Reaping What We've Sown: The Rubber Meets The Road Realities Of Romans 3
We are living in some very deadly, trying, and tumultuous times. It seems like every time you turn around, some deranged lunatic with absolutely no reverence or respect for either God or God-created human life – whether his own or that of others – has planned, plotted, schemed and carried out some further cowardly, deadly, and diabolical attack on helpless human beings who are not prepared to defend themselves.
And of course, in the wake of such terrible tragedies, you have the inevitable barrage of godless and atheistic ‘liberals,’ suicidally squawking and calling for a complete ban on guns. What foolishness! Why can’t they understand that guns are not the problem – but that godless people are? Why do they think that passing laws to make guns illegal will stop godless people from possessing guns? Murder is illegal now – but those who don’t care about the law still commit it! And the same would be true if guns were outlawed – those who don’t care about the law would still acquire and use guns. Why is this so hard to see?
And by the way, you need to ask yourself, “Where were all these liberal reporter types when Uzbek immigrant Say-fullo Saipov used a rented truck to plow down people on a New York City bike path on Tuesday, November 1st, 2017? How come we didn’t hear them squawking about outlawing rental trucks?
Or how come we didn’t hear them calling for the illegalization of airplanes after 9/11? The fact is that guns, trucks, planes, busses, knives, hammers, crossbows and crowbars are all neutral, impersonal, and inanimate objects. And even if each and every one of them were eventually outlawed and disposed of, those who were deranged enough to want to kill would still find ways to do so.
If a group of terrorists or other criminally-inclined murderers wanted to kill defenseless people in a school, hospital, or nursing home using large stones, would those now calling for the illegalization of guns, be just as loud in calling for the illegalization of rocks as well? If not, why not? Their total lack of any shred of common sense eventually culminates in just such an absurd conclusion! No, the problem here is not guns, trucks, planes, or rocks; the problem here is evil and godless people, doing evil and godless things! Nor am I surprised that those who do not, and will not, accept the reality of the existence and truth of God, are scared and demanding that something be done to protect them – I certainly wouldn’t want to face death without knowing and belonging to God either!
But as to the recent shooting sprees, what else should we expect? It is those very atheistic and godless ‘liberal’ types amongst us, which have, over the past few decades, done everything they possibly can to see that God, and His goodness, righteousness, morality and purity – including especially His laws governing the sanctity of, and respect for, human life – have been nearly erased, eradicated, and annihilated from human consideration! In a society that has routinely killed 1.5 million innocent and unborn children yearly for decades; that has totally removed the good, pure, right and holy precepts and righteous standards and commandments of God from several generations of now irreversibly irreverent schoolchildren; and that seeks to still further remove God and His morality from every iota of government and human life in general, what else do you expect? What else should we expect when pretty much every time we go to the movies or turn on primetime television, we see nothing but show after show after show, featuring hosts of people being killed by others (homo-genizing and pasteurizing it by calling it “drama”); and have video games and music being played by millions of impressionable young people which feature nothing but very highly-acclaimed and awarded ‘blood and guts’ games and graphics which are only one step short of the actual deeds themselves; and etc?
No, the problem here is not guns, planes, stones, or trucks. The problem is evil, godless, gutless and irreverent people, doing the godless and unthinkable. The problem is exactly what God said it was in Ro. 3:10-18. As it is written: “There is none righteous, no, not one; There is none who understands; There is none who seeks after God. They have all turned aside; They have together become unprofitable; There is none who does good, no, not one.” “Their throat is an open tomb; With their tongues they have practiced deceit”; “The poison of asps is under their lips”; “Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness.” “Their feet are swift to shed blood; Destruction and misery are in their ways; And the way of peace they have not known.” “There is no fear of God before their eyes.” And until we fix that, there is sadly, no fixing this…
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