We are in a season of anger, hatred and violence

and many are asking “why?”  

 

A few thoughts for you to consider~

Some blame guns. I don’t believe that banning guns is the answer, otherwise we could just post “ban against stealing” signs on the banks and prevent robberies.  Our laws should reflect God’s laws, but legislation will not prevent sin.

Some blame mental illness. There are mental illnesses that cause people to not think correctly, and have uncontrolled bursts of anger. I agree those people should not have weapons. I’m not sure how to monitor every conceivable weapon (how would we prevent someone from strangling someone), much less how to identify every single person – before it happens- those who might have a tendency in that direction. There is room for improvement in that area, but I believe the problem is much deeper than that.

Some ideas

1 When a generation decided to listen to the ideas of a physician/author rather than God, and refrained from teaching their children about right and wrong, we raised a generation with no discipline or consequences for their actions.

Many of that generation liked having ruler-ship, and decided they did not have to obey God, or listen to anyone talk about Him and His boundaries in school.  References to God along with prayer diminished, and man’s ideas replaced the truth of God and His creation.

3 Many of these who grew up without  boundaries and punishments, or understanding of the sovereignty of God,  became the rulers of their own world, challenging their parents and lawmakers, and God. Their language, demeanor, clothing , entertainment reflected their untamed lust and God-denying rebellion. Drugs became a  common defiance to authority.

4  The sanctity of marriage , and the boundaries set by God for sexual behavior were abandoned without shame or guilt, and were replaced with “don’t ask-don’t tell,”  ‘live and let live,” “what happens in Vegas,” “just look the other way” attitude rather than “offend” anyone with the truth of God’s Word.

With their desires (rather than God) ruling in their hearts, the consequence of promiscuous behavior resulted in unwanted pregnancies.  The inconvenient responsibilities of babies were  aborted, with no consequence or shame. The courts succumbed to the prevalent denial of God’s law, and put it’s “stamp of approval” on the practice.

6  This generation grew up with no sense of the authority of God, His laws,  His Creation, or  their accountability to Him, and tried to fill that emptiness with more and better, but were never satisfied.

7  With no value to life and no accountability to God, games and entertainment changed from solving a puzzle, into killing, murdering, and stealing, without getting caught.  As technology gave the ability for life-like images, it all played out in front of them, and was  remedied with a “reset” button.  Many fell into the trap of “It’s just something to do for entertainment,” instead of realizing they were feeding a lustful adrenaline anger.  Because it was well-fed, it grew and they began to believe no one had authority over them and their anger  could have a  greater satisfaction outside the game arena.

8 This  godless generation addicted to the  anger adrenaline grew desensitized to killing, and  (like most addictions) requires the progression to a higher level to feed the addiction.  Just playing games turned to speaking  in anger against those in authority, and grew to killing authority figures such as police.  With many others suffering the same addiction and lack of truth, a crowd mentality takes up the chant and the actions. They join in and try to justify each others actions.

9 Minds corrupted with the belief that they have the right to make their own laws, addicted to sin  and lust and not willing to recognize it, their unbridled anger manifests into killing each other when angered.

My Conclusion

Where have we gone wrong? It seems to me that we forgot our mission, sometimes called “The Great Commission.”

“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19,20

In my opinion, it is not a gun problem. It is a result of our denying God and His sovereignty and authority.  Without Him, the natural result is that we follow our sinful nature. He is the only remedy to sin.

What can we do?

Turn to Him in prayer for the families of the victims. I pray that God will be present with them and give them comfort. I also pray that we will take up our commission and teach the wounded and hurting where to find comfort, where to find safety, where to find truth, where to find peace.

Turn to His Word for wisdom, otherwise we will believe whatever sounds good.

Teach our children His truth,  or they will be free to decide what they want to be true.

 

Speak Truth, His Truth, in love.

Point others to Him during the good and difficult times.

We can draw others alongside us and disciple them in Truth, that they will learn how to walk in His ways.

 

We are in a season of anger, hatred and violence

and many are asking “why?” 

I believe it is because we are trying to play the part of God

instead of looking to and trusting Him.

Your thoughts?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Thoughts on “Why this season of anger, hatred and violence? My thoughts.”

  • This comes to my mind while reading it: ““You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how will it be made salty again? It is good for nothing anymore, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men.”

    And this: “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

    • Yes, Becky, very appropriate. Romans 1 echoed in my mind – “exchanged the truth for a lie…did not see fit to acknowledge God.” We must humble ourselves, pray, seek Him, TURN from our wickedness!
      Thank you for your comment and encouragement.

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