Friday, December 14, 2012

The G-- Problem in America

This country has a problem. This problem starts with a 'G' and has been getting incrementally worse. We try to remove this 'G' problem from the home. We try to remove this 'G' problem from the schools. We want to remove this 'G' problem from every facet of public life. We think this will make us better. We think it will cause more harmony and less strife. And things will be better in America if we just remove this problem.

No, the problem we have is not a gun problem. The problem we have is a God problem. Gun laws are more stringent than they have ever been, yet more shootings continue to happen. God laws are also more stringent. No prayer allowed in school, on the football field, in the office. The Ten Commandments are removed from public buildings. Lawsuits are filed against towns, companies, and schools to stop even the very word of God to be spoken. For 30 years this has been told it makes us better; more tolerant; more inclusive.

As the next few days go by, the word "gun" will be talked about ad nauseam. But that is not the 3-letter word beginning with a 'G' that should be talked about. After the Colorado theater shooting, Mike Huckabee said that "this country doesn't have a gun problem, it has a sin problem. We've removed God from every aspect of public life and then we get surprised when all hell breaks loose."

As I learned about the horrid tragedy that occurred in Connecticut today, I was reminded of the words of Jesus recorded in Matthew 24:12: Sin will be rampant everywhere, and the love of many will grow cold.

As we have turned our back on God, we have sown in sin and wallowed in iniquity. As we abandon "Judeo-Christian" principles, we have accepted moral ambiguity. We have declared that we don't need God, and that we will decide what is right and wrong. Well, you reap what you sow, and when you sow in sin you will reap only in evil. Yes this country has a problem. But it's a God problem, not a gun problem.

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