Psalm 78:1-4 – Shewing to the generation to come…

Psalm 78:1-4
1
 Give ear, O my people, to my law: incline your ears to the words of my mouth.
2 I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old:
3 Which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us.
4 We will not hide them from their children, shewing to the generation to come the praises of the Lord, and his strength, and his wonderful works that he hath done.

-At the outset of our nation, it was very clear what God we served and that He was responsible for our freedoms and blessings.  Even though religious expression was always designed to be free for each individual, as a whole country we knew where we stood.  American was never perfect, but as human institutions go, the hand of God seemed to be guiding us and not resisting us.  Nowadays, things that were once criminal are now commonplace, things that were shameful are now celebrated, and the words on the lips of the average American are how this country is in the toilet.  What happened?  In the 1963 Abington Township School District v. Schempp case, the Supreme Court declared school-sponsored Bible reading and reciting of the Lord’s Prayer was unlawful.  Since that time, we have had at least three generations move through our public school system (the foundational training system for most children) who learn about Christianity in “Comparative Religion” classes and view the Bible as a literary text.  We still teach our children that they should do right, but by removing God’s authority, we can no longer teach our children why they should do right.  The Bible teaches us to “train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6)  For over 50 years, this nation has taught its youth to go the wrong way, and for over 50 years this nation has scratched its head wondering why things have gone so wrong.

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