There is a new website called “got insurance?” that Progress Now Colorado Education and the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative are funding to thank Obamacare for it’s supposed greatness. Mommas, what do you think of the above ad?
How about this one?
Or, this one?
Unfortunately, the only thing that I personally can “thank” Obamacare for is a rise in our family’s health insurance costs, funding the continued legalized murder of pre-born children, and as pictured above, the fast and furious decline of morals and values in America.
Gee, thanks Obamacare.
All joking aside, we are in a crisis situation here. Everyday our children are bombarded with information and images that are directly opposed to the teachings and truths found in the Word of God. The world wants us and our children. Badly. These advertisements are just one example of many. They make a lifestyle of debauchery appear normalized, carefree, and amazingly fun and exciting.
When in truth this lifestyle will eventually leave us filled with regret, pain and sorrow.
The enticement remains however. What is a Christian mom to do?
First and foremost, let’s take a deep breath and remember that God is sovereign. While God in no way is the author of sin, we must remember that this world is going to continue to decline until Christ’s return, and that our government and it’s policies were allowed to be in place by God to ultimately further His purposes. In Colossians 1, we can learn this about Christ.
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.
I am so very thankful that our great and mighty God is in control. What peace we can have as Christians. Does this mean that as Christ followers, we should just sit back and accept the sinful ways of the world?
No. We must turn from evil. (Psalm 34:14, 1 Peter 3:11) This is so difficult to do when evil bombards us from every angle, and it appears normal and fun.
Most Christians that I meet are against Obamacare 100%. They believe that the government has no right to be involved in our healthcare system. I would like to gently ask a couple of questions about the government and it’s role in our lives.
Why is it a problem for our government to be involved in our healthcare system…and not a problem for the same entity to control our educational system? Is our physical health more important than our spiritual and mental health?
I know of many, many, Christian parents who send their children to public school. Some of these parents discuss “the birds and the bees”, much earlier than they would like with their children, because they know peers they encounter will be discussing matters not intended for little ears. This is so sad to me, and is enough reason in itself to pull our children from school. What few parents will admit however, is that the schools themselves are singing the same tune!
Did you notice the morality level of the above advertisements for socialized healthcare? Our socialized educational system sends the same message to our children. What can we expect? Our schools teach the theory of evolution, and not creation. If we evolved from monkeys, and mother nature is where any level of “morality” originates from, then we cannot expect to do anything but give in to our natural urges. I even witnessed this in middle and high school many years ago. Teachers were more than willing to “help” students whose parents did not understand that their children’s sexual urges were “normal” and provided them with “protection”.
Mommas, this is exactly opposite of God’s law and Word. We were created with a purpose, and in God’s own image. We do in fact have a standard of morality to live by. By God’s grace, we can live for Him, and not for the world. And our children can too.
Do you have a child who is in public school? If you do, please carefully consider the messages that they are bombarded with at school. Even fifteen years ago in my suburban high school, sex, drinking, partying, etc. was the topic of conversation at least daily. Even if we try to combat this message at home, our children are smart enough to realize that ultimately we have chosen to send them to public school. If it is a choice we have made, it must not be too bad, right? If you are a parent, God has chosen you to protect and guard your children. By His grace, and with His unwavering love and guidance, we can raise our children to love and serve Him.