commentary: A Government to Fear- Apathy
John W. Ritenbaugh
Given 10-May-14; Sermon #1212c; 9 minutes
John Ritenbaugh, reflecting upon an 1858 speech of Abraham Lincoln, in which he warned of a deadly enemy from within which would be many times more dangerous than any external foreign power, suggests that the attack has already begun. This deadly attack derives from the incredible apathy of the American people, apathetic to religion, politics, morality , and civic responsibility, while devoted totally to hedonism, sports, entertainment, and narcissism. As God's called-out ones, we cannot be blind to the changing times, but we can be engaged in spiritual preparations for the future.
Abraham Lincoln 1858 Apathetic about the times Apathetic people Apathetic to religion Apathetic to politics Barbara Streisand Beast and false prophet Danger of apathy Deception First things first Indifference Let no one deceive you Marrying and giving in marriage Matthew 24: Parable of the ten virgins Passionate about baseball , clothing fashions, or movies Spirit of the times Suicidal life Tiredness Yentl (film) - They are blind; they have eyes but cannot see War Wise engaged in preparation Wise prepared before they went to sleep