The Immoral Climb and Spiritual Decline in America

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A recent Gallup poll reveals 74% of Americans think morals and ethics in society are getting worse. Not that we need another poll to announce what most of us already know, but it does make me wonder what the other 26% believe. A society’s moral decay and decline doesn’t just suddenly happen; it takes decades.

I’ll let you decide if America can be saved, but it is apparent many folks are either too busy or just don’t care. Apathy is killing us. If we were truly aware and concerned about the direction of the country, we’d be engaging in the battle. Instead, we’ve retreated. America’s founders knew it was vital for Christians to be the light leading the way and the salt preserving our society. As the church goes, so goes the nation.

This new poll is another cultural indicator proving we’ve become more tolerant of things we should not tolerate, such as sin. It is yet another reminder of how far we’ve declined and how we’ve chosen to look the other way. Moreover, progressives in America have taken things a step further. They’re not content with our growing acceptance of immorality; they’d like us to look at sin as normal and even good.

It’s no mistake as I was preparing to write this morning, I came across the same Scripture verse twice in five minutes. It is exactly what we see in America. Written as a warning sometime around 700 B.C., Isaiah 5:20 states:

Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness;
Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!

We have gone from the acceptance of evil to approval, and now to accommodation. Americans tolerate more immorality today than anytime in our history.

It shouldn’t surprise us unbelievers in a secular culture would have an appetite for sin, whether by approval or participation, but we’re seeing professing believers jump on the bandwagon as well. When Christians are not strong enough to resist the lies and lures of this age, we’re in trouble.

The poll shows different levels of tolerance and acceptance of premarital sex, euthanasia, embryonic stem cell research, homosexuality, polygamy, divorce, and having a child out of wedlock. Naturally, people are pretty much divided along spiritual lines (Christians and non-Christians), but this poll asked people their political affiliation. The survey found:

• 78% of Democrats approve of divorce while 60% of Republicans approve
• 77% of Dems approve of premarital sex as do 54% of Republicans
• 72% of Democrats approve of having a baby outside of wedlock; Repubs, 40%
• 71% of Democrats approve of homosexuality; 39% of Republicans approve
• 63% of Democrats approve of doctor-assisted suicide while 40% of Republicans do

And though acceptance of abortion is generally much higher for Democrats, in this poll;
• 59% approve of abortion while 28% of Republicans approve

One comparison I found interesting is more Democrats (51%) oppose buying and wearing clothing made of animal fur than opposing the murder of a baby in a mother’s womb (41%).

Why mention the political aspect? We need to understand though our system is imperfect, there is a clear contrast between the two main parties in America and our vote is our voice. Placing either political party over God and the Bible is idolatry and we need to return to voting biblically and responsibly for godliness over godlessness, and for character over compromise. Politics and laws also affect free speech and our ability to publicly preach the gospel.

Since we no longer resemble a Christian nation, what influenced people to practically support every sin in the Book? Is it simply because they want to avoid being called names? Perhaps in some cases, yes; but I believe there’s more. Let’s look at homosexuality for example.

A Pew Forum survey on media coverage a few years ago exposed in their reporting the media supported same-sex marriage 5 to 1, hoping perhaps the public would soon think it inevitable. This is not accidental bias, but purposeful. Surveys reveal the majority of journalists favor changing marriage laws in America compared to only 28% of the general public. More citizens today do support gays, lesbians, and even same-sex unions, but not reversing laws and marriage amendments.

For over two decades Hollywood and the media have executed a very effective PR campaign resulting in Americans completely overestimating how many homosexuals there are in the country. In 2011, Gallup asked people to guess the percent of gays and lesbians in the U.S. population. Ready? Young adults and women think the gay population is 30%, and a quarter of all Americans guessed upwards of 25% of the population are gay. The truth is gays and lesbians make up approximately three percent (that’s 3%) of the population.

Finally, most disappointing is the fact only 6% of Americans said the moral decline in America is the country’s most important problem. This reveals we’re in denial, apathetic, or living for the moment and for selfish ambitions rather than eternal things. You and I must return to Jesus Christ and live our faith accordingly before we can ever hope to impact our culture. It’s ironic; people spending time storing up treasures on an earth that is deteriorating.

God is patient with us, but His judgment is approaching whether we believe it or not, and His patience won’t last much longer.

