Gospel Gazette Online

Vol. 12 No. 4 April 2010

Page 13

Teaching Our Children to Murder

Ernest S. Underwood

Does this sound like a strange title for an article? After all, doesn’t the Bible prohibit one human from murdering another human? We are not talking about the law of the land exercising capital punishment; we are talking about murder, the kind that is so much in the news now-a-days. High school students go loaded with guns into a school and deliberately murder as many as they can. A woman murders her husband. Out of apparent jealousy, a teenager kills his friend and his friend’s parents, and on and on we could go. Why have these horrid and senseless murders increased in the last few years? Many of us are old enough to remember when such incidents were far from common. They were virtually unheard of. Again, why are they taking place in so many places today? I believe I know the answer, an answer that modern society will not accept.

Do you remember the approximate time when it became the rule that the silly philosophy of evolution began to be taught as scientific fact. Evolutionists are God-haters and God-denying infidels. One of the major tenets of this philosophy is the belief in the “survival of the fittest.” Our children are being taught that they are just a higher product of evolution, just a segment of the “survival of the fittest” existence. Connect this fact with the denial of the existence of God and one comes to the irresistible conclusion that man is nothing more than an animal subject to animal instincts. Since, according to the evolutionist, there is no God, it follows that there also is no objective standard of morality; thus, one is free to do whatever he desires to do whether it is committing rape, murder or any other heinous act.

It is this writer’s personal, firm conviction that the guilt of every one of these murders committed by teenagers can be laid ultimately at the feet of the infidel organizations such as the Humanist Organization and the ACLU. These groups are the ones that have taken the lead in the attempt to remove God and His standard from all of public life in this nation. In my opinion, these two groups are guilty of all of these senseless murders.

Another group that has taught that murder is an acceptable way of eliminating a human that one does not want is the abortionist. Regardless of what the Supreme Court decided, that arrogant and despicable group who voted in favor of abortion, their criminal act did not in any way change God’s unchanging law. Abortion is nothing short of first-degree, premeditated murder. Every doctor who has performed an abortion and every woman who has deliberately had her unborn child put to death are guilty of taking an innocent and helpless life. When our children whose mothers chose not to abort see the law of the land sanctioning that murder, it sets the example and gives the teaching that if one can kill a baby then one can also kill another who is older.

There is yet one more group that I believe bears some of the guilt of these murders. What about someone, because he believes it will benefit him financially or materially to do so, votes for those who defend and promote the teaching of evolution in our schools, and who defend and clamor for the so-called right of choice to murder an unborn baby? Is not that person to be held responsible for deliberately supporting by his or her vote these ungodly and sinful acts of murder and immorality? The law of the land will praise them for their broadmindedness, but the God of heaven has firmly stated that those who either commit these acts, or those who support them in committing these acts, “shall not inherit the kingdom of God,” and “shall have their part in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone.”

By your actions, by what you promote and support, and by what you teach and uphold, what are you teaching today’s children?

[Of course, he who murders an abortionist doctor violates the law of God, too; he is not justified, and one cannot commit sin in response to sin as though God will somehow approve of the one while despising the other. Speaking against the sin of murder as it may variously manifest itself, including in abortions, should not be viewed as incitement to commit murder.~ Louis Rushmore, Editor]

What Will Heaven be Like?

    Don Petty“But I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light. And the nations of those who are saved shall walk in its light, and the kings of the earth bring their glory and honor into it. Its gates shall not be shut at all by day (there shall be no night there). And they shall bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it. But there shall by no means enter it anything that defiles, or causes an abomination or a lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb's Book of Life.” (Revelation 21:22-27 NKJV)

    We will all know God.
  1. Jesus will be our Brother.
  2. It will be a place where we hold all truth in common with those around us.
  3. There will be no hospitals, jails, insane asylums or retirement homes.
  4. We will have no physical ailments or problems and no need for money.
  5. We will worship and praise God at the times He designates.
  6. There will be no fear of fire or danger or depression or storms or crime, no enemies or war or fighting or lying or dying or embarrassment or insecurity or worry.
  7. Our responsibilities will be clear, and we will know how to do all that we are expected to do—and we will do them well.
  8. There will be a place for us that Jesus has prepared; He called it a ‘mansion.’
  9. There will be no night.
  10. We will (as presumed) know other people from our past physical existence, but not in the same relationships, as there will be no marriage.
  11. We will be in a body that cannot be corrupted.
  12. There will be no varmints or thieves or pests or threats.
  13. Life will be pleasurable, satisfying, fulfilling and complete.
  14. We will please God.
  15. There will be no doubting about our worship, our activities or our everyday life.
  16. Our choices will be good ones.
  17. Our wisdom will be complete and as God wants it to be.
  18. We will not be in need of anything.
  19. There will be no price put on the value of eternal life we will have.
  20. Whatever God has in His great omniscient mind we will be there to respond appropriately.
  21. There will be no one in poverty, and no anxiety and dread of payments or bills or debts.
  22. Problems as we understand them will be non-existent.
  23. We will be productive as God will define it and assign it.
  24. Our life will be pure and sinless, and God will be pleased with the way we live.
  25. We will not miss nor have any melancholy feeling for the time we lived on earth.
  26. There will be no constraints of time.
  27. Our outlook on everything will be bright and spiritual and holy.
  28. The kind of ‘fun’ we might experience will be enfolded in an endless joy.
  29. Our adventure, excitement and enthusiasm will be as God gives it to us.
  30. Our understanding will be complete; our knowledge will be thorough.
  31. His will and Word will be unfolded to us in the measure He wants us to have it.
  32. We will all be seen at our best as God beholds us.
  33. We will be as the angels.
  34. We will be good at all times, not ever bad.
  35. We will not fail nor be frustrated nor thwarted nor scolded nor reprimanded.
  36. Mistakes will not be made.
  37. All our needs will be supplied, and our wants will be within the will of God.
  38. Our happiness will exceed any earthly happiness we have ever experienced.
  39. We will not ever be tired or sick.
  40. We will seek only the things God has approved.
  41. Any and all entertainment (if it is to be called that) if we need it, God will determine and He will approve and provide it.
  42. Spiritual love will dominate our emotions.
  43. The chemical elements and energy and matter (‘things’) will not exist, as all will be of a spiritual nature.
  44. There will be no fakery, no falsity, no hypocrisy, no deceit and no hidden agendas.
  45. Trials and temptations will have all been left in the physical world from which we were ascended.
  46. Arguments will have been replaced with pleasant conversation.
  47. We will be continually and forever refreshed and made vital and healthy.
  48. We will be only and completely the ‘family’ of God that He wants around Him.
  49. Heaven will be home, with all the love and warmth, care and safety, fulfillment and security we could ever possibly want.

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