Posted by: the warrioress | January 10, 2013

A World Without God

The world is increasingly becoming more secular, though some might still refer to it as “pluralistic.” America, however, is moving from a once very religious nation, to a more secular country. How has America changed as we’ve been moving away from God? (Source)

What does America look like now? What are the headlines and statistics in this increasingly secular “world without God?”  Are these statistics mere coincidence? How is life for our children in this secular nation?

Let’s take a look at some interesting current events:

1) Twenty children slaughtered at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. (Source)

2) Gang-raped teen unconscious and under the influence,  also put on display and urinated upon by high school youths in Ohio. (Source)

3) Increasing figures of mass child abuse, impacting all socioeconomic groups. (Source)

4) In the last thirty years, since 1982,  sixty one mass murders have occurred. (Source)

5) Child & adolescence bullying is on the rise in our schools. (Source)

6) Domestic violence is on the rise. (Source)

7) Illicit drug use by teens on the rise in schools. (Source)

8) One baby is aborted every 26 seconds, 137 every hour, 3,304 every day,
23,196 every week , 100,516 every month, 1.206,192 every year in the United States alone. (Source)

9) With more than 2.3 million people locked up, the U.S. has the highest incarceration rate in the world. One out of 100 American adults is behind bars — while a stunning one out of 32 is on probation, parole or in prison. (Source)

10) After spouses killing spouses, parents killing children is the most common variety of family homicide, according to a U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics study of homicides from 1976 to 2005. (Source)

11) The number of young children who kill is small, but edging up after reaching an all-time high a decade ago. (Source)

12) The U.S. Justice Department suggests that most U.S. children are exposed to violence in their daily lives, with more than 60 percent reporting exposure within the past year. (Source)

13) On the link between certain widely prescribed psychotropic drugs, suicide and homicidal violence, Dr. David Healy, a British psychiatrist and author of “Pharmageddon,” said in November of 2012: “Violence and other potentially criminal behavior caused by prescription drugs are medicines best kept secret…” (Prescription-Drug-Induced Violence Medicine’s Best Kept Secret? Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) November 12, 2012) (Source)

14) Shortt adds that Ritalin, Adderall, Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil and other psychotropic drugs are, “…being used to drug schoolchildren at rates that are difficult to comprehend…The Drug Enforcement Administration has estimated that 8 million children and adults were on Ritalin in 2000. Prescriptions for Ritalin increased by 700 percent from 1990 to 2001.” (Source)

15) Forty million Americans are regular visitors to internet porn sites. Twenty percent of men admit to watching porn at work. By age eleven, most of our children have seen pornography online. (Source)

16) One in three ten-year-olds have been exposed to pornography online; the largest group of internet porn consumers: 12 to 17 year olds. Fifty percent of pastors regularly view porn. 70% of Christian men view porn repeatedly. (Source)

17) 747,408. That’s how many registered sex offenders there are in the United States. And according to new information from National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, that number has increased dramatically since 2006. (Source)

18) Since the Columbine attack, there have been at least a 179 school shootings. (Source)

19) 8.1% of coupled households consist of unmarried heterosexual partners, according to The State of Our Unions 2005, a report issued by the National Marriage Project at Rutgers University. The same study said that only 63% of American children grow up with both biological parents — the lowest figure in the Western world. (Source)

20) Some 70% of sociopaths come from fatherless homes. Father absence produces many consequences similar to the symptoms of sociopathy — early, precocious sexuality; antagonistic, deprecating attitude toward the opposite sex; lack of interest in bonding with a durable, stable mate; aggressive acting-out; excessive boasting; and risk-taking behavior. (Source)

21) It’s true that more and more children are growing up in single parent households, and many of these families struggle to get by. But that’s not an accident of poor choices: while single parenthood has been skyrocketing, we’ve also been paring back the supports that could help these families stay afloat. (Source)

What is happening to America? Look how it is changing! There is no denying the impact of the changes. At one time we were a nation of strong family units who loved God, country, and family. We’ve become something else now altogether. Without God and the values of a truly God-centered life in our country, we are rapidly declining.

