Consequences of Forgetting God

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY JUNE 20, 2019

         THE UNRAVELING OF A CULTURE IS REVEALED IN MANY WAYS. FIRST, WE WORSHIP PROSPERITY, WHICH C.S. LEWIS WARNED WOULD KNIT US TO THIS WORLD INSTEAD OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD.

         SECOND, WE ARE RELYING MORE ON OUR WEALTH AND OTHER EXTERNALS AND THUS FEEL LESS AND LESS THE NEED OF GOD. THIS LEADS TO A GROWING TOLERANCE OF EVERYTHING AND AN INTOLERANCE OF THOSE WHO REMIND US OF WHAT GOD HAS SAID. THIS ISN’T UNIQUE TO AMERICAN CULTURE. IT HAS HAPPENED IN CULTURES SINCE BIBLICAL TIMES. THE SHAME IS THAT WE LEARN NOTHING FROM HISTORY OF THE CONSEQUENCES FOR INDIVIDUALS AND NATIONS THAT FORGET GOD.

         OH WE HAVE CHURCHES ON NEARLY EVERY CORNER AND LOTS OF PEOPLE ATTEND THEM, BUT THERE IS A SEPARATION BETWEEN WHAT IS PREACHED AND TAUGHT IN THOSE BUILDINGS AND HOW MANY OF US APPLY WHAT WE HEAR TO OURSELVES AND THE WIDER CULTURE. MANY CHURCHES HAVE BECOME WHITE WASHED TOMBS, AS JESUS DESCRIBED THEM, PREFERRING APPROVAL FROM THE WORLD TO THE APPROVAL OF GOD.

         YOU AND I MUST CHOOSE WHOM WE WILL SERVE. CHOOSE RIGHTLY AND YOU AND CULTURE WILL PROSPER IN THE THINGS THAT PLEASE GOD.  I’M CAL THOMAS.