I have been on a personal journey for about fifteen years, during which I have experienced the convergence of several factors in my personal and professional life. Along the way, I personally cared for my late wife around the clock for seven years. She suffered from a chronic neurodegenerative condition similar to Alzheimer’s disease that eventually cost her life. Despite the obvious tragedy and personal challenges, it was a monumentally life changing experience. Throughout tough times, when others often turned their backs, the Lord’s presence was as real as another person sharing the same sofa. The emotional and spiritual rewards evoked by taking care of a loved one too disabled to communicate any form of appreciation are so great as to defy description and are largely unknown in modern self-absorbed American culture.
That intense personal experience and others along with personal observations triggered the emergence of a heart wrenching concern for the fall of the family and the collapse of the American culture. The decades-long observations and concerns crescendoed in recent years. The path to family and cultural decay is traced and detailed in my new book, Wake Up America–or Die! YOU Must Save America and the Family. However, unlike other books, this focused history lesson spans the “Undeniable Crisis” in just the first five chapters. The ten remaining chapters develop the “Awesome Remedy.”
Earning dual academic qualifications in both the natural sciences, including chemical engineering, and business management enabled me to fully appreciate the spectacular successes of the scientific method of investigation and also to question its blind application to the social sciences. From its earliest beginnings, the public fascination with the scientific method spread rapidly throughout all western civilization and eventually dominated virtually all ordinary thought and behavior, albeit without the fancy scientific terminology. Today, science has become a faith, at least outside of the scientific world, which demands nearly absolute obedience. Such obedience comes at a very high social cost that lead to questioning the modern definition of science and subsequently shining a bright light on a refreshing earlier view of science that held until the last century and a half.
The dovetailing personal and professional experiences evoked a growing awareness that Judeo-Christian culture has drifted away from God in recent decades just a few steps behind the drift of the background secular culture. The ultimate inescapable conclusion is that virtually all modern social controversies are rooted in that drift. The resolution of the controversies is rooted in reversing the drift at least among Judeo-Christian believers and recapturing the real meaning of freedom which is a gift from the Creator, not from government.
I currently serve several universities as an adjunct professor teaching both natural science and business management courses and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Lloyd H. Stebbins
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