That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world. – Ephesians 2:12

All Christians may in like manner be reminded of the fact that, before their conversion, they were “without Christ.” Though they had heard of him, and were constantly under the instruction which reminded them of him, yet they were without any true knowledge of him, and without any of the hopes which result from having embraced him. Many were infidels. Many were scoffers. Many were profane, sensual, corrupt. Many rejected Christ with scorn; many, by simple neglect. All were without any true knowledge of him; all were destitute of the peace and hope which result from a saving acquaintance with him. We may add, that there is no more affecting description of the state of man by nature than to say, he is without a Saviour. Sad would be the condition of the world without a Redeemer – sad is the state of that portion of mankind who reject him. (Source)

The Heritage of Atheism (http://www.rzim.org/a-slice-of-infinity/the-heritage-of-atheism/)

The Unbearable Heaviness of Being (http://www.billmuehlenberg.com)

Imagine a world without God (http://www.hopefortheheart.org/2012/05/imagine-a-world-without-god/)

The Absurdity of Life Without God (http://www.reasonablefaith.org/the-absurdity-of-life-without-god)

The Sad Story of a Life Without God (http://blogs.answersingenesis.org/)

Sociopathic Parenting (http://www.naturalchild.org/james_kimmel/sociopathic_parenting.html)

One Question (thedifferencesofus.com)

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Responses

  1. Scary and True! It is bad enough that some may have never heard of the Salvation through Christ but what is sadder is when they have heard and they reject Him. 😦

  2. Word with out God, what a concept! and how would go on safely
    and successfully?
    Great post!

  3. Psalm 9:17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.

    ***
    Gen 18:26 And the LORD said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes.
    Gen 18:32 And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten’s sake.

    May God’s people stay true, and perhaps He will continue to show mercy.

  4. A world without God cannot exist. We, as Christians, exist to further Gods glory and lead others to Him. Are we failing in our purpose for being here? Is the Church? As a Christian I think we could do better and the Church could also. Too many blind eyes are turned towards people who need our guidance or just a word of encouragement.
    Our prisons are full of the most dangerous of the criminals, of we put everyone in there that should be incarcerated we would need to double the amount of prisons.
    As parents, are we failing our children? Look at all the violence in the new video games, movies and even some of the television shows. We expose them to all this violence then wonder why they are so prone to violence.
    There is a large call for tighter gun control laws, but in China the problem was knifes not guns that killed all those children. Guns were outlawed there years ago.
    So what is the answer? God is the answer! We, as a people, need to bring God back into the center of our lives. We need to be out in the streets inviting people back to church. We need church leaders to start looking at people as people rather than a bigger paycheck, after all some of the people can’t even put enough money together to buy their family a good meal.
    It is not a world without God, it is a world of people looking for direction to God.

    Ed

  5. a call to fervent, constant prayer! Lord, our hope is in you. We need you! Please come! Come through us, your body. Help us to serve you and be compelled by your love. Reach the lost. Rescue those trapped in sin and lies. Purify us and set us apart for your work. Help us to lay down everything we are doing that builds our own houses instead of yours. Have mercy, Lord Jesus! Let your will be done. Nothing is impossible for you. Restore our country and the people within for your glory and purpose. Protect the children. In your holy name. Amen.

  6. Hmmmm….This is kind of unlike your usual posts Adrienne. While certainly all the signs are there that the world we live in is slowly turning more away from God; is it only my imagination/my perspective/my slant on things that believes that you usually are more of a “glass half-full” sort of person??
    Despite all the glaringly obvious sin-embracing movement of “the world”, usually your writing reflects signs that good does exist, and the potential for an ethical turn-around also exists.
    I think we all know that much of “the world” embraces evil. (Even ALL of the Christian community embraces some quatity of evil.) Has reporting on the existence of evil in the world now become the basis and thrust of your writing?
    Many such reporters exist elsewhere in “the world”. Perhaps I just haven’t been following your writings closely enough. I fully realize that some of the things you have written are “doom + gloom” revelations.
    But I’ve always valued the message of “hope” found in your pieces. Where is the “hope” in this effort of your’s? That’s always been a great part of the attraction held for me in digesting your writings.
    God bless you Adrienne. I hope you know I still love you. 🙂

  7. What an amazing post to see today! I am still trying to get child support from my “devout” Mormon ex-husband, but he paid off one more lawyer. Because I was trying to pay my lawyer, too, I cannot pay my property taxes now. His name is Sid Unrau. You can find him on FaceBook. He likes to refer to himself as “gentleman and father” but he has not been a gentleman.

    God help me. When my child was conceived I was married, I promise, just in case there are judgmental people out there. Now I’m just a single mother, a “harlot” and there is no place for me in the church. As the Apostle Paul said, “Come, sit here under my footstool.” No place of honor for single mothers in the church. The church does not help when a father refuses to support. So much for “Families are Forever,” as the Mormons like to say. There are plenty of Mormon lawyers in Happy Valley sticking it to single mothers.

    Jesus, I know you’re watching. Where is justice?

  8. Well, guys..it’s time. I’m going to try to catch up on replying to my comments for the last er… 8 posts? Since New Years, I guess. I’ll be working on comments for the rest of evening in between being here for the little one, my teenager.

