Staggering depravity and lies confront us daily. Like Daniel, we should blush and be ashamed over our sins, deeply embarrassed by the sins of our people (Dan. 9:5-14). To lose the ability to blush should horrify us (Jer. 6:15; 8:12). It is sign of a “seared conscience,” branded by wickedness (1 Tim. 4:2), hardened and scabbed over by so much contagion that it can no longer discern right from wrong. Unless God redeems that man or people, it will descend lower into the abyss of sin.
From the Pastor's Desk
The wheels have come off the vehicle of our body politic. Good men can still run for public office, and sometimes win, in some places more than in others. We still talk about the rule of law, and when it is convenient, national leaders quote the colonial fathers. But our system of independent states which once agreed to delegate limited, enumerated powers to a federal government that was the organ of the States no longer exists. A bloody civil war, loss of religious faith, and historical revision have inverted our national institutions.