Reaping What We Have Sown
We are greatly blessed to live in a country where our freedoms are guaranteed by law. A main reason for these freedoms is that they are directly linked to the Founding Fathers and their biblical worldview. Without getting into a debate about whether or not America is a Christian nation, it is irrefutable that our founders were deeply committed to the Judeo-Christian paradigm that included the rule of law and the moral foundation of the Ten Commandments.
We enjoy freedom of religion. Something that in recent times become more like freedom from religion. In an attempt to remove all references to religion from our government, we have allowed secular entities to force any mention of God out of our public educational system. We have removed prayer and had to replaced it with metal detectors. We no longer allow a Bible to be read or Christ to be honored in our public education system, even by valedictorian students speaking at their own graduation ceremonies.
Now there is an avalanche of allegations ranging from sexual harassment to rape coming from everywhere. Progressives, Republicans, Democrats, Conservatives, Hollywood power brokers and actors are all being accused of taking advantage of women and children. I am old enough to remember the death of a 29-year-old woman, Mary Jo Kopechne, an American teacher, secretary, and political campaign specialist who died in a car accident at Chappaquiddick Island on July 18, 1969, while a passenger in a car being driven by longtime U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy. According to Kennedy's own testimony, he accidentally drove his car off the one-lane bridge and into a tidal channel. He swam free, vainly tried to rescue Kopechne, left the scene, and did not report the accident to authorities for ten hours. Meanwhile, Kopechne drowned in the vehicle that was submerged underwater. The next day, Kopechne's body and the car were both recovered by a diver. Kennedy pled guilty to a charge of leaving the scene of a crash causing personal injury; he later received a two-month suspended jail sentence.
We would later have to live through the impeachment of William Jefferson Clinton who turned out to be a serial molester of women. After getting away with forcing his attentions on several women, he was elected President. His sexual predatory behaviors did not stop. He lied about having an affair with a young intern, Monica Lewinsky, who like all of Bill’s sexual escapades, ended up being trashed by Bill’s wife, Hillary. Sadly, the press also lampooned Bill’s victims creating a culture where sexual harassment was acceptable. These high-profile cases have had an impact on the way our culture in general viewed this behavior. It is no accident that the Congress of the United States of America had to create a slush fund to pay off the victims of sexual harassment by members of Congress.It is no accident that the Congress of the United States of America had to create a slush fund to pay off the victims of sexual harassment by members of Congress. The secularization of our society has corrupted the foundation of this country. There is a universal truth that cannot be ignored. The Apostle Paul wrote to the believers in Galatia who were struggling to remain free from the constraints of legalism. He told them the following sobering truth:
Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap, Gal. 6:7.
Whether we read this truth in God’s Word, or we hear the street version of “what goes around, comes around,” we know this is true. What did we think would happen when we exchanged, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth,” Gen. 1:1 with “In the beginning evolution,” Darwinism 101.
You cannot tell our youth that this behavior is socially acceptable for generations, and then come crying when immorality and a lack of respect for women has infected every segment of our culture. I am not surprised about the flood of accusations being reported today. This is a very real problem and all of these accusations should be taken seriously. That said, the problem will not be solved until this disconnect between godly morality and the moral relativism of our secular society embraces is confronted. You cannot tell our youth that this behavior is socially acceptable for generations, and then come crying when immorality and a lack of respect for women has infected every segment of our culture.
Creation Studies Institute is standing in the gap.
We are exposing the fallacies of evolutionary thinking that has found its way into Church itself. Many high-profile teachers and preachers think the creation message is unimportant. Worse yet, many are themselves morally compromised. Some are more interested in not offending sinners than raising the standard of Christ’s righteousness for all to see. We want your help to stand with us and lift the banner of God’s Righteousness At Christ’s Expense (GRACE) high while we reach the world with the truths of creation and the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Submitted by Pastor Steven Rowitt, Ph.D.