Happy Valentine’s Day!

I recently made the remark, “Why do schools encourage children to have “valentines”? Should we teach people to that sort of thing is for adults? Babies are making babies too often as it is. Lets discourage that sort of thing.”

Someone responded that one can not lay the blame upon Valentine’s day, making the point that I most likely celebrated valentine’s day by giving my parents a valentine and that didnt make me want to have babies. Further making the point that the blame lies on the lack of educating children about the responsibilities of having babies.

I disagree. I think the problem lies with the culture which says people are not responsible for the fact that they affect others with what they do and say and how they act. Our culture today is one which is riddled with sex and drugs and hedonism.

I can blame babies making babies on the culture of sex which includes children having girlfriends and boyfriends.

This original responder said, “Valentine’s day was not originated for the purpose of having sex. it was orginated for the sole purpose of someone showing their affection to people they care about including parents, relatives and friends. As far as children having girlfriends and boyfriends u definitely cannot blame valentines day.”

In fact, Valentine’s Day originated as a celebration of church martyrs – people who had given their lives dying for their belief Christ. It became tied to romantic love for adults. Then it moved to romantic love for children. My problem is not with children giving their parents gifts or flowers, nor is it with adults giving other adults tokens of love.

I have a problem with the culture which encourages young children (ages 5-10) in school to have a “special someone”. I think taking time in school to TEACH children to give valentines cards, gifts, and candy to other young children with phrases that say ‘kiss me’, ‘be mine’, and ‘I love you’ sends the wrong message. It plays into the culture of sex. Rather than doing that, we should do what we can to encourage abstinence and self-control.

Some want to believe that children can not control their hormones, so you should simply give them condoms. In fact, all kids CAN control their hormones. Its just that the culture of sex tells them they dont have to, but that its a good thing to have sex. Its television, video games, music, friends, holidays, movies, music videos, etc., all telling children its good to have sex outside of marriage and they should dress and act sluttily. This is why kids are having sex at 9, 10, 11, 12 years old. And yes, there ARE children that young having sex.  One of my own children was telling me of girls speaking at lunch of doing intimate things – and they were in 6th and 7th grade.

We need to reach these children with the truth of their depravity – indeed with the truth of everyone’s depravity. EVERYONE who does not trust in what GOD has done through sending HIS SON to be born human, to live a sinless life, to suffer and die to pay for our sins and to be resurrected on the third day, will go to hell and then to the second death – the lake of fire. Everyone is a sinner and falls short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). None of us are perfect. And sin separates us from God, regardless of what it is – whether it is lying or cheating or stealing or murdering or having sex in ways/times God has said not to. That sin is a problem, because, unless there is a way out, we will be judged guilty of it.

God provided a way out! We need to share the solution GOD PROVIDED – Christ. EVERYONE needs to know the truth – if we repent, turn to God, and trust in Christ, we will be set aside for God, we will be made righteous, we will be made holy, we will be forgiven, we will be justified, we will get eternal life, we will be adopted as children of God, we will be with GOD in heaven upon death.

It is only through trusting in Christ that people will have meaningful change. It is THEN when they will turn away from the culture of sex and drugs and turn to God. It is THEN when our culture will be different. It is THEN when our love will shine forth in healthy ways. It is THEN when we will love as we should.

To know what love is for God, read this: https://wbmoore.wordpress.com/2008/08/18/its-all-about-love/

May God send His Holy Spirit in a world-wide revival and may we all come to know Christ as Lord and Savior.

Happy Valentine’s day!

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