But God’s firm foundation stands, bearing this seal: “The Lord knows those who are his.”
--2 Timothy 2:19
There’s a lot of talk about American values today. But have you ever wondered what that means?
Let me give you a quick look at some of the biblical principles our nation was founded upon.
Sanctity of life. America was built upon the value of a person and the dignity of the human life. If we believe that all men are created equal by God, then when God gives life, we should treat it with sanctity.
Home and family. The biblical model of a family is where a mother and father are committed to one another, love their children, and serve God.
Common decency. There used to be a time when you could walk down the street without hearing obscenities and vulgarities. Now pornography is a $4 billion business and what used to slink down the back alleys of our cities now struts down Main Street.
Work ethic. The Bible is clear about the dignity and value of work. Any welfare system that strips an individual of the value and fulfillment of work is wrong.
God-centered education. God has been cut out of our education system. Creation is out and condoms are in. Prayer has been abandoned and the Bible run off campuses.
Church. God established the church. And as the church goes, so goes the nation. I don’t think there is much wrong in America that couldn’t be settled in the churches if we had men and women who would stand as salt and light in this generation.
Let us pray that America will return to the biblical values it was established upon!
HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED IN YOUR COMMUNITY TO HELP RESTORE BIBLICAL VALUES IN OUR COUNTRY?