Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Five Fingers of Death

Edward Gibbons in his classic study declared, "The collapse of the Roman Empire was the result of five primary causes. He listed them as follows:
  1. The rapid increase in divorce and the undermining of the sanctity of the home.
  2. The spiraling rise of taxes and extravagant spending.
  3. The mounting craze for pleasure and the brutalization of sports.
  4. The building of gigantic armaments and the failure to recognize that the real enemy is moral decay.
  5. The decay of religion and the fading of faith into a mere form.
As I look around at this great land called America I see a similar trend. We are indeed repeating those very things. Divorce is commonplace for the most frivolous reasons. Tax increases and extravagance are apparent everywhere. Sporting events are becoming more brutal everyday. In spite of talk of reductions in weaponry we have more than adequate to wipe out mankind. Morality is at an all time low. Religion is mere form of godliness denying the power. We are indeed in trouble as a nation and perhaps on the verge of a disatrous collapse.

If Gibbions was right we better watch out. We need to turn our eyes upon Jesus and get back to the God of our Fathers. Five icy fingers of death are threatening to choke out the life of this great country. Let us get back to God.

Scripture: "If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do? Psalm 11:2

Rev. W. Scott Lockard

©2003 Pastor Lockard's Living on the Bright side Ministries

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