Devotion: August 26

Plunging Headlong Away from God

Scripture: Psalm 53:3
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God is the source of knowledge and wisdom. But we seem to be in a major hurry to forget that these days. Since the early 1960s, America has been plunging headlong away from God, religion, and the Bible—at least, officially—into materialism, atheism, evolutionism, and a godless secular philosophy of life. We are reaping the terrible consequences of that philosophy.

My friends, the seeds of secularism, grounded in evolution, have been and are producing a most pernicious and deadly harvest in America today. Years ago I read an interesting illustration by Dr. Ernest Gordon, dean emeritus of the Princeton University Chapel. He said that in the late 1950s, he spoke at a public school:

Twenty years later, I was invited to the same school for the same purpose. I again presented myself to the same office, but it was no longer the habitat of an educator [the assistant headmaster]. It was the command post of a police inspector. Corridors and classrooms were monitored by police officers who reported regularly to the inspector. The reasons for the change were obvious: violence, assault, rape, drug-induced madness . . . The demoralized school is the tragic consequence of a society’s rejection of the biblical worldview that provided the intellectual dynamic of Western education.

The Word of God is the source of true wisdom and even knowledge. David said, “I have more understanding than all my teachers, for Your testimonies are my meditation” (Psalm 119:99).

 

Question to ponder: If there is no belief in God, how will humanity be held accountable to be good?