Friday, February 20, 2009

Cultural Commentary

Much has gone on in the cultural and political sphere in the last few weeks, and I could not hope to keep up. Questionable economic stimulus packages have pushed through Congress; debates have raged surrounding in vitro fertilization, abstinence, and childbearing in general because of the unwise decision of a doctor and an irresponsible mother; the theory of evolution was "celebrated" in honor of the birthday of Charles Darwin, almost as much as freedom was celebrated in honor of the birthday of Abraham Lincoln; a defender of pornography was nominated for the position of Deputy Attorney General of the United States; and much more.

My commentary is futile. What is needed is a fresh word from a seasoned, discerning man of God. Billy Graham delivered:

"Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance.

We know Your Word says, 'Woe to those who call evil good,' but that is exactly what we have done.

We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values.

We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery.

We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare.

We have killed our unborn and called it choice.

We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable.

We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self esteem.

We have abused power and called it politics.

We have coveted our neighbor's possessions and called it ambition.

We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression.

We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment.

Search us, Oh God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from every sin and Set us free. Amen!"

As heard on the radio show The Rest of the Story with Paul Harvey.

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