Why has the U.S. culture changed so drastically since my generation grew up? We didn’t hear about use of illicit drugs, merciless shootings, needing police presence in schools, of children murdered in the womb, children born out of wedlock and raised in one-parent homes, no-fault divorces, cohabitation, violent games and violent entertainment, etc. Has this change occurred because we have largely set aside our Judeo-Christian principles?
In 1892, the Supreme Court ruled in the case of the Church of the Holy Trinity v. United States saying, “Our laws and our institutions must necessarily be based upon and embody the teachings of the Redeemer of mankind (Jesus Christ). It is impossible that it should be otherwise; and in this sense and to this extent our civilization and our institutions are emphatically Christian.”
However, in 1920, a group of attorneys organized the American Civil Liberties Union with the goal of secularizing this nation. By the 1960s, they had succeeded in placing a majority on the Supreme Court who shared their goal, and thus were able to legislate against prayer and Bibles in schools and find a “right” in the Constitution to legalize abortion. The ACLU continues to try to eradicate all Christian symbols from the public square. I believe that another factor in the cultural change in the U.S. was the acceptance of the theory of evolution, which is contrary to Biblical teachings.
There is a remedy for today’s problems and that is, in my opinion, to return to the Judeo-Christian principles our nation was founded upon. As a Christian nation we would accept the teachings in the Bible, worship the God of the Bible – the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, know Jesus Christ as personal Savior and follow His teachings.
George Washington, our first president said, “It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.” Do we have the desire, the will and the gumption to return to the Biblical principles on which our nation was founded?