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Are We Truly a Nation Under God?

Victor R. Claveau

There seems to be a growing concern on the part of many Americans that perhaps the destruction of the World Trade Center in New York City was a prophetic warning from on High. Why did God lift his mantle of protection from the United States of America on 9-11-01 and will He do so again?

The answer, I believe, is simple and it is about time we take our collective heads out of the sand and realize that if we continue along the path we have been following since Roe Vs. Wade, we will, most likely, be faced with far more destruction and loss of life. The death of the innocent is an affront to the sovereignty of God. “You should not give any of your children to devote them by fire to Molech, and so profane the name of your God: I am the Lord (Lev. 18:21).

When will we learn that we cannot spit in the face of God without His coming to anger? Scripture clearly demonstrates that man cannot tempt God without experiencing His ultimate retribution. Must we experience the fate of Israel, as described in 1 & 2 Chronicles and 1 & 2 Kings? Must history repeat itself and our nation be destroyed and we made slaves before we abase ourselves and repent before the Almighty? His words are clear for all to read:

“I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse; therefore choose life, that you and your descendants may live” (Deut. 30:19).

Approximately two out of three black babies are killed before they ever see the light of day. This is tantamount to racial genocide. Where is the black moral leadership in this country? Why is it that most Black Americans vote for the pro-abortion ticket, when in reality, they are signing their own racial death warrants?

Hispanics fare slightly better, “only” a third of the babies are murdered, and most of these come from mothers with Catholic backgrounds. Whites, as usual, have it best of all as “only” 25% are slaughtered and end up as what is euphemistically called “medical waste.”

The majority of our state and federal representatives, duly elected by the will of the American people, have supported and defended the wanton destruction of over 42,000,000 innocent victims on the altar of abortion. Have we become so inured, that the number has lost significance or is it that it defies comprehension? How can we, as a society, justify the wanton destruction of even one innocent life, never mind 42,000,000? Abortion, in many cases federally funded, has become the most common medical procedure performed in the United States.

Our Heavenly Father and Our Blessed Mother must be terribly saddened by our general complacency. What is staying God’s hand against us?

"Both Christianity and Judaism came into a blood-drenched pagan world and civilized it with their concept of an omnipotent God who demands righteous conduct.... The more Christian, in the true sense of the word, America becomes, the more morally sensitive it will be and the better for all of us -- Christians and non-Christians, atheists and agnostics alike." -- Don Feder, Contributing columnist, Jewish World Review.

Christianity was and is the bedrock of American society. Our founding Fathers recognized that a nation without ideals rooted in Christianity would not stand; this concept was true then and it is true today.

Yet, it has been estimated that as many as half the United States population have no religious affiliation or rarely darken the door of any place of worship. Most Americans claim to be Christians, yet in reality, many support euthanasia, embryonic stemcell research, and the primary scourges of our nation, pornography and abortion.

The America many of us grew up in is long gone. The moral order of our nation has collapsed. Today, half of all marriages end in divorce. 5.5 million couples live together without the benefit of marital commitment. Deviant sexuality is flaunted in gay-pride parades and pornography (an 18 billion dollar per year industry located primarily in the San Fernando Valley of California) is sold openly. Sixty-two percent of Internet sites are dedicated to pornography.

Although kidnapping and child abuse, are illegal, the law protects the selling of videotapes depicting such abuse. This means that if your child was abducted and abused in a pornographic movie, the movie could be purchased and viewed by your next-door neighbor and you would have no legal recourse.

The state and federal prison populations are overflowing and the criminal justice system is overloaded. Abortion, usury, divorce, drug abuse, child abuse, gang-warfare, drive-by shootings, murder, theft, white-collar crime, racial and religious hatred, euthanasia, etc., are all indications of the failure of our moral and political leadership and the “reformed” gospel that presupposes everyone will go to heaven , no matter what choices he or she makes, as long as a verbal declaration of allegiance to Christ has been made; the gospel that Christians can make individual evil choices yet retain a proper moral orientation.


“Vice is a monster of so frightful mien,

As to be hated needs but to be seen;

Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face,

We first endure, then pity, then embrace.”

-- Alexander Pope (1688-1744)

An Essay on Man in Four Epistles: Epistle 2, 5.


The time will come for us to be answerable before God for the slaughter of the innocents, the embracing of homosexual acts as natural, and the prolific spread of pornography. The day may come when God will lift His protective mantle from this nation in a more dramatic fashion.

“Whereas you were as the stars of heaven for multitude, you shall be left few in number; because you did not obey the voice of the LORD your God” (Deut. 28:62).

We must set our sights higher and demand that our religious and political leaders speak out about the moral bankruptcy of our country. It has gone so far that certain pro-abortion politicians have even been allowed to pander for Catholic votes from church pulpits.

Our Holy Father, Pope John Paul II, summed it up be saying: “A nation that kills its children is a nation without hope.”  Our nation is dying.                 

 Let us pray that there is still time to turn things around. Speak out about these issues to your friends and neighbors. We've got to redouble our efforts; be vocal, send letters, start petitions, and provide financial aid to pro-life groups. Most importantly, pray and fast as certain demons can only be defeated by these methods (Mk. 9:29). Your efforts will assist the Holy Spirit in cleansing us of our self-inflicted wounds.

"It does not take a majority to prevail ... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men." -- Founding Patriot Samuel Adams.

Our Jewish brethren have a saying: “When you save one life, you save the world.” Let us endeavor to save America, one child at a time. May God have mercy on us and our beloved country.

"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you" (Jer. 1:5).

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© 2002 – Victor R. Claveau

Part or all of this article may be reproduced without obtaining permission as long as the author is cited.


“If we wish to preserve the family

we must revolutionize the nation.”

–G.K. Chesterton




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