Letter: Our country is reaping what we've sown
By Dan Jensen, Worthington Seeing the extensive news coverage of the recent student demonstrations for gun control -- front-page pictures and articles, numerous large photos and articles throughout the Sunday edition of the Star Tribune -- I coul...
By Dan Jensen, Worthington
Seeing the extensive news coverage of the recent student demonstrations for gun control - front-page pictures and articles, numerous large photos and articles throughout the Sunday edition of the Star Tribune - I could not help but make a comparison to the coverage, or lack of, for the annual march for life (to end abortion) that is held each January in Washington and other cities throughout the nation. Though there are hundreds of thousands of people - the majority of whom are young people - involved in these demonstrations, you would be hard pressed to find more than extremely minimal coverage in the secular media. Bias?
Though the activist spirit of these young people, and their goal of saving lives, is admirable, I feel that their faith and trust are sadly misplaced. They think that the government is going to solve the problem, when in reality the government is one of the root causes of the problem. It was our government, in the form of the U.S. Supreme Court, that decided in 1973 that it is legal to kill the pre-born baby in the mother's womb, or even out of the womb in the case of partial birth abortion. Once that is considered right, how can anything be considered wrong?
Thus began the culture of death in America. Our soul had been sold to the devil, and a new era had begun. An era in which there is no absolute truth, where what you decide is true for you has to be true and how dare anyone tell you that it is not true. An era in which morality is relative and subjective, in which there is no longer such a thing as sin and where there is no personal accountability. An era in which the mantra seems to be, "I am spiritual, just not religious.” In other words, "I am God.” Take a look around and see how well all that is working out.
Our land is now polluted with the blood of over 60 million innocent children, murdered legally in the name of "choice.” Yet we weep and wail and wonder why someone would choose to walk into a school and murder 17 children, and why these atrocities keep happening over and over again. We demand that the government takes action to solve the problem.
Our country is suffering from a spiritual disease, a sickness of the soul. The government can't fix our soul - only God can do that - but nowadays it is getting so you hardly dare to even say such a thing. The time may be coming when our government makes it illegal to do so. Wake up America! The Apostle Paul in his letter to the Galatians says, "Make no mistake, God will not be mocked. A person will reap only what he sows.” That is exactly what is happening in our country right now. We are simply reaping what we have sown.