"You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned?" (Matthew 5:13 NKJV)
The United States has become a place of great religious diversity. Practically every religion is represented in this great land, and they all seem to be thriving. Americans are showing an increased interest in Buddhism, Hinduism, and Paganism. There’s even an assortment of Pagan sects for people to choose from. You can become a member of Wicca, you can be a devout Druid, or if you’re still having a hard time settling on one, you can join the Eclectic Pagan Society. The religious landscape is getting increasingly crowded, and the cross of Christ is becoming harder and harder to find.
It hasn’t always been this way. There was a time when American society was synonymous with the Christian faith. Just read what some of our founding fathers went on record as saying:
The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were . . . the general principles of Christianity . . . I will avow that I then believed and now believe that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and attributes of God. -John Adams in a letter written on the day the Declaration of Independence was approved by Congress
We recognize no Sovereign but God, and no King but Jesus !-Rev. Jonas Clarke or one in his company on April 18, 1775, on the eve of the Revolutionary War, after a British major ordered John Adams, John Hancock, and those with them to disperse in "the name of George the Sovereign King of England."
It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religion, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ. –Patrick Henry in a speech to the House of Burgesses in May 1765
The list goes on, and it shows how far our nation has drifted in her attitude toward the Christian gospel. Now our children aren’t permitted to pray publicly in school, and the Ten Commandments can’t be displayed in our halls of justice.
Jesus declared that we’re the salt of the earth. I pray we would take our call seriously and act with a sense of urgency before we see all semblance of the gospel vanish from our society.