MATTHEW 19:14, MARK 10:14, LUKE 18:16
13 Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them. 14 But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven. 15 And he laid his hands on them, and departed thence.
With the recent Jerry Sandusky trial results going on in Pittsburgh, Pa. one can assess that people around the world have recited some type of prayer over this situation. As time goes on, there is a lack of the manifestation of innocence through children today but we should not fear them but love and correct them instead. We are to be there for them when they need to be taught on how to get through hindrances of their lives. As long as satan exists, there will be many. Children should not be physically challenged in any horrific way from those of us who are in leadership. Jerry Sandusky abused his office and used young boys for his sensual pleasure. Joe Paterno, Coach of a Penn State College team allegedly knew of all of this and had records on it. Joe, in attempts to keep this secret a secret, kept it quiet. He made the bad choice of protecting the offender rather than the offended. Joe was fired and not too long of a time later, died with cancer. They say that we can be “guilty by association” and it seems to be the case here. Everyone agrees that Joe was a nice guy, but with his decision to mute Jerry’s child abuse, his name is now tarnished for life.
It may have taken years to come to the surface but Jesus defended these children. These cliques and clubs that the world has never really do last. There are too many secrets in cliques and clubs. Christians need to remove themselves from the same. It is not Godly to belong to secret cliques and clubs. Jesus was close to the Apostles/Disciples yes, but He taught God’s Word not secret handshakes, and passwords. The bible says just because evil people seem to get away with things for a while, do not think that their day will not come. When their days come, they fall hard. They fall like lightening and most of whom they trusted in, turn their backs on them as well. This reminds me of how David said in Psalms, “My how the mighty have fallen.”
We make idols of those who ‘entertain’ us or who are in any sports related field. Isaiah 44:10-11 shows us how God feels about it…
10 Who hath formed a god, or molten a graven image that is profitable for nothing?
11 Behold, all his fellows shall be ashamed: and the workmen, they are of men:let them all be gathered together, let them stand up; yet they shall fear, and they shall be ashamed together.
They are all now ashamed of their actions in the Jerry Sandusky case. Someone even said on the news that people in Sandusky, Ohio are thinking about changing the name of their town. There are those who knew about Jerry’s sin and hoped to take this atrocity to their graves. God’s Word says that when we see a brother stumbling we are to talk with him and correct his wrongdoing. When carrying any office over children one must have integrity and exude harmony and peace in that office. While pedophiles think that they get away with these acts, God watches.
The disciples tried to stop the children from going to Jesus. God saw this and corrected them. Matthew 19:14. Although they had no sensual intentions toward the children as Jerry Sandusky did, they were blocking them from being in the Lord’s presence. We are to help children understand God’s Kingdom not hinder them and oppress them. Jesus wants us all to have a relationship with Him. No one is excluded. He didn’t just die on the cross for grown-ups or a certain race or creed. He died for us all.
In the case of the pedophiles of this earth, they wish to be Lord over the children instead of allowing the children to meet the real Lord of their lives….Jesus Christ. We need to pray a hedge of protection around our children. There are men who want extremely young girlfriends or wives to the point of dating teens. Many entertainment idols have shamelessly done so. There are women who do the same. They have an ungodly lust for the teens young bodies and will make fools of themselves to get these children, sons and daughters of some loving, hard-working parents. How many teachers do we see today that get busted going to hotels with young people for sex and alcohol? In Jerry Sandusky’s case, not only did he molest and rape young teens but homosexuality plays a big part in this also. Homosexuality is an abomination unto God no matter how America tries to mask it.
abomination |əˌbäməˈnāSHən|nouna thing that causes disgust or hatred: this bill is an abomination to all mankind| informal : concrete abominations masquerading as hotels.• a feeling of hatred: their abomination of indulgence.ORIGIN Middle English: from Latin abominatio(n-), from the verbabominari (see abominate) .abominationnoun1 in both wars, internment was an abomination: atrocity, disgrace, horror,obscenity, outrage, evil, crime, monstrosity, anathema, bane.2 she looked upon his kitschy decor with abomination: detestation, loathing,hatred, aversion, antipathy, revulsion, repugnance, abhorrence, odium,execration, disgust, horror, hostility. ANTONYMS liking, love.
See: Leviticus 18:22, Romans 1:24-29, Matthew 19:4, Colossians 3:5, 1 Corinthians 6:9
Leviticus 18:22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. 23 Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion. 24 Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you: 25 And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants. 26 Ye shall therefore keep my statutes and my judgments, and shall not commit any of these abominations; neither any of your own nation, nor any stranger that sojourneth among you: 27 (For all these abominations have the men of the land done, which were before you, and the land is defiled;) 28 That the land spue not you out also, when ye defile it, as it spued out the nations that were before you. 29 For whosoever shall commit any of these abominations, even the souls that commit them shall be cut off from among their people. 30 Therefore shall ye keep mine ordinance, that ye commit not any one of these abominable customs, which were committed before you, and that ye defile not yourselves therein: I am the Lord your God.
Abominable customs. Interesting. Is homosexuality becoming a “custom” of ours? Preachers are told not to preach against it. Businesses and social media in real time or online are rejecting those who mention it in a negative way. Our armed forces are accepting it outwardly. They’ve even taken over God’s rainbow which is a sign of God’s promise. I’ve heard of children who are afraid to draw the rainbow now because they don’t want anyone to think that they are gay. Is this what we have become? How can we take up for homosexualty and abhor it at the same time? Isn’t that an oxymoron? Doesn’t it make a confusing statement to the rest of the world? We cannot walk the fence with God. Either we are on His side or we are not.
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