We Americans living in the dawn of the 21st century once more stand at the cross roads and we must make a choice as to which road we will travel. The choices are clear. We will turn to the right or to the left or continue straight ahead. Continuing straight ahead, we continue on our way to perdition and away from Christianity and the founding principles upon which our nation is so bountifully blessed by the God of Heaven. 

Turning to the left we,  as a nation, we find ourselves on the road called Liberalism. The surface looks good but this "progressive" road that leads to Socialism and Communism. It did not work in the first century. It did not work in Jamestown in 1607. It did not work in Russia. It is not working in Europe. And most important of all, it will not work in America today any better than it did in 1607. 

Turning to the right, we can work our way back to Christian principles upon which our culture and civilization were founded. We can and must look to our Creator and trust in His providence to guide us back to that relationship where we behaved as the children of our heavenly Father.

In the dark days of Babylonian captivity God's people had gone astray. They too had turned their backs on the True and Living God. They too were unashamed when they had committed abominations nor were they embarrassed by their sins to the point of blushing. (Jeremiah 6:16). Their response was "We will not walk therein." What will be our response to God's gospel today that we might escape His revealed wrath (Romans 1:16-18)?
Joshua followed Moses and led God's people in the conquest and division of the promised land (Which by the way, was from the Euphrates to the Mediterranean). In Joshua 24 we find him an old man making his farewell address. He admonishes them "Now therefore fear the Lord, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which you fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the Lord" (Joshua 24:14). Joshua then presents them with their "crossroads" choice. "And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which you fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell." He then tells them what his choice will be, "but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord" (Joshua 24:15). God's people then make their choice, "God forbid that we should forsake the Lord, to serve other gods." What will our choice be in the 21st century?

Dale I. Royal,
Elk City, OK