The inadequacy of us is shown in the Law, the Old Testament. We are exposed to our unrighteousness making us unacceptable before God.
The adequacy of us is shown in Jesus, the New Testament. We are covered by His blood making us acceptable before God.
From the 60’s the USA started to move away from God. It probably started earlier but the 60’s is as far back as I remember. In 1960 fish sticks were always served at schools on Friday, stores were closed on Sunday, the song “Earth Angel” was band from the radio in San Jose, California by the Catholic church. There were very, very few girls that had had sex. Respect of a girl’s virginity by boys was more than today. The majority of people rested on Sunday and went to church. Parents were respected. Children called adults by their last names. Youth and drugs were unknow or very, very minimal. Electing Kennedy for president was a big thing. He was Catholic and not a Protestant. Few were divorced. I was ashamed my parents were divorced. I went to a high school in Seattle with about 3,000 kids. To the best of my knowledge [I knew most kids]: 2 divorces, no girls pregnant, one “loose” girl and guy in school. No drugs but smoking and drinking yes. As the Viet Nam war accelerated, and the Beatles returned from India, new age moved into society, sex and rock and roll became common by 1965 and by Woodstock in 1969 things were different. God was being pushed out and replaced by self. “Me and I” first became most important. To change that much any restrictions by God had to be removed. The removal of the awareness of God and things of God has continued until today.
The attempt to create human freedom is found in our effort to eliminate God from society. Instead of creating human freedom we created spiritual bondage by the devil, and his minions and demons. Either willingly or not, the West and especially our country has become servants to the devil. We humans got more then we bargained for from the devil. The devil’s nature is to hate, to only lie, to divide, and provide bondage, divide and kill. We have received a lot of all of that already. We will continue to go down this road of servitude and pain until we cry out to God for help. For some reason the Demoncrates have embraced the nature of the devil. I think among other things, Demoncrates love the control, the power and authority they have.
Jesus said: John 10:10 The thief [the devil] does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I [Jesus] have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
Speaking to the Jews about the devil, Jesus said: John 8:44 You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.
So, we have eliminated God from our society and are reaping the rewards provided by the devil, lies, hatred, division, deception, discourse, destruction, and more.
Even if we do not see the battle, there is one in God’s realm and we see the results.
Ephesians 6:12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
God is the merciful God.
2 Corinthians 3:16 Nevertheless when one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. 17 Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
The solution is not from changing our policies, or ways, it is by Christian’s humbly asking God to return to His rightful position of leading the USA.
2 Chronicles 7:15 Now My [God] eyes will be open and My ears attentive to prayer made in this place.