by Rex Yancey

What Shall the Righteous Do?
Rex Yancey
Psalm 11:3

I heard Joel Gregory when he preached to the Southern Baptist Convention many years ago tell the story of a castle in Ireland that was an architectural gem. It was called the Castle Wray. The structure fell into disrepair because the peasants began to dismantle it for its stones.

The heir of the castle got word of it and hired an agent to build a six foot wall around it. Then he left feeling the castle would be safe from its trespassers.

Several years he came back and found his six foot wall. However, the agent had removed the stones from the castle to build the wall. In other words, he tore down the gem to build the wall.

In our day of godlessness and political correctness, our nation is being torn down to build a wall

I personally believe that the last act by SCOPUS may be the brick that brings down the wall of protection from Almighty God.

Edward Gibeon, in his book THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE, gave five reasons for its fall: There was an undermining of the dignity and sanctity of the home; There were higher taxes and more entitlements; There was the mad craze for pleasure where sports became more brutal; There was the building of great armaments when the enemy was within; And, there was the decay of religion, fading into mere form. That sounds to me like the United States of America.

French historian, Alexis de Tocqueville made a journey from France to the U. S. in the 1800's to find out the source of greatness in America. He said, ''I looked in her harbors, her fields and her industry, and her factories. However, I could not find the greatness of America until I went into her churches. America is great because America is good. If America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.

While there are pockets of goodness in America, I fear that America is ceasing to be good. More and more of our leaders have become anti-God. We are paying the price for their unbe ...

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