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Articles from the Christian Education Committee

REGARDING CHILDREN!

Matthew 2:16-“Then Herod, when he was that he was deceived by the wise men, was exceedingly angry; and he sent forth and put to death all the male children who were in Bethlehem and in all its districts, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had determined from the wise men.”

The abuse and the killing of children is not something new. The abuse and the killing of children is an action of the extreme. Where is the love of children which the precious children deserve?

Where is the concern for the children being harmed by war? Where is the concern for children suffering in countries where famine occurs? Where is concern for the poor children of this land?

The killing and abuse of children makes one wonder what occurs in the minds and hearts of those perpetuating such acts. The toleration of abuse and hunger in times of plenty, the presence of greed, are aspects of society requiring timely questions.

The Lord Jesus Christ said: “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God.”(Mk.10:14) What is required to bring about a society in which children are treated with decency and respect? With care and concern, with love and compassion and good upbringing?

Statistics regarding abortion are plentiful. Jails and prisons house men and women convicted of crimes of abuse and neglect and assault. The daily news commonly reports tragedies occurring to children fallen victim to predators.

Believers need to be founded in Christ to keep the matter of children in perspective. Believers need to maintain a sense of soberness and vigilance to maintain perpective.

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