When I wrote The Invisible Father: Reversing the Curse of a Fatherless Generation (available at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/54632 ) I wrote from a place of experiential passion. I know, firsthand, the pain and desperation of not having a father that is active in your life. I know how feels to have questions that go unanswered no matter how desperately you search. I also wrote from a perspective of academic awareness; my studies supplied all of the data and knowledge necessary to validate what my heart had told me for years.

This nation is struggling to maintain its Christian Nucleus; the pivot on which every nation swivels. When a nation’s Christian Nucleus remains strong, centered and focused it creates an undeniable impact that is felt in every aspect of that nation’s social culture. However, when the Christian Nucleus dissipates and loses its focus, the impact is felt with the same magnitude as the strong and focused nucleus, but with negative results.
What we are witnessing right now in the United States is the repercussions of a Christian Nucleus that has lost its focus and its once inherent social impact. There was a time that even those that were not Christians looked to Christians for moral leadership and general guidance, but now it seems that the tide has turned and a great deal of Christians seem to be looking to secular paradigms to set the standards by which they live their lives. Worldviews such as Ethical Relativism: The belief that no absolute moral code exists and therefore each man determines  what is right in each situation according to his private judgment, have inundated the thinking of Christian believers as they allow themselves to be influenced by these secular ways of thinking.

Other worldviews such as nihilism: The belief that life has no ultimate meaning, and secular humanism: A worldview based on atheism and naturalism in which man is the measure of all things; man, not God, is the ultimate norm by which man comes to know of salvation, has caused an enormous paradigmatic shift in the thinking of Americans in general and has permeated the Christian culture in a manner that has in many ways rendered the Christian nucleus in this country impotent.

A Chinese paleontologist once wrote, “In China we can criticize Darwin, but not the government; in America you can criticize the government, but not Darwin.” He was speaking of the fact that The Darwinian Theory of Evolution is accepted as scientific fact in America Academia even when the basic principles on which it was founded have been obliterated by modern scientific discoveries. God has been taken out of the school and his massive and awesome creation has been explained away by “random selection”. Michael Ruse called Darwinism “Religion without Revelation” (keep in mind that the bible tells us “Where there is no vision [no redemptive revelation of God], the people perish; but he who keeps the law [of God, which includes that of man]–blessed (happy, fortunate, and enviable) is he [Prov. 29:18 AMP]). Ruse calls Darwinism a religion because of the dogmatic stance his supporters have taken despite the overwhelming evidence of intelligent design (a term coined to represent a creationistic point of view).

You may be wondering what all of this has to do with the epidemic of fatherless children in this country. It has everything to do with it. It sets forth the basic foundation for the systematic failure of the Christian Nucleus of this country as well explains what seems to be a desensitized nation. Things that used to repulse believers in this country are not only being tolerated, but they are being embraced. Being spiritually in tuned with our God has been replaced with being politically correct and socially accepted.

The falling away of men in relation to their filial responsibility is just one of the many repercussions we are suffering because we have moved away from the one true and absolute standard on moral, ethical, and spiritual behavior, the Word of God.

Only you be strong and very courageous, that you may do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you. Turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go. (Josh. 1:8 NIV)
My son, give attention to my words; 
Incline your ear to my sayings. 
 Do not let them depart from your sight; 
Keep them in the midst of your heart. 
For they are life to those who find them 
And health to all their body (Prov. 4:20-22 NASB)

But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen. (2 Pet. 3:18)

Over and over again we are called to know the Word and allow it to be our guide. We are not to be led by the standards of the World but by the revelation of God. Christians were called to be a chosen and special people that set the standard, not to walk below it. But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a dedicated nation, [God’s] own purchased, special people, that you may set forth the wonderful deeds and display the virtues and perfections of Him Who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. (1 Pet. 2:9 AMP). 

We should be setting the standard and revealing the character and virtues of our awesome God; not lethargically moving through life guided by the wayward leadership of those in the world.

I invite others to bring their insight to the table. I also encourage you to let others know about my book: The Invisible Father which can be purchased and downloaded at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/54632 .
 Sincerely and Prayerfully,

Rick Wallace
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