While we mourn the innocent lives lost at the hands of an evildoer in Uvalde Texas, I’m still hearing the cries of concerned Americans, and political opportunists, calling for answers to this murderous epidemic we have seen since Columbine in 1999. For the first time, however, I heard a political leader address the issue head-on when Lt. Governor Dan Patrick said on several TV shows that we must return to God. He referenced 2 Chronicles 7:14 which is the formula for national healing and revival. We must return to God.

I remember when I attended elementary school in Brooklyn, New York, the problems we dealt with were things like chewing gum and running in the hall. Today we’re talking about violence, drugs and even mass murder. How far we have fallen!

What else can we expect when we have taken God out of the classroom, along with such principles as “Thou shalt not murder.” Our children are brought up to believe that there is no God, that they are just a product of evolution with no particular meaning or purpose. We are raising a nihilistic generation, and yet the primary driving emotional need for males is a sense of significance. So, if they can’t find that sense of significance, because they don’t know why they were created by the God, and in His image, they will look for that significance wherever they can find it, even if it means dying in the process. After all, if there is no heaven or hell to be concerned about what does it matter?

The root of the problem is spiritual at its very core. The secular psychologist deals only with the mind, but is incapable of addressing what controls the mind, and that is the very spirit of man. It’s pretty simple. In the absence of God who is love, the mind is occupied with hatred and envy stirred up by demonic forces.

It’s time to bring God back to our public schools, and to our public life. Leaders at every level of government must go back to the principles that have made us the greatest nation on the face of the earth, remembering what Abraham Lincoln taught us, that, “those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord.”

Yes, we have freedom of religion; that is not freedom from religion. Every nation and people will practice a religion either theistic or atheistic, but everyone believes in a highest authority even if it may be themselves. If we continue denying God His rightful place in the life of our nation we will surely sink into the depths of depravity and eventually experience the same end experienced by Sodom and Gomorrah as the historical record confirms.

We are “One Nation Under God.” To the degree that we return to the meaning of that motto, we will see healing and restoration. That must be our North Star, the rallying banner for all Americans to gather under, as we continue our journey to the “more perfect union.”

The question is, will we ever learn? For the benefit of our posterity and God’s glory, I pray we will.


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