Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets: She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying, How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge? Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.(Proverbs 1:20-23)
It is my belief that to those who have ears to hear, God himself is crying out to our generation through the ongoing stream of news stories that flow across the national consciousness day after day.Because the time is short, the volume is turned up, Lady Wisdom is quite literally crying out…but what is her message?
I believe that the Penn State fiasco provides more than one warning to us all from the Lord ;
1) In the battle between good and evil, neutrality is impossible- A non decision is a decision, not standing against evil, is in fact standing for evil. When an assistant coach at Penn State walked in on the sexual assault of a young boy, rather than immediately intervene to rescue the 10-year-old, he left the room!
No doubt he wishes he had done differently now. Perhaps a thousand times over he is kicking himself for his inaction, and will for the rest of his life. But he chose rather to call a supervisor, who reported the incident to someone else, leaving the perpetrator to victimize who knows how many others?
Evil is to be withstood, children are to be protected, those who oppress and victimize them are to be exposed! This is what Wisdom is no doubt crying out about! There can be no neutral position regarding evil.
2) Homosexuality is a treacherous, predatory evil- Penn State has the distinction of being the first major university to host a homosexual fraternity, and is ranked as being one of the most homosexual friendly campuses in the nation, as this Collegian article attests,
I like Sport as well as anyone, but if the Penn State saga tells us anything, (if we have ears to hear) it is that athletics have replaced God for too many of us. Why was the open knowledge that little children had been violated, allowed to go unchecked? The vaunted show had to go on!
4)* We are living in the last days-
And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.(Luke 17:26-30)
The best thing to do is to confess your sin now, to be willing to be known before God(and man) for who you really are, and to run for refuge to the Ark God has prepared for us, Jesus Christ, the Saviour and Lord.
* By no means do I endorse the Roman church, I have serious theological issues with it. However I know that the vast majority of Catholics abhor what homosexuals have done to disgrace it.