Yesterday it was Paris, France and today it is San Bernardino, California,USA. In both cases radical Muslim home grown terrorists wiped out totally innocent people. My most sincere condolences to all the families and friends of those lost in these demonic attacks. I must say, that as these ruthless killings come closer towards my home and my loved ones my outrage increases. It is the pervasive liberal mindset and political correctness that has infiltrated America (and France) with a growing number of these home grown terrorists.
By “Home” I mean the five French nationals and the American citizen who were were instrumental in these attacks. By “grown” I refer to the way in which we have allowed our children to feed upon the “junk” values of the world at the exclusion of the Judaeo- Christian principals on which our nation was founded. France has long since prided itself on being a “secular state”. America is following close behind. President Obama made clear his intentions in his speech on June 28, 2006 (as delivered): “Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation – at least, not just. We are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, and a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers”.
We have allowed the ingredients of our nation to be compromised and have become a soup of self-indulgence and experimentation. We have ignored the “master chef” to whom we once pledged our allegiance and have now become drunk on the poison rhetoric that is disguised as personal freedom, tolerance and political correctness. When our values are so undefined and unprotected is it any wonder that our children would look towards others and possibly embrace them?
The desire for pride and purpose, the unifying passion of belonging to something growing and bigger than yourself, and the absolute boundaries of law and allegiance-absent a God of absolute truth and love, equal terrorists. In this case they unite under the banner of the caliphate of radical Islam which we have allowed to grow in our own backyards. When the American banner is so washed out that it stands for nothing what can we expect? Sadly, I predict many more such attacks organized by our own wayward children unless we as a nation repent and return to that which once made us blessed and strong.
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14