Probably every American, if not every person in the world, was touched by the events at Newtown, Ct. The senseless taking of those innocent young lives has left its mark on all of us. And, it should be no surprise that the call for stronger gun control laws have all ready gone out. The problem is that we already have the strongest law possible: Thou shalt not kill (Exodus 20:13). Yet, I am not surprised in the slightest that the children were murdered. After all we have become a country apart from God; why should his laws be followed? There are 3,500 to 3,700 babies murdered everyday with the full consent of the mother as we defend Rowe vs. Wade.
Our problem is not a problem of needing more/stronger laws, our problem is God. Our country is no longer a country of morals and love for neighbor, but a country of love of self. We live in a world where God is out and sin is in. Of course it is hard to teach morals in school, the very place where years ago God was kicked out for good behavior years ago. Yet, as we have stamped God out of every facet of society we act with shock and surprise that such atrocities happen.
The solution to our problems is not in congress. It is not to be found in red or blue state leaders. The solution to this problem lies no farther away than our own hearts. America’s heart has been hardened against God. He has been removed from everywhere except the private home and the churches. The solution comes when America turns back to God and allows morals to come back into society.
Until next time May The Good Lord Bless And Keep You: All Y’all!
Minister, Belvidere-Ryland Church of Christ
North Carolina, USA