What America Has in Common With Rome Before Its FallHow much in common does America have with ancient Rome and what can we learn from this ancient Empire? Society’s influence on the church is very alarming. In times past, the hero was the father, not Edward (from Twilight). The greatest influence was the mother, not Bella. Kids once quoted Scriptures; now they are casting spells. What a sad commentary on the state of the family today. Hollywood, not the Holy Spirit, is guiding us. An important question for all Christians to ask is: “Are we ‘affecting’ the world, or is the world ‘infecting’ us?” A.W. Tozer reminds us: “Where does Christianity destroy itself in a given generation? It destroys itself by not living in the light, by professing a truth it does not obey.”

The church should not reflect or imitate the world, but lovingly confront it. We do the most for the world when we are the least like the world. We are to love them but not learn from them (cf. Ps. 107:35-37). No other decision will impact our lives more than who or what we choose to follow … what we choose to love. Americans give approximately $4 billion, but spend over $150 billion a year on pleasure. A serious misplacement of priorities. FULL REPORT