Sometimes when events are spread over great expanses of time, we hardly notice a change. Only when we take time to examine the facts of past events in history, do we begin to understand how we arrived at where we are today.
The essay depicts the events that have taken place since 1962, when prayer was removed from American schools. Beginning with this crucial date, we follow the events that have taken place during the last 58 years which have lead our nation along a consistent path towards moral decline.
This Essay Lists 101 Crucial Events Of American History Since 1962, That Demonstrates The Moral Decay Of The United States of America
Does morality matter? Is it important how the people of a nation live? Is it progressive to be inclusive of all lifestyles that people demand? Can the moral fiber of a nation be so eroded that the entire system will eventually collapse? Surprisingly we find that many great civilizations before America have followed the same course the United States is currently on and they no longer exist as a nation today.
“As I have looked back across the ruins and landmarks of antiquity, I have been stunned by the parallels between those societies and our own…Three important trends demonstrate moral decay. They are the “rise in immorality,” the “decay of religious belief,” and the “devaluing of human life.” ~Jim Nelson Black Ph.D, When Nations Die.[a]
The God who created all that exists and birthed America as a nation, has given us the right to choose our destiny. He said that if we choose to live our lives in righteousness and set ourselves apart from the evil and practices of nations that came before us who have failed and fallen, He will bless us as a nation and a people. If we continue with the course we are on now, as our cities and streets are filled with lawlessness, rebellion, civil unrest, hatred, and the rapid spread of evil across our land, we will perish.
The Presence of Evil
The abiding question “If God exists, why does He permit evil in the world?” is obvious. This is the world we have chosen for ourselves. In the beginning, the earth was a place of sublime perfection. Evil did not exist, and man lived upon this planet in peace and absolute joy. This was until man decided that he would no longer have God as the ruler of his life. From the moment Adam determined to disobey God and experience the knowledge of good and evil, he has chosen evil over good ever since.
The Lord has given us a period of time, during our life, to make our own decisions about what we will believe and how we will live. There is a time in which God will bring all the acts of men under His complete rulership. Those who have submitted themselves to God’s chosen King, Jesus Christ, will rule and reign with Him. Those who have refused to obey the gospel and receive Jesus as their King will be excluded from all of the good things God has planned for this earth and all human beings.1
A person who possesses true wisdom will hear these principles and conform themselves into what God has commanded. A truly intelligent person will understand that God is abundant in love, exercising great kindness and mercy. He is also just, and He will punish all sin and rebellion.2 We know these things are true because He has declared these standards to us throughout 3,500 years of scripture, which He has preserved for us to the present day.
A secondary answer to the question of evil’s presence in this world is the fact that satan is described as a “ruler” of this world. He draws all those who will not receive Jesus, to receive him instead. Those who are not serving Jesus are described by God as serving the devil.
For you are the children of your father the devil, and you love to do the evil things he does. He was a murderer from the beginning. He has always hated the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, it is consistent with his character; for he is a liar and the father of lies.3
Jesus said that satan is “the ruler” of this world:
Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out.4
Paul said that satan is the god of this world:
Whose minds the god of this world has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.5
When Jesus died and was raised to life on the third day, He won the right to redeem the earth and be her rightful ruler. This rulership will not take place until after the seven-year Tribulation, when Jesus returns with His church. At that time, the Lord will set up a kingdom of righteousness on the whole earth for one thousand years. Until that time, satan has been permitted a limited rulership. When we see suffering and evil, we should remember that it is the devil who is responsible for much of the catastrophes and suffering people experience on the earth. Those who are not in a personal relationship with God remain under the control of the devil, and they are guaranteed no protection by God.
Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and came from God; nor have I come of Myself, but He sent Me. Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word. You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do.6
Only those who have come into the family of God, through a new relationship with Jesus Christ, are guaranteed protection by God against the devil. Though the Lord does allow satan some limited access into the lives of those who love God, He will not allow satan to destroy anyone who has given their entire heart to Jesus.
We know that whoever is born of God does not sin; but he who has been born of God keeps himself, and the wicked one does not touch him. We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one.7
If you would like to see what the earth will be like when the Lord rules over the lives of men, see the chapter: Establish a Kingdom. When Jesus rules the world from Jerusalem, the earth will be at peace, and no one will hurt or kill. This will be an absolute dominion in which no opposition to Jesus’ righteous authority will be permitted. The Lord will rule under a Theocracy, where co-rulership is determined by the faithfulness of those who have served Jesus before the Rapture occurs. People who have been faithful over a little, during the time preceding Jesus’ return to earth, will be given greater authority during the Millennium, when His kingdom begins.
