The election results are in, yet the fight rages on over the White House. As the drama continues, one thing is abundantly clear:
This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. We’ve already been losing for quite a while.
We’ve lost respect for law and order. The police are now the enemy, cities experiment with establishing “police free” zones, and there are cries to defund the police.
We’ve lost fair and unbiased news coverage. No matter how you voted in this election, you have to admit the media did remarkably little in the way of questioning Biden’s capability to perform presidential duties while at the same time downplaying Trump’s accomplishments and highlighting his character flaws. “Anonymous sources” were legitimate in reporting alleged remarks by Trump, while the media largely gave Biden a pass, even when he made major gaffes. He did incredibly few interviews and press conferences, and when he did, he was given questions that centered more upon his reaction to Trump’s presidency and what that tells him about the state of Trump’s soul. Never was he asked the kind of tough questions given to Trump. How can we trust media outlets that are so obviously biased?
We’ve lost freedom of speech as social media ceases to exist as neutral platforms and instead make themselves information police, deleting and blocking posts that don’t agree with their agenda. It happened with COVID and now it’s happening with the election. And please don’t tell me that “they’re private companies and thus have a right to delete things as they see fit.” When the blocked posts are consistantly against one opinion, it’s suspicious at the very least. And social media platforms that are global owe it to their users to allow free speech and an exchange of opinions. As a blogger, it’s well within my right to delete any comment that disagreed with my view on my blog. But people would justly call foul and I would lose credibility pretty quickly. Why are we not demanding the same integrity of social media giants?
We’ve lost our faith in the voting process as we’ve seen voting fraud in numerous cases. The video footage taken by Kellye Sorelle of suitcases rolling into a Detroit voting center at four o’clock in the morning and miraculous overnight vote dumps in certain states should raise major red flags. There is mathematical evidence of statistical improbabilities in Wisconsin and Michigan. A known defective computer system called “Dominion” was used in 30 states to count votes. (Unsurprisingly, mainstream media outlets are posting articles to the contrary, claiming these are “baseless” and “fabricated.” To that, I refer you to the above paragraph about news coverage.)
We’ve lost our civility. People seem unable to communicate politely with others who disagree with their stance. This has been made worse by the lockdown, where we’ve all been isolated. It’s made us edgy, scared, mad, and frankly, mean. Spend two minutes on social media and you’ll know exactly what I mean.
We’ve seen our nation boarding up businesses and government buildings in anticipation of riots after election results. This is what third-world countries have to do when there is a transfer of power. Yet here we are, America.
We have lost what it means to be a democratic republic.
But it goes back even further than this election. We’ve been doing this to ourselves for years.
We have lost respect for life. We have killed around 60 million of our own citizens through abortion since Roe v Wade. If counted, abortion would be the number one cause of death in this country, surpassing heart disease by over 200,000 deaths per year. This is genocide. We rightly condemn the Nazi regime for this behavior against the Jews and other people groups they disliked, yet we target the youngest and most vulnerable in our society, in the name of “women’s rights.”
We have lost respect for traditional gender roles. Radical feminism and the aggressive LGBTQIA agenda have turned our Judeo-Christian understanding of marriage and gender upside down. Now boys can choose to be girls and girls can choose to be boys. Same-sex marriages are legal. Men are shamed for their “toxic masculinity.” As a mother of both sons and daughters, this all frightens me. How can I raise my boys to be men in a society that shames them for being men? How can I teach my girls what it means to be godly women when feminism teaches not just that women are equal to men, but that they’re actually superior?
We have lost freedom of religion. Christian bakers and florists who refuse to provide service for same-sex weddings are publicly defamed and sued. How long before Christian pastors are forced to perform gay weddings that go against their consciences and beliefs? Christianity has become “intolerant” because its adherents take their beliefs from the Bible rather than going along with cultural opinions and trends.
History shows us again and again that when a society abandons family values, they fall. The Greek and Roman civilizations, for example, were once great on the earth but fell into decline. Dr. Carle Zimmerman (American sociologist, 1897-1983) identified eleven “symptoms of final decay” (18th slide) observed from both the Greek and Roman civilizations, and every one of them describes modern-day America. Why should we be so presumptuous as to believe our country will last when others as great or greater have fallen? Historian Arnold Toynbee said, “Out of twenty-one notable civilizations, nineteen perished not by conquest from without but by moral decay from within.” Take note, America. This is where we are.
Make no mistake, we are in a dangerous place right now. There is talk of states seceding, of our nation breaking up. Perhaps that’s our future. Perhaps it’s inevitable. Perhaps it’s even for the best.
Yet there is hope. I’ve seen more Bible verses and prayers posted in the last week than ever before on social media. People are being shaken from complacency and realizing they can and should take a stand for what they believe in.
So let me tell you what I believe in.
I believe in democracy, when properly executed. I believe in the freedom of speech, freedom of religion, the right to life at any age, traditional family values, and marriage between one man and one woman. Some will label me as intolerant. Hateful. Ignorant. I can live with that. Because as great as democracy and freedom is, I believe in something far greater.
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
You see, there is such a thing as absolute truth; it’s not relative. We don’t get to choose our own versions of truth. As Booker T. Washington once said, “A lie doesn’t become truth, wrong doesn’t become right, and evil doesn’t become good just because it’s accepted by a majority.” I’m not here to spout my own opinions, because my opinions are flawed. Rather, I base my beliefs upon God’s Word, which is the only source of truth. God is the One who begins life in the womb at the moment of conception. He’s the One who instituted marriage between one man and one woman. He’s the One who commands us to love our neighbors as ourselves. He died for all people, rich or poor, young or old, of every nation and tribe and people and language (Revelation 7:9). And one day every knee will bow to Him and every tongue confess Him as Lord (Philippians 2:11).
I won’t lie, America. We’re in a tough place right now. We’re divided and upset and have lost a great deal over the past number of years. Can we gain back what we’ve lost? That remains to be seen. I pray for repentance. I pray that God turns the hearts of those who don’t believe in Him. I pray that we, as a nation, will work to overcome our failings. I pray that we learn to value life at all ages. I pray that we learn to respect one another and discuss our differences rather than fight about them. I pray that we can truly say again that we are “one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
It’s a tall order, to be sure. But any nation that can do that is a nation who wins.