What we Once Knew… Thoughts on the Kindergarten Massacre

Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.  The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?  I the Lord search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.(Jeremiah 17:7-10)


Why is it that an entire chapter of the Bible is dedicated to the story of Cain, the first recorded will worshipper and murderer? From the very beginning God wanted us to be aware of the consequences of the fall of man. We who were made “in the Image of God” are now fallen, our natures are corrupted, we now “know good and evil” but from the vantage point of evil.

Imagine Adam and Eve’s horror at what their sin had wrought, as they beheld the lifeless body of their son Abel, and listened to the self-serving rationalizations of Cain. They had brought this about. This new, insecure, deadly world of strife and murder they now lived in, came about as a direct result of their sin, and they well knew it.

I have had occasion to ponder similar thoughts in view of the horrifying assault on a kindergarten in Connecticut which claimed the lives of 28 people, most of them under six years old! What is this violent, godless, strange new world that we have wrought in America and the west over the past 60 years?

America has always had guns, but we have not always been this wantonly violent. The media opinion shapers and  politicians are already scrambling to use this murder as an occasion to enact heavier regulation of gun control, and to treat innocent civilian gun owners as if they were all murderers in the making. Their knee jerk response is aways more Government control,  because to the godless, Government is god!

But they would never dream of connecting the murderers with the widespread acceptance of abortion, (which cheapens all life), and with the Nihilistic cultural shift which accompanied the sexual and atheistic revolutions of the fifties and sixties. Once a culture buys into the idea of disposable life, in the womb, as an expression of personal autonomy, why be surprised by other forms of murder?

We as a society once knew better. Perhaps we shouldn’t have been hostile to the nativity scenes, or to the display of the Ten commandments and to public expressions of the fear of the Judeo Christian God which once graced our American life!

Could the steady dismantlement of anti pornography laws and statutes, or the public and political assault on the stability of marriage have anything to do with our new plague of wanton violence?  Would the deliberate confusing of the God assigned sexual roles, in kindergarten and elementary schools have led to our plague of homicidal madness?

Or could it have something to do with our school’s recent dependence upon drugs, legal or illegal? Hundreds of thousands of our school children have since their youth, been put on Ritalin or other behaviour modifying drugs, (as of they were machines, or animals!). And we wonder that we have a drug problem?

The public schools have created  this mess,  ironically since the early sixties ( around the time God and prayer were expelled from our once enviably successful school systems). They liberated our schools from the stifling constraints of any acknowledgment of our Judeo Christian  heritage. We no longer begin the day with a prayer.

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;  Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.( 2 Timothy 3:1-5)

We used to know that man was fallen, and that no one is very far from murder, adultery, or any other defection from righteousness. We once knew that we desperately needed God, and that checks and balances on human nature were needful, that man should not be encouraged to “live unto himself”, or to be totally autonomous in his self-expression and development.

But we have jettisoned all of that, to create this “brave new world” of sexual confusion, drug induced behaviour modification, fixation on loyalty to self above all else, total freedom without restraint… and this nihilism is especially is preached in our public schools!

The hostility to any kind of discrimination taught in our schools and academies has something also to do with this madness. There really is good and evil. Evil Exists. Not all cultures, civilisations or “lifestyle choices” are equally valid. It is madness to really try to believe otherwise.

Ironically this unrepressed, drugged, pierced and tattooed generation we have produced, is led to believe they are freer than any generation that ever preceded them! They have been liberated from respect for life, the sanctity of marriage and sex, reverence, loyalty to any but self, and of course from true religion.

Theirs is the freedom of the astronaut who was floating in space, but bothered by the fact that he was still tethered from the lifeline that attached him to the space capsule. He wasn’t totally free yet was he? So he cut the line…in the name of total freedom, and found out too late that all he had freed himself from, was oxygen, and the opportunity to get back into the ship.

What we once knew, and I hope that even in the face of horrors such as this, we can yet recover, is that man os fallen, he is lost and needs God, his Word, His Law and His Salvation. It is not too late to repent!

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13 Responses to What we Once Knew… Thoughts on the Kindergarten Massacre

  1. ali says:

    I pray that those who have lost children, husbands, wives this day will reach out and reach up to find hope and faith in our LORD. These are difficult days, darkness is approaching – those without God have much to fear.


  2. Terry says:

    I appreciate your article, as it contains something that is little regarded these days: wisdom.

    Our hearts go out to the victims of this evil act, with the hope that people will find more light than darkness in the days ahead. One consolation is that the little ones that are no longer with us will never again face pain, cruelty, or despair.

    Merry Christmas!

  3. Harry says:

    My heart breaks for those children and parents.
    I want to cry out why, but I know we live in a fallen world.
    Come Lord Jesus come!!!

  4. Brad E says:

    As in the days of Noah …

  5. News stories about some teachers had their students pray during the killings…

  6. John Eagan says:

    Greetings in Father and Jesus Christ our i have seen first hand what has happened in our schools these are not not just random acts of violence but the result of man being estranged from GOD and his word we must continue to pray and call upon the name of the LORD and continue to go out into a lost and dark world to turn men from the power of darkness Satan to the power of GOD AND His Christ thankyou and GOD bless BIG as you witness and are used of the Lord to reach a lost and dying world Love in the Father and Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior Bro John and Teri

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  9. Dave says:

    Bill, as a Christian, I support strict gun control, not because government is god, but because I want society to be safe. There is no evidence that the almost uncontrolled availability of deadly weapons makes the US a safer country, rather, it create a culture of violence and facilitates horrors like Sandy Hook.

  10. Mike Gendron says:

    Bill, You have expressed this tragic situation in the framework of God’s Holy Word and I commend you for your boldness, clarity and truthfulness!

  11. Tyrone says:

    Great article , even king David had a sword

  12. Charlene says:

    Have read on the Daily Mail website that the killer was a worshiper of the devil. In the west our cultures are saturated with evil books, films and games. I am a mature student doing her final year history in the UK and was saddened last year to find one of the modules was on whitchcraft and it did not require an exam. I did not take the module as I am a born again believer who had been involved in the occult prior to being saved and one of the first things I did was burn all books I had on the subject. The dangers of the occult cannot be overstated, God warns us to stay away. For my dissertation I am looking at the Puritans. How we need believers, politicians of their ilk once more. I feel that there is opposition but pray I will do the subject justice and even those who read and hear my presentation may be stirred to seek the Lord. The world is in a mess and we need the Lord.

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