Friday, December 21, 2012

Whatsoever A Nation Soweth

It's been a week, but most of us are still reeling from the horrific tragedy in Newtown, CT last Friday.

Amidst the constant bombardment of the left blaming the guns, and the right blaming gun control, and people blaming the lack of mental health services, still others blaming the lack of prayer in schools, and everyone blaming almost everything except the one man who actually did the killings, the main question being asked is, "How could this have happened?"

How could this have happened?  How did we get to this point?

While there is never just one reason, there is just one answer, and though it isn't an easy answer, it is a very simple one.  It can be found in the 6th chapter of the Book of Galatians, verse 7.

Be not deceived, God is not mocked.  Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
Be not deceived, God is not mocked.  Whatsoever a man soweth-- whatsoever a nation soweth, that shall it also reap.

If we really want an honest answer, we have to look at the seeds we've been sowing in our nation.

We sow certain seeds when we teach our children that the only reason they are here is because billions of years ago, the right two globs of slime just happened to bump into each other somewhere in that primordial soup, and all life on earth sprang from this accidental collision, and because all life came from the same source, human life has no more value than that of a dog, or a worm, or the cockroach we stepped on in the kitchen this morning.

Then we take it one step further and we shut down construction sites, and logging operations, and energy exploration, and family farms and entire industries, putting hundreds of thousands of people out of work and making life more difficult and expensive for everyone, because we feel that human life has less value than that of a bird, or a slug, or a minnow, or a tree.

Be not deceived, God is not mocked.

And because we're all just here by random chance, there is no Creator, and because there is no Creator, there is no accountability, and because there is no accountability, there are no consequences, and because there are no consequences, there is no right or wrong, so if it feels good do it, and if it's right for you, it's right, and people ought to be able to live the way they want to, and "DON'T JUDGE ME!!!"  Don't you judge me...

Be not deceived, God is not mocked.

And we demand the right to kill our children at will under the guise of women's health, and we kill those children in the most cruel manner possible, dismembering them alive in the womb, or by dragging them most of the way out of the womb, then stabbing a hole in their tiny heads and vacuuming their little brains out, and we now advocate retroactive abortions so that parents can kill their babies up to age two without repercussions-- or up to age three if the child is perceived to have a handicap.

And we are so bent on killing our children that if one of them happens to survive an abortion attempt, no medical care is given, and the littlest, weakest, and most helpless among us are left to die on a bare metal table, gasping for breath, cold and alone.  And a nurse walks by and shuts the door so that one has to be disturbed by the dying baby's cries.

Be not deceived, God is not mocked.

And we make movies that glorify violence, and murder, and we say the gorier the better, and in our movies and songs we make criminals out to be heroes, and the greatest heroes of all are cop killers, because we teach that cops, and thus law and order and good and right, are somehow wrong, and if that isn't enough, we make violent and gory video games so that our children can participate in that violence first hand.

Be not deceived, God is not mocked.

And we have somehow bought into the lie that disciplining our children will stifle their fragile little self-esteems, so we let them do whatever they want, even encouraging them to misbehave and somehow, through that bad behavior, "find themselves".

And we've bought into the lie that unless our children are perfectly happy all the time, we are failures as parents, so we become their pals instead their parents because we want them to like us, and we give them everything their little hearts desire, and indulge their every whim, and our child must be the special one, so we have mothers murdering teenage girls so her daughter can have that spot on the cheerleading squad, and we have daddies shooting little league coaches because his son wasn't getting enough playing time, and we have parents killing teachers for giving their precious darling a failing grade. 

And our kids see this.  Our kids see our example, so we have children killing each other over t-shirts and tennis shoes, or because he was wearing the wrong hat, or because the music was too loud.

And we have Columbine, and we have Aurora, Colorado, and we have Virginia Tech, and we have

Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown, Connecticut.

Be not deceived, God is not mocked.

Then we sit back and act all shocked and surprised, and wonder how could this have happened when our children end up becoming exactly what we've taught them to be.

Be not deceived, God is not mocked.  Whatsoever a Nation soweth, that shall it also reap.

Whatsoever a Nation soweth, that shall it also reap.

We're reaping, my friends, exactly what we've spent the last 50 years sowing.

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