And he said to him, “Well done, good servant; because you were faithful in a very little, have authority over ten cities.”8
This kingdom will restore the earth to its former glory of complete righteousness, where there will be no suffering, pain, or death.
Why Bad Things Happen:
Often, people who do not understand God question how He can allow so much suffering in the world, or permit natural disasters and accidents to take so many lives. What we should consider is that most of the world has rejected God and His claim upon their lives. When bad things happen to people and they blame God, they really should blame themselves. It was the introduction of sin into the world after Adam’s rebellion, that caused the evil and suffering we see throughout history.
Adam had dominion over the earth in a perfect world. The moment he disobeyed God, he lost his dominion of the world to satan. Since that time, the whole world has remained under the dominion of satan. This is why the world is filled with evil, sin, suffering, and death: satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe.19
When a Nation Forgets God
One of the stunning developments that has gone largely unnoticed in the secular world is the massive movement away from faith in God and the Bible. Today the United States is no longer a nation that contains a majority of people who believe in and follow Jesus Christ. After decades of secular humanism in our colleges and universities, the resulting graduates, who now permeate American society, no longer have the Christian faith of our forefathers.
This is seen most clearly in the rapid changes that have taken place in America since 1962.
The Constitution of the United States guarantees freedom for all people, irrespective of who a person is or what they believe. The Constitution does not provide protection for perversion or those who act in ways that are in opposition to the laws of nature.
In a secular society where the citizens of a nation do not believe in God, the normalization of immorality are perfectly legitimate. If, however, a nation is founded upon the belief that God has called its people to honor Him and live according to a righteous standard that is different from the rest of the world, a rise in immorality, the decay of religious belief, and the devaluing of human life, should not take place.
The History of the United States, Proves That A Moral People Was The Goal of the Founders
Notice the specific language of the opening text from the Declaration of Independence:
“When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.”
In this one sentence, the founding fathers forcefully declared why they must separate themselves from Great Britain.
“The Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God”
These eight words expressed a complete manner of Law and of life.
This statement in our founding document declares an agenda, a widespread movement that has specific beliefs. The source for this statement was “Blackstone’s Commentary on the Law.” Blackstone’s Commentary was the law book used for many years before the American Revolution took place. Blackstone’s was the primary text book in law schools all over the world until 1920.20
Bar exams were taken from this book. The Supreme Court has quoted from Blackstone’s several times in its opinions. Blackstone’s Commentary on the Law was considered as the final authority regarding all issues of human law.
Blackstone’s gives us the meaning of these eight words that we find in the Declaration of Independence:
“Man considered as a creature, must necessarily be subject to the laws of his Creator, for he is entirely and dependent being.
And consequently, as a man depends absolutely upon his maker for everything, it is necessary that in all points conform to his makers will, this will of his maker is called the Law of Nature.
This law of nature being co-equal with mankind and dictated by God Himself, is of course superior to any other. It is binding to all the globe, all countries and at all times. No human laws are of any validity if contrary to this. This then is the Law of Nature, it is the law of God expressed through His creation.
If our reason were always clear and perfect, the task would be pleasant and easy. We would need no other guide but the law of nature. Every man now finds the contrary in his own experience, we find that our reason is corrupt and our understanding is full of ignorance and error. This has given manifold occasion for the benign interposition of divine providence which has been pleased at sundry times and diverse manners to discover and enforce His laws by an immediate and direct revelation. The Doctrines thus delivered, we call the revealed or the divine law and they are to be found only in the Holy Scriptures.
The Scriptures are the laws of the God who created Nature. The men who framed the Constitution of the United States took their direction for the laws of America from these basic principles.
Upon these two foundations—the laws of nature and the law of revelation—depend all of human laws. This is to say, that no human laws can be allowed to contradict the laws of nature.”21
This means that the framers of the Constitution and the men who signed the Declaration of Independence believed that all of our laws in the United States of America came from God and from His Word, as found in the Bible. The Founders of the United States of America believed that man does not have the right nor the capacity to institute any other laws outside of God’s law.
This legal phrase in Blackstone’s commentary on the law (the laws of nature’s God) explains the entire thought process behind why the United States of America was founded from the beginning.
A Secular Nation?
It is a common error amongst those who are uninformed, that the United States was founded as a secular nation. In fact, when we examine the hundreds of thousands of founding documents for the nation, we find that the entire purpose for our break with Britain was to become a Christian nation, under the God of the Bible.
King George III of Britain had declared that when he spoke, it was with the voice of God. It was with this belief that he felt that Britain had the right to dictate to the people of the new land of America, that their obedience was to the king of England and his laws only.
