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Thursday, July 1, 2021

Who would intentionally cause harm to a child?

 It used to be that as a child you could always turn to one of three places to be safe.

First we could call the police, flag one down or go to the police station and receive help or instruction without fear of being abused in some way.

Second we could always speak to the school faculty. Advisors, teachers, counselors, and principles were always available and ready to listen to us and help us out.

Thirdly is the church. Most any kid, churched or not, knew that if they got in a bind or needed help they could reach out to a church pastor or leader.

I really couldn't say when things turned upside down, maybe only that it was over a few decades it became increasingly worse. As we have seen in the last year specifically all three of these, "once safe", places are under fire. Defund police, sick health and sex agendas being discussed in our schools for our children, pastors who have fallen hard in their sins and abuse of position in all three. I am glad my kids are grown, but now with grand kids I feel even more protective of what these three institutions have become.

Two of my daughters have tried to opt out of the stimulus' because of the corruption they stand for and the uncertainty of the amounts and have both been told that without releasing biometric information they would not be allowed to opt out. I sat in a meeting last night led by Matt Innis who revealed that the new health mandate Nebraska schools are considering has a portion that does not allow the families the right to opt out. When I hear these things it makes me boil. We have been compliant for far too long and it has left us right where we are. I told my wife its like a wasp nest. I have torn down countless nests and have never been stung because of it. I hit the nest down and wasps buzz me and might even run into me but in general they fly around hopping mad darting all over the place but they eventually quiet down if I just leave them alone and they go about thier business dealing with the fall out but in the end nothing has changed. A stolen election, a wickedly evil education agenda and rioters who are allowed to do as they want. A movement to hold whites accountable for the evil of the past instead of mending the relationships. And for the record I could care less what color someones skin is, I care about thier attitude and character and it was whites who fought to stop the slavery and put an end to it. But most of our history classes wouldn't teach that. I can easily become frustrated and try to turn to scripture as a source of dealing with my own attitude and understanding why it is the way it is. Not only have I learned that it will get worse and that we are to stand up for truth and not be passive and complacent, I also recently read a familiar scripture and in fact preached on it for Fathers day, or at least it was part of the text I used. You will recognize it also...

Luk 11:11  "Now suppose one of you fathers is asked by his son for a fish; he will not give him a snake instead of a fish, will he?
Luk 11:12  "Or if he is asked for an egg, he will not give him a scorpion, will he?
Luk 11:13  "If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?" 

This time when I read these words it stopped me cold in my tracks as I considered the discussions among the Nebraska state board of education as well as many of the communities whose school boards are toying around with this discussion as well. I am so proud of some of the communities whose board stood firm and rejected it fully saying that they will not consider any part of it including the critical race teaching. I truly believe that what these folks are doing is exactly what Jesus is asking the disciples, what caring loving adult who wants what is best for children would even be willing to discuss this garbage let along try to force its way into our schools? What scripture teaches us, is that these are wickedly evil people and indeed they are not only trying to take our children from us they are poisoning them with profane things. I personally believe anyone who has voted for this agenda should be arrested and charged with child endangerment and thrown in prison. What they are doing is far worse than what many parents have been arrested due to human services records.

It is time for us to put our feet down and say no more. If you love your children and desire to see them flourish in their future goals, you will need to be willing to not stand by, but just the opposite, stand in and say "no more". When evil presents itself their is no compromising with it. When it threatens us or those we care about, you cannot convince it to go away. You cannot ignore it and you cannot wish it away. No...evil must be confronted head on and firmly. Our greatest ministry opportunities may come from showing someone a better way but when they will not listen to reason and truth you must not back down and abandon your convictions. Stand together and lets give our nation back to God.

Till next time