Will The West Collapse” Without Christian Revival?

"Judeo/Christian values is the glue which holds America together. These values are embedded into our great documents and are the foundional cornerstones to our society" Steve Eichler Tea Party/TeaParty.org

There has never been a successful and long-lasting atheistic civilization — and there never will be — is the opinion of many astute observers. And it’s also apparently the belief of radio giant Michael Savage, as he issued a dire warning on his Wednesday show.

“Unless Christianity receives a new enthusiasm that sweeps the Western world, and Christianity itself rises up against the forces against it,” he said, “the entire West will collapse in your lifetime.”

Savage, author of numerous best-selling books and host of the award-winning Savage Nation radio program, has long warned that the West is imperiled by “savages” from without and is being savaged by militant secularists within. Now, addressing the crux of the matter, Savage is adamant that the death of Christian belief portends the death of the West, as he said:

I can almost prove it. I can almost feel it. It’s palpable to me.

And I’m not the only who sees it or feels it. Anyone I know with a certain intelligence level above a minimal amount, sees what’s going on in Europe, and they say that we’re not far behind.

Presumably, Savage was referring to secular Europe’s acceptance of waves of unassimilable Muslim migrants — which include some jihadists — the Islamization of the continent, and the rapid moral decay bedeviling the entire West.

It’s plain to many that the erosion of the West’s foundational faith is synonymous with the erosion of her foundation. Our second president, John Adams, issued a warning to this effect, saying in 1798, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” Note that the West could still rightly be called “Christendom” at the time, and the founders generally meant “Christian” when using the term “religious.” Thus, Adams clearly didn’t view Christianity as so many do today — as something to be kept “separate” at all costs lest it become an impediment to our constitutional government — but as a prerequisite for it.

Why? Well, British statesman Edmund Burke wrote in 1791, “Men are qualified for civil liberty in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their own appetites.” And George Washington addressed the origin of moral chains five years later when saying, “Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.”

While I won’t delve deeply into the link between religion and morality here (I did so in this piece), I will quote one of the many thinkers who did recognize it, Russian writer Fyodor Dostoevsky. As he wrote in his 1880 work The Brothers Karamazov, “If God does not exist, everything is permitted.” And this isn’t hard to understand: Without acceptance of the eternal, unchanging, divine author of right and wrong, all moral questions (and, in particular, answers) are met with the cynical “Says who?! Those are your values; don’t impose them on me!”

Of course, this explains how a once healthy civilization can collapse into self-imposed tyranny. A mature and moral adult who knows the “rules of life” can safely negotiate the world just as a mature driver acquainted with the rules of the road can safely navigate the highways and byways. But a small, uncivilized child must be watched — and often controlled — by mother or father or nanny.  The overgrown uncivilized child called a barbarian must be subject to the same, except the watchers in his case will be the cops and criminal-justice system. And as it is for individuals so it is for groups, even country-size ones. Only, their nanny is the nanny state.

As for a collapse inviting foreign domination, morality also plays a huge role. After all, an invading force would rather contend with a drug-addled, effete population given to dissolute living than a land of disciplined Spartans. Yet it’s easier still for the conquerors if their target is so out of touch with reality (and immoral living does reflect and encourage this, as it’s a rejection and usually a denial of moral reality) that it’s oblivious to danger.

Enter the modern West. To paraphrase Belgian playwright Émile Cammaerts, “When people cease believing in God, it’s not that they start to believe in nothing. It’s that they’ll believe in anything.” And what do we believe in today? When the Wall Street Journal’sBret Stephens wrote last year that the “death of Europe is in sight,” he opined that its people stand “for shallow things, shallowly. Europeans [only] believe in human rights, tolerance, openness, peace, progress, the environment, pleasure.” Yet it’s worse than that. There is only Truth, and then innumerable lies; disconnected from the former, a people inevitably falls victim to the latter, and we’re embracing lies only the insane could believe. Pseudo-elite dogma currently is that a boy must be considered a girl if he claims he is so “deep down,” even though the claim is made based on nothing but feelings. Moreover, we’re to be considered bigots for not participating in his delusion or for denying him access to the bathrooms of his choice. Then there’s that obsession with using Big Brother to coerce Christian businessmen into servicing faux weddings, which occurs while the Left makes not a peep when Muslim businessmen refuse to be party to them.