    So… let’s begin:

    @The Water Bearer:
    Hello, girlfriend! How ya doing? I look for your posts regularly too, and I am overwhelmed also because there are too many good blogs out in the blogosphere, aren’t there? lol… I can’t seem to stop adding new ones, which is cool, but it sure makes it hard to pay attention to my old faithful twenty or so that I’ve been following for over a year now. I think I’m following a hundred at this point. Whew.. glad to see you, WB. (hugs) And yes, it is scary and these stats and headlines are true. This post is a wake up call to those who cannot seem to connect the simplistic dots. And yes, believe it or not, there are some people who just do not get it. Love you, sis.


    @wdednh:

    Hey guy, hello to you too! LTNS! I know we parted ways over the conservative/liberal baloney that was the election, but I’m ready to move forward and come together as the body of Christ should and I suspect you are too. Glad to hear from you again because we really have far more in common than we do that differentiates us. In Christ, brother… thank you for the comment.

    @Jon Gleason:

    Hi Jon! You’re new to reading my blog, I think, but I sure do appreciate you stopping by to give your thoughts on the post. I’m with you, in that I’m praying that God will show mercy. I began the new year with that very prayer for each one of us. Unfortunately though, I don’t believe God will go against what is written within His word, so not sure how much mercy He is going to show a world that has turned their backs on Him. Let’s just keep praying, posting, and sharing our thoughts with everyone we feel led to share with. God bless you for coming here and sharing, Jon. Please come back again.

    @efchristi:

    Hey Ed! Hope the new year is going well. I agree that God hasn’t gone anywhere, literally-speaking. God reigns supreme, but we both know that Satan is prowling the earth like the lion he is, waiting for whom he can devour. This posting is set here to put the pieces of the puzzle together and show those who are in denial what is happening (the bigger picture) around them. Most people are positive thinkers and so am I, but we don’t want to become so positive that we can’t see reality. The reality is that there are people perishing spiritually because they think “everything’s fine..” Everything is not fine. The world is becoming a place that has turned its back on God and we can see this is the case by the events that are happening around us. We, as Christians, must work tirelessly to wake up the rest who do not appear to hearing us. The time is short. I know you know this 😉 God bless you, Ed, my dear brother in Christ and say hi to your wife for me? Give your family a hug and I love you lots..

    @Wordprocessor:

    Natalie, I know this is your prayer. Your beautiful heart shines forth with your cries to God above and I know beyond any doubt He hears you. May we all have a heart like yours and may God’s love burst forth from it for everyone who is perishing. So glad to see you here, Natalie, sister. I love you..Keep praying because I know God is blessing our prayers. God will be heard by those who seek Him with all of their hearts, who cry out to Him in authenticity. He is waiting. Cry out today! Don’t delay!

    @ServantofChrist2:

    Hi Tom, my brother.. LTNS! You need to come see me more often, bro.
    Yes, I know my posts lean toward being positive the majority of the time, but the fact is that the hour is growing shorter and shorter, as the stats and headlines show us. We’ve got to wake up the sleeping, Tom. They are snoring through their last chance to see the truth. I’m attempting to sound the alarm with this post and connect the dots for those who cannot see. Perhaps some are blind, reprobate, or simply hardened to the point that there is no getting through but if even one hears, it’s all been worth it, right?

    I have to tell it like it is, sometimes, Tom, even though it’s very hard to hear. The glass if half full, sweetie, but it’s beginning to be empty and need refilling; we need to refill it with Jesus Christ our Lord, don’t you agree, Tom? (hugging tight) Yes, I love you too, Tom. Always.

    @ValerieKLazarus:

    My heart breaks as I read your words, Valerie. I know Jesus is with you and your little family. He will carry you over these difficulties and you will triumph, Val. Trust Him! God is using you through so many avenues and these struggles are going to make you stronger. What you’re enduring will help you help others. I can relate to so much of what you’ve shared. Trust God, sis. It’s going to be all right; I’ll be over to your blog to visit soon and I love you so much. I’m praying for you extra hard right now…

    Thank you all for liking and sharing on this post, thus far!
    It makes the work of searching for these stats so worth it!

  9. Mindblowing statistics! I don’t think Australia would be too far behind.

  10. That was my first comment, but I’ve been reading off and on for a while. 🙂

    The NT portrays our glass as being much more than half full, but it also includes passages like Romans 1, Matthew 23, and II Timothy 3. This post seems comparable in its topic.

  11. Hi Adrienne. I know EXACTLY what you mean!!! Lol… Your comment sparked an idea for a post. Cheers 🙂


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