“People in America are scared.”
This line has been filling my Facebook feed for four days now, usually to explain or excuse the senseless violence and criminal activity that has overtaken many cities across our nation. Some people are threatening the lives of others because of their skin color or religion, while others are destroying other people’s homes, businesses, vehicles, etc.
People in America are scared. And they should be, but not for the reasons we have been given. There are legitimate reasons that many Americans should be scared, and here are a few:
1. People should be scared that tens of millions of people are manipulated by the talking heads on TV and the internet, believing anything and everything that they hear without discernment.
2. People should be scared that the current generation of children in school are being taught that they have no definite purpose in this life, that what matters is only what they think and believe.
3. People should be scared that we have at least two generations of Americans who no longer believe in or accept any kind of absolute truth or error outside of their own making.
4. People should be scared that millions of Americans believe that they are not responsible for the consequences of their actions and that blame and violence are acceptable responses to situations they don’t like or agree with.
5. People should be scared that there are high-ranking officials in every part and party of our government who hold to a bold and blatant philosophy supporting:
- the systematic execution of the most innocent of our citizens with no trial, no jury, and no defense, whose only crime was being conceived
- the planned extinction of future generations by elevating the preferred family unit to consist of same-sex unions rather than opposite-sex unions
- the complete rejection of God in favor of the worship of nature, as enshrined in the environment and animal kingdom
- the dismantling of the system that our founders put into place in our Constitution (admitted to be a “fundamental transformation of our nation”), without following the processes the founders designed to allow for such changes
- the open immigration of millions of people into our country who neither respect nor intend to follow our laws or who outright hate and wish to kill our citizens if we don’t accept their preferred form of government
- the indoctrination of the children, who are allowed to live, by the very government system that they are fundamentally transforming
People in America should be scared, not because of any given presidential candidate or party, but because of what is being done to them, while they sit in the corner and cry, or kneel, or riot, or cheer, or yell — all without realizing they are unwittingly pawns on someone else’s chess board.
Indeed, even Jesus said there is something to fear: “Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Instead, fear the one who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell” (Matthew 10:28).
But the same Jesus also said that we don’t have to be afraid. People are not only scared, they’re tired and weighed down by a system that is beating them up emotionally, mentally, physically, and even spiritually.
But there is a way we can not be scared. There is actually hope, and it’s not in parties and politics. Are you tired of all of this? Jesus said, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28).
Only Jesus gets rid of fear, and he has laid out the only path to make any person or nation truly great. If you’re interested in a legitimately life-changing platform, check out this free booklet (PDF). You’ll never be the same.