As the print media tries to survive in an age of instant information, journalists are encouraged to write provocative pieces. Such is the case of this week’s headline in the New York Daily News, “God isn’t fixing this.” The premise of this article is based upon two opposing worldviews, Theism verse Secularism Humanism. After several conservative politicians offered thoughts and prayers in response to the San Bernardino shooting, liberals are demanding actions, not words. Thus, the title suggests God isn’t the solution.
When you spread out your hands in prayer, I hide my eyes from you; even when you offer many prayers, I am not listening. Your hands are full of blood! – Isaiah 1:15
According to Webster’s Dictionary, humanism is any system of thought or action concerned with the interests or ideals of people characterized by an emphasis on human interests rather than religion. In the mind of those who think government is the answer or solution to life’s problem, God isn’t fixing America’s problems. Thus, Communists, Progressives and Socialists believe gun control is the ticket, the cure to eliminating crime. The main flaw is if officials get their way, only the criminals will gain access to guns, leaving law abiding citizens defenseless, without anything to protect their families.
However, if you do not obey the LORD your God and do not carefully follow all his commands and decrees I am giving you today, all these curses will come on you and overtake you, Deuteronomy 28:15.
On the other side of the worldview spectrum is Christian theism, holding to Judeo-Christian values. Instead of trusting in science or self, this ideology leans on God’s understanding, rather than trusting in man. This blind faith baffles those who deny God’s existence. Thus, the debate commences on whether or not prayers can fix America’s current situation. Beyond the realm of prayer, you must consider blessings and curses. If America continues to reject God, move away from their with alliance Israel and disobey the Bible’s commands, then words of the Daily News will become a self-fulfilled prophecy.
by Jay Mankus