Former Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann took to the stage at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C. and delivered a stern warning about the toll political correctness has taken on faith in the United States and the dangers that lie ahead should the American people continue to turn away from the Bible.
Citing a sobering report from the American Culture & Faith Institute about the changing core beliefs and behaviors of millennials as compared to previous generations, Bachmann told the crowd that the percentage of people who hold a “biblical world view” has been in a precipitous decline. Today, just 4 percent of millennials claim to have such a viewpoint.
“You see, we are dropping like a rock in America. America, the country that has sent out more missionaries for the Gospel of Jesus Christ globally than any other nation,” Bachmann lamented. “We are looking at faithful generations. Now with millennials, 4 percent holding to a biblical worldview. That is something that should give us pause.”
The 2012 Republican presidential candidate went on to blame the sagging numbers on the political correctness that has overtaken government and daily life in America. She believes that a fear of doing or saying the wrong thing has stopped people from standing up for what they spiritually know to be true.
“We have [been marinated] in political correctness to the point where we don’t even stand up for what we know is true. We can’t indulge that spiritually anymore. What we need to do in our own families, in our communities, in our churches, out where we live, we need to be far more spiritually active, in my opinion, than we have been,” she said. “Because I think we have been living on the shoulders of generations of greatness who sacrificed for us spiritually. What we need to do is make sure that millennials and their children understand the truth of the Gospel and not live off of what previous generations have given to them.”
In Bachmann’s view, the world is approaching a “culmination point” in which we will be faced with a “convergence of events” that will require us to have out “spiritual houses in order.” Despite calling President Trump “a man of God,” who is well aware of the support her has received from “evangelical Christians [who] came out and supported him,” she urged attendees to remain “spiritually active” and “governance engaged.”
“I believe that we are coming to a culmination point in all of human history, a culmination point when we are coming potentially to the pillar of our age because we are looking at a convergence of events. If you read the book of Daniel and Ezekiel and Zechariah and Revelation and the book of Joel and you read the prophets, we see the convergence of events that are happening,” Bachmann asserted. “What that tells everyone of us is we need to have our spiritual houses in order. We need to have our lamps full and our wicks trimmed. I think that we had a wakeup call, unlike any other call, this fall as to where America was at this particular time.”
(H/T: Christian Post)