Skip to comments.Christian Parents Cannot Assume Their Children Are in Safe Hands
Posted on 06/11/2017 1:00:02 PM PDT by CHRISTIAN DIARIST
The devil has a special place in his black heart for children. He delights in stealing their innocence, using those under his demonic influence to commit the most unspeakable acts against the under-aged.
So it was in the time of Moses that Pharaoh ordered all newborn Hebrew boys be put to the sword to cull the growing Hebrew population. So it was in the time of Jesus that Herod the Great ordered the massacre of all the boys in Bethlehem two years old and younger so that he would not be supplanted as King of the Jews.
And so it was, in more recent times, during the Holocaust, when more than one million children were victims of Nazi genocide, and so it is post-Roe v. Wade America that nearly 60 million pre-born babies have died at the hands of abortionists.
There is today no place children are beyond the reach of the devil and those who do his bidding. Not school, not the doctors office, not even church. And there is no to whom Christians can blindly entrust their children. Not teachers, not coaches, not even relatives.
Indeed, hardly a week passes without being reminded of that disquieting reality.
That includes this past week when the Oregonian newspaper exposed the secret sin of Luke Heimlich, star pitcher on Oregon State Universitys No. 1 ranked college baseball team.
The paper learned that, as a teen-ager, Heimlich twice molested a female relative. She was age four the first time he had his way with her; age six the second. The innocent little girl said nothing after the first offense, but knew enough after the second to tell her parents, who, in turn, contacted authorities.
The 6-year-old told authorities Heimlich lured her into his bedroom where he pulled down her underwear. He touched her both inside and outside the spot she uses to go to the bathroom, according to her testimony.
She pleaded with him stop. She told him that it hurt. But nothing she said or did stopped him from stealing her innocence.
As part of his plea agreement, Heimlich signed a handwritten statement admitting he had sexual contact with his 6-year-old relative. He was sentenced to 40 weeks of detention, but his sentence was suspended and he served no time whatsoever.
Heimlichs female relative is now 11 years old. Her mother says that she and her daughter have been ostracized by family members, most of whom sided with Heimlich. My daughters life has been changed for the rest of her life, the girls mother lamented.
Then there was the email blast this past week from Saddleback Church informing members of the Southern California megachurch that a student ministry volunteer had acted inappropriately with two 14-year-old boys. The volunteer was arrested and is now in the hands of the proper authorities, the email informed.
Saddleback deserves credit for being forthcoming about the sad news, as described in the e-blasts subject line. But its student ministry volunteer was arrested not because he merely acted inappropriately with the two under-age boys, but because of his suspected felony.
Then theres the matter of the e-blast being co-signed by Saddlebacks Student Ministries Pastor & Elder and Executive Pastor & Elder. Its well and good that the two pastors have taken ownership of this stain upon Saddlebacks reputation.
But this erstwhile Saddleback member wonders why Pastor Rick Warren, Saddlebacks renowned spiritual leader, did not address himself to the devils infiltration of Pastor Ricks megachurch church.
Those of us who are Christ followers must stand in the gap for our children or for our childrens children. For they are besieged not by flesh and blood alone, but by spiritual hosts of wickedness.
That is why we must pray without ceasing that the Almighty put a hedge of protection around our children or our grandchildren. For without divine protection, our kids or kids kids are easy prey for the devil.
Or the two small children who were strapped into their car and allowed to die of heat stroke seat while their 19 y.o. mother went to party.
“But this erstwhile Saddleback member wonders why Pastor Rick Warren, Saddlebacks renowned spiritual leader, did not address himself to the devils infiltration of Pastor Ricks megachurch church.”
What kind of innuendo is this? It’s a cheap and unwarranted shot. In case you wondered, the Hebrew meaning of Satan is accuser. You’re playing on his team when you write stuff like this.
Well this certainly doesn’t MEET up to those horrors, but my niece in a nieghborhood where house are in the millions (rich cheap brother in law) and attending a private school is getting picked on by boys and girls because she’s a good girl and a practicing christian.
The boys AND Girls call her whore and slut and worse. My niece didn’t even know they MEANT!!!!
They throw her tablet off her desk.
I tell my sister she’s gonna have to fight back, but my sister doesn’t want that.
School principal is useless.
That is terrible. Her parents should raise a big fuss with the school and get other parents involved.
I made no innuendo. I took no cheap shot at Pastor Rick.
But he is the unquestioned leader of Saddleback Church. And when an issue rises to the level that the church sends an e-blast to the entire membership, it seems appropriate that Pastor Rick leave it not to two subordinate pastors (that most of the membership does not know)to affix their names to the email, but to sign it himself.
Pastor Rick enjoys the overwhelming goodwill of the Saddleback Family (including those of us who faithfully attended services at the Lake Forest campus, but no longer do so because we no longer reside in Orange County).
That’s why I believe it would have been best had he sent the e-blast.
1 Corinthians 5:1-13 It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that is not tolerated even among pagans, for a man has his father's wife. And you are arrogant! Ought you not rather to mourn? Let him who has done this be removed from among you.
For though absent in body, I am present in spirit; and as if present, I have already pronounced judgment on the one who did such a thing. When you are assembled in the name of the Lord Jesus and my spirit is present, with the power of our Lord Jesus, you are to deliver this man to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord.
Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as you really are unleavened. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. Let us therefore celebrate the festival, not with the old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
I wrote to you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral peoplenot at all meaning the sexually immoral of this world, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters, since then you would need to go out of the world. But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of sexual immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or swindlernot even to eat with such a one. For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge? God judges those outside. Purge the evil person from among you.
My daughters life has been changed for the rest of her life, the girls mother lamented.
In my house either my daughter brings it to a close or I do. In either case somebody is getting their ass whupped.
I shall approach her with that. Thank you.
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