School Violence Will Increase
Until Christians Lead The Way!


Posted June 1, 1998


However, if you do not obey the LORD÷ The LORD will send on you curses, confusion and rebuke÷until you are destroyed and come to sudden ruin because of the evil you have done in forsaking him÷ The fruit of your womb will be cursed÷ The sights you see will drive you mad÷ You will have sons and daughters but you will not keep them, because they will go into captivity÷ You will live in constant suspense, filled with dread both night and day, never sure of your life (Dt 28:15, 18a, 41, 66).

On May 21, in Springfield, Oregon an angry 15 year-old boy burst into a crowded high school cafeteria and opened fire, killing two students and wounding 25 more. His parents' bodies were found, shot dead, at their home. This is the seventh tragic incident of its kind in America since the school year started last September: Jonesboro, Arkansas, Pearl, Mississippi, West Paducah, Kentucky, Stamps, Arkansas, Edinboro, Pennsylvania and Fayetteville, Tennessee.

America has the innocent blood of 35 million of its own unborn children on its hands (millions more overseas). We publicly finance abortion (in Oregon, physician-assisted suicide). We enforce the sacred "right" of teenage girls to murder their own babies in the womb. We require our children to be taught they descended from apes. We enable our children's addiction to violent music, television & movies. We have allowed our elite rulers to officially remove God, prayer and God's moral law from our "learning" institutions. God is not mocked. What we have sown, we will reap (Gal 6:7-8). Apart from wholesale repentance, America's families will not be healed and we can only expect ever-increasing, more bizarre violence.

The President, the educators, the psychologists cannot turn things around. God and His mercy are our only hope and God's People are the key. Only the Church, through radical personal and corporate repentance, the urgent declaration of God's eternal Law, the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and the election of God-fearing civil leaders (with genuine moral authority and character to make an "unblinkable distinction between right and wrong") can lead America away from a path of unthinkable, uncontrollable violence.

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