Skip to comments.What We Once Knew...Reflections on The Kindergarten Massacre
Posted on 12/14/2012 2:11:34 PM PST by pastorbillrandles
Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit. The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? I the Lord search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.(Jeremiah 17:7-10)
Why is it that an entire chapter of the Bible is dedicated to the story of Cain, the first recorded will worshipper and murderer? From the very beginning God wanted us to be aware of the consequences of the fall of man. We who were made in the Image of God are now fallen, our natures are corrupted, we now know good and evil but from the vantage point of evil.
Imagine Adam and Eves horror at what their sin had wrought, as they beheld the lifeless body of their son Abel, and listened to the self-serving rationalizations of Cain. They had brought this about. This new, insecure, deadly world of strife and murder they now lived in, came about as a direct result of their sin, and they well knew it.
I have had occasion to ponder similar thoughts in view of the horrifying assault on a kindergarten in Connecticut which claimed the lives of 28 people, most of them under six years old! What is this violent, godless, strange new world that we have wrought in America and the west over the past 60 years?
America has always had guns, but we have not always been this wantonly violent. The media opinion shapers and politicians are already scrambling to use this murder as an occasion to enact heavier regulation of gun control, and to treat innocent civilian gun owners as if they were all murderers in the making. Their knee jerk response is aways more Government control, because to the godless, Government is god!
But they would never dream of connecting the murderers with the widespread acceptance of abortion, (which cheapens all life), and with the Nihilistic cultural shift which accompanied the sexual and atheistic revolutions of the fifties and sixties. Once a culture buys into the idea of disposable life, in the womb, as an expression of personal autonomy, why be surprised by other forms of murder?
We as a society once knew better. Perhaps we shouldnt have been hostile to the nativity scenes, or to the display of the Ten commandments and to public expressions of the fear of the Judeo Christian God which once graced our American life!
Could the steady dismantlement of anti pornography laws and statutes, or the public and political assault on the stability of marriage have anything to do with our new plague of wanton violence? Would the deliberate confusing of the God assigned sexual roles, in kindergarten and elementary schools have led to our plague of homicidal madness?
Or could it have something to do with our schools recent dependence upon drugs, legal or illegal? Hundreds of thousands of our school children have since their youth, been put on Ritalin or other behaviour modifying drugs, (as of they were machines, or animals!). And we wonder that we have a drug problem?
The public schools have created this mess, ironically since the early sixties ( around the time God and prayer were expelled from our once enviably successful school systems). They liberated our schools from the stifling constraints of any acknowledgment of our Judeo Christian heritage. We no longer begin the day with a prayer.
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.( 2 Timothy 3:1-5)
We used to know that man was fallen, and that no one is very far from murder, adultery, or any other defection from righteousness. We once knew that we desperately needed God, and that checks and balances on human nature were needful, that man should not be encouraged to live unto himself, or to be totally autonomous in his self-expression and development.
But we have jettisoned all of that, to create this brave new world of sexual confusion, drug induced behaviour modification, fixation on loyalty to self above all else, total freedom without restraint and this nihilism is especially is preached in our public schools!
The hostility to any kind of discrimination taught in our schools and academies has something also to do with this madness. There really is good and evil. Evil Exists. Not all cultures, civilisations or lifestyle choices are equally valid. It is madness to really try to believe otherwise.
Ironically this unrepressed, drugged, pierced and tattooed generation we have produced, is led to believe they are freer than any generation that ever preceded them! They have been liberated from respect for life, the sanctity of marriage and sex, reverence, loyalty to any but self, and of course from true religion.
Theirs is the freedom of the astronaut who was floating in space, but bothered by the fact that he was still tethered from the lifeline that attached him to the space capsule. He wasnt totally free yet was he? So he cut the line in the name of total freedom, and found out too late that all he had freed himself from, was oxygen, and the opportunity to get back into the ship.
What we once knew, and I hope that even in the face of horrors such as this, we can yet recover, is that man os fallen, he is lost and needs God, his Word, His Law and His Salvation. It is not too late to repent!
What Kindergarten massacre?
I’ve today read news about an Elementary School shooting.
Is that what you meant?
"If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under." --- Ronald Reagan
This is a terrible tragedy, I also believe was a shooting similar today in China or Japan?
As a Christian i found President Obama`s tears phony today. Feel free to condemn me anyone. but when he spoke of the lives ahead of all these children I could not help but think what a liar he is.
He could care less about the 60 million aborted children since 1972. He could care less about the children that survive an abortion as proven by his votes in Illinois Senate.
And when he quotes Scripture, it`s almost more than I can handle.
Next step take away guns from citizens
Yes I weep for the children! Not sure if it merited a address to the nation today just yet, I think he is only concerned about his poll numbers.
Having said all that, I would be praising God/Jesus with all my might if this man became a Christian.
I would love to see ALL Democrats become Christian as well as moderate Republicans, but the term Christian Democrat and Moderate Christian Republican are both oxymorons
The biggest mass school killing in U.S. history was in Bath, Michigan in 1927; the murderer killed 38 children and 6 adults. What was the cause of that?
I never said we didn’t have them before, but do you not see that we are having a huge increase in mass murder? I believe that our Nihilistic, godless culture has more to do with mass murder than the presence of guns.
Oh, wait. They didn't.
The school had a kindergarten class and that’s where he started shooting.
My bff and I were just speaking about that today. Also, that it is unnatural for kids to be spending so much time inside, on machines, when they should be out playing with each other and developing social skills and relationships.
Seems the only social/relationship skills these kids have now are what you mentioned in your post. I cringe every time I see a commercial for one of those games or movies.
Oh, and also the “confusion” they encounter in public schools about how girls and boys are “no different from one another”.
LL: the murderer killed 38 children and 6 adults. What was the cause of that?
Spirited: In a variety of ways Communists savagely murdered in excess of 60,000,000 men, women, and children. Meanwhile, America’s atheists perversely delight in persecuting Christians, forcing the removal of nativity’s and prohibiting the speaking of the name Jesus Christ while their partners in crime reduce Americans to psychochemical machines through the teaching of evolution.
If Solzhenitsyn were alive he would respond to all of this evil by noting that evil cuts right through the heart of every man, none barred. So in answer to your question, it is man who is the cause. It is man who hates, resents, envies, gossips, slanders,steals, covets, and murders.
Remember we are also is dealing with the demonic.
Finally, somebody gets it. This is exactly what I told my wife today as we were driving in the car and heard Rush report this news at the end of his show. There is no real stopping this kind of tragedy from ever happening again but one thing is for sure... as we continue down the slippery slope of secularism/atheism we shall see more and more of it no matter how many gun control laws are passed. When will our country wise up and see that it is fallen mankind that is the problem. And when will we in this once great nation repent and come to the Lord for healing?
The day America kicked God out simply invited the devil in and we are now seeing the fruits of such actions.
Very good. Thanks for posting.