Our western society is usually willing to admit to the fact that there are many "problems": big city violence, rebellious young people, broken families and confused children. But what we normally do is fail to find the real cause of the problem so we can get at an actual solution. Rather, our modern approach to problems is to try to treat the "symptoms"—without ever searching out the genuine cause. For instance, many researchers have found that millions of people living in supposedly deprived areas of the world are often seemingly immune to modern illnesses such as cancer, high blood pressure and diabetes. Entire societies in some of the Pacific islands, people living in the Hunza Valley in Asia and elsewhere very rarely are found to have problems with cancer, diabetes, etc. But when "modern" salesmen and food suppliers come in with ice cream, soft drinks and other "goodies," suddenly the rates of these diseases begin to explode! Think!
Even more central to what is happening right now in the U.S. is the increase in the number of killings in its major cities. Again, why? And why do we keep trying to treat just the "symptoms" rather than the actual cause of these problems in the first place?
To actually "solve" the problem of the growing crime waves in many of the major cities of our nations, we need to look far more closely and with "an open mind" at what our Creator tells us in His inspired Word!
If you are not willing to listen to what Almighty God tells you, then you may as well stop reading this right now, for there will be no solution to any of man's problems otherwise—crime, broken homes, wars, illicit drugs, you name it.
In His inspired revelation to mankind, our Creator tells us: "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it" (Proverbs 22:6). Again, God's Word tells us: "Correct your son, and he will give you rest; yes, he will give delight to your soul" (Proverbs 29:17).
Most of you will immediately grasp the fact that in order to "train your son" you must learn to build strong families in your society—families who have a purpose in life and are willing to listen to what God says! Otherwise, all bets are off!
Frankly, my friends, if the professing "Christian" churches of the United States had strongly and consistently taught people about the laws of God—about how vitally important it is for a man and woman to build a strong family, to stay together and to train their children—we would not be seeing the kinds of problems described above in the first place! But as a society, we have failed to take God's Word seriously. We have failed our children, failed ourselves and failed our Creator.
Notice what God told ancient Israel, for we should often remind ourselves of what Almighty God revealed to us in the Ten Commandments: "Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you, that your days may be long, and that it may be well with you in the land which the Lord your God is giving you. You shall not murder. You shall not commit adultery. You shall not steal. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. You shall not covet..." (Deuteronomy 5:16–21). He also commanded that these laws and values were to be passed down to our children, from generation to generation, forever (Deuteronomy 6:7).
If this powerful teaching from God's Word were actually carried out in our society, there would be virtually no crime or violence or broken families or any of the other terrible "social problems" we are experiencing. Most of you realize that. But the true God of the Bible seems "far off" to most people. There is "no fear of God" before their eyes. For the professing Christian ministers have utterly failed to make God "real" to people. They have failed to teach His laws and His way of life, even when those ministers were still powerful instruments in guiding the educational and societal norms of our entire nations.
So now we have a confused, misguided liberal media virtually setting the "standards" for how we ought to act. These Hollywood-type people are simply in it to entertain and to make money. Most of them have no interest whatsoever in whether or not the society is actually benefited by their "liberal" ideas. It is time for America, Britain and Canada to wake up. It is time for us to learn the real cause of nearly all our societal problems: the constant disregard for and breaking of the Laws of God. For the Laws of God are like the law of gravity. You do not have to intervene and "make it work." The law of gravity automatically operates whether man believes in it or not. All of us need to realize that God's spiritual law, the Ten Commandments, operates the same way. For God's laws are real, and they would be the ultimate answer to mankind's problems if they were truly taught and obeyed.
I hope that all with open minds in the United States—as well as Canada, Britain, Australia and the other English-speaking nations—will be willing to consider what the Creator told our forefathers. In fact, His words should be heeded by all nations. God stated prophetically and powerfully, "Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the Lord your God will set you high above all nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the Lord your God: Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the country" (Deuteronomy 28:1–3). Later, God warned, "But it shall come to pass, if you do not obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments and His statutes which I command you today, that all these curses will come upon you and overtake you: Cursed shall you be in the city, and cursed shall you be in the country... The Lord will send on you cursing, confusion, and rebuke in all that you set your hand to do, until you are destroyed and until you perish quickly, because of the wickedness of your doings in which you have forsaken Me" (vv. 15–20).
Frankly, our formerly professing "Christian" nations are at a major turning point in their entire history! We either turn to the ways of God and make ourselves willing to obey the inspired laws and statutes of God—or these terrible curses will come upon us, and we will be cursed and you will be cursed "in all that you set your hand to do, until you are destroyed and until you perish quickly" (v. 20).
The national confusion, chaos and utter destruction prophesied in these verses is already beginning to happen, bit by bit, at a slow but steadily increasing rate. May God help you, my friends, to understand and to act before it is too late! If you truly wish to have God's protection and blessing in the months and years just ahead, and to have God's blessing and guidance, call or write us immediately for your free copy of the booklet entitled, The Ten Commandments. Also be sure to request the eye-opening booklet Restoring Original Christianity, which will help you understand the background of the problem.
You need these booklets. You need to understand. You need—for the sake of your own safety and the safety and blessing for your family and children—to begin to "seek" God as never before! May God help you to act before it is too late.