"SHOUT! THE LORD HAS GIVEN YOU YOUR CITY!"
June 14, 1992
By the year 1995, Washington and Benton Counties of Arkansas
will grow to approximately 225,000 people. Washington and
Benton counties are transitioning from being rural counties
into being a small compact metropolitan area. Within the
last two years we have seen rapid change. The reason for
this is we are rapidly becoming urbanized, or if you may,
citified. You can live in Northwest Arkansas or anywhere
else in America and receive CNN or USA TODAY and
immediately you are in the flow of the entire country. These
are days of rapid change.
Northwest Arkansas is no longer isolated from the effects
of moral decline in America. In fact, we are now contributing
to it. For example, the homosexual community in Northwest
Arkansas is growing, even affecting the teenage community
today. Abortions, the murder of the unborn, takes place within
minutes from here. The disease of AIDS is an ever-growing
problem right here in Northwest Arkansas. The increased
cost of health care is a major problem. The caring for the
elderly demands much attention. Poverty and child abuse
are at an all-time high in Northwest Arkansas. Alcohol and
drugs are much alive in our schools and the families of
Northwest Arkansas. Over one-half of the couples who marry
in our region end their marriage in divorce. Dead religion
with liberal theology prevail in this region. FOR THE PEOPLE
who moved here saying, "We are escaping the problems of
major cities in our country" had better not be deceived. Those
of you who have lived here for your entire lives had better
not be deceived. Get your head out of the sand. Northwest
Arkansas is a microcosm of the problems that exist in this
In spite of this, I say to you the same thing that Joshua said
to the people of God years ago, "Shout! The Lord has given
you the city!" Do you believe that today?
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