The motto of the American Revolution declared that they would have “No King but King Jesus.” Benjamin Franklin frequently stated during the revolution against Britain: “Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to God.”
The entire purpose of our war with Britain and the seeking of our independence was to secure laws for our nation based upon the laws of God, and to exist as people who are governed according to the dictates of the Bible. Notice the specific text in the introduction to the Declaration of Independence:
“When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, 1. the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that 2. all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. 3. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That 4. whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.
- The basis of law for the United States is “the laws of nature and of nature’s God.”
- These laws are created for all men, and come to us from God as our Creator.
- In order to institute these laws that come from God, government is established.
- When any government becomes destructive in not following the laws of God, the people have the right to abolish that government and start a new government.
The purpose of this Declaration of Independence was necessitated because of the actions of the king of England, who said that he was acting in the place of God and had the right to institute laws himself. The war that took place between the newly-formed nation of America, and Britain, was to establish a new government based upon the laws of God, and not those of a king nor any man.
The framers of the Declaration of Independence stated that our rights, which would be a part of the new nation they were founding, came to all men by their “Creator.” Further stating, these rights are “self-evident.” These men believed that the God of the Bible exists and He is the source of all creation. They believed that the entitlement of liberty and freedom from government oppression and tyranny were rights bestowed to the citizens of America by God. They declared that this fact is self-evident—meaning that God’s existence and His intention to make men free is clear, obvious, and manifested by the existence of the universe itself. It was because they believed in the God of the Bible, that they took the laws of America from the laws of nature and nature’s God.
It really could not be any clearer than has already been stated in the most famous of all American founding documents—The Declaration of Independence. The founding fathers were primarily Christian men, who believed in God and were seeking to found a nation that could enjoy the freedoms God intended for all people. For this reason, the laws that make up the Constitution came from the basic principles of God’s law, as found in the Bible. If we examine the laws God has declared for mankind, we see that the laws of the United States closely parallel what God has ordained for all people.
There are thousands of other documents from the founding fathers that further define the purpose for our nation’s original purpose. The opening words of the Declaration of Independence is the most familiar language that many people have seen for themselves. If we just read the text of this document and let their words define, for themselves, the purpose for this declaration, it is clear that the United States of America was founded upon Christian principles, with its laws coming from the Bible—the laws of God.
“I do not believe that the Constitution was the offspring of inspiration, but I am as satisfied that it is as much the work of a Divine Providence as any of the miracles recorded in the Old and New Testament.”22 ~Benjamin Rush, Signer of the Declaration of Independence.
“In the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Savior. The Declaration of Independence laid the cornerstone of human government upon the first precepts of Christianity.”23 ~John Quincy Adams, Signer of the Declaration of Independence
The United States was founded upon the belief that God has called us as a nation and that our liberty was given to us from God. If we remove our conviction that God is the source of our nation, and begin to act in ways that are contrary to His laws, we will experience His wrath.
[C]an the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis: a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the gift of God? – that they are not to be violated but with His wrath?24 ~Thomas Jefferson
To the kindly influence of Christianity we owe that degree of civil freedom and political and social happiness which mankind now enjoys. All efforts made to destroy the foundations of our Holy Religion ultimately tend to the subversion also of our political freedom and happiness. In proportion as the genuine effects of Christianity are diminished in any nation… in the same proportion will the people of that nation recede from the blessings of genuine freedom… Whenever the pillars of Christianity shall be overthrown, our present republican forms of government – and all the blessings which flow from them – must fall with them.25 ~Jedidiah Morse
“If we ever forget that we’re one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.”26 ~Ronald Reagan
The Bible is clear that no nation exists apart from the sovereignty of God and no people may remain free unless they believe in and honor God.
…The Most High rules in the kingdom of men, Gives it to whomever He will, And sets over it the lowest of men.’27
Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God.28
When Israel abandoned God, over the process of 490 years, they slowly saw the effects of their abandonment in their nation. The enemies of Israel began to attack their cities. The financial prosperity of the nation declined. Lawlessness increased, and people began to do what was right in their own eyes rather than what God said was right.
As a result, the nation began to decline; and eventually, God removed His total protection over the nation, resulting in Israel and Judah being taken captive by their enemies.
In 605 B.C., the Babylonians defeated the Egyptians during the Battle of Carchemish. This military conquest ended the domination of Palestine by Neco, Pharaoh of Egypt. This event was controlled by the Lord as a part of His sovereign power over the governments of men.
