Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Welcome to Secular America

Sunday, November 5th, a gunman opened fire on the congregants of a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas killing at least 26 people. The second mass shooting in as many months. Why do these mass murders keep happening?

Welcome to Secular America. This is the country we wanted. This is the nation we asked for. We sowed the wind and now reap the whirlwind. The USA decided decades ago that the oppressive force in America was Biblical Christianity. All those “thou shalts and  shalt nots” were cramping our style. We needed freedom and had to break the chains of morality and escape puritanical tyranny! We wanted a secular land, where you can talk about God in church, but not in the public square. A State, separated from Christianity, governed by the principle neither God nor ultimate truth exist. A nation where we have taught our children for generations that we are not made in the image of God, but are the result of a series of random acts of evolution. In our enlightened, scientific secular country, we don’t know the difference between a boy and a girl – no, actually we have to pretend we don’t because we don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings.

Welcome to Secular America. The President rightly the shooting was an “act of evil”. Ok, I agree, but may I ask, says who? Whose says mass shootings are evil and by whose standards of good and evil? When there is no God, there is not standard of good and evil, only preferences. The secularist says “taking a life is evil” fine, so then is abortion is evil? If not, why not and says who? I know the answer, but we decided in America we wanted freedom from Christianity and the “chains” of God’s law, so out with the Bible and out and with the answer to the problem we created. I can say murder is evil because God has said murder it is evil. All life from conception is precious because we are created in God’s image. When a secular people with our American freedoms have no fear of God, no moral grounding in the Scripture, no fear of the afterlife, and no fear of judgment, what is to stop them from committing heinous acts? To address the problem, we have to understand the problem and we cannot do that without the Bible. John Adams said "Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom." Without Christ, we will either loose our freedom or continue on this path. You cannot have it both ways.

Romans 3:15 - 18  "Their feet are swift to shed blood: Destruction and misery are in their ways: And the way of peace have they not known: There is no fear of God before their eyes." Men are swift to shed blood because of the depraved heart of man. We have no peace because we have no fear of God. Unless God graciously blesses us with repentance, we can expect more of the same.

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