The Answers are Simple, the Decisions are Hard
April 3, 2002
by Dennis Lombard
A recent news item told how a California public school had adopted an Islam curriculum in a well meaning effort, I suppose, to create peace among diverse religious elements in our nation. They teach these days that diversity is the new religion, and it is often put forth with an inflexible boldness that belies its so-called "tolerance" and disparages all other singular faiths such as Christianity or Judaism.
Such a wrong-headed effort gets broad support amongst our cultural elite, the educational, journalistic and even some religious circles. It all leads us toward a nirvana of one-religion-fits-all - a non-God non-religion man-made and bent on destruction of all we hold dear! Since 9/11 weíve heard the mantra repeated often that Christianity has a lot of historic wrongs to answer for, such as the Crusades, the witch trials of Salem, and so on. We are told even to apologize for Jesusí saying, "No man comes to the Father except by Me." By contrast we are mis-told that Islam means peace. The current jihad of Islam supposedly is nothing more than an innocent, peaceful response to those alleged historic and social offenses.
Folks, we need some clarity here. Down with diversity mish-mash! Truth is true by its very nature. Its singleness is its great strength. There are no "truth cafeterias" where we may pick and choose what we want to believe.
The answers that await for the saving of this great nation are simple - but we have some difficult decisions to make. Letís review some common-sense facts:
I said all that to say this. The solutions are simple, the decisions that have to be made are difficult. I believe it is time for America to seek a renewed covenant with God. His name is God, our Declaration names Him. You all donít have to believe in His Son Jesus as we do; but we will defend to the death our right to believe that and live it out in every way and even publish it. And we stand up boldly for the Godly roots of our nation.
I do not have a single doubt that if people of faith (faith in God, that is) were to boldly put forth God in our nation, He would show Himself to all of us and we would be swept with a broad spiritual renewal such as never before. And such a renewed America - once again firmly in touch with its founding principles, its God-given inalienable rights, its conviction that its cause is totally good and worth living and dying for - can defeat this great jihad of evil and axis of terror and by Godís grace save much of the world from destruction.
You see, we still are the last great hope of mankind. We alone among the nations of the world have been given the stewardship of freedom grounded in God.
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Dennis Lombard has been a community newspaper editor since 1972, and is currently editor and publisher of Home Times Family Newspaper, a traditional conservative monthly which he founded in 1990. He resides in Lake Worth, Florida with his wife, Mary, and they have seven children, 13 grandchildren, and one great-grandson. Home Times, soon going weekly, serves Palm Beach and Martin Counties in Florida and the nation by mail subscription, covering world, national, and local people and issues, home and family, arts and entertainment, and religion, all with a traditional conservative worldview. For a free copy call toll-free: 888-439-3509 or go to http://www.hometimes.org.
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