I know it’s not popular. I sat here at my keyboard, hesitating to write, because I know there are many friends and family who will likely be angry at things I say. And I actually don’t enjoy friction at all.
And yet now, as ever, I am compelled by my LOVE….my love for our country, for freedom, my love for the church, for the family, my love for my fellow brothers and sisters–to risk losing their affections. If you don’t agree with me, I still beg you to consider where my motives come from.
I will let Michael Farris speak for most of this post, because he precisely sums up the thoughts I’ve had concerning this election (and the last one, and the one before that…)
“There are two important lessons embedded in last night’s debacle. We are losing the votes of young people. We are losing the votes of women. Why?
The simple answer is that both groups have a disproportionate number who believe that the purpose of government is to “supply my needs.” Why do they believe this?
For young people, the answer is simple: public schools. The vast majority of young people attend public schools. And it is not merely that the teachers indoctrinate the students to believe that the purpose of government is to furnish our needs—that is more true than not. The far more powerful reason is that public schools furnish the child’s education—the dominating reality of their young lives. It would be astonishing that young people would go to government schools, then graduate to government colleges, or attend private colleges on government subsidies and come out with any conclusion other than “the purpose of government is to provide for my needs.”Women are vulnerable to the siren call of “government services” because of the sexual promiscuity of men. Men use, abuse, and abandon women. Divorced women and single moms abound because of the sin of men. We have more unmarried adults than married adults for the first time in American history. This fact has enormous political consequences.
What do we do?
We must start with the Christian population. Christians give you child an education that does not come from the government. You cannot raise a child to believe in freedom when that child is educated by the government.
Christian men. Be sexually pure before marriage. Get married. Treat your wife well. Stay true. Stay married.
Christians must start doing these things right now or our society will never recover.”
I have my “soapbox issues” because they are crucial, in my estimation, to the way we end up as a society, not because they are some pet preferences of mine. Ideas have consequences. How we think determines how we live and we are NOT autonomous. Our decisions affect each other…..immensely.
I would add to Mr. Farris’ admonition for Christians: start receiving your children and raise them for God’s glory and the advancement of His Kingdom. Remember that to “be fruitful and multiply” is not an antiquated commandment, but for our good!
God told the Israelites, when they were in utter bondage and oppression, to “grow”. To reproduce, to receive the children He would give them. The gift of children is multi-faceted but one of them is the power of numbers. As those who hate life kill their own children and close their wombs, let us rejoice that He delights in giving His people godly increase! (Malachi 2:15) And let us never be accomplices to the death knell of the unborn through our own flippancy of the value of children.
There is only ONE answer to the brokenness and confusion of people desperate to be rescued. It is not a man; it is King Jesus who gives us the Word of life for all of life. We will start to live it–not talk it, but live it–in the way we raise our children, the way we love our spouses, the way we conduct business and treat others, the way we honor the Lord and trust Him, or we will be ruled by tyrants without real answers.
Of course these aren’t complete solutions; we must all examine ourselves in every area of living to see if we are truly seeking first the Kingdom. But some real life-change must take place…some may seem drastic. Have we ever been more ripe for “drastic”?
This is a time for doing, not just talking. For being, not just blaming.
I am encouraged! This is a wake-up call for those who really do want to see America restored to its freedom. God’s Word has the answers….let’s get busy!