We now must reap what we have sown
Why didn’t God save us from the terrorist attack on Sept. 11?
I think it all started when Madeline Murray O’Hare complained she didn’t want any prayer in our schools. We said, “OK.”
Then someone said we can’t read the Bible in school (the Bible that says thou shall not steal or murder, and love your neighbor as yourself). And we said, “OK.”
Dr. Spock said we shouldn’t spank our children when they misbehave because we might warp their personalities and damage their self-esteem. Again, we approved.
Then someone said that school personnel shouldn’t discipline our children when they misbehave. The school administrators said that no faculty member shall touch a student when they misbehave because “we don’t want bad publicity, nor do we want to be sued.” So we acquiesced.
Someone then said, “Let our daughters have abortions if they want, and they won’t even have to tell their parents (only their teacher or counselor).” And they said that was OK.
Then some wise school board ruled – since boys will be boys and they’ll do it anyway – to give our sons plenty of condoms so they can have lots of fun and won’t have to tell their parents they got them at school. Neat.
Many of our top elected officials said that it didn’t matter what they do in private so long as they do their jobs. Agreeing with them, many said that included what the president does in private, as long as we have jobs and economy is good.
Then someone said that we should print magazines with pictures of nude women and call it wholesome, down-to-earth appreciation for the beauty of the female body, and we said, “Great.”
These same “art lovers” then published pictures of children and adults doing debauched things, then went further still by making them available on the Internet. And we said, “That’s OK; that’s free speech.”
The entertainment industry added, “Let’s make TV shows and movies that promote profanity, violence, and illicit sex. Let’s record music that encourages rape, drugs, murder, suicide, and satanic themes.” Assuming no one takes it seriously anyway, go right ahead.
Now we’re asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don’t know right from wrong, and why it doesn’t bother them to steal, rape, and kill – themselves included. If we think long and hard enough, we can figure it out. Part of the answer is: “We reap what we sow!” And how we have reaped, and will continue to reap.
Funny how we believe what the media say, but refute what the Bible says.
When Billy Graham’s daughter was asked “How could God let something like this attack happen?”, she responded (paraphrased): For years we have been telling God to get out of our schools, out of our government and out of our lives. And being the Gentleman he is, I believe he has calmly backed out. How can we expect God to give us his blessing and his protection if we demand that he leave us alone?
Bill Struck is a resident of Grass Valley.
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