A humorous business proverb says, "In God we trust, all others cash." This is, of course a take off from the motto, IN GOD WE TRUST, found on our money. America has traditionally believed in Jehovah, the God Almighty of the Bible. The efforts to remove the God of the Bible from our culture is silliness gone to seed. They go against the current of history, the experience of mankind, and common sense.
The efforts to remove the God of the Bible from the public square is madness. It is immorality run amuck. The condemnation of traditional marriage and upholding of homosexual marriages by federal, or state for that matter, is simply an example of the statement in 2 Peter 2:22. "It is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire." The God of Heaven destroyed the city of Sodom because they lacked ten righteous citizens. Truly, "Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people (Proverbs 14:34)."

Although Psalms 14 is a description of God's people in the days of David, the language and principles expressed embarrassingly apply to America in the 21st century. The Psalmist begins by stating, "The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God" (verse 1). He continues by observing, "They are corrupt, they have done abominable works" (still in verse 1). He then observes, "The Lord looked down from heaven to see if any did understand, and seek God" ( verse 2). Appropriateness is disappointed because "They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that does good, no not one" (verse 3). David then points they have become "workers of iniquity" and are without knowledge (verse 4) and do not bother to call upon the Lord. How appropriate a description of our godless society. As we look to an earlier America we realize the appropriateness of the fact, in the generation of the righteous there was a great fear of God (verse 5).

Dale I. Royal
Elk City OK