The Fruit of Religious Faith Are Clearly Evident that God is Alive and Well

By: Curtis Ophoven 0 Comments   3/15/2011

The results of faith in God are nothing but astounding, proving once again that the scriptures are true and God is real.   Despite the increasingly aggressive marketing campaign by celebrity atheists and national book tours denouncing God and the presence of religion in the public places, God remains the surest place to put your faith and build your life upon.

The research at FamilyFacts.org, shows the 75 percent of American adults believe in God and almost 40 percent attend a religious institution at least once a week and pray daily.  The results have a direct and significantly positive impact on society.

For example, these religions practices have a direct link to sustaining families, raising healthy young adults and maintaining good health.  This evidence confirms what the scripture says;

“The fear of the LORD adds length to life, but the years of the wicked are cut short.”  (Proverbs 10:27)

“Blessed are those who fear the LORD, who find great delight in his commands.  Their children will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed."  (Psalm 112:1-2)

These words ring true in the research at FamilyFacts.org.

“Families who frequent religious institutions tend to have higher marital satisfaction and fidelity, fewer incidents of domestic violence, and greater conflict resolution. The religious practice of parents also seems to have a significant impact on how adolescents will view marriage, pre-marital sex, and cohabitation. Likewise, adolescents whose families regularly attend church services are less likely to be sexually active or experience teen pregnancy.”

“Men and women who frequent religious institutions tend to have lower stress levels, are less likely to die from cancer, and have better psychological health than adults who seldom or never attend religious worship. The effect of familial religious attendance can even impact the health of the next generation, as children and teens from households with frequent observance are less likely to report feeling lonely or having episodes of depression.”

The effects of religion on civil society clearly have a tremendous positive impact and this evidence should be presented when addressing the most pressing problems in American culture.  Turning away from God is not the answer.  God is faithful to bless us when we put our faith in Him.  His Word is alive and active, proving that putting our faith in Him is worth it. 

"For the word of God is living and active." (Hebrews 4:12)

The typical answer to culture problems apart from acknowledging God and telling people to put their trust in Him, is to spend mountains of money and expand the government with endless programs as America has done for decades. 

But it is not possible to spend enough money to replace the value society gets from a strengthened family that believes in God. Nothing compares to the impact on society that faith in God has. 

He is the only answer.

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