The real problem is spiritual

Dec. 22, 2012 @ 05:00 AM

To the Editor:

I am amazed at how blind we are to the real problem of evil in this world. I am also amazed at the accelerated amount of evil in this world today. Every TV network is asking world-renown psychologists why this is heinous evil act took place in Newtown. I have not heard anyone address the real problem. The real problem is spiritual.

Of course, no radio or TV network will air this kind of thinking because it is not politically correct. This does not change the fact that man is born sinful. Not long after Adam and Eve had disobeyed God, they had two sons, Cain and Abel, and what happened? Cain killed his brother, Abel. (Killing has been here from the beginning.)

Please note these scriptures from God’s holy word, the Bible: Romans 3:23 — All have sinned and come short of the glory of God; Romans 3:10 — There is no one righteous, no not one; and Jeremiah 17:9 — The heart is more deceitful than all else and is desperately sick; who can understand it?

What does God’s word say is the answer for the real problem and fact that man is sinful? It is found in Luke 13:3, which says, unless we repent (meaning having a change in our thinking) which comes from a changed heart, unless this happens to man, he will perish. I believe man must come to a point that he deliberately chooses to turn from sin and self to God through God’s Son, Jesus, the best he can. God knows our heart and just how serious we are. With God’s help, you can change and turn to him.

The real problem is since Adam and Eve sinned, there has been sin. God has given us the remedy through the shed blood of his son Jesus, but the world doesn’t want to hear it and increasingly won’t allow it, i.e.: schools. No wonder evil has accelerated.

The church, God’s people, knows the real problem with the killing in Newtown. The secular world grapples with the problem and cannot figure it out. It will only get worse unless we turn to God.

Psalm 33:12 says: Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.

Pastor Craig Dodson

Solid Rock Community Church

Sanford