Are guns the problem or perhaps it is something else no one wants to admit?
By Pastor Lee Hemen
June 12, 2014
What no else is addressing is the fact that ACTUAL school shootings usually are student on student violence. Why? Why is this happening when we are supposed to be living in the most enlightened age and we honor students for everything and anything? I believe it isn’t bullying, the availability of guns, or any other such nonsense. I believe it is because we no longer teach the sanctity of human life. This includes treating all women with respect. That the taking of a human life is horrendous — whether it is an abortion, suicide, or murder — that real men act like real men and are kind, considerate, courteous, brave, honest, trustworthy, sacrificial, gentle, chaste and godly. That real women act like godly women worthy of the previous instead of trash and dress worthy of being honored as ladies worthy of devotion. We no longer view marriage in its proper perspective and actually disdain it. Family is being redefined as any recent perverted proclivity. Most children have no clue who might be the “man of the week” in their life.
Then there is public education which has become worthless due to unions being more concerned for their power base than for the children and families they are supposed to serve. They use our precious progeny for experimentation and then blame parents when it does not work. Schools teach we are evolved from goo, that life is only convenient when it benefits us, and that free speech is being able to do or say anything at anytime without any consequences.
I do not necessarily like stories about “when I was a kid” but the simple fact remains that I went to a large high school and most all the guys in the school owned guns, shot guns, and went hunting regularly. We even carried them to school, put them in our lockers or kept them in gun racks in our vehicles, and we built beautiful wood and glass enclosed gun cases for our fathers in shop class, and at no time did anyone ever dream of using their weapons to take someone’s life. In fact, more people owned and used guns during my youth than they do now and yet we now have more violence? It isn’t the guns that are the problem, it is a permissive society that values porn, violent videos, and personal selfishness over a safe and sane society that respects human life. When we give up godliness for the sake of self-centered narcissism, we will continue to reap what we have sown.
So, perhaps what the Apostle Paul wrote so long ago smacks of the truth of what we are now facing: “Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles. Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator–who is forever praised. Amen. Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion. Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.” (Romans 1:22-32 NIV)
Just my thoughts…