Your View: Christians can change America’s worldview

Feb. 02, 2013 @ 02:25 AM

Morality and freedom are crumbling down in modern society as America falls further away from its base Christian principles. Does hope for a reversal of the process of moral degradation exist? By directly engaging the culture, rather than retreating from it, Christians may seek to restore a Christian worldview to America. As a possible course of action, Christians should pray, offer Christian alternatives to secular establishments, and, when necessary, participate in civil disobedience.
As the window of opportunity for a change in America’s worldview is closing, Christians must stir from their apathetic state into one of fervent prayer to the God who can keep the window of opportunity open. On the lips of every Christian should be a prayer desiring a change in the hearts of Americans and a return to Christian principles.
Similarly, to restore a Christian worldview to America, Christians should not only speak and fight against things that are morally wrong, but also show there are Christian alternatives. For example, word must be spread of crisis pregnancy centers which are proper alternatives to abortion.
By increasing the number of Christian-sponsored alternatives offered to today’s American public, Christians may strive to restore a Christian worldview to America. If this worldview is to be re-established, Christians must participate in civil disobedience in order to gain the attention of the secular culture. By making a stand when the government violates its ethical commitment to God, Christians can draw attention to certain issues and remind the American public of their duty to hold the government responsible for its actions.
With prayer, the offering of Christian alternatives, and participation in civil disobedience, Christians can work to bring about a renewed life as a nation in Christ. If these measures are not taken, will there be any hope for the morally degraded America?
RACHEL WILLIAMS
High Point

Who’s responsible now for ‘leadership failure’?
In 2006, during the debate to increase the debt limit, a senator from Illinois stated — “The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our government’s reckless fiscal policies.”
That senator was Barack Obama who voted against raising the debt limit. Now, President Obama claims the GOP has a “leadership failure” and is reckless for not wanting to raise the debt limit without spending cuts.
You just have to love the guy!
FRED SCHUERMANN
High Point

 

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