Connecting the Dots in an Unconnected World

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A Corrupt Culture

Three Saint Petersburg, Florida policemen have been shot and killed in the line of duty in the past 30 days. That number is more than were shot and killed in the previous 30 years. While our hearts go out to the families of these slain officers these tragedies beg the question, “What is happening?”

I am not a prophet or the son of a prophet. However, I do have an opinion. I believe that in our beloved nation we are living in an increasingly corrupt culture. All around us we see the evidences of this corruption in our politics, our greed, our callousness to others and even in our churches. Allow me to enumerate some of the causes of this corruption not necessarily in any order.

There seems to be a complete loss of any sense of personal accountability. Far too few take responsibility for their actions and submit to the authorities a civilized culture places upon itself.

There is a rejection of the reality of our actions. Life is surreal for most. When we watch our favorite Hollywood star die in a movie we watch on television then change the channel an watch the same star in a romantic scene we lose our sense of reality. Even our attitude concerning death is reshaped.

We have glorified sin and wrong to the point that many see abhorrent behavior as a way to make their mark on society. The influences of brutal movies and violent video games cannot be overestimated. Our lives are inundated by these influences and they have a dramatic impact on our world view.

We live in a world that is tainted by sin and evil. There is a real devil that sponsors wicked behavior. To deny this truth is to stick your head in the sand.

We must not surrender our nation to the lawless and the wicked. We must with courage and conviction share the gospel of Christ that can changes hearts and lives. The only hope is found in Jesus Christ.

Attempting to connect the dots…

Romans 1:16

"When written in Chinese the word crisis is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity."
~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy


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