Is America on its death bed?

The patient is symptomatic; are they terminal, or can they recover?

Sounds like another Covid-19 story, doesn’t it? Far from it, this is far more serious. Viruses come and go; pandemics are recurrent, and are part of life in a fallen world. This short treatise does not concern a malady that is treated in hospitals, requiring ICU capacity, PPE and ventilators. This is far more onerous than a disease that can kill Americans; this is about a condition that could kill America.

The debate over the origins of the coronavirus has become background noise. Did it originate by accident in a laboratory in Wuhan? Or, was it an intentional act of biological warfare by a regime that would seek to dominate the world? The condition attacking America is far more sinister…

Here’s the strategy behind the effort to destroy the United States.

First, remove the underlying worldview that gave birth to America, 244 years ago. Worldview is not just a philosophical debate; it has tangible substance necessary for the foundation of any sustained community. America’s worldview – at the time of our formation –  had three profound components: 1) God the Almighty, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob – is the Supreme Creator whose existence and expectations are the necessary presumption; 2) The Bible is the source of divine truth; and, 3) Eternity extends the importance of every decision today in the light of the Judgement that will end this earthly life and begin the everlasting that follows.

That worldview has been rejected by the modern pipeline of education that prepares oncoming generations for their turn on history’s stage. Though there are Christians within the public educational systems and private, non-religious alternatives, their opportunity to advocate based on their personal faith is denied them. A biblical worldview cannot be created out of nothing; it is transferred by educators who hold it to students who need it. Over time, the elite classrooms of godless America have produced oncoming generations who have no remnant of God, Bible and Eternity in their ideological moorings.

With that deconstruction underway, the next step to eliminate America follows. Take aim at the first three things created by God that had direct effect on mankind, and destroy them. 1) The Sanctity of Life: “Then God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, in our likeness…” (Genesis 1). 2) The Essence of Gender: “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” (Genesis 1). 3) The Gift of Marriage: “The Lord God said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone…’ Then the Lord God made a woman… ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife…’” (Genesis 2).

Everything God imagined and instituted is, by definition, holy. Any opposition to sustaining and supporting those institutions is, by definition, evil. That’s not a political statement… but it informs and inspires what comes to life in the political arena.

You must be a Christian with some level of influence within the community surrounding you. How do you, as a follower of the Lord Jesus, have an impact on the direction of your country?

What criterion do you employ to vet candidates – or, political parties – calling for your support? Here are basics: 1) Within your worldview, what is your belief about God, the Bible and Eternity? And, 2) Regarding the things you are prepared to protect – in policy and in advocacy – are the Sanctity of Life, the Essence of Gender and the Gift of Marriage on top of your non-negotiables?

America is the patient, and we’re sick right now. The symptoms are unmistakable; the cause is a disease that could be fatal if not reversed. God, the Bible, Eternity – then, Life, Gender and Marriage – are non-negotiables. Where do you stand, on each? Where do the parties – and candidates – stand?

Bob Shank






8 responses to “Is America on its death bed?”

  1. Catherine R Avatar
    Catherine R

    Very good point of view. I wish more Pastors would speak to their congregations about the importance of Christians voting their Christian values. It seems many of them are afraid of offending their parishioners. It’s time they stood up or sat down. As you know the next election is very important to the future of our country. Blessings to you.

  2. Pat B Avatar
    Pat B

    Spot. On. All of our decisions are informed by a worldview and ideology. Christians need to remember Who our source is (hint: He doesn’t have a Twitter account). If we are to maintain discernment in a world of confusion and chaos, it is advisable that we remember (revisit) who/what is informing our decisions.

  3. Rick W Avatar
    Rick W

    Bob, Could not agree more! Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Psalm 127:1

  4. John P Avatar
    John P

    This is VERY VERY GOOD BOB — thanks so much —pray or the Grace and Will of God and clarity about our role as Jesus followers these days – Blessings.

  5. Rochelle A Avatar
    Rochelle A

    Excellent, Bob! Very clear and direct!!

    I’m passing it on to others who need to hear this.

  6. Lori H Avatar
    Lori H

    Wow, you did a really good job of laying this out and explaining things.

  7. Richard W Avatar
    Richard W

    Good word Bob. I was in Holland back in the early ‘90’s talking when an older Dutchman confessed that the ‘silent majority’ had stayed silent too long. They had allowed the liberals to take over their very conservative country. He said then that America better stay alert.

    FYI – Here is FF’s ‘Dad Talk’ last week:

    God bless & Godspeed.

  8. Tom F Avatar
    Tom F

    Bob – this message is a must for everyone – we are seeing the destruction of America right in front of our eyes; a way of life ; an abandonment of God and the Bible; this next election will either point the way back or set the scene for further destruction; I am bewildered by the idiocy I see; I am reading Robert L. Woodson’s book “The Triumphs of Joseph”…

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