I have often wondered, in recent years, what the American people really want. In the beginning, I think they wanted freedom and were willing to die for it. As time went on, they wanted a united country, which became the United States of America. Because of irreconcilable differences, the Civil War resulted and after more than 1 million casualties - dead and wounded - we were again united as a country.
In the 20th century, the American people wanted to defeat Germany and Japan and their dreams of world conquest, and we did.
Until now, what we desired was pretty much in line with God's will, but as with everything else in the world, things and people change. Today, Americans want more material things, more so than ever before. We want the right to live immoral and ungodly lifestyles; we want more money, more drugs, more sex, more fun and, sadly, less God.
A growing number of people would like to see God dead. Why put up with His integrity, the light He sheds on things and His truth? The truth sometimes really hurts, and we will go a long way to avoid pain.
On the other hand, millions of Americans want God alive. They live for the peace, joy, light and love that He brings into their lives.
We must decide, as a country and as individuals, do we want God dead or alive? The choice is ours.
-- Larry Shively, Niles