While there is much that could be said about what’s right with America it is also a fair question to ask “What’s wrong with America?” However, the fact that people have to ask that question tells you what’s wrong with America. Anyone who can’t see what’s wrong with our nation is what’s wrong with America. And one of the saddest things is that many of those who don’t know what’s wrong are government leaders. Some of the most inept people are those in high places, formulating laws and policies, etc. They are in a position of leadership but they don’t have a clue as to what is truly at the root of our problems, nor any idea how to fix them. They are the blind leading the blind. It’s not hard to foresee what might happen.
When a ship breaks away from its mooring it is at the mercy of the sea and that is a terribly dangerous place to be. And it is easy for any Bible believer to see what’s wrong with America. We have listened to lies and turned from the truth, and gone every man to his own way as in the days of the Judges. Is it any wonder we are where we are? But for the grace of God it would be a lot worse.
Inquire about what’s wrong with America and you will get a wide variety of answers– different responses from different people. You will receive answers that are diametrically opposed to one another. In regards to politics we might put people in one of two camps– liberals and conservatives, but it is more complicated than that. There are people on both sides of the issue who are blind to the truth because they see no sure standard of right and wrong. Having cast aside the Word of God as our guide the door is open for every weird idea and theory under the sun.
What’s wrong with America will never be solved until we get back to the things that made America great in the first place–knowing, trusting and obeying God. John Quincy Adams hit the nail on the head when he said on July 4, 1821, “The highest glory of the American Revolution was this, it connected in one indissoluble bond, principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity”. That dear friend is a foundation that stands secure! —HDS, 7/4/17