We have spent some weeks describing the immense problem of decay of conscience in American culture and other nations. I believe pastors and Christian leaders are primarily responsible for dimming the lights of God’s love and truth in today’s world.
Last week we looked at the role that the media plays in exploiting the “dull lighting” with a firehose of darkness–from the Internet, to our cell phones, television, videos, and even the music play lists we frequent.
It’s easy to point fingers at pastors and media giants–but we must not start there.
Conscience decay begins with you and me.
Charles Finney once declared that a decay of conscience in America would come from two primary sources–the Church (pastors and spiritual leaders) failing to fill the nation with light (truth and salvation), and the public press (media) promoting lies in their place.
That’s exactly what happening in the USA and many other nations today.
Let’s look at the deceptive power of today’s media.
Another tragic school shooting this week reminds of a great decay of conscience we face in America and the Western World.
There are practical solutions that can help. But we need a full-blown revival of conscience to truly stem the tide of evil.
Here are some insights from a great American revivalist–Charles Finney. He tells us what brings a decay of conscience to a once-godly nation.