Many conservatives seem to be pretty pessimistic about America after the election and reelection of Barack Obama. That’s entirely understandable. Is America doomed? I’d like to draw some distinctions.
It’s quite possible that after two terms of Obama, America will be in a state of irreversible economic decline. Mind you, in a global economy, we may have plenty of company for a lower standard of living.
Then there’s the question of moral and spiritual decline. One generation isn’t intrinsically different from another generation. One generation isn’t inherently superior or inferior to another. Cultural conditioning can make a difference, but it would be conceited and arrogant to write off the next generation.
Keep in mind, too, that many rank-and-file Americans are bullied into acquiescing to social policies they personally resent. This is coercive conformity, not a change of heart.
On the spiritual front, revival is entirely in God’s hands. Revival is unpredictable. That can happen out of the blue. We’re in no position to say America is in a state of spiritual freefall. That prejudges God’s plan for America as well as the world.