Watchmen on the Wall — For God & Country


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After a series of programs about America’s Godly Heritage, we are left with a difficult question: “If America was at one time and perhaps still is considered to be a Christian nation, why we are in the throes of a moral meltdown — and immorality has become the new norm?”

For example:

1) 22% of all pregnancies end in abortion, and over 50 million unborn babies have been destroyed since the Roe v. Wade decision in 1973.
2) 40% of all babies are now born to single mothers. (That was only 5% in 1960.)
3) 33% of children are being raised in single-parent homes. (Only 9% in 1960.)
4) 50% of marriages end in divorce. (Under 10% in 1960.)
5) Six states have legalized same-sex marriage.   (That was unimaginable in 1960!) 

In addition, we permit rampant pornography to feed all of this, producing a trail of ruined men, exploited women, broken marriages, abused children, disease, crime, and often violent death. 

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If it’s true, as George Washington said, that “Religion and morality are indispensable supports for political prosperity”, we then need to ask ourselves: “Where is the church in all of this, where are the pastors, and what can ‘We the People’ do to help bring America back to its Christian roots?” 

VFIA #224 Watchman on the Wall — For God and Country from Dean Welty on Vimeo.

That is the question we’ll be asking this weekend on Valley Faith in Action as we talk about “Watchmen on the Wall: For God & Country”. Our guest is Stephen McDowell, the President of the Providence Foundation in Charlottesville and also President of the Foundation’s Biblical Worldview University. He has written numerous books and training courses on America’s Christian history and on the need to live by Biblical principles in order to prosper as a nation. 

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About the Author

Dean Welty
Dean Welty is Founder and Director of the Valley Family Forum, a network of families in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia that works to defend and advance issues of Life, Faith, Family, and Freedom in the culture and in the public square. He has developed and led numerous seminars on “America’s Godly Heritage” and “Capstone: The Christian’s Role in Culture and Public Policy”, hosted a weekly television program entitled “Valley Faith in Action”, and is co-host of a weekly radio program entitled “Crossroads: Where Faith and Culture Meet”. He is a former public school teacher, overseas missionary, and senior diplomat with assignments in Asia, Washington, New York with the U.S. Mission to the UN, and as a Congressional Fellow on Capitol Hill. Dean and his wife Janet live in Harrisonburg, VA.