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.
You can only change a person, situation, or even nation if you properly analyze the problems and then apply God-given solutions to alter or transform them.
In the Bible the key word meaning “change” is the word repentance. It literally means to “re-think,”–to change your heart and mind.
Last week we looked at two factors in the decay of conscience in our nation–divide and conquer (the destruction of marriage and the family), and moral subversion–the crippling effects of sexual sin.
Here are the final three factors in our 21st century decay of conscience.
Last Saturday Shirley and I drove through one of the established suburbs of our town called “Parkwood.” When we attended school adjacent to it in the late 1960s, the lawns and yards were neatly cut and tidy.
Today, half of the lawns are weed infested and overgrown. Same is true of many other areas. Post-Covid blues? Another problem with the supply chain (lawnmowers)?
I think not.
We are experiencing an amazing decay of conscience in America.