We can talk all we want about drugs and other addictions on our kids and how to reduce them across this country but as I see it we are missing the mark on how this should be done and what the root causes are. Kids most often do what they see. This generation has set a terrible example which is most certainly will be followed by the next generation because that is the behaviour they see in so many homes, in the most corrupt media, and in our communities. That is a fact not one reader can dispute.
But let us not stop there. The impact of drugs is not the only issue in our Country. What about all the alcohol, gambling, smoking and other addictions. These are all taking the toll on Americans and will eventually take its toll not only on the individual but extended to their families as well. Much of the crime and health statistics represent the impact of addictions on our society. We hear from our leaders to stay away from addictions and your chances of a healthy and happy life increased dramatically. They also say it also would have a positive impact on those around us, especially the next generation. That is not 100% correct because it goes much deeper than that.
The impact of narcotic drug abuse has caught the attention of many people, including political leaders, the modern church leaders and has resulted in a commitment of resources to save lives. Funding is being dedicated toward a variety of programs and projects to call attention and mitigate the incidence of narcotics abuse. They say this will save lives. Yes, it will save lives but it does not get rid of the root problem. The root of all these problems is sin and until this country deals with that issue we will always have these problems. We need to stop kicking the can down the road. It is not only drugs; it is also mass murders, homosexuals parading down the street showing off their sin with the government backing them. It is killing of unborn babies in the mother’s womb and the government paying for it. Our country was not founded on any of these practices. Our country and its laws were founded on the scriptures found in the Holy Bible and years ago all these things were condemned. Now we have ordained homosexual preachers in some of our churches which by the way are no longer called churches and now are called campuses with the cross being removed.
Remember the saying a few years back- “A family that prays together stays together”? I agree with that statement but we need to take that step a little farther. Just one or two generations ago in this country, we did not see any or these things. Why was this? To start with America recognized God as the Supreme Being that He was, is now, and always will be. Two generations ago parents went to Church with their kids. There was Bible study in the home and prayer time. The next generation just sent their kids to church and now this generation, for the most part, do not know what church is, that is a fact. My dad went out not long ago for the bus ministry and after knocking on the door asked the children there if they knew who Jesus was and their answer was “no who is He?” Now that is a sad closing for this commentary.
In closing I must say this; This country will never get any better until the nation as a whole confess their sin and ask God for forgiveness. We must have preachers in the pulpit that will preach the truth under the anointing of the Holy Spirit. They do not have to preach “Hot Hell in a Freezing Snow” all the time but that needs to be a part of it. Even so come Lord Jesus!