Tailspin – the word is used to describe the motion of an aircraft that is in a diving descent combined with the aircraft spinning around and around. It is a problem that has caused the crash of many aircraft when the pilot cannot recover.
Cambridge English Dictionary defines tailspin as – “A situation in which something starts to fail or lose value and gets more and more out of control.”
Our society and culture is in a tailspin. Our country is in a tailspin. To be honest, I believe that western civilization is in a tailspin.
There are myriads of situations where things have either started to fail or have lost value. This has caused our country to get more and more out of control. Here are a few of the many reasons why this is true.
1) God is no longer considered relevant.
The atheist Voltaire stated (as have others in various forms), ““In the beginning God created man in His own image, and man has been trying to repay the favor ever since.”
The west has long abandoned seeking after God and there is nowhere this is more evident than in so-called evangelical circles. Men and women proclaiming themselves to be messengers of God have twisted the Scriptures to mean whatever they want them to mean. The number of evangelicals who believe the fundamentals of the faith has dropped drastically and even the Scriptures are no longer held up as the authority for all that pertains to life and godliness.
2) The Scriptures are no longer revered.
The Bible is the ONLY book inspired by a holy God. ALL other books that are proclaimed to be “holy” are bogus. They were written by men who had no true love for the almight God of the universe. ONLY the Bible changes lives, and ONLY the Bible offers hope to all of mankind who will come to the foot of the cross and place their faith in Christ alone. PLUS NOTHING and MINUS NOTHING.
3) The laws of God are ignored.
When Jesus Christ (Yeshua) walked this earth, He fulfilled every aspect of the law. During His ministry, He gave two laws that all are to follow or they stand in defiance of God and will remain separated from His holiness.
First, we are to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, mind, and body. Simply stated, if there is anything that you love MORE than you love God, then are willfully, deliberately, and wickedly defying the first command by creating idols of your own choosing.
Second, we are to love our neighbor as we already love ourselves. Our world has twisted this on its head and tells us that we don’t love ourselves enough. The world says we need to think more highly of ourselves before we can care and love others. However, the Bible says that we are NOT to think of ourselves highly, but in lowering ourselves in humility, we are to esteem and raise others up.
4) Morals are no longer considered absolute.
Doris Day sang her way into many homes when she sang “Que Sera Sera.” Loosely translated, it means “Whatever will be, will be.”
Today’s society and culture considers as acceptable everything that is opposed to the holiness of God. They flaunt their wickedness in the faces of true believers by the trampling underfoot of Biblical marriage, the Biblical roles of men and women, the Biblical definition of family, the Biblical definition of government, the Biblical definition of life, etc.
To be clear, per the Word of God:
A) Biblical marriage is between one man and one woman for life. It is NOT between two men, two women, a human and an animal, a human and an inanimate object, etc.
B) Biblical roles are defined by God. This means that if you were born a man that you will die as a man. If you were born a woman then you will die as a woman. NO amount of mutilation or medicine will ever change that.
C) Biblical families are families that consist of one man and one woman having children and raising them to the honor and glory of God.
D) Biblical government is one that recognizes the sovereignty of God and seeks God for wisdom and understanding so that they may know how to govern rightly.
E) Biblical definition of life is that it is given by God for He alone creates life. This means that abortion for ANY reason undermines the sanctity of life as given by God.
Currently in America, there is much destruction taking place because a black man, sadly, lost his life. We have something due process of law in this country. This means that the court system and jury of their peers will be charged with determining whether the police officers involved were to blame.
However, despite all the destruction, I see NOBODY protesting at the loss of life that takes place due to gang activity every single week in cities like Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, and Detroit.
Despite all the looting and burning, I see NOBODY protesting at the loss of life that takes place by the tens of thousands every year in predominantly African-American communities when pre-born infants are MURDERED.
The looting, protesting, burning, destruction of property, endangering of the lives of innocent individuals has NOTHING to do with a single individual who lost his life. ALL of this is taking place because of the total depravity of the heart of man.
This has NOTHING to do with race, politics, or whatever reason you want to put in the blank. Man flouts the law of God, corrupt governments let it take place, and the results are being seen on the nightly news.
When morals are whatever you determine them to be, then the strife, hatred, confusion, etc. that we are currently seeing take place in America is justified.
When God is not honored and worshipped, then life is meaningless.
When the laws of Christ are hated, then mankind will use any and all excuses they can to ruin the lives and properties of others. Anarchy will reign supreme and people will live in fear.
When the rules that govern life are devoid of the Bible, then the rules are meaningless and will change daily to suit the whims of those seeking to enforce them.
Those who are true believers need to pray for wisdom. We need to humble ourselves before God and seek forgiveness for ALL the areas in which we have walked contrary to the laws of God. Our churches need to seek forgiveness for failing to uphold the truth of God’s Word and proclaiming that it is good and right for ALL that pertains to life and godliness. We need to pray for revival and seek God’s face.
ONLY then will the world sit up and see that there truly is a difference and a joy that comes from loving and following Jesus.