And treason is the norm. A former aide to ex-British prime minister Tony Blair admitted that massive Third World immigration into the United Kingdom was orchestrated by the Labour Party in order “to rub the Right’s nose in diversity and render their arguments out of date.” Swedish Social Democrat politician Mona Sahlin reveled in the Islamization of her nation,saying in 2001 “The Swedes must be integrated into the new Sweden; the old Sweden is never coming back.” Former UK “equality minister” Trevor Phillips — who helped popularize the debate-stifling term “Islamophobia” —just admitted that he “got almost everything wrong” on Muslim immigration in a 1996 report, saying he “should have known better” than to think Muslims would integrate. Now he sings a different politically correct tune, stating that it’s “disrespectful” to expect Muslims to assimilate. And all the while, more patriotic Europeans are punished under “hate speech” law for criticizing homosexuality or Islam.

Of course, there are fewer and fewer Europeans to punish all the time, as fertility rates among all Western peoples are below replacement level. So as religiosity increases most everywhere but the West, sneering, proudly secular Westerners are turning themselves into a dead-end “species.” And none of these problems would be occurring were we still robustly Christian.

Savage also mentions the Crusades and “what happened that saved Christianity,” as he put it. He was referring to how these events weredefensive campaigns designed to protect the West from Muslim invasion. And note: The Crusades were proposed and preached by the leader of Europe’s Christians, Pope Urban II.

Of course, this doesn’t mean we must send soldiers to the Holy Land, only that we must become a holier land. We must strive to be today’s Crusaders — meaning “those who are marked with a cross” — as we once again infuse that symbol into our minds and hearts.

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European Christian silence while her armies conquered and raped the third world, brought this hatred upon Europe.  Next Latinos may follow their example and become militant Catholics across the U.S.A. since we have installed our Marines to kill union organizers there.  American luxury rests on the blood of the third world.  We need quickly to make restitution for our rapaciousness.  Start by praying weekly with Billy Graham's son Franklin as he opens a prayer meeting with every governor and legislature on the steps of every American Statehouse in the next few months.  We need union pay for every North and South Amercan worker.

Capitalism is, in its most honest and basic form (i.e. its true and only form), simply the trade off of something for something else, with the value of trade being determined by supply and demand dynamics on both sides of the transaction. That’s it. 

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No, We need to make sure the American Companies pay fair wage just as they would have to do here to stay in business, just as they would pay here, what we really need to do is keep the "Unions out of it"...

Steve,

There has not been any great society that lasted, without moral values-- I am not referring to the moral values which people believe in and exercise today, I am speaking about the Truth, the Judeo-Christian values which are delineated through the Ten Commandments, especially the last six, which deal with our personal or horizontal relationships, which even for the Atheist need to be obeyed in order to have the moral values for society or our culture, God divided the Ten Commandments so that they would be effective for all, not just his people who believe on him.  Those are taken care of first, because it is these four that deal with the vertical relationship with God.  Nevertheless, it is these morals that are the very adhesive of the blocks of our foundation, it is what holds us together and when applied to our lives rightly, we get along, and work together for a common good.  Our morals have become what ever the individual determines them to be. 

and in answer to the leading question, "Will the West collapse without a Christian Revival?"  I say yes it will, However, it is going to take God dealing with the Christians, getting many of them back to not only believing in God but believing him, and a revival will surely happen, because a Christian revival is not a recruiting party, but a celebration of God working in the believer, to "restore spiritual passion" revive the spirit.   otherwise trying to get back in tune with our foundational values will be no more than spitting into the wind.  it is something that God will not 'make' us do, but he will surely make us wish we would have never truned them over to the wisdom of man, or politicians and the new political correctness. 

We have allowed Christians to be bullied into silence over our values being unfair to 'minorities' when in fact the vast majority of the actual minorities are Christian.  It is the nature of the human soul to sin, we all do, however, when we sin we have two directions to go further down the broad road leading to destruction or turn to the Cross of Christ with a truly repentful heart, and take care of our sin problem and morally move forward.  Our nation has given a lot of lip service to the "Cliff" scenarios for me not to take advantage of the scenario in my analogy.  Our nation has allowed ourselves to proceed just far enough over the cliff, that it will take some hard work to just get us back far enough to where we can turn and head in the right direction, a revival of our moral values, as a must.

