My Thoughts. . .
Monday, May 6, 2019
Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people” (Proverbs 14:34).
1. Do you remember when classes at school began with the pledge of allegiance and mention of God was not taboo?
2. Do you remember when schools had Thanksgiving and Christmas plays and gave adoration to God?
3. Do you remember when an unruly student was spanked by the principal or teacher and when he arrived at home, he received another one from his parents?
4. Do you remember when students could mention their gratitude to God in their Salutatorian or Valedictorian addresses?
5. Do you remember prayer being offered before a high school football game?
6. Do you remember when schools did not need metal detectors nor armed security?
7. Do you remember when children could point their finger at another one and playfully say “bang” without the faculty having a nervous breakdown, the parents being called, or the student being put on probation?
8. Do you remember when students could drive to school in their pickups with a rifle in the gun rack and students nor faculty feared for their life?
9. Do you remember when schools were a place where teachers were respected, students were taught, and school spirit was the norm?
10. Do you remember when you could leave your car unlocked or not have to carry pepper spray to ward off possible muggers?
11. Do you remember when you could leave your house doors unlocked and your windows up at night?
12. Do you remember when you could leave something in the front yard, or back, and it would still be there the next morning?
13. Do you remember when Presidents prayed, recognized God’s blessings, and exhorted the country to look to God?
14. Do you remember when government meetings began with a prayer?
15. Do you remember when TV carried shows that your children could watch at any hour?
16. Do you remember when both political parties included “God” in their basic declaration or Political objectives?
17. Do you remember when lying was disgraceful and frowned upon?
18. Do you remember when major businesses closed on Sundays as Chic-fil-A still does?
19. Do you remember a decision handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1963, brought by a woman in behalf of her son, that put us on the path we find ourselves traveling today?
20. Do you remember what happened ten years later when the U.S. Supreme Court made abortion lawful up to the third trimester?
21. Were you shocked or happy that one of our political parties now wants abortion made legal after an unwanted baby is born?
22. In the 19th century, blasphemy was a crime. Now it is one’s constitutional right.
23. In the Roaring ’20s the “vices” of booze and gambling were outlawed. Now they are major sources of state revenue.
24. Divorce was a rarity. Now half of all marriages are dissolved.
25. After the sexual revolution of the ’60s, births out of wedlock rocketed.
26. Pornography, which used to bring a prison term, dominates cable TV today.
27. Marijuana, once a social scourge, is the hot new product.
28. In the lifetime of many Americans, homosexuality and abortion were still scandalous crimes. They are now cherished “constitutional rights.”
Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people” (Proverbs 14:34).
Do we know the difference between sin and righteousness? Maybe not. Was it not Pilate who asked Jesus, “What is truth?” (John 18:38).