Some say that America used to be great at one time because we used to follow God before. However, to make that claim is to say that in this particular part of the world, folks are so holy that we have the ability to serve God without blemish. Yet, we all know that all have sinned and fall short of God’s glory. We also know that not one is good.
Hence it follows, that if America is great it is because of the mercy of God. Then, if it is by the mercy of God, did we do anything to deserve God’s blessing?
So this whole concept that we somehow were once great because we followed and served God, and that now we are not because we are no longer following God, is contrary to scripture in a very profound and disturbing way.