Judah, in her abandonment of God, was ready for judgement. Through the prophet Jeremiah, we see that God had prepared King Nebuchadnezzar as His instrument to exact judgment against His people.
And afterward,” says the LORD, “I will deliver Zedekiah king of Judah, his servants and the people, and such as are left in this city from the pestilence and the sword and the famine, into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, into the hand of their enemies, and into the hand of those who seek their life; and he shall strike them with the edge of the sword. He shall not spare them, or have pity or mercy.”29
When God calls a nation into existence, He also controls whether or not they remain in existence. Just as Israel abandoned God and eventually lost their nation, so also will the United States lose her right to exist if she abandons God.
A Timeline Illustrating The Moral Decline Of The United States
Our abandonment of God, as a nation and people, began in 1962 when prayer in school came under criticism.30
1962: The end of school prayer. In Engle v. Vitale, the Supreme Court reinterpreted the First Amendment’s protection of religion as a right of free exercise because of complaints from parents. The following is the prayer that parents objected to: “Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence upon Thee, and we beg Thy blessings upon us, our parents, our teachers and our country. Amen.”31
1962: A change in the national abortion law is advocated by the American Law Institute.
1963: The national debt for the United States is $306 Million dollars, the GDP is $645 million. In 2015, the national debt will grow to over 18 Trillion dollars.
1963: A Lower Court rules that the Bible is no longer allowed in public schools. In Abington v. Schempp, the court determined that no school board or state law had the right to require students to read Bible scriptures at the start of the school day.
1963: The Supreme Court rules that prayer is not allowed in school. Madalyn Murray O’Hair founds “The American Atheists.” In Murray v. Curlett, the Supreme Court ruled 8 to 1 in favor of abolishing school prayer and Bible reading in public schools.
1965: Homosexual activists picket the White House and Pentagon. In San Francisco, gay activists conduct the first gay drag ball. The first gay community center opens in San Francisco.
1965: Griswold v. Connecticut; the U.S. Supreme Court established that the U.S. Constitution guaranteed homosexuals the right to privacy, though this right is not explicitly stated in the Constitution.
1966: Time Magazine declares that “God is Dead.”
1967: The first gay campus group is formed at Columbia College in New York City.
1967: The Summer of Love begins in San Francisco. One hundred thousand young people celebrate free love with no regard for the consequences.
1967: The addition of sociology and social psychology curriculum is placed into public schools.
1969: A Gallup poll reveals that 68% of Americans believe that premarital sex is wrong and 21% said that it is not. In 2009, forty years later, 32% stated that premarital sex is wrong and 60% declared that it is socially acceptable.
1972: The topic of abortion is discussed on the sitcom, Maude; Beatrice Arthur has an abortion.
1973: Feminist leader Gloria Steinem declares, “By the year 2000 we will, I hope, raise our children to believe in human potential, not God.”
1973: In the Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade, abortion becomes legal in all states.
1976: Parents and spouses are no longer included in the decision to have a baby aborted. Any teenager may have an abortion without the knowledge or approval of their parents. A wife may abort her baby without her husband’s approval.
1976: The Hyde Amendment prohibits the use of federal funds to pay for abortions.
1977: The Hyde Amendment is amended due to objections from the ACLU, to include pregnancies that were the result of rape or incest.
1980: In Stone v. Graham, the Ten Commandments are no longer allowed in any state or federal building.
1981: Arkansas passes a law requiring that Creation must be taught alongside Evolution in public schools. The Supreme Court determines that this law is unconstitutional. Evolution only is taught in public schools.
1984: The first domestic partner law is enacted in Berkeley, California.
1986: California grants the first lesbian couple joint adoption rights.
1986: All restrictions on abortion are removed in a majority decision: Thornburg v. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
We kill millions of unborn children each year for the sake of convenience or as an irresponsible form of birth control.32 Only one in ten of all abortions performed worldwide are done to save the life of the mother or in the case of a rape.33 The other nine children are murdered for the sake of convenience because of the selfishness and sinful acts of human beings.
1987: The Gay and Lesbian Caucus of the National Education Association is established.
1987: The life of Jesus Christ is mocked in the movie, “The Last Temptation of Christ.” Martin Scorsese received an Oscar nomination for Best Director.
1989: Seinfeld airs for the first time on NBC. This television production has a dramatic impact on American culture. The primary theme of Seinfeld defines human life as meaningless or irrational. The characters on Seinfeld have little regard for issues of morality.
1989: Denmark is the first country to legalize same-sex marriage.
1991: The first lesbian kiss is seen on network television.
