America is Embracing a Culture of Death May 24, 2018
As we wring our hands over the tragedy of school shootings, let us come face-to-face with the reality that America is embracing a culture of death. Our youth are not taught to respect life. Rather, they are taught that life is a “choice;” that they can simply sweep it away if it is somehow unwanted or inconvenient. As a society, we have taken our eyes off the fact that God intends his people to choose life. Deuteronomy 30:15 says “I have set before you life and prosperity, death and adversity.” Then verse 19 says, “Choose life so that you and your descendants may live.” Why do we hide God wishes from the eyes of our children? They are steeped in violence and lawlessness because, among other things, they don’t understand God’s desire that they be secure and prosperous. To address the problems in public schools, perhaps we should think about what needs to be brought into the schools, rather than what should be kept out. And what should be brought in is God’s Word.