Are we as a nation under the influence of the Evil One? Wow! What a question in this post-modern day age of the 21st century. Such an inquiry or issue like this would have been seemingly more appropriate during the Dark Ages and through the Medieval Era. However, after the progress of the Renaissance, Enlightenment, Industrial Revolution, etc., it would now appear that science and all the other remarkable advances in technology have all but abolished the need for such concerns.
But is it really such an outdated and ludicrous question?
Since 1973, abortion on demand has been the law of our nation and as a result 57 million unborn lives were extinguished by millions of mothers. (Some women have had more than one abortion.) They have decided to “terminate” their pregnancies using legal abortion procedures which in effect rip apart the fruit of their wombs. In virtually all these cases the fathers of the unborn have participated and encouraged these women to take this course of action. In addition, a significant number of parents also join in and insist that their daughters rid themselves of these “inconveniences” (pregnancies). This great number of individuals involved in the killing of the unborn must be supplemented by those doctors, medical workers and others in the pro-abortion industry that promote and carry out this human tragedy.
As a consequence, a great portion of our nation’s population is permeated with a culture-of-death mindset and must be by necessity deeply scarred emotionally and spiritually. There has to be a collective hardening of hearts and an epidemic of self-centeredness in our society that is likened to an infectious disease. In effect, our populace is carrying the weight of all this corporate sin and guilt which abortion brings to the collective psyche of our nation.
This is our nation’s burden and therein, one may discover the influence of the Evil One. Our country is now imbued with the values of the profane and the Father of Lies. So it would seem that, yes, we as a nation may be under the influence of evil.
The solution to this struggle is first of all to continue to promote pro-life values more than ever before in order to weaken the hold that the Evil One has on our culture. And we must pray for the advent of a great revival necessary to hasten the return of the values that were once held by our once great and proud Judeo-Christian nation.