Roger Helle / September 8, 2021

Deficit of Courage: Part II

By abandoning the cultural battlefield, we abandoned our youth to radical indoctrination.

Last week I wrote about the lack of moral courage amongst our government leaders. I especially called out leaders in the highest level of government. None had the courage to challenge the slow-motion train wreck of the Afghanistan surrender. It was a DISASTER that did not have to happen.

One Marine officer had the courage to call out our leaders. As I am a former Marine myself, it saddens me that no other active-duty officers joined in. Apparently, some of his fellow officers wanted him to remove his social media posts to save his career; he did not.

It would be disingenuous of me to lay all the blame entirely on our political elites. This did not happen suddenly or in a vacuum. This is a result of a lack of spiritual courage taking place for decades now that left a vacuum, which was quickly filled by leftist politicians.

America’s Founding Fathers knew how corrupt human nature can be, thus our nation’s spiritual and political foundation was based on Judeo/Christian principles. All throughout America’s history, we faced trials and tests that called for moral and spiritual courage. Founding Father John Adams said:

“Our Constitution was made for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

During all the great conflicts of our nation’s history, men and women of tremendous courage and valor have stood up against tyranny, many times paying the ultimate price by laying down their lives for others. Often it was their faith in God that gave them the courage to stand in the gap.

Chattanooga, Tennessee — home of the National Medal of Honor Heritage Center — tells the stories of men (and one woman) who were recipients of our nation’s highest honor, the Medal of Honor. Their stories continue to inspire future generations. In the past, our churches were the places that taught the principles of integrity, courage, morality, and, most importantly, hope. If we have no hope, our future will appear hopeless. Today, many of our younger generation have no hope for their future.

Since the Left has labored vigorously for over 100 years to destroy the Christian foundation of our country, the result is what we see happening every day now. Without a moral/spiritual compass, we are like the nation of Israel where everyone did what was right in their own eyes.

Our churches and synagogues taught biblical principles that guided our lives and built strong families, which, in turn, made for strong communities and a strong nation. Silence the churches and you begin the slow slide to decadence and immorality. We have arrived! America’s moral compass is broken.

But many Christians have silenced themselves. We retreated from the culture war rather than face verbal abuse, or worse. By abandoning the cultural battlefield, we also abandoned at least a generation of our youth to the radical indoctrination of the Left.

But it is NOT too late. There is hope for those who have lost their way. Their anger, addictions, and fears are but outward manifestations of a deeper heart issue. And we have the answer. But do we have the courage to stand up and speak out? We cannot blame our elites if we lack the courage to speak out ourselves. Rise up men and women of faith! This is our time to show courage.

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