Last night at prayer meeting at church, our pastor mentioned that last week the group that was present "dragged me out of my closet of seclusion" concerning the recent election and how the US has and is drifting away from it's Christian roots. As I pondered all the responses from the pastor and the others, I have been thinking on it all day long. There were many different answers and views expressed with the pastor's being "it boils down to a Christian world view vs. a secular world view" and he went into what the Christian and world views entail. I agree with him on this, but feel it is more than just a view. I feel that a great deal of what is occurring is a result of us as Christian parents and members of the Church failing in teaching our children the truths of God as we should.
As I began work this morning, I was reading in Psalms 78. The first 8 verses kind of sum up the whole situation. They are as follows.
1 My people, hear my instruction; listen to what I say.
2 I will declare wise sayings; I will speak mysteries from the past —
3 things we have heard and known and that our fathers have passed down to us.
4 We must not hide them from their children, but must tell a future generation the praises of the LORD, His might, and the wonderful works He has performed.
5 He established a testimony in Jacob and set up a law in Israel, which He commanded our fathers to teach to their children
6 so that a future generation, children yet to be born, might know. They were to rise and tell their children
7 so that they might put their confidence in God and not forget God's works, but keep His commandments.
8 Then they would not be like their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation whose heart was not loyal and whose spirit was not faithful to God. (HCSB)
Too many in past, and this current generation have failed to teach their children the truths and teaching of God. As a result we are reaping younger generations that have turned completely away from God or at the least ascribe to 2 Timothy 4:3
" 3For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, "
Until we in the church decide to follow God's teachings and pass them on to our children we will continue to see events unfold as we have seen the last 20-30 years.
Mark (Sandra's husband)