I am sickened by the news this week. Three teenaged boys murdered an Australian jogger here in Oklahoma. When asked why they did it, they replied, ‘We were bored and decided to kill somebody.” and admitted they did it just for the fun of it.
No remorse, no regret, no apology. One of them started dancing when he was being booked and officers says they acted like it was just a joke.
This is horrifying. Something is very, very wrong in our society, America, when boys start killing for fun or beat up and kill elderly WWII vets at random.
What has caused this deplorable deterioration of our society and how can we remedy this? These are the questions spinning through my mind these last several days.
I don’t think it was by chance that I read Numbers chapter 35 this morning. It is about murderers and how they should be dealt with.
And these things shall be for a statute and rule for you throughout your generations in all your dwelling places. If anyone kills a person, the murderer shall be put to death on the evidence of witnesses. But no person shall be put to death on the testimony of one witness. Moreover, you shall accept no ransom for the life of a murderer, who is guilty of death, but he shall be put to death. Numbers 35:29-31
Many people think the death penalty is too extreme, and I’ve wondered about it myself over the years, but now I know it is not. I know if you let people get away with murder they will keep murdering. If murderers are not severely dealt with (a life time sentence with food and board payed for by taxpayers is NOT severe punishment.), society will notice they get away with it, will not have the fear of punishment instilled into them, and will begin to murder as well.
Numbers 35: 33 states,
Do not pollute the land where you are. Bloodshed pollutes the land, and atonement cannot be made for the land on which blood has been shed, except by the blood of the one who shed it.
Did you catch that? Bloodshed defiles the land and it can not be cleansed EXCEPT by the blood of the murderer. Do you know how many murderers are allowed to live in this country? Do you know how much blood is running down our streets because justice is not met out? Do you know why this is happening?
Ecclesiastes 8:11 tells us –
Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.
That is why those 3 boys murdered the Australian man. That is why 2 teens murder an old man in Spokane. That is why women are getting raped every day, babies are being murdered in their mother’s womb, thieves are stealing more and more and the list goes on and on. Sentence is not executed speedily and justly in our country, America. And until it is, we will continue to see crime getting worse and worse.
I never understood why, back in the old days, the whole town would come out to watch an execution. To me, it seemed morbid and uncivilized. But I get it now. When a man murdered another man in cold blood he was hung. And everyone in that town should know what he did and what the consequences are for murdering.
If children grew up today knowing that murderers get a swift and just punishment of death, the fear of God would be put in their hearts and I can guarantee you that they would think twice before they went out and killed someone for the fun of it.
But no, apparently the majority of Americans don’t want the fear of God put into the hearts of their children because God has been dismissed from our society. This is the very root of our problems in this country, America. When a country turns it’s back on God, as America has so clearly done, there is no where to go but down. Many don’t seem to understand that this downward path ends up in hell. Do we really need to taste more of this hell on earth before we repent and turn from our wicked ways?
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14
Our land is polluted and deathly ill, America. When will we wake up?