We are close to the end of a long great downturn in the morals of our country and, as we see even more acutely, in our town. The cumulative effects of removing God from our education, the growth of secular humanism, and the fleeing from absolute truth have resulted in the debates of the age and our own struggle with the YHS teacher issue.
"For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them." Romans 1:18-19.
You see that God has made it clear to man what godliness is; it is evident within man. He made man, male and female, with distinct and complementary attributes that are not interchangeable. He put in place an order, for His purposes, which cannot be trifled with by man.
As a man seeking after the righteousness of God, I cannot stand by and let the spirit of the age be the only spirit celebrated in this issue. We have a Creator, to whom each knee will bow, whether because of a transformed heart or because of His imminent wrath.
I do not celebrate the decision this teacher has made. It is an affront to God and this teacher is calling down the wrath of God on himself in a very personal way, particularly if he carries this decision out to its final end and has his body mutilated. I will continue to pray for his soul and for his healing.
Tim Fickling, Oakhurst