The spiritual issue: America needs to turn back to her Fountain of Living Waters, our true Founder and Redeemer, Jesus Christ. There is a great shaking going on - we have put our trust in the creation and not the Creator. And it is creation (either man or man's government) that murders, kills, steals, and destroys. [N]ow he has promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven. And this word, Yet once more, signifying the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are [man]made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. Hebrews 12:26-27.
I read the eulogy given by one of the victims mother today. A 6 year old boy. I have 3 boys - 8, 6, and 16 months. Cried most of he morning thinking about.
One conclusion I came to: I just can’t believe a loving god would allow the slaughter of theses innocents. And if he does exist, I’m just not interested.
People look for a solution to society’s ills that does not require people to be good. They are looking for a structure that will work regardless of its content. They keep building structures upon structures until they imprison themselves in a jail of their own making.
Human laws must rest upon a deeper moral and spiritual foundation, and must be in harmony with those, or the laws become chains.
Moral people don’t require a lot of laws. There is a need for the kinds of laws that referee the inevitable clashes that occur even between people who mean well. And there are the laws required to restrain the people who are not capable of ruling themselves. In the end, the key to a free society is a critical mass of people who are capable of governing themselves, and willing to govern themselves. And that is a moral quality. It requires a people who see themselves as ultimately answering to God.
When people lose their reverence for God they lose their freedom too. It is something acted out again and again in the Old Testament, that men who forget God wind up in chains, and the only way back to freedom is to look up. Your choice is a human king or a heavenly one. Most people in modern politics are looking for human kings who in the end will be their jailers.