The Produce Of A Nation
America is engulfed in an age of self inflicted tragedy. The Parkland, Florida shooting last week was the ninety seventh such event that has occurred since 1982. In these 35 years 816 people have been killed and another 1,261 have been injured. The frequency of these shootings has increased steadily and phenomenally over the past six years.
Why do these things happen? The world blames lack of gun control, chemical imbalance, psychosis, problematic childhood, etc., but God says the problem is that our hearts are “deceitful and desperately wicked.” As a nation, our evils are home grown. We are allowing ourselves to be desensitized to the effects of life without moral absolutes. We have evolved into an entertainment oriented society. We loan our conscious minds to the ungodly men who determine what constitutes “entertainment” in our country. We are willingly bombarded with their selfish and godless world view through media (of all types), music, and perhaps worst of all, video games. Those who allow themselves to become addicted, can practice their vile fantasies on screen before they act them out in real life.
Our society is motivated by greed, and has now produced generations absorbed with self, having no concern for the needs of others. As a nation, we feel that we have the right to do anything we want, anytime we want, anywhere we want––and all under the guise of “human rights.” Relativism has become the dominant philosophy of our time. Right and wrong are determined by the individual, on the fly.
The solution is really quite simple: We need to stop thinking “me first,” stop feeding our sinful desires, and return to the judeo/christian values that made our country great. The solution will be realized one soul at a time. Each of us must decide whether we will live in our sin or be saved from it. Jesus said, “…except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. (Luke 13:3).” “…Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved (Acts 16:31).”