1992: The Supreme Court rules that a graduation prayer violates the “Establishment Clause” of the Constitution. This was that prayer: “O God, we are grateful for the learning which we have celebrated on this joyous commencement … we give thanks to you, Lord, for keeping us alive, sustaining us and allowing us to reach this special, happy occasion.”
1993: The first laws are enacted that protect LGBT students in public schools.
1994: The first school prom for gays is held in Los Angeles.
1995: National Police in Manila, Philippines discover a plot by Ramzi Yousef to blow up a dozen U.S. airliners while they were flying over the Pacific.
1995: April 19, Timothy McVeigh kills 168 people and wounds 680, by use of a domestic terrorist bomb attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City.
1997: Ellen DeGeneres “comes out” publicly as a lesbian in an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show. She later appears on the cover of Time magazine.
1997: Bill Clinton is the first U.S. President to address a gay organization during the Human Rights Campaign.
1997: New Hampshire and Maine enact gay rights laws.
1998: Will and Grace premiers on NBC, which features a homosexual with frequent references to gay sex.
1998: Usama Bin Laden issues a “fatwa,” commanding every Muslim to kill Americans, both military and civilian, wherever they can be found in the world.
1998: America’s President, Bill Clinton, has sex in the oval office with Monica Lewinski. Many other affairs are discovered, yet he leaves office with a 65% approval rating.
1999: April 20, Columbine High School Massacre. Two high-school seniors—Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris—kill 12 students, 1 teacher, and themselves; 21 are injured.
2000: Vermont passes HB847, legalizing Civil Unions for same-sex couples.
2000: AL Qaeda uses a motorboat in Yemen, filled with explosives, to blow a hole on the side of the USS Cole, killing seventeen American sailors.
2000: George W. Bush is elected the forty-third President of the United States, and takes office in January 2001.
2001: Al Qaeda terrorists attack the Twin Towers in New York City, killing 2,977 Americans, by hijacking four fully-fueled jetliners. The United States government launches the “War on Terror.”
2003: Lawrence v. Texas, the Supreme Court voids state sodomy laws by extension and invalidates sodomy laws in thirteen other states, making same-sex activity legal in every U.S. state and territory.
2003: Renee Doyle, President of “EdWatch”; The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH); and the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced that “religious traditionalists are mentally disturbed.”
2005: Hurricane Katrina kills 1,833 people, in one of the most deadly storms in U.S. History.
2006: Richard Dawkins, “atheist with a mission,” attacks Christianity in his book, The God Delusion.
2008: Barack Hussein Obama is elected the first black President of the United States. He was the most liberal member of Congress in the history of the United States.
2008: The National debt of the United States is $10 billion, 25 million; the GDP is $14 billion, 843 million.
2009: A Gallop poll reveals that just 32% say premarital sex is wrong and 60% say that sexual relationships between consenting adults—married or not—is acceptable.
2009: Newsweek magazine announced “The Decline and Fall of Christian America” on its cover. Newsweek, April 14, “The End of Christian America.”
2009: A Rasmussen report describes 88% of Americans as believers in the person known in history as Jesus Christ. 82% believe Jesus Christ was the Son of God who came to earth and died for our sins. 79% percent of Americans believe that Jesus rose from the dead. Despite claims to follow Christ, Christians do not go to the voting booths and support the issues that those who believe the Bible should endorse.
2010: A record of 44.7 million people receive food stamps.
2011: National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy reports that 80 percent of evangelical Christians, from the age of twenty to twenty-nine, have had premarital sex.
2012: Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden, endorses same-sex marriage in an interview on NBC’s Meet the Press.
2012: Barack Obama becomes the first president in United States history to openly support all forms of homosexuality, gay rights, gay adoptions, and civil unions.
2012: Democrats remove God from their Party platform as well as all references to God during the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
2012: July 20, a mass shooting by James Holmes occurred inside the Century movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, killing 12 people and injuring 70 others.
2012: Hurricane Sandy is the second most costly storm in U.S. History, at 68 billion dollars; 285 people died.
2012: December 14, Adam Lanza kills 20 school children and 6 adults at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, in the deadliest school shooting in U.S. History.
2014: The national debt grew beyond $18 trillion on December 15, 2014. The nation’s debt, now greater than the economic output of the entire country.
2015: June 26, The Supreme Court of the United States makes same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states.
2015: Obergefell v. Hodges, 576 U.S., the Supreme Court ruled that the fundamental right to marry is guaranteed to same-sex couples by both the Due Process Clause and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
2015: October 1, Christopher Harper-Mercer, a 26-year old who was enrolled at the school, fatally shot an assistant professor and 9 students in a classroom; 9 others were also injured. After the shooter was wounded, he committed suicide by shooting himself in the head. This was the deadliest in Oregon’s modern history.
