Americans have abandoned their ancestral faith and practice, a subject affecting all persons, including the indifferent and non-religious. Therefore we can say a spirit of anti-Christ is unleashed. This is not to be confused with “The Beast” of Revelations whom many believe will come to establish an infernal kingdom on earth before the end of times. Instead, this general spirit opposes Bible teaching, contradicting the doctrines of Jesus and the Apostles, here illuminated by changing practices on marriage.Forgive me if I cut to the chase. As we have abandoned the faith, as we have distanced ourselves from God, our behavior has taken a disasterous direction. We are returning to the days of Noah, before the Flood when men did whatever was right in their own eyes. And they were judged severely.
Today we live in an age of grace, but there are still a series of consequences that have accrued. Marriage has taken a heavy hit in the process and, despite liberal protestations, it torments our Nation. American families were built upon the foundation of a permanent relationship between a man and a woman - a marriage whereby God's longstanding command to reproduce could be accomplished in an environment conducive to proper child rearing.
It doesn't take a village, it takes a marriage.
Today, over seventy percent of all black children are born out of wedlock, fatherless. For Hispanics it is now fifty percent, for whites it is twenty-four percent. Research has indicated that these children will face a wide range of disadvantages and dangers.
•63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes.—[U. S. D.H.H.S. Bureau of the Census]Don't go away, we're not done yet. Compared to children who are raised with both biological parents, children who are raised with a single mother are
•90% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes; 85% of all children that exhibit behavioral disorders come from fatherless homes.—[Center for Disease Control]
•80% of rapists motivated with displaced anger come from fatherless homes.—[Criminal Justice and Behavior, Vol. 14 p. 403-26]
•71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes.—[National Principals Association Report on the State of High Schools]
•70% of juveniles in state operated institutions come from fatherless homes.—[U.S. Dept. of Justice, Special Report, Sept., 1988]
•85% of all youths sitting in prisons grew up in a fatherless home. —[Fulton County Georgia Jail Populations and Texas Dept. of Corrections, 1992]
•40% of children in America do not live with their fathers.—[US News and World Report, February 27, 1995, p.39]
"33 times more likely to be seriously abused (so that they will require medical attention); and 73 times more likely to be killed."Source-[”Marriage: The Safest Place for Women and Children”, by Patrick F. Fagan and Kirk A. Johnson, Ph.D. Backgrounder #1535.]
And these are not all the costs. Whether you read the paper or online news media, look at the young people involved in shootings, narcotics trafficking, school disturbances, substance abuse and violent family attacks - for the most part they are the product of ungodly lifestyles. These are the people who have embraced the spirit of antichrist and celebrate the false supremacy of man. I speak as a retired cop. My twelve years on the road were mostly spent in poverty striken, high crime areas. I was in and out of these homes countless times and I now see the names of grandchildren of the people I arrested thirty-five years ago on arrest reports. The same family structure lacking two caring parents produce children with the same antisocial, violent behaviors. This is killing America.