My son Jason Livesay wrote this essay for his English class in September of 1995 while he was a senior in high school.
What has happened to America's society? It is an obvious fact that our society is going down hill day by day. Juvenile violent crime arrests, births to unmarried women, teen pregnancy, abortion, and even the national debt are just a few examples of the problems we have caused. The rates of all of these problems have drastically escalated to unbelievable heights from 1960 until now. There are many problems in society, but the greatest problem is what has caused all the others. We have thrown out the Biblical principles and standards that our country was founded on and have embraced humanistic worldviews.
According to Geisler, a famous philosopher, a worldview is a "way of viewing or interpreting all of reality. It is an interpretive framework through which or by which one makes sense of the data of life and the world." Every person bases his thoughts and actions on some kind of worldview. Because people do not want to believe in the sovereign authority of God they turn to a worldview that eliminates God, such as Marxism/Leninism or secular humanism. Therefore, Biblical Christianity is gradually being rejected by a humanistic society.
The best worldview is consistent, explains reality, and is livable. Biblical Christianity is the only consistent worldview because its basis is truth. The Bible clearly speaks of moral standards and absolutes. God's moral nature is unchanging. Since Marxism and secular humanism is based on atheism, there is no God and therefore, there are no absolutes. Without absolutes, there is nothing to base morals on, and without morals, any society will fall apart.
The problem with many Christians today is that they are not grounded well enough in their worldview to see the root of the problem. According to a recent study, there are 192 million people that claim to be Christian and 7.3 million people that claim to be secular humanists, yet tax payers pay salaries for teachers of almost complete humanist view without even realizing it. Atheistic worldviews are taking over our schools and colleges.
The only way society will get better is if we retrogress to our original foundation. Those of us who still hold to Biblical Christianity need to understand the times and be thoroughly grounded in our worldview. We will not turn around society, but we might be able to salvage our children. God has not disappeared, He has just been rejected.