I have four children. Two boys under seven, a girl of four years and a eight month old baby boy. We recently drove down a road of "San Francisco" style homes where we live and ran straight into two homes across the street from each other with the most disgusting, gory, horrible Hallowe'en decorations up that before we even had a chance to react our three older children saw them in their satanic glory. They all had bad dreams last night about them. This morning they were troubled at what they saw and made me promise that I would never take them down any more streets like that. There's no way I can keep that promise it seems for Hallowe'en decor is everywhere. Is it just me or has it gotten a lot worse this year? It seems the theme this year is dismembered body parts...try explaining that to a six year old.
Then there's the dress of every woman out there it seems from pre-teen to older woman who should know better. It's near impossible to shield them from these females who want to emulate a hooker in every way. My wife said that there was a story on the radio one time that the street workers in our city were upset because the "normal" women walking by were getting more attention than they were. What's next? How on earth can my boys ever find good, pure, godly women when they are grown up? It seems every female out there is pumped full of sensuality and sex. Even, I dare say, the "godly" women.
What does the future hold for these little men in training? I can only do so much and then they are out on their own. My one boy wants to be a veterinarian. Well he'll need to go to college for that and we all know what college is like.
My desire is to raise my children to be slaves of Christ, servants of the Most High. I want to instill within them a desire to pay back Christ for what He did. Not to buy His favour, but just to say thank You.
It boggles my mind to see how quickly society is going down hill. I laughed in horror one time when I heard that over in Europe, women (and men) walk the streets naked. Clothing is a matter of choice, not necessity. I say this is a direct result of Evolution being taught in schools. Coupled with humanism, man has been convinced that he is nothing more than an animal. Animals don't wear clothing, why should we?
Let's continue to strive ahead for Christ making disciples out of the nations. Yes, these same people who dress as sluts and prostitutes, homosexuals and the clothing optional types. The same people Christ came to earth for. The horrid, unlovable and the outcasts. As Charles Spurgeon said once (paraphrased), if someone has to go to hell, let him go to hell with our arms wrapped about their legs dragging us the whole way.