I believe, that (on the outside), we will see in the next decade, a revival or destruction --- I pray that it is quicker so I will be around to see and take part in a revival. 

Great article! I could not agree more!

Joe,

If your reply included my book length reply, thank you.  This whole conversation is what makes the Tea Party such an effective group, and one that has what it takes to get things done for the security and sovereignty of our nation.

Again thanks.

In exploring the latent response of religion and philosophy, I went back to some of the first heresies in the church.  Our times are not unique. However, it seems like we are regressing in a high speed mode.

Liberalism by its nature divides and divides until all the exceptions to the rule become the rule. 

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"Judeo/Christian values has failed in the EU the most liberal people on the face of the earth. Look what is happening over there. The evil of Islam has over taken their way of life and yes America is doomed if Obama continues to infiltrate Muslims into America. The facts are obvious look what is happening. This is Obama's agenda to transform America.

My problem is why, when people started to stand up for our nation's moral values, they became Judeo-Christian value specifically? 

They became Judo-Christian values, because those are the values that this country is founded on.

Our Constitution takes its moral justification from three philosophies that make up its very foundation.

They are, Natural law, God's Law and the Revealed Laws of God.

Absolutely, Ralph,

And the laws to which you speak, there is actually three, Natural and God's revealed law, and the third is Supernatural law, which is simply God's laws which supersede natural law.  all three come from God, God's revealed law contains the Mosaic law (Ten Commandments, the Ceremonial and sacrificial laws), and all laws revealed by prophecies and Jesus.  Natural law, were laws instituted by God at creation, which brought order to chaos, and other laws, such as gravity (Newton only discovered that natural law)  none the less, the law which we are concerned is civil law, as found in the Ten Commandments, the last four of the ten commandments relate to all people, if they believe in God or not.  They are laws of right and wrong, and enable humans to live together in any given social order or culture.  and that is what our moral values are based on and guaranteed in the Constitution, the foundation of our free nation.  Nevertheless, your remark is correct, and without the foundation we have no free nation.  So the question becomes, in the condition which we find ourselves, nearly without any moral values, can this nation continue doing the same progressively or moving forward and sustain our freedom? Or will it take a Christian revival to stand and support renewing our values? 

The constitution of the United States at Article I, Section 2, refers to "inhabitants" of the states, and, also 3/5 persons who are not citizens, as well as citizens of the states. All these have different status as it pertains to organic law of 1789, and, the original meaning of the founding documents.  If we have persons who do not have Allegiance to The Creator, of the land of America, then, they are not going to enjoy the freedom of HIS mercies, to call on HIS Name, for protection from the tyranny on the land, today.  The police state of "men", and "humans",  will "force" persons, otherwise.  The common grace on the land, we had, has been almost removed, because of the so called debt of "fiat corporate banking system", of the City of Washington, legalisms since George Washington.  He put the 1791 U.S. Bank Act in his city, under, "GOD", of his oath of office, near the place of the world trade center, a word not in the Constitution, a word meaning an unnamed "judge", NOT the same as Nature's God, or The Creator.  Other judges  are granted jurisdiction by unaware people.  America, is lawfully, to have  deputies under The Creator, and HIS law, and Honor, and Glory.   The unlawful Treaty of Amity, Commerce and Navigation with Britain in 1795, whereby the British were over Washington's Supreme Court, was arranged at "The City of London" by John Jay, the first "supreme court" judge appointed by Washington.   History says that John Jay was a very unpopular judge at the time in America. Deuteronomy 25:13- forbade fiat national bank on America"s soil IF we really did have The Creator, as, "The Supreme Judge of the World, to Judge the Rectitude of our Intentions", of the Declaration of Independence, since HE requires JUST weights and measures. We need MERCY by calling on The Creator's HOLY NAME, that never changes in Hebrew tongue, since, HE will NOT give HIS glory to another, or HIS praise to something else, and, we have all sinned.

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