Facing America’s Crosswinds

Facing America’s Crosswinds, July 4, 1989

As twilight deepens, the inherited core values of Western civilization become more obscure. The sun sets on agape as night enthrones eros. God who is Light is obscured by the prince of darkness. The line between good and evil is blurred, melancholy replaces spiritual joy, and freedom capitulates before lawlessness and autonomy. In short, a rootless social disorientation metamorphoses into threatening arbitrary power...

The cause is not yet lost, nor need be. God’s people can still demonstrate and offer a revitalization of conscience and of spiritual awareness. They can still provide scriptural illumination of good and evil, a rational basis for transforming beliefs, a power for redirecting human will and its desires, and an awareness that the self-revealing God of the universe has a moral purpose for history.

Carl F. H. Henry

"Facing America’s Crosswinds" in Gods of this Age or God of the Ages? R. Albert Mohler, Jr., General Editor (Nashville: Broadman & Holman Publishers, 1994) 15.