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Arnold Toynbee (1889-1975), one of the best and most respected historians who ever lived, wrote: “Of the twenty-two civilizations that have appeared in history, nineteen of them collapsed when they reached the moral state the United States is in now.” These words shouldn’t be taken lightly by any American, because of who said them, and because of what has happened and is happening to us at this present hour.

Second president of the United States, John Adams wrote, ““Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious People. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” His fellow founding fathers shared this conviction, including his cousin Samuel Adams who said, “If we would enjoy this gift of Heaven, let us become a virtuous people.”

America, isn’t now, as it once generally speaking was, a “moral,” “religious” or “virtuous” people. We have become, generally speaking, an irreligious, immoral and non-virtuous people. We live now in what is almost entirely, a postmodern, post-truth, vulgarized, sodomized, anti-Christian America. We have either already collapsed or are on the very verge of the collapse Toynbee spoke of.

A civil war won’t set things straight here; a resurgence of Christian character is our only real hope. The answer to our crisis isn’t in resounding conservative victories at the polls; the answer is in a revival of Christian virtue among our people. Our system of government will work, our liberty will last, only to the degree that the influence of Christianity and virtuous character is dominant in America.

So, as if your life and liberty depends on it (which it does), start figuring out what virtue is and how to think and live virtuously. Learn what it means to be and behave like a Christian. The Bible is your sourcebook for this. Begin to immerse your mind in The Ten Commandments and The Sermon on the Mount. (See Ex. 20:1-17; Matt. 5-7; Rom. 12:1, 2; Phil. 2:5; 1 Pet. 1:16; Matt. 4:4).


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