December 17, 2012
We Have Choices to Make
America changed on December 14 in Newtown CT. The faces of children who were murdered have left a deep impression on America’s soul. Many are looking for action to take and answers to give. What had brought us to this kind of culture in America?
I see a culture of death that has developed among us. It did not happen overnight. It is not the fault of one group or one person. We all own this. For this is our nation. The culture of death is one that has dismissed God and moral authority from our ranks. We are the captain of our own ship. Without moral authority greater than ourselves, we need not be surprised when all hell breaks loose among us. We have problems in several places:
- Homes: Abuse, divorce, and a lack of teaching right and wrong all have a part.
- Churches: Liberal churches that doubt the Word of God and conservative churches that care more for rules than grace both have a part.
- Schools: God has been expelled. Teaching is man- centered. Teach a child he comes from a monkey and he will act like an animal.
- Hollywood: Movies and television targeted at young people and celebrate violence, vampires, and sexual immorality is part of the problem.
All of this involves people. We have choices to make. The world view we develop is at the heart of the issue.
A world view that says no to God and moral authority dominates America. Tolerance is the rule of the day. Only when our nation returns to God will we see the culture turn. Until then Newtown will only be news until the next terror. We are reaping what we have sown.