The mention of the birth of Christ or a cross is not allowed in public schools for fear of offending the atheists. However, pictures and idols of Santa Claus, his elves, Rudolph and the reindeers are proudly displayed in the public arena. Very young impressionable school children are allowed to writ letters of request to an imaginary man in a red suit, but not allowed to make their requests known to the living God through prayer. We have allowed our government to take God and prayer out of our schools. Now we are being threatened by atheist’s organizations with the removal of any signs of our Christian faith in the public arena.
Today we find ourselves with a President that declares that America is not a Christian nation and a Congress that would rather see the government shut down rather than stop the flow of money going to organizations that murder unborn children and assist in the cover up of child sex offenders and traffickers.
While we fight over whether tax dollars will go to abortion centers or pregnancy help centers, who is going reach these young girls before they find themselves in the position of having to choose between killing their unborn child, or becoming an unwed mother?
Yes, we need to stop funding Planned Parenthood; yes, we need to help these young pregnant women. But…simply taking away the funding for abortion won’t stop these unwed pregnancies. We must teach young females and males their self worth and self dignity. They must be taught responsibility for their actions and the sanctity of life from an early age if we are to expect them to value life in adulthood. Those are lessons that should start even before they reach school age. We must teach them that poverty does not create immorality and crime but immorality and crime creates poverty. We must teach them how to overcome immorality and crime in order to overcome poverty.
We must give them a reason to wait until they are ready to be fathers and mothers before engaging in sexual activity that will only end in dependency, disappointment, and destruction. We must give them a foundation on which to build their lives.
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me (John 14:6).
It is not enough to snatch young women from abortion centers and take them to pregnancy help centers. Yes, we must do that for those caught in the clutches of an evil so vile that it would destroy the life of their unborn child and perhaps even their own life but then what?
Our failure began long before the time when this young woman found herself at Satan’s door of choice. It began in the home with parents that failed to protect and teach her that she was valued, it began with the church that was silent on the issue of pre-marital sex and abortion, and it began with a government that forbids any mention of God or prayer in our public schools.
Since 1973, killing of unborn children has been legal in every State in our nation. Congress provides millions of dollars every year to give young girls the free choice of murdering her unborn child… at tax payer’s expense. Is President Obama correct? Are we no longer a nation guided by Christian principles or any other form of moral principles?
How many young women return again and again to abortion centers or pregnancy help centers, and welfare lines to collect dependent children benefits, only to return to the same circumstance that created the crisis in the first place?
By teaching young people that they do not need to have boundaries, and that there will always be unlimited welfare benefits to bail them out of their crisis, we have created generations of young people who must constantly make life decisions from a position of crisis.
Choosing between the lesser of two evils is not the best that we can do for our children. If we fail to point them to Christ, we have failed them and their children after them.
If those are the only two options that we can offer this generation, then we have failed as parents, as educators, and as a government, but worst of all as Christians.
If we want them to choose life, we must teach them about the One who gives us life. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. When obedience to the word of Christ is our first choice life will naturally follow.
Without Christ there would be no Christmas! Let’s keep Him first in our life year round. Then we will understand the true meaning of Christmas in December, and our children will be able to distinguish between fact and fiction!
Copyright 12/7/2011 ARM