Economic Cliff or Spiritual Cliff?


When foundations are being destroyed, what can the upright do?” Psalm 11:3

There has been a lot of talk these past few weeks about the fiscal cliff that the United States faced if congress and the president didn’t take some legislative action.  But more important than the financial cliff is the spiritual cliff that our nation faces that is even more destructive than our economic woes.

These past few years we have seen a decline in morality, a glorification of self-centered, arrogant, selfish behavior led by television, the movie industry and the media.  We are a nation that thinks it no longer needs God.

Church attendance continues to decline.  We legalize marijuana in two states, and have a healthcare mandate that forces people to violate their conscious about what they think is the murder of unborn children.

Some of the same people up in arms about the killings in Connecticut think nothing about the 50 million abortions in the U.S. since Rowe vs. Wade.  This past week, Planned Parenthood released their 2011 annual report and they had their best year ever for abortions, 333,964.  Let me state that again, 333,964 abortions performed by Planned Parenthood in 2011, that’s about the total population of Honolulu, Hawaii!

The current Time magazine gives us some reason to hope.  Their cover story states:

g9510.20_abortion.inddThere are fewer doctors willing to perform the procedure and fewer abortion clinics open for business. Pro-choice activists have been outflanked by their prolife counterparts, who have successfully lobbied for state-based regulations that limit access.

The pro-life cause has been winning the abortion war, in part, because it has pursued an organized and well-executed strategy. But public opinion is also increasingly on their side. Thanks to prenatal ultrasound and advanced neonatology,  Americans now understand what a fetus looks like and that babies born as early as 24 weeks can now survive.

Now is not the time to let up.  Christians, of all denominations, need to stand up for the lives of 2013’s three hundred thousand unborn babies!  We need to continue to pray, support local efforts with our time and money, and support pregnancy care centers.

If we can win this war, then we have a chance of bringing our country back from the brink of this Spiritual Cliff and truly become a country of “Liberty and Justice for All.”

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