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In our modern culture that seems to have almost more divorces than marriages, if that were possible, the idea of separating from someone who does not make us happy becomes a simple, seemingly natural choice. But what happens when an entire nation gets a divorce—from God?
Only thirty minutes in length, Divorcing God is a polished and slick documentary that proves the power of brevity, though the intriguing nature of the information imparted in the film does leave viewers wanting more. Perhaps that is the intention of the filmmakers, however, since the conclusion of the movie calls Christians to act to reverse the disturbing decline of the once godly U.S.A.
Other than the economic crisis that America faces, the need to change the direction the nation is headed may not be obvious to everyone. After watching this documentary, even such doubters should be convinced otherwise. Interviews with an impressive series of prominent political, legal, and historical thinkers as they examine America’s history in comparison with the greatest civilizations in world history reveal an alarming discovery: America is headed for disaster.
How could someone support such a claim? Divorcing God goes to the Founding Fathers as one proof, quoting directly from the creators of America’s unique government. The Founding Fathers’ writings clearly state their belief that this “experiment” of democracy can only work with people who live as those who believe in the God of the Bible, as well as the morals and principles outlined therein.
Divorcing God is not limited to American history, as the scholars in this documentary explain that every world power or empire has followed a similar pattern of rise, descent, and fall. What are the common characteristics in the collapses of these very different civilizations? Moral decline (typically accompanied by a rejection of God) and an increase of sexual perversion within the society.
Sound like a society you know? Thankfully, Divorcing God does not end with this message of doom, but rather a vision of hope. Knowing and learning from history is the key to preventing the mistakes of the past from happening again. If Christians will engage in the political and social spheres, as well as work to change the hearts of their fellow Americans, the decline of our country—this divorce from God—can be stopped before it is too late.
Check out these similar titles:
Doing the Right Thing (Coldwater Media, 2011)
The American Heritage Series (Alpha Omega Publications, 2009)
Monumental: In Search of America’s National Treasure (Pyro Pictures, 2012)
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