2015: December 2, Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, a married couple living in the city of Redlands, killed 16 people and seriously injured 19 in a terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California. Farook was an American-born U.S. Citizen. Malik was a Pakistani-born lawful permanent resident of the United States.
2015: June 28, The national debt of the United States is 18 trillion, 284 billion. The GDP is 16.77 trillion.
In the year 2015, there were 325 deaths by mass shooting. Source: Gun Violence Archives.34
It is important to notice the increasing natural disasters, national debt, and attacks by enemies—foreign and domestic—as America’s morality, corruption, and disregard for God increases.
2016: June 12, Omar Mateen kills 49 people and injures 58 members of the LGBT community at the Pulse nightclub.
2016: November, Donald Trump elected president of the United States, Mike Pence, vice president.
2016: Dozens killed in Oakland Warehouse Fire.
2017: Fort Lauderdale airport shooting. Hollywood International Airport in Broward County, Florida, on January 6, 2017, near the baggage claim in Terminal 2. Five people were killed, six others injured. Approximately 36 people were injured during the resulting panic.
2017: January, Donald Trump becomes the 45th President of the United States, Mike Pence, Vice President. Opposition Democrat party begins investigation into Trump Collusion with Russia, later proven a hoax, fabricated by people seeking to remove President Trump from office.
2017: May, President Trump fires FBI director James Comey, starting the Mueller investigation.
2017: Relations between the U.S. and the U.N. and North Korea strain after the country tested missiles in various places.
2017: August, Hurricane Harvey makes landfall in the United States, flooding broad swaths of Texas and Louisiana and causing tens of billions of dollars of damage, making it one of the costliest natural disasters in U.S. history.
2017: September, Hurricane Irma makes landfall in Florida and causes tens of billions of dollars of damage. Irma also wrecks the Caribbean Islands.
2017: September, Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico as a Category 5 hurricane, killing hundreds and knocking out the island’s power.
2017: October, A gunman opens fire at a Las Vegas Strip during an outdoor concert, killing 58 people and injuring 546. The deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
2017: November, Gunman Devin Patrick Kelley killed 26 people and wounded 20 others before killing himself. This was the deadliest mass shooting in Texas history and the deadliest shooting in an American place of worship in modern history.
2018: February, A gunman kills 17 people and injures 17 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
2018: January, transgender individuals are allowed to join the United States military.
2019: January, Pete Buttigieg becomes the first openly gay presidential candidate from a major political party.
2019: January 25th, the longest government shutdown in American History (December 22nd, 2018 -January 25th, 2019), 35 days.
2019: January 30th, a large portion of the United States struck by a polar vortex. The city of Chicago reached a record low temperature of 27 degrees below zero. This continued for fifty-two straight hours.
2019: February 22nd, Singer R. Kelly charged with ten counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse for incidents taking place from 1998.
2019: April 27, A gunman kills one and injures three in a California Synagogue. The suspect is white supremacist John Timothy Earnest, who was 19 years old at the time.
2019: May 31, a city employee for Virginia Beach entered a municipal building with a gun and kills 12 people.
2019: June 14, one person died and two more were injured after a gunman entered a Costco in Southern California.
2019: August 3, 23 people are killed and another 23 are injured in a mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas.
2019: August 4, A gunman opened fire on a bar in Dayton, Ohio, killing nine people and injuring another 27.
2019: August 10, Financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein is found dead in his prison cell under mysterious circumstances. His death was declared a suicide by hanging, although the ruling is widely disputed.
2019: September 24, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announces the House of Representatives would begin an impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump. After 48 million dollars, and nearly two years, Trump was not found to have violated any laws.
2019: December 18, The U.S. House of Representatives impeaches President Donald J. Trump for high crimes and misdemeanors, though no evidence was ever presented by the Democrat members that any crime had been committed.
2020: January 21, — The first patient in the United States is diagnosed with coronavirus.
2020: February 5, by a majority vote, the United States Senate acquits Donald Trump of charges related to the Trump-Ukraine scandal.
2020: March 11, the Coronavirus is declared a global pandemic, leading to a global shut-down.
2020: February 26, six people are killed in a mass shooting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, before the perpetrator killed himself.
2020: May 25, George Floyd, an African-American man living in Minneapolis, was killed during an arrest. Subsequently, protests and riots ensued.
