First Things First

There are at least three issues that are of paramount importance to America’s resurgence. President Trump is on point so far in his presidency on key issues that are vital to this renewal.  However, only one of the top three has been positively addressed, one has been negatively addressed, and the other has not been addressed at all.

Steps have been taken to release the stranglehold of Obamacare, to hasten infrastructure projects, to secure our borders, to get a handle on immigration, and to stem corruption in Washington resulting from former administration officials turned lobbyists.  New regulations pushed by the former administration have been halted, the United States has withdrawn from the entanglement of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a freeze has been placed on federal hiring, and common sense job creation moves have been made in reducing regulatory burdens and giving a go ahead for major pipeline construction.  Serious plans also have been made to destroy the scourge of ISIS.

A popular saying during Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign was, “It’s the economy, stupid.”  This statement was an attempt to make the point that the economy was the main issue concerning America.  This was wrong then as it is now.  The economy and all other issues are secondary to moral issues.  To put it bluntly, moral issues are sin issues.  Like it or not, God is real and He has real issues with moral issues.  This is because He is sinless, pure, and holy; and since He made us in His image, He wants us to be sinless, pure, and holy for His glory and for our benefit.  While we all fall very short of this ideal, He will cleanse us through the sacrificed blood of Jesus and empower us by the Holy Spirit if we truly want Him to do this.

The three main moral issues that concern our nation are abortion, sexual deviancy, and pornography, which are related.  President Trump has partially corrected our course as a nation on the killing of unborn babies by reinstating a policy that former president Obama had overturned.  This is called the Mexico City Policy, which restricts US funding for abortions.

At this point, sexual deviancy has been upheld by President Trump.  He has left in place an order that requires federal contractors to hire homosexuals and transsexuals, regardless of the employers’ beliefs on such behavior and God’s orders on this matter, which include the following from the book of Romans, chapter 1:

18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.

21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.

24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25 They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.

26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.

28 Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. 29 They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; 31 they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy. 32 Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.

As God has stated, He has made Himself clear on this matter as to what our behavior should be, and He has set the standards of what is good and what is bad.  We can choose to defy Him, but in the end we will see that such a choice is great folly.  We can choose to obey Him, and in the end see the great wisdom in this choice.

The president has yet to make a stand against the epidemic of pornography, which is a catalyst for the before mentioned issues of abortion and sexual deviancy; and other crimes such as pedophilia, rape, battery, and murder.  Its availability and promotion by many, including those with great influence such as business owners and corporations, is devastating to individuals, families, and the nation.

Proverbs 14:34 tells us, “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin condemns any people.”  Hosea 4:6, “my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge.”  Hosea 4:14, “a people without understanding will come to ruin.”  We may guard our borders, increase our wealth, and build our infrastructure, but “Unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labor in vain.  Unless the LORD watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain.” (Psalm 127:1)  A nation of fools will not last.  May we as a nation open our eyes to the deception of the main stream media, the enemy, and our own flesh; and act upon what is true.  May we speak up for our children as Proverbs 31:8 says, “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves”.

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  1. Thank you for pointing out what even Fox News doesn’t point out.

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