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The collapse of American morality has breached the halls of academia . . . where the pursuit of truth is our highest goal. People, of means and influence, are buying their kids into colleges and universities while keeping those with higher merits out – blocking the path for the more deserving while corrupting the system and their own children. A tragic commentary on today’s America.
Training Tomorrow’s Leaders
Colleges and universities are where a culture goes in pursuit of academic achievement and intellectual attainment. Another way to say it is that scholarship is the attainment of intellectual truth. The halls of academia are where the leaders of tomorrow form their belief systems.
Recognizing God as Our Source
The original motto for Harvard University, the oldest institution of higher education in America, was, ‘For Christ and Church’. At the very beginning of academia in America, we understood that God is our source for academic excellence and morality and academia’s teaching of these unchanging truths made America the most prosperous and generous nation in the world.
Then, Harvard changed its motto to simply, ‘Truth,’ which leaves the determination of truth to whatever standard you wish to apply. This was the turning point! Our academic institutions have turned America away from the belief system of those who crafted our Constitution, and now our entire culture absolves everyone from the “bondage” of moral absolutes!
The New “Morality”
In the absence of moral absolutes, personal goals and aspirations take precedent over everyone else’s. What’s good for me and my family is more important than what’s good for you and yours. This leads to a new “morality” that allows parents to do whatever is necessary to get their kids into college and actually feeling good about it.
The New “Truth”
Now the “truth” is that you can get into the school of your choice by cheating the system and this truth is being taught to our youth just as they’re forming the values that will direct the rest of their lives. In fact, the most tragic victims of this scandal are the students who have benefited by the dishonesty of their parents.
The Chickens Have Come Home to Roost
The headlines shout our nation’s shame! Higher education is suffering the results of the godless theology they’ve embedded into the minds of their students. Those students, who have graduated and prospered with their godless mindset, now have the means and guilt-free immorality to buy their kids way into college, and why not? This is where they were taught situational ethics. The chickens have come home to roost and everyone was happy . . . until they got caught!
We’ve Become What Our Founders Feared
From Washington, to Hamilton, to Adams, to Lincoln, those responsible for creating America understood and proclaimed that our republic will only last as long as we remain a “religious and virtuous people”. With divine inspiration, they saw us better than we see ourselves today. We’ve become what they most feared would happen . . . and this scandal is only a symptom.
Turning Our Back on Moral Absolutes
We now live in an America that allows bright, intelligent people of great means and influence to believe they can cheat the system with impunity, if not self-righteousness. And while there are a multiplicity of explanations for how we got here, all of them are the direct result of America turning its back on the moral absolutes of God’s Holy Word.
Use This Topic to Share Your Faith!
This is a hot topic today and it can easily be used to move people closer to Jesus by addressing the most basic question of all: How can bright, successful and seemingly good people justify, in their own minds, paying bribes to get their kids into college?
A Godless Society Breeds Immoral Behavior
It can only happen when one’s personal view of what’s moral supersedes everyone else’s. And a Godless Society is a breeding ground for this kind of thinking and every other immoral thought and activity that’s destroying America today.
Reference Quotes and Scriptures:
“If social consensus is our moral compass, then we have built our morality on a foundation of shifting sand.“
“If there is no absolute standard of good which exists (the Bible) then talk of moral improvement is nonsensical and actual moral progress is impossible“
“It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible“
“My greatest concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.“
“Secularism is unconstitutional . . . preferring those who do not believe over those who do believe . . . It is the duty of government to deter no-belief religions.“
United States Supreme Court 1963
“The time has come to turn back to God and reassert our trust in Him, for the healing of America . . .“
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and wisdom is to depart from evil.
If you Love me, keep my commandments.
Blessed are those who hear the Word of God and obey it.
Thou shalt love the Lord with all thy heart and with all thy soul and with all thy mind. This is the first and great Commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as yourself.
Heaven and earth will disappear, but My Words will never disappear.
Don’t copy the behavior of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s Will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
Delight yourself in the Lord and He will grant the desires of your heart.