Rocker John Cooper says in a new video that America’s problems cannot be fixed by the politicians in Washington, D.C., but only by the country's citizens turning back to God and the country’s original “moral framework.”
“We have a deep spiritual problem in this country,” Cooper said in the video, posted on Instagram.
The frontman for the Grammy-nominated band Skillet, Cooper, decried the “stupidity” of the culture and said, “It is not something that politics can fix.”
“No politician can fix this. Our politicians are pathetic,” he said. “They've done the most legendary job of screwing up the country and screwing up people and dividing everybody on the Right and the Left. ... They cannot fix what is going on.”
America, he said, has “turned our backs on God.”
“We've turned our backs on the entire created order,” he said. “All of the things that built this country, that gave us prosperity, that taught us how to live -- we've completely obliterated all of it. And what we are in desperate need of is to come back to a moral framework. It is the moral framework of the Bible. That's what built this country.”
Cooper said he would share more thoughts on the subject in future videos. He also said he has a “big announcement” forthcoming.
“No politician can fix it. But returning to God can,” he said. “Second Chronicles 7:14 says this: ‘If my people who are called by my name, humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.’
“We need repentance, we need to come back to a moral framework,” Cooper said. “It can't happen from Washington. It's got to happen with me, and you, and it's got to happen with a return to the God of the Bible.”
Cooper acknowledged that some of his fans are not Christians but said to them: “I have a feeling some of you are going to say, ‘You know what? That sounds pretty smart, especially compared to the insanity of what is happening.’ Yes, the Bible is wisdom. The Bible can help us get back on track.”
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Michael Foust has covered the intersection of faith and news for 20 years. His stories have appeared in Baptist Press, Christianity Today, The Christian Post, the Leaf-Chronicle, the Toronto Star and the Knoxville News-Sentinel.
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