Why Crime Rates Rise (Part 2)

Before we leave this subject of facing increasing crime, we want to explore another Biblically based reason for this
ongoing scourge in our nation today. Not only have we allowed the removal of God and His moral principles from
the public square of our societal consciousness, we have allowed many of America’s leaders to remove the Word’s
obvious truths with the demonic circus of the bizarre. Now, any type of perversion people can dream up appears
to have individual groups and society’s leaders working to promote as acceptable. I don’t want to get into the
weeds by listing all of the craziness our world strives to normalize, but when sports organizations accept men into women’s sports, when we can no longer count on our elementary age daughters having privacy in public restrooms from adult males (and vice versa), when education systems allow scientific theories to gain traction that declare that life on earth came about because space aliens used our planet as a petri dish by dropping off their DNA here, and when we allow the justice system to sentence child molesters to parole, we have a problem.
When there is a plethora of evidence for God and Biblical truth, and with little to absolutely no evidence for theories and
practices such as these that reject God, well, we certainly have jumped the shark just a little bit.
The Bible says this in 1 Corinthians 1:18-20, “ For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are
perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written: ‘I will destroy the wisdom of the
wise, And bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.’ 20 Where is the wise? Where is the scribe?
Where is the disputer of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?” When the world, any
person or group of people untether themselves from the truth that is in God’s Word, they will start believing in any
type of foolishness that comes down the pipe. That will in turn not only affect what a society believes, but will also
generate anti-social, and even criminal behavior in communities that allow it. We certainly are reaping what we
have sown and continue to sow. What is the solution? Reject the foolishness of the world in our own lives, teach
our children and all who will listen the truth t hat is in God’s Word, and love the world enough to preach the good
news of salvation through Jesus Christ to whosoever will choose to believe. The foolishness of this world is just
another sign of the soon return of the Lord.
Be blessed even more!!
Pastor Chris

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