APPLIED PHILOSOPHY

A House Divided Will Fall

It’s not hard to understand what is happening in America. We’re divided. What people may not fully understand is why we’re divided.

Many will think that the division in this country can be blamed on just one man or woman. Progressives will point the finger at Trump while Conservatives will point the finger at Obama, or even Hillary.

However, the division in this country is not due to the mudslinging of the political class. The growing division isn’t even due to the gender revolution or our debates on illegal immigration, although these issues do play a key role in our continued fight against one another. Furthermore, the division and perversion that is growing in this country have not even been caused by the sudden uprising of white supremacists, nor has it been caused by the destruction of family values at the hands of the LGBT community. The cause as to why this country continues to divide itself is due to our separation from God and the duties bestowed upon us by His Word.

Jesus Christ understood what would happen if the people were not united. We are the living embodiment of the words Jesus himself spoke to the Pharisees thousands of years ago:

“Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand” (Matthew 12:25).

So I will repeat myself again: this country isn’t divided because we have two major political parties. The problem in this country is not political–it’s spiritual. Even though the left claims that this country has no foundation on Christian values, it is just a lie.

In May of 1854, the Congress of the United States passed a resolution in the House which stated that, “The great vital and conservative element in our system is the belief of our people in the pure doctrines and divine truths of the gospel of Jesus Christ.”

Likewise, in a report by Congressman Meacham to Congress in 1854, he asserts that “[Christianity] must be considered as the foundation on which the whole structure rests. Laws will not have permanence or power without the sanction of religious sentiment, – without a firm belief that there is a Power above us that will reward our virtues and punish our vices. In this age there can be no substitute for Christianity: that, in its general principles, is the great conservative element on which we must rely for the purity and permanence of free institutions. That was the religion of the founders of the republic, and they expected it to remain the religion of their descendants. There is a great and very prevalent error on this subject in the opinion that those who organized this Government did not legislate on religion.”

Unfortunately, the left’s continued assault on Christian values, along with the continuous decline in the number of citizens who no longer believe in God nor believe that God is the basis for morality, has led this country to the current state that it is in. America has fallen far from the 1854 resolution and Congressman Meacham’s words.

Our state of despair and confusion has nothing to do with Donald Trump or his twitter page, but has everything to do with our relationship, or lack thereof, with Christ and one another.

If the Church (and by Church, I mean the Christian community, not the Catholic Church) is divided, how can we expect the world to not be divided? How is this country supposed to unite when its founding principles are being trampled on by both the political class and citizenry? It’s both impossible and ignorant to believe that any politician or political party can save us because there is only one man that can, and His name is Jesus Christ.

 

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