Demise and Epitaph of American Civilization

Published 6:12 am Friday, February 11, 2022

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The United States of America Constitution guarantees: first of all, America was founded as a Christian nation.

Today, America is on the brink of becoming a corrupt, immoral, and lawless country with no worldly respect.

The following Scripture describes today’s America:
“1. This also know, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3. Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4. Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5. Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.” 2 Timothy 3:1-5, KJV.

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Hear this as the Lord communicated to Elijah: “And, behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the Lord was not in the earthquake:

And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.” 1 Kings 19:11-12 KJV.

As I was being raised, my father always advised me to let my conscience be my guide. Does the Lord speak to us through our conscience in a still small voice, I ask? Our conscience is the moral basis that helps guide prosocial behavior and leads us to behave socially acceptable. Our conscience is the part of our personality that helps us determine between right and wrong and keeps us from acting upon our most basic urges and desires. It makes us feel guilty when we do something wrong and good when we do something kind.

Today, do people listen to their conscience? Or, does the end justify the means, right or wrong? Honesty and morality are no longer associated with right and bad conscious decisions. Many elected today take oaths of office with no commitment to serve by their sworn oaths. Sworn oaths are only a ticket punch and ceremony required for office. Career politicians become very wealthy. Lies and corruption become more and more evident for their political survival. How does this happen?

Founding Father and 3rd President of the United States Thomas Jefferson wrote: “He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and third time, till at length it becomes habitual; he tells lies without attending to it, and truths without the world’s believing him. This falsehood of the tongue leads to that of the heart and in time depraves all its good dispositions.”

For any civilized society to exist, there must be law and order. Laws must be enforced and criminals prosecuted. This responsibility of law enforcement falls upon our police officers and prosecuting attorneys.

Today, our police are being demonized, harassed, threatened with defunding and elimination while violent criminals menace innocent victims. Criminals are now recognized as heroes, while our police are considered criminals, especially in the legitimate use of deadly force.

As a result, some prosecutors release these violent criminals only to menace innocent victims again. Many politicians support criminals and their acts over innocent victims, including rioting. As a result, criminals no longer fear the judicial system causing many police officers to abandon their careers. Those remaining are the targets of assassination. Innocent communities suffer.

America is imploding as a civilized society. Christianity is under attack as a growing evil culture is supported. Does the consciousness of anyone still exist, and is it listened to? Pray for America!

Faith columnist Keith Throckmorton, Fairfax County Police (Ret), wrote this column for the Winchester Sun can be reached at