Two excuses I often hear for being indifferent to these problems; one, ‘we can’t legislate morality’, and, ‘we shouldn’t worry about civil activism, but should instead be concerned about God’s work’.
Well, we can legislate morality. All civil laws have a basis in moral truth. Otherwise, let’s let the murderers, rapists, thieves, and pedophiles free, right? And if the Church is so busy doing ‘God’s work’, why is the Church no different from the culture? Why is the culture winning the battle of ideas? (See Mid-Week Devotional on Luke 9:26)
“In America, Adelaja points to an abundance of resources, opportunities and big churches. ‘But is the church truly making a difference in America?’
‘When you think about how many churches we have in America, yet you see and we all see the growing amount of decadence in our culture, you have to ask: Is the culture changing the church or is the church changing the culture?’ Davis posed.”
(“Ukraine’s Influential Church Leader Shifting the Way Americans Think Church” by Lillian Kwon, Christian Post. June 22, 2007)
Any way, being that this is a blog, I’m just throwing these frustrations out there. This is a subject that is still in development so expect more to follow. (Click the comment button at the bottom of the post to leave your thoughts.)
Now I’d like to open up with this note, “. . . it is disingenuous, or at least naive, to suggest good policy alone will fix the problem. The sexual abuse of minors will only increase if Western society continues to glorify sexual promiscuity and graphic pornography as part of freedom of expression and to tout personal liberty and rights, while rejecting any reference to their corresponding moral obligations. . . Will we get to the point where child abuse is actually considered a personal right? I don’t think we’re far away.”
Morris, Jonathan. “Sexual Abuse in Society and American Churches – Your Reactions” Fox News.
You can pick up any newspaper or turn on any news channel and be overwhelmed with murder, rape, drug, and child s-x crimes. I could go on and on and on. . . but why? If you aren’t yet mad enough to speak out in the arena of ideas and protect your family and your church, then you probably never will be. So I will just leave it with a few recent samples and a list of related posts.
“A Chicago-based sex education organization held their annual fundraiser on Thursday, featuring an adult entertainer as its special guest.”
Huntington, Doug. “[Illinois] Sex Education Fundraiser Features Stripper, Draws Rebuke” , Christianpost.com, Posted: June 8, 2007
And from the “Well DUH!” news department: The rise in violent s-x crimes is in tandem with the rise in violent s-xual media!
Smith, David E. “What’s the Connection?” Illinois Family Institute. Posted: July 7, 2007.
Here is a good one, “Former lesbian Linda Jernigan was asked to speak at a Chicago-area public school suffering from lesbian assaults on innocent girls, but she had to turn it down because the school wanted her to ‘de-Christianize’ her testimony.”
LaBarbera, Peter. “Lesbian Gangs Raping Girls; GLAAD Tries to Block Airing of News Segment”
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