“The Diminishing Influences of Biblical Views in Public Life Today”
The influence of the Bible and Biblical principles are becoming more and more absent in our culture today for many reasons. In this editorial I will be stating my opinion as well as facts on how our school systems as well as our government are constantly withdrawling some of the most important influence that we have on our society today, the Bible and its principles. The diminishing influence of biblical values can simply be seen anywhere around us. Look in any newspaper, you will see articles about murder, rape, lying and stealing, these of which are all signs of a society that no longer obeys God.
First, schools have thrown the Bible out, and instead of teaching creation, they teach things such as evolution. When a school is teaching a child that he/she is basically an animal, he will began act like one, careless, not caring about the world around them, or how their behavior affects those around them. Evolution basically takes away the importance of our human lives. Human life is the building block of society, and when this is taken away, society begins to fall apart. The First Amendment states that we have freedom of Religion. Do we really though? Classrooms are not allowed to speak openly of God and Religion, for the fear of insulting someone elses beliefs. Children should be taught the basic principles of the Bible, the Bible and its teachings have a large part to play in the way children are raised. If we raise a generation to serve and follow the Lord and the word of God think of what our society could be.
Secondly, the Bible is not considered to be relevant to government today. I believe the Bible is the very basis for our government and we should follow it. George Washington realized this when he said, “It is in an especial manner our duty as a people, with devout reverence and affectionate gratitude, to acknowledge our many and great obligations to Almighty God and to implore Him to continue and confirm the blessings we experience.” Our nation has been blessed because men and women have lived by the Word of God.
As Christians we know that God is our ultimate source of truth, power and authority, but the bible states, “Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God.” (Romans 13:1-2)
We are constantly seeing the effects of our disobedience in our world through governement. Things such as, tighter regulations, disappearing freedoms, and staggering debt, are just a small taste of what is coming. Proverbs 14:34 states it clearly: “Righteousness exalts a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.”
Therefore, not teaching Biblical principles in schools and the government not using the Bible to back up laws and making people abide by the Law are reasons our Biblical values are diminishing in our lives today.