“Have you ever found in history, one single example of a Nation thoroughly corrupted that was afterwards restored to virtue?
… And without virtue, there can be no political liberty
…Will you tell me how to prevent riches from becoming the effects of temperance and industry?
Will you tell me how to prevent luxury from producing effeminacy, intoxication, extravagance, vice and folly?
… I believe no effort in favour of virtue is lost”
~Written in a letter to Thomas Jefferson by John Adams~
WHERE IS THE VIRTUE IN AMERICA TODAY?????
DOES IT EVEN EXIST ANYMORE?
America has taken the path to redefine morality and what was good is now evil, what is up is now down. In other words, what was once recognized as being sinful is now being revered by many as virtuous. All the values, standards and morals our nation were established under and directed by God’s Holy Word are being discarded and we who are vehemently against these changes are being disparaged and persecuted by our government, leaders and supposedly our brethren. We have become nonconformists in our own land. Adams states “without virtue there can be no political liberty”; I say there can be no liberty period.
Isaiah 5:20 (KJV)
Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
WHAT SHOULD BE OUR EFFORT?
Philippians 4:4-9 (KJV)
4 Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.
5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.
6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.