom of speech. But more and more these days anyone who decides to speak the truth or be a voice of dissent, especially those on the right ideology and values is finding themselves in hot water with the liberal left, even to the point of being labeled a bigot and suffering serious consequences like losing their job or being suspended from school. They find themselves losing people who they regarded as friends leaving no doubt that freedom of speech is eroding. Those who can tug and pull the hardest are gaining control over our nation which is supposed to be a republic that guides itself by the rule of established law, which applies to all.
Who ever heard of allowing illegal immigrants to have the right to vote in a nation’s elections where they entered illegally? Well, The Washington Times reported that the Democrat House of Representatives voted on Friday, March 8, 2019, to give local governments the right, if they so choose, for illegal aliens to vote in their elections. What kind of a crazy bill is that, which erodes the American privileges that have come at such a high cost? With public servants like that who needs enemies, right?
How did such a culture of lies and death takeover America? Most of us are sickened by the rapid turn of events taking place in our nation and not for the better, sad to say. If you are like me, you are still feeling like the air was knocked out of you with the recent legislation taking place in New York where infanticide was not only approved but celebrated with loud cheers and applause. What kind of monsters have we become to celebrate killing babies who are aborted in later-term pregnancies and even those who are born alive but are left to die because they are unwanted? There is no valid excuse or reasoning to arrive at such levels of evil to say that life can be disposable. What authority has made us gods to take it upon ourselves to decide these matters?
This is a warning! There is a dangerous trend you must be made aware of. Times are changing at such a rapid pace it is hard to keep up with everything but some things we simply cannot afford to ignore or take lightly. The moral values are disappearing at the speed of lightning and are crumbling the moral fabric of the foundation of our culture. It is disheartening to see that there is not enough push back and one institution after another seems to be falling under the weight of humanism and godlessness and the disastrous consequences that come with that kind of quicksand foundation because it is based on sinful concepts, which will never prevail or produce the desired results.
Why is it so difficult for the United States Congress to agree on something? Aren't they supposed to be our nation’s brightest men and women that have been elected to these positions to create and enforce just laws? Don't they all express such admiration and praises for our Founding Fathers and promise to follow the same vision and ideals? What kind of future does our nation face with a Congress so full of conflicts, contradictions, confusion, and ambiguity? Is there a logical answer that can adequately explain to us what is happening in the U.S. Congress? Aren’t they supposed to represent the interests of their constituents?
After President Trump’s State of the Union Address, if you had any doubts about the condition of our country, the events and happenings during his speech should have eliminated them. The battle lines are clearly drawn. They are literally black and white. The abyss couldn’t be deeper and wider than many imagined, desired to know or believe. There is no doubt the nation desperately needs a reformation in all areas of our national life that it may survive this self-destructive course it is on.