2020: June 15 — In the case Bostock v. Clayton County, the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibited employment discrimination against LGBTQ people, on the grounds that any such discrimination must necessarily be based on the sex of the victim, which is expressly prohibited by the statute
2020: October 2, — President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are diagnosed with COVID-19. The President is taken to Walter Reed hospital on Friday, October 2, 2020. President Trump fully recovers in just three days, leaves the Walter Reed Hospital on Monday, October 5, 2020. The President was treated with eight drugs: Dexamethasone, Remdesivir, Regeneron, Zinc, Vitamin D, Famotidine , Aspirin.
2020: November 02, 2020, 01:58 GMT: United States Coronavirus Cases: 46,809,252, Deaths: 1,205,194, Recovered: 33,749,374.36
2020: Presidential Election, November 3, 2020 (Update posted after the results).
If we follow the chain of events from 1962 to 2020, we see a gradual departure from conservative moral values upon which the United States was founded, to a progressive political and moral set of values. This change precipitated a marked decline in the quality of life for all Americans, and began a gradual increase in violent gun crimes, increase in immorality, and led to a global pandemic that affected American much greater than any other nation.
Why would we expect God to protect our nation from terrorists, violence, and a global pandemic when we have repeatedly stated that we don’t want Him in our public schools, our government, and our personal lives?
Our children cannot pray in school. The Ten Commandments have been systematically removed from all government buildings. We have killed more than 62 million unborn since 1973, for the sake of convenience. We accept that people may live perverse lifestyles that deteriorate and diminish the institution of marriage, which was created by God, in order to be tolerant and politically correct. We say nothing, do nothing, because we don’t want to be seen as hateful or prejudiced.
The Parallel Between Israel and America
There is a stunning similarity between the birth of Israel as a nation and the birth of the United States. It is certain that had the United States not come into being and become a strong supporter of Israel before 1948, Israel would not have been able to come back into their own land and become a nation once again after 2,000 years.
Israel and the United States were set apart by the Lord to be His special people. Israel was chosen to be the line of descendants who would bring the Messiah into the world. America was chosen by God to be the people who would spread the good news of the Messiah’s arrival and offer of salvation to all people.
It is interesting that after the death of King David, the nation of Israel was split into two nations: Israel in the south; and Judah in the north, including the city of Jerusalem.
After only 200 years the nation of Israel was divided, and fell to foreign enemies. Judah followed 290 years later, when Nebuchadnezzar took the nation captive.
The United States is following the precise same course of Israel, and we have only been in existence for 244 years.
40 is the number of judgement. 6 is the number of man, incomplete, lacking. 40 X 6 = 240
The United States, in entering its 245th year as a nation:
Can the United States be exempt from God’s judgment, as we have now continued in the same direction that Israel and Judah have followed?
With the Supreme Court decision to make gay marriage the law of the land, it is certain that America’s future is on course for destruction. God is the author of marriage. As such, only He has the right to set the boundaries for marriage, not the governments of men.
And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. Then the rib which the LORD God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man. And Adam said: “This is now bone of my bones And flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, Because she was taken out of Man.” Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. ~Genesis 2:21
God created and ordained marriage between a man and a woman. Man and human society may have changed over the years, but God has not changed. When man alters God’s law and allows that which He has defined as an “abomination,” there will be consequences.
You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination.37
An Intercessor is Needed
Would God allow a nation He called into existence to be exempt from His judgement if that nation abandons Him? As America has determined that God is no longer a part of our nation’s conscience, will He continue to allow our country to exist as a free and prosperous people? As we have endorsed and allowed the corrupt social morals that He has said His people should not participate in, will He continue to protect us from foreign enemies?
Israel was called into existence under similar circumstances to those of the United States. She was protected, and prospered, because her people loved and honored God. When the nation abandoned the Lord, He gave the nation and people of Israel over to their enemies. The Lord removed His hand of protection and caused the nation to suffer economic collapse, and brought in a foreign nation to take away their freedom and their country.
Our nation and people have entered into a perilous time of history. If we do not return to God, it is certain that we will cease to exist as a nation. We need an Intercessor—someone who will bring us, as a nation, to the very throne of God and seek Him on our behalf. We need national repentance from our sins, as a nation, and a return to the ideals of righteousness. When any nation turns from God and begins to live according to the dictates of their own heart, it is just a matter of time before that nation collapses.
If we examine the early history of America, we see that our nation came into existence because our people wanted to worship God without interference from government. We wanted to live with the ability to build lives, and prosper, without the tyranny of a king. The men who are responsible for the beginning of this nation understood that God had allowed us to exist and would continue to bless our nation, only if we continue to honor the Lord. This was true of Israel, and it is true of every nation that has existed on the earth.
