Dr. Adrian Rogers said, “I want to say that the great American dream was placed in the heart of our Founding Fathers, I believe, by Almighty God. No nation - no nation - ever had such a Christian beginning as America. I say this is the American dream. But it is becoming not a dream, but a nightmare. And the nation that we once knew is receding over the horizon. We have those who purport to lead us now who are such poor examples. Someone has wisely said, you know when little men cast long shadows, the sun is about to set. I’m afraid that we’re there.” 1
Those words were spoken in 1998.
Ravi Zacharias, in his book, Can Man Live Without God, shared the following:
The modernist’s creed betrays his bankruptcy. No one says this better than Steve Turner, the English journalist, in “Creed,” his satirical poem on the modern mind:
We believe in Marxfreudanddarwin.
We believe everything is OK
as long as you don’t hurt anyone,
to the best of your definition of hurt,
and to the best of your knowledge.
We believe in sex before, during, and
We believe in the therapy of sin.
We believe that adultery is fun.
We believe that sodomy’s OK.
We believe that taboos are taboo.
We believe that everything’s getting better
despite evidence to the contrary.
The evidence must be investigated
And you can prove anything with evidence.
We believe there’s something in horoscopes,
UFO’s and bent spoons;
Jesus was a good man just like Buddha,
Mohammed, and ourselves.
He was a good moral teacher although we think
His good morals were bad.
We believe that all religions are basically the same –
at least the one that we read was.
They all believe in love and goodness.
They only differ on matters of creation,
sin, heaven, hell, God, and salvation.
We believe that after death comes the Nothing
Because when you ask the dead what happens
they say nothing.
If death is not the end, if the dead have lied, then it’s
compulsory heaven for all
Hitler, Stalin, and Genghis Khan.
We believe in Masters and Johnson.
What’s selected is average.
What’s average is normal.
What’s normal is good.
We believe in total disarmament.
We believe there are direct links between warfare and
Americans should beat their guns into tractors
and the Russians would be sure to follow.
We believe that man is essentially good.
It’s only his behavior that lets him down.
This is the fault of society.
Society is the fault of conditions.
Conditions are the fault of society.
We believe that each man must find the truth that
is right for him.
Reality will adapt accordingly.
The universe will readjust.
History will alter.
We believe that there is no absolute truth
excepting the truth
that there is no absolute truth.
We believe in the rejection of creeds,
and the flowing of individual thought.
He then adds this postscript called Chance:
If chance be
the Father of all flesh,
disaster is his rainbow in the sky,
and when you hear
State of Emergency!
Sniper Kills Ten!
Troops on Rampage!
Whites go Looting!
Bomb Blasts School!
It is but the sound of man
worshipping his maker.” 2
You don’t have to be a Seminary professor, Bible scholar or tenured theologian to understand that a world without God is nothing more than Hell. Yet, our world and even our nation seems hell-bent on becoming that kind of world and that kind of nation.
“When God is no longer “Lord” in our lives and in our nation, we can no longer enjoy His blessings.”
Again, Dr. Rogers sounded the warning nearly two decades ago: “Some time ago in a political campaign the slogan was this: ‘It’s the economy, stupid.’ That is, if you want to get a vote from Americans, don’t worry about morality. Don’t worry about righteousness. Don’t worry about homes. Don’t think about God, churches; think about one thing: the economy. ‘It’s the economy, stupid.’ Well, very frankly, friend, that whole line of thought is stupid. It is not the economy. I don’t know what you want for your children, but I do not want for my children and grandchildren a nation that is wealthy and morally bankrupt. I do not want for my children - a nation of children, grandchildren – to have wealth, if they do have it, to squander in perversion and filth and immorality. I want a nation that we can thank God for, ‘one nation, under God.’” 3
The Bible says, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people whom he has chosen as his heritage” (Psalm 33:12).
When God is no longer “Lord” in our lives and in our nation, we can no longer enjoy His blessings.
But we can expect His judgment.
© 2017. Barry L. Cameron
[Join us for worship this Sunday. My message will be: THE GREATEST THREAT FACING AMERICA! You don’t want to miss it.]
1 Adrian Rogers. The Generation To Come. June 28, 1998. www.adrianrogerslibrary.com
2 Zacharias, Ravi K. Can Man Live without God. Nashville, TN: W Pub. Group, 2004. Print.
3 Adrian Rogers. The Generation To Come. June 28, 1998. www.adrianrogerslibrary.com
Barry L. Cameron has been the Senior Pastor of Crossroads since 1992 when the church was averaging 188 in morning worship. Today, more than 8,000 people call Crossroads their church home. Pastor Cameron and his wife, Janis, have three children and two grandsons. He’s the author of the bestseller: The ABCs of Financial Freedom, Contagious Generosity, and The Financial Freedom Workbook. The Cameron family has been completely debt free since November 2001.