Tuesday, January 8, 2013


I Thessalonians 5:3-6 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them,as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. (4) But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. (5) Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. (6) Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
Many of the reports on the News are exceptionally disturbing.  We see the senseless attacks on schools, theatres, shopping malls, and any other public place and we become distraught and we seek for ways to stop them.
Sadly there are no rational solutions to irrational acts.  We can enact laws, check backgrounds, increase security, and take all sorts of precautions but as long as there is sin in the world terrible things will happen.
The government seems to think that passing more laws will eventually bring peace and safety for our land.  Those who commit such horrendous acts have no regard for the laws that are already on the books. What makes them think that the new laws will be obeyed any better.
Now, I'm going to start preaching.  It seems that the very people who want to regulate every aspect of other people's lives are the same ones who cry out for their own individual rights.  The people who want to save our environment, save our animals, have no qualms with the butchering of unborn babies.
The very people who want acceptance of sinful lifestyles spew forth filth and hatred to those of us who want to live our lives by biblical standards.
The night is  closing in.  Don't get used to the darkness.
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