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Why are school shootings happening?
The debate over why school shootings are happening and how to stop them is again top of mind with the latest school shooting in Parkland, Fl.
Cause: God is No Longer Allowed in Our Courts and Classrooms
The rhetoric is heated and focused on issues that ignore the real issue. When was it that everything changed? As late as the 1950’s, chewing gum was viewed as a major discipline problem in our Public Schools . . . after the Bible had been used as the textbook for morality in our schools since the founding of America.
It’s a documented fact that the decline of morality in America and our Public Schools is directly connected to the removal of the Bible, the Ten Commandments and now the mere mention of God’s Name in our Public Schools. Statistics trace the dramatic increase in crime, venereal disease, premarital sex, illiteracy, suicide, drug abuse, public corruption and other social ills to the Supreme Court’s Decisions in 1962-63.
In the absence of Moral Absolutes, chaos prevails at all levels of our society with everyone viewing their rights as being superior over all others. We’ve turned our backs on the God who made America the greatest country in the world . . . and we’re paying a heavy price!
Action: You can point out the obvious: God can’t be blamed for the violence in our Public Schools because it’s quite the opposite! Statistical evidence confirms that school violence is directly connected to the banishment of God from our classrooms.
Reference Quotes and Scriptures:
The deterioration of every government begins with the decay of the principals on which it was founded.
The root cause of Roman societal collapse was their loss of civic virtue and individual morality.
Edward Gibbons – Author of Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom.
There is a Divine Order than transcends the human order.
Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away. These give birth to sinful actions. And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives birth to death.
In view of all this, make every effort to respond to God’s Promises. Supplement your faith with a generous provision of moral excellence, and moral excellence with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with patient endurance, and patient endurance with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love for everyone.
2 Peter 1:5-8