But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up. Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the elements will melt with intense heat! But according to His promise we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells. (2 Peter 3:10-13)

David Fiorazo is the author of  ERADICATE: BLOTTING OUT GOD IN AMERICA



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7 Responses to The Immoral Climb and Spiritual Decline in America

  1. Bro. Nick June 7, 2014 at 8:04 pm #

    For those who are truly converted, born-again, blood-bought follower of “THE LORD JESUS CHRIST” – CHRISTians – who read, study, think deeply upon “The Holy Word of THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY and sincerely and often pray unto “THE LORD GOD – why are we surprised when so many of the people – including most of those those in (c)hristendom in “Amerika” – and many other ‘Western civilized’ countries – willing accept, then legalize depravity and evil, and the evermore rapid increase of Apathy and exponential increase of Apostasy!

    1) Not only the legalization of – but the common acceptance of the MURDER of unborn infants and children (PC terms = abortion’ and ‘pro-choice’)

    2) Not only the legalization of – but the common acceptance of Sodomy (PC terms = ‘gay’ and ‘same-sex marriage’) – and the overturning and/or ignoring of those laws against it [those that are still ‘on the books’]!

    3) The nearly universal use of ‘politically correct'(aka PC) language – instead of speaking ‘plain English’, and Biblical truth in really ‘tough love’!

    4) The increasing Ecumenical acceptance within most ‘established churches’ of those ‘religions’ that are not CHRISTian – Mormons / Catholics / “Chrislam” / Mohammedans (aka Islam) / Jehovah’s Witnesses / etc…

    5) The ‘falling away’ of most ‘churches from Biblically sound teaching of “The Holy Word of GOD” – using men’s academic ‘higher criticism’ – about which GOD says:
    “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. (Col 2:8 – KJV)

    6) The rapidly increasing acceptance of the Occult in many ‘churches’ – Kundalini (Yoga) / Labyrinths / Contemplative – and Centering – and Soaking Prayer / Ekstasis New Age Worship / Martial Arts and Meditation / the Toronto Blessing / ‘drunk in the spirit’ / etc…

    THUS – ‘as it was in the days of Noah -AND- as it was in the days of Lot’ (Luke 17:26-29)

    There are 2 spirits in these these ‘end-of-the-end’ times in which we are living:

    1) The Holy Spirit is preparing ‘The True Church’ for the coming of “THE LORD JESUS CHRIST”

    2) ‘The spirit of confusion and deception’ is being used by Satan and his followers in preparing the harlot church for the coming of the anti-Christ!

    THUS – CHRISTians must be even more vigilant in these very wicked times – reading, studying, deeply thinking about, praying about, and applying the Holy Word of God – ever remembering to:
    “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:” (1 Pet 5:8 – KJV)

    If you want to watch a clear Biblically sound warning message, please watch:

    Wake up call to the church – Jacob Prasch and Teerth Sond | 1:22:56

  2. Janice June 9, 2014 at 12:41 pm #

    Brother Nick, wow, I think you’ve said it all! Let those who have ears hear ya’!

  3. Van June 10, 2014 at 10:20 am #

    Yep, Brother Nick is right on. From my study of scripture…if/when the leadership of the church goes down…then, yes, as the church goes, the rest goes too.

  4. Bro. Nick June 10, 2014 at 3:53 pm #

    Janice & Van – Thank you for your supporting comments, they are deeply appreciated
    – HOWEVER – none of us are to be followers of men – It is not about me! (1 Cor 3:4-9)

    -|- with NO compromise -|- NO additions, NO deletions, NO changes!!!
    (Deut 4:2, 12:32 | Prov 30:5-6 | Rev 22:18-19)

    !!! – Psalm 115:1 – !!!

    “And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.”
    (Rev 4:8 -KJV) and Isaiah 6:1-13

  5. Christine Whipp June 11, 2014 at 10:28 am #

    Posted on Facebook. Thanks, David. cw

  6. Paula Southworth July 14, 2014 at 12:51 pm #

    There’s no turning back. God has given us over. Time for personal repentance and preparing to meet our Lord.

  7. Bro. Nick July 14, 2014 at 3:54 pm #

    I think that you are correct. My prayer for several months is “the LORD GOD” will by His Wondrous Grace have Mercy in His coming Righteous Judgment(s).