The Great Crisis
You and I, our nation, and the world are in the midst of a great crisis. What is that crisis?
to what the news media tells us and contrary to what politicians tell
us, this is not a banking crisis. It’s not an unemployment crisis.
It’s not a stock market crisis. It’s not a housing crisis. It’s not an
automobile crisis. No, this crisis has absolutely nothing to do with
This crisis is much, much bigger than the economy.
In fact, the problems with the economy are simply effects of the greater
crisis faced by you and I, our nation, and the world.
of all our problems is that we have become alienated from God. Our
rejection of God, who is the author of freedom, is at the root of the
crisis we face. Freedom and prosperity are blessings from the Lord of
the universe. When we decide that we no longer need God, or that God
simply doesn’t exist, we throw away the most priceless gift we have.
we seek utopia on earth and believe that through the agency of man we
can solve all of our problems and all of our nation’s problems, we
invite the kind of disaster our nation is now facing.
by whatever name—Communism, Socialism, Nazism, Objectivism, Fascism—is
based on a rejection of God. It is based on a belief that man can solve
all his problems through his own intellect. All these anti-God
ideologies believe that we can create a perfect utopia right here on
That utopia did exist, of course. It was called the
Garden of Eden, but man sinned and was driven out of the Garden to
struggle in a sin cursed world. God drove man out not because He hated
man, but because He loved man and knew that imperfect man would destroy
All the problems that you and I face—disease, failed
relationships, pain, etc.—come as a result of our sinful state. Man
created these problems when he rejected God.
Today our society
mocks and rejects God. We have soiled God’s gift of marriage. Like
ancient heathens, we sacrifice our children and our unborn children for
our pleasure and benefit. We lust after wealth and goods and
immorality. We bow down and worship the “knowledge” of this age, and
reject the true wisdom of God.
What is going to happen to our
land? Unless and until we turn back to God and His truths, we are not
going to like what happens here. But there is still time. There is
Spiritual renewal is stirring in our land. And with
tough times, people will turn back to God. We don’t give a second
thought to God when things are going well, but when He brings us to our
knees our eyes are again opened to the truths of God and of His deep and
We may indeed be on the verge of the worst of
times financially, but there is hope that we may also be on the verge of
spiritual renewal which brings blessings of love, freedom, hope, and
Whatever the outcome, God still
sits on His throne and cares for you and for me. He has promised to
never leave us or forsake us. That is a promise we can take to the