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A Moment of Silence

My family and I, along with most of the nation, have grieved over the massacre in the Colorado High School. When I saw in the paper a picture of the President observing a "moment of silence" I felt compelled to expose the vanity of this exercise. Please consider the following Scriptures.

Psalm 86:7 In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee: for thou wilt answer me.
Psalm 50:14 Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High: And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.
Psalm 106:43 Many times did He deliver them; but they provoked Him with their counsel, and were brought low for their iniquity. Nevertheless He regarded their affliction, when He heard their cry:
Isaiah 55:6 Seek ye the LORD while He may be found, call ye upon Him while He is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and He will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon.
Jeremiah 33:3 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.
1 Samuel 2:9 He will keep the feet of His saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.
Psalm 31:18 Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.

Fourteen children and one adult are dead because of a blatant lack of respect for human life. Our country has responded with a "Moment of Silence."

Silence never sacrificed an only Son, but God did. Silence never parted the Red Sea or created a world full of human souls, but God did. Silence never wrote a book and preserved it for all time and generations, never brought anyone back to life, or forgave sin, but God did. Silence never took a drunk from the gutter, and changed him into a respectable citizen with a saved soul. Silence never healed a blind man, deaf man or lame man. Why turn to silence in a time of great need such as this?


What will it take for us to humbly seek God's face as a nation? If the ruthless murder/suicide of 14 students and 1 teacher will not do it, I'm afraid to think what will.

Don't get me wrong, I believe silence has its place. In fact, I call for a "Moment of Silence" on the part of the following:

  1. Those who support throwing God and His Bible out of the public schools;
  2. The promoters of Death Education, and Sex Education;
  3. The propagators of "parenting without training";
  4. The politicians who pervert judgement for personal gain.

If these wicked God-haters would have observed more "Moments of Silence" over the years, our country may have been able to continue in the blessings of God. Since, however, it does not seem likely they will stop pouring their poison into our culture, I regretfully predict that we have only seen the beginning.


By David Thompson

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