When I see that there are things within American government and culture that aren’t working, I also want to return to the roots of the problem. Examining systemic issues in any problem requires a look at origins. Only then can we begin to figure out a...
Thomson, IL (PRWEB) January 29, 2013
In his challenging new article,The Nature of the American Problem, author Bill Heid pulls no punches in examining what he feels are the formidable problems stirring in American culture today.
The Nature of the American Problem is a hard hitting essay on the nature of God and how He governs the Universe. Heid argues for the transcendence and omnipotence of God and insists, "If the truth of religion is a matter of personal opinion, then religion is culturally irrelevant. But if God is real, His reality has social, political, and legal implications. The kingdom of God matters on Earth and in history."
Additionally, the essay also discusses the historical implications of the worship of magic as well as for the times in which we live. The Nature of the American Problem discusses the nature of God's absolute claims about Himself, as well as His claims on His people and how they should live ethically. Heid explains, "Such a God can’t be manipulated, threatened, bullied, or cajoled. No science or magic can move His hand. We can’t use Him as we please. God uses us as He pleases. He commands and we are to obey. Obviously, such a God is as offensive to modern man and post-modern man as He was to Ahab and His prophets."
Whether one believes there are problems with this nation or not, one thing is common knowledge and that is that there are many questions about the future of this nation. Heid approaches what he views are problems and addresses them from a biblical worldview.
“In business we are constantly evaluating what is working and what is not working. When things don’t work, we go back to the roots of the problem. When I see that there are things within American government and culture that aren’t working, I also want to return to the roots of the problem. Examining systemic issues in any problem requires a look at origins. Only then can we begin to figure out a solution to the problem,” says Heid.
Historically informative and investigative in nature, The Nature of the American Problem is a look at what he believes to be a recurrent theme in the history of mankind: What a society collectively holds as ultimate is the God and object of worship of that society.