The Compass is Broken

As a pilot, one of the first instruments that I learned about was the magnetic compass. It’s a wonderful instrument that helps guide us along our journey.

Today, I fly an airplane valued at roughly $200 million. Perched right there on top of all the computerized flight instruments is the magnetic compass. If all else fails, the compass will remain true.

The compass I write about today is not the magnetic compass but rather the moral compass. That is, the moral compass of America. I believe that we, as Christians are largely to blame for the broken moral compass.

The video of Donald Trump talking about women in a degrading manner is horrible and indefensible and he was wrong to say it. But stop what you are doing and take a look around.

How many television shows can you watch with your kids and not have cover their eyes and ears? Rated PG movies of today would have been rated R twenty years ago. The average rap song says things worse than Trump did every other verse. Nearly half (48 percent) of American children are born to a mother who is not married. America’s morals continue to decline at a rapid pace.

Susan Stamper Brown may have said it best, “ The only way Progressivism wins is without the presence of absolute truth. Without it, morality is defined by ever-changing social whims; what’s wrong today is right tomorrow. Truth is, it’s impossible to define morality without a plumb line or divine standard. Wandering outside already-established boundaries since the beginning of time gets us where we are today. History demonstrates it. Polls prove it. Empty pews show it. Progressives love it.”

According to the latest polls 75% of Americans identify as Christians. This is down from 80% in 2008. The decline is troubling but that is a discussion for another day.

Sources have stated that only about 50% of Christians in America are registered to vote. Of those that are registered, only 50% of those actually vote. This means that 75% Christians are not taking advantage of their most sacred right.

In 1774, our founding fathers wrote this in the Journal of the Continental Congress: “It is an indispensable duty which we owe to God, our country, ourselves and posterity, by all lawful ways and means in our power to maintain, defend and preserve these civil and religious rights and liberties for which many of our fathers fought, bled and died, and to hand them down entire to future generations.”

Imagine a United States where each Christian casts a single vote. Then, that single vote becomes one voice. Because when a vote is cast to reflect God’s moral principles, you’re not merely taking advantage of your rights, but you’re performing a duty essential in preserving, or in some cases, repairing, the moral fabric of our nation.

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