It happened so subtly that few people noticed at first. Little by little, morality and freedom started to crumble. It came first in government, in education, in the media – and finally it began to shake our families and our own lives.
Something fundamental has changed. Law and government no longer provide a foundation of justice and morality but have become the means of licensing moral perversions of all kinds. Education has become the enemy of religious truth and values. And the media have provided the means for propagating the change.
Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer explains why this has happened. First, he shows how we have failed to understand the problem – to see that the whole foundation for society has shifted radically from its original Judeo-Christian basis to a humanistic basis. As the humanistic view takes over, it necessarily destroys the whole way of life built upon the Judeo-Christian heritage. Second, Dr. Schaeffer calls for a massive movement – in government, law and all of life – to reestablish the Judeo-Christian foundation and turn the tide of moral decadence and loss of freedom.
Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer calls for Christians to change the course of history – by returning to biblical Truth and by allowing Christ to be Lord in all of life. To do this, Schaeffer says, will involve a head-on confrontation with the false view that material or energy, shaped by chance, is the final reality.
Schaeffer’s provocative conclusion is that when the state directly defies the absolute law of God, its authority becomes illegitimate. In this case, the Christian is bound to resist the state by whatever means necessary – through direct legal and political action, and possibly through massive demonstrations of civil disobedience.
– From the book, A Christian Manifesto by Francis Schaeffer