The American people for most of their history have been living in a bubble of sanity in a terminally insane world. Even today, the sane people still remaining in America tend to think the world should want the Christian ethics and morality that our nation was founded on. That is not the reality. Most of the world wants secular humanism and cultural Marxism.
The foundational truths of Christianity made America the most sane and prosperous nation on earth. Even so, it appears that most people in America have started thinking like the terminally insane world. That is what happens when people stop fearing God. They are soon given over to a reprobate mind.
Most Americans have moved outside the Christian morality sanity bubble and have now chosen to dwell in the terminally insane world system. We see this in our educational system with the fake science and the decadence being taught as truth. The insanity is also evident in the growing criminal population. That includes both the criminals in prison and those criminals that should be in prison but are running the asylum. We also see that this insanity increasingly prevailing in the culture of “anything goes except anything founded on what the Bible teaches. Our nation collectively now has a problem determining what is good from what is evil.
The sanity in America largely came from her Christian foundations. Now that the foundation is crumbling the whole house will soon collapse. Christians in America should not be surprised at what they see happening. When churches removed the Bible as the foundation for Christianity and inserted worldly doctrines of men, the results became predictable. American Christianity is now much like the church at Laodicea.
Rev 3:14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
The Laodicean Church became wealthy and worldly. They lived in false security because they were high on a hill and rich by the standards of the world. However, Jesus informed them that they were poor spiritually. They were living in the flesh instead of walking in the spirit. The letter to Laodicea could have been written to most Christians in America today. Two-thirds of those claiming to be born again believers do not even believe what the Bible says on critical salvation issues. The vast majority of Christians in America do not have a Christian worldview.
It really should not surprise true Christians that we live in a terminally insane world. The Bible makes it quite clear that sin has brought insanity into the world and that there is no human remedy. Man in the flesh is corrupted, is without God, and is condemned. The natural mind will only lead the world down the path to destruction. That is why God sent Jesus. He is the only way mankind can escape the corruption caused by sin, the flesh and the Devil.
Even non Christians should see that we are living in a terminally insane world. The history of the world should make the insanity abundantly clear. The people in the world have continually been demonstrating their depravity and insanity throughout its history. No peace on the earth ever lasts for long, there is always more murder, another war, another rebellion, another revolution, and another counter-revolution. Nothing has changed over thousands of years except man has now developed the means to destroy the whole planet through man-made weapons of mass destruction (WND).
With the world’s insane history, what sane person could even think that man will suddenly become peaceful instead of actually using those WMD in anger one day? Just, look at world conditions today. After the war to end all wars (WWI), after WWII, after the Age of Aquarius peace movement, and after countless wars and rumors of wars since, do you actually see any indication that the world is progressing toward peace? The world used the acronym MAD in the cold war era because the mutually assured destruction they were contemplating was mad. That madness was not annulled just because the Soviet Union collapsed.
Even if all nations give up their nuclear weapons today, what makes anyone think that humans would not just create even deadlier weapons to use against each other in the future? Besides nuclear weapons, countries are now actively developing laser weapons, plasma weapons, biological weapons and non nuclear explosives that bring as much destruction as nuclear bombs.
So, knowing that man is insane, why do some Christians think that we are going to make a utopia on earth before Jesus returns and cuts off evil doers from the earth? Why do some Christians in America expect to bring Christian morality back to a people that have chosen to abandon it? How can we make America sane again if the people love their insanity?
Christians are to be salt and light to the world. The salt and the light is not given to the world so people can live fat and happy lives in their corrupted flesh. The salt gives the cure for people to escape corruption of their flesh and the light removes the darkness that keeps them from seeing, believing and being born of the Spirit. We Christians should know that people who love the sins of the flesh will not inherit the Kingdom of Heaven. We must be born of the Spirit; we must all be changed (1 Co 15:50).
The world is a terminally insane place. Christians should not have unrealistic expectations that they are somehow going to cure this terminal insanity by peddling social justice for rotting minds. We are now seeing the conditions that the Bible describes as occurring in the last days. As Christians, we can try to influence things for the better in the world. However, we should know the end will come as written in spite of any Christian efforts.
In other words, if you really believe we are in the end times why do you think that Christians will actually restore America to biblical morality by just electing new leaders? The only real hope for America is through the gospel. Only the conversion of many Americans to Christ will make America sane again.
Editor note: This is a modified version of my article of March 30, 2010. It was posted on my old blog.