We pray for America and our people, that we will return to our God and the spiritual heritage we received from men who birthed this nation as a moral and righteous nation.
[a] Jim Nelson Black Ph.D, When Nations Die, page 187. Jim Nelson Black is senior analyst with Sentinel Research Associates and former executive director of The Wilberrforce Forum in Washington, DC.
1 Matthew 25:34 Then the King will say to those on His right hand, “Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
Matthew 25:41 “Then He will also say to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels:
2 2 Timothy 4:1 I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom:
3 John 8:44 44 (NLT)
4 John 12:31
5 2 Corinthians 4:4
6 John 8:42-44
7 1 John 5:18-19
8 Luke 19:17
9 Merriam-Webster Dictionary, 2013
10 1Corinthians 15:21 For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead.
1Corinthians 15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive.
1Corinthians 15:45-47 And so it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being.” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit. 46 However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural, and afterward the spiritual. 47 The first man was of the earth, made of dust; the second Man is the Lord from heaven.
11 —1 Timothy 2:5
12 Isaiah 53:12e
13 Luke 23:34
14 John 17:9
15 John 17:12-21
16 Hebrews 7:24-25 (RCR)
17 Hebrews 4:15-16
18 1 John 5:19
19 2 Corinthians 4:4 (NLT)
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21 Because the acts committed between same sex couples are not natural (for the purpose of their bodies), according the what God defines as “Natural,” our nation should not endorse the marriage of same-sex couples.
22 Benjamin Rush, Letters of Benjamin Rush, L. H. Butterfield, editor (Princeton, New Jersey: American Philosophical Society, 1951), Vol. I, p. 475, to Elias Boudinot on July 9, 1788. Signer of the Declaration of Independence; surgeon general of the continental army; ratifier of the u. s. constitution; “father of american medicine”; treasurer of the u. s. mint; “father of public schools under the constitution”
23 John Quincy Adams, An Oration Delivered Before the Inhabitants of the Town of Newburyport at Their Request on the Sixty-First Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1837 (Newburyport: Charles Whipple, 1837), pp. 5-6
24 Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia (Philadelphia: Matthew Carey, 1794), Query XVIII, pp. 236-237
25 Jedidiah Morse, A Sermon, Exhibiting the Present Dangers and Consequent Duties of the Citizens of the United States of America, Delivered at Charlestown, April 25, 1799, The Day of the National Fast (MA: Printed by Samuel Etheridge, 1799), p.9
26 Ronald Reagan, “Remarks at a Ecumenical Prayer Breakfast in Dallas, Texas,” The American Presidency Project, August 23, 1984 (at: http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=40282)
27 Daniel 4:17
28 Romans 13:1
29 Jeremiah 21:7
30 List based in part from the work of David Fiorazo, (2013-11-11). ERADICATE – Blotting Out God in America (Kindle Locations 6075-6078). LIFE SENTENCE Publishing. Kindle Edition.
31 Engel v Vitale
32 A 2004 study by the Guttmacher Institute reported that women listed the following amongst their reasons for choosing to have an abortion:
74% Having a baby would dramatically change my life
73% Cannot afford a baby now
48% Do not want to be a single mother or having relationship problems
38% Have completed my childbearing
32% Not ready for a(nother) child
25% Do not want people to know I had sex or got pregnant
22% Do not feel mature enough to raise a(nother) child
14% Husband or partner wants me to have an abortion
13% Possible problems affecting the health of the fetus
12% Concerns about my health
6% Parents want me to have an abortion
1% Was a victim of rape
less than 0.5% Became pregnant as a result of incest.
33 A detailed study from 27 different nations, including the United States:
25.9% Want to postpone childbearing.
21.3% Cannot afford a baby
14.1% Has relationship problem or partner does not want pregnancy
12.2% Too young; parent(s) or other(s) object to pregnancy
10.8% Having a child will disrupt education or job
7.9% Want no (more) children
3.3% Risk to fetal health
2.8% Risk to maternal health
Total: 98.3% of all abortions are for convenience or as a method of birth control.
1.Bankole, Akinrinola; Singh, Susheela; Haas, Taylor (1998). “Reasons Why Women Have Induced Abortions: Evidence from 27 Countries”. International Family Planning Perspectives 24 (3): 117–27, 152.
2.Finer, Lawrence B.; Frohwirth, Lori F.; Dauphinee, Lindsay A.; Singh, Susheela; Moore, Ann M. (September 2005). “Reasons U.S. Women Have Abortions: Quantitative and Qualitative Perspectives”. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health 37 (3): 110–8.
37 Leviticus 18:22
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