The only thing worse than a gunless society, is a Godless society.
Today has been an emotional day. I was literally in the middle of making community runs supporting Toys for Tots with my wife, my son, and a church in N. Georgia when I heard the news of the deadly shooting that killed 20 young children. As a Marine who volunteered to do my part in protecting innocent Americans, there is no worse news than to hear of 20 children being killed in cold blood.
There is one phrase that I keep hearing on every news network regarding the shooting today.
I agree with this wholeheartedly. This level of evil leaves me speechless, and it has left a lot of people confused – it is beyond any normal human being to even contemplate such a hanus act. Unfortunately, this is the society that we’ve cultivated.
The counter to evil is good.
God is good.
Liberals, ‘progressive’ politicians, special interest groups, atheists, and people who hate even the idea of a divine power have spent their lifetimes to remove God from government. And because our government now controls more and more sectors of our society, the Godlessness has spilled over from government to society. This is the number one reason why small government is essential.
If God is not permitted in government, and government controls society, then God is no longer permitted in society.
Last week I heard the CEO of Atheists of America talk about how believing in God is dangerous and bad for society. It’s a political battle just to be able to say Christmas anymore. Church attendance is down, kids can no longer pray before high school football games, and the nation is clearly moving away from God, and many will claim that “life is getting better” because of this.
Is life really getting better?
Suicide is up, mass shootings is at its highest level ever, the economy continues to tank, business are having to shut up or shut down, and the family unit is being dismantled right before our very eyes.
Sure, there are several factors at play regarding the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, but if we expect our current policies, ideologies, and laws that have worked so hard to suppress God in society to actually improve or change this course we are on as a nation… Then we, too, have lost our minds.
Evil will always exist in society – no policy or special interest group will remove it. It is here to stay. But our nation’s one real chance of combating evil is being removed right before our eyes.
We have legally reasoned away our one true hope at fighting and reducing evil.
That hope is God.
Not policies and legislation.
God, and God alone.
We have nurtured a society in which the abundance of the heart remains void. And we advocate it through legislation. You could destroy every gun in the world tomorrow, and murder would still exist. Evil would still remain.
We, as human beings, are in need of a savior. That is the problem. Less guns does not cure evil, and neither will more psychiatrists.
People need God.
I need God.
You need God.
Until we as a people – as Americans – understand that, we will continue to be shocked by how our world reacts in a Godless society.
We should not be shocked at how people act when they don’t know Christ. A Godless society is expected to act as such. Think about that.
There are 20 children that will never be held by their parents again. In the blink of an eye they became a memory, and that breaks my heart.
Let this be the wake up call for America. The Great Commission of Christ to reach all people should be heavy on the hearts of Christ-followers.
The time to reach lost souls is now.
Evil remains, and the next shooter, the next suicidal person, and the next broken heart may cross your path tomorrow. Are you prepared to deal with it?
We can no longer have the “somebody else” mentality. We are that somebody, and the battle against evil… the real change we need… it doesn’t start with gun control, or metal detectors.
It starts in our hearts.