I shudder when I hear from those who believe that America or Americans have not changed much over the past number of years. Somehow there is the impression that we are the same caring, hard-working, moral, and trustworthy people we have always been.
The Wall Street Journal, in conjunction with the University of Chicago, conducted a recent survey, offering the following major points of reality on our changing culture over the last 25 years.
As we look forward toward an uncertain future, what is more important than the treasures we desire to accumulate on this earth? If God exists, then eternity does as well. Since our lives will eventually end, what sort of people ought [we] to be (2 Pet. 3:11a)? We should not lay up for [ourselves] treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy… but treasures in Heaven… for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also (Matt. 6:19-21).