One thing many polls will agree on is that America is not headed in the right direction. A lot of things are going wrong, and are in need of fixing.
Instead of taking the easy road, laying blame, and whining about problems, one academic has taken a different approach. He has singled out problems, to be sure. But, unlike many others, he has said something about how to make them better. (As related by the Christian Post).
That academic is Norman Geisler. If you are unfamiliar with his work, he gives an overview on his website. In short, he’s no light-weight.
The most pressing problems for America, as he sees them, are:
-Politically: increasingly diminished freedoms
-Theologically: defense of biblical inerrancy
He contends that:
The founding fathers all, without exception, showed an inseparable unity between integrity and liberty, between virtue and our freedoms.”Now that we no longer have a Judeo-Christian basis for our country we are realizing that we are losing all our freedoms along with it,” he explained. “Our job is to speak to the culture and help re-establish our Judeo-Christian basis or our freedom is going to be swept away.
He says that the freedoms celebrated by the Founding Fathers only existed within the context of a certain set of virtues.
So, if someone wants to make the country better, they will have to re-establish the ideas and values those freedoms sprang out of in the first place. Right?
Alright then people! Best get started.
It’s a long road back.
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