by Herb Witmyer
Psalm 11:2 For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their
arrow upon the string, that they may privily shoot at the upright in
Psalm 11:3 If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous
When men begin to build a skyscraper many hundreds of
stories high, they must dig down until they hit solid rock. This rock is
the real foundation of the building.
There was a rich man who wanted to build a large house on a
cliff over looking the sea. He started by making a very large concrete
slab. Upon this slab he built his huge house. All went well for a time.
But twenty years later the slab cracked in half and the slab and the
house slid into the sea.
Why did this happen? Because the slab of concrete was not
the real foundation. The cliff on which it rested was the real
foundation. The sea had washed the cliff out from under the slab.
Sometimes what appears to be the real foundation is not what is
holding things up.
What is the real foundation of America? Is it her roads
that go just about everywhere. Is it her buildings, her cities which are
ever expanding? Maybe it is her factories, that turn out tons of
products of every description. Some may say it is her armed forces
that make her so strong. Just what is America’s foundation, what is
holding her up?
The true foundation is her people, as her people go so goes
America. But she is so powerful, so large, so full of wisdom and skill.
Look at all her powerful weapons with almost unthinkable power.
Let us remember a ship called the Titanic. It was so
large it could be called a floating city. Because of it’s size and power
some said that it was unsinkable, nothing could destroy this ship.
Just looking at it gave a person confidence in it.
Someone once said, “America is strong because America is
good, if America ceases to be good, America will cease to be
Timothy II 3:13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and
worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
People are at work all over America to tear down what
make’s the American people good. Where did this good in the people
come from? The answer is plain, it came from the only true
foundation of good, the Bible. Anti-God forces are at work all around
us tearing down the very foundation that holds us up. In television,
newspapers, magazines, movies, you name it, forces are taking God
and His Word out of everything. They say” Christians want to make
America a Christian nation.” But really it is the other way around. We
started out as a Christian nation. They are tearing out all the good
and replacing it with evil. It has grown so bad that people are afraid
to call anything evil anymore. To do so makes you narrow minded,
full of hate and fear.
Isaiah 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put
darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet,
and sweet for bitter!
Matthew 5:11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and
persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely,
for my sake.
It’s not wrong for a man and woman to just live together without
marriage. Two men can now marry and it’s all called good.
I hear children about eight years old cursing and talking dirty as they
walk down the street. CEO’s of large companies, doctors, lawyers,
stealing, lying doing all kinds of evil. Children shooting their parents
and each other. Is this the America that once was? What is
happening to all the good?
How much tearing away at our foundation will it take
before the whole thing collapses? Men in our past in great wisdom
laid a very strong foundation, that is what keeps us going today.
What can we do to repair our foundation? We the
people must reject all the evil going on around us and stand up for
what is right, not what is popular. We must teach our children what is
right, show them what is wrong with the evil. If they don’t learn from
their parents they will learn from someone. When a child says” but
they do it” we must say” no matter what others do we will choose
How long can America last? The only hope for America is
the good people still in her. Are you one of the good people still left
who stand up for the Bible and what it teaches? You are either for it
or with those who are tearing it down.
Matthew 12:35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart
bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure
bringeth forth evil things.
Matthew 12:30 He that is not with me is against me; and he that
gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.