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“Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, The fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one’s youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them; They shall not be ashamed, But shall speak with their enemies in the gate.” Psalm 127:3-5.
“But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”” Matthew 19:14.
I’ve been trying to write this message for several days. The idea seemed simple enough, but I couldn’t grasp the proper way to express it.
I’ve decided I was trying to be too eloquent and academic with my presentation when the message is clear and blunt.
God detests what is being done to His little children. To say that He does not approve of how they are being treated is a gross understatement. The Bible is clear about how He feels about them. He regards them as precious, as rewards, and their complete trust in those that love them is the example to how we approach him, in total faith and trust.
I recall being thoroughly disgusted just a few years ago with something that some libraries were calling “dragqueen story time.” They would have a homosexual dressed in outlandish garb reading stories to vulnerable, impressionable children.
It was obviously a sick attempt by the homosexual community to make their lifestyle appear normal, legitimate, and acceptable to children who weren’t old enough to understand the situation. This is typical behavior for the homosexual community. They cannot reproduce so they must recruit. And the younger the target the better as they can’t understand or refuse.
Now they have progressed beyond those isolated attempts to an obviously planned and coordinated attack on our children. They have moved from random, passive suggestions to full-blown grooming.
For those of you who may not understand what grooming is with respect to sexual predators, the concept is simple. People have a natural aversion to sexual topics and actions which they do not understand. It prevents them from being taken advantage of and of possibly being abused.
A child has no more knowledge of sexual issues than the difference between boys and girls. They can see that older children and adults may sometimes show a connection to or affection for someone of the opposite sex, but they may consider the idea as “icky” or “crazy” to use their vernacular.
Because of this aversion and lack of knowledge in a child, what a sexual predator must do to have his or her way with one is to gently and slowly present ideas and actions so the child begins to see them as normal and acceptable. Once the child’s natural aversion and innocence has been overrun, the predator can do what they want without objection from the child.
This process of breaking down natural barriers and making a child suitable for abuse is called grooming. It is designated as abuse and is against the law to varying degrees.
I’ve read accounts by adults who were abused as children. One recalled how they were trained (groomed) by being given candy before and ice cream after abuse. I won’t go into the awful details, but they were groomed by their own parent to be sexually trafficked to other pedophiles. Looking back on the situation, the woman said that as a child she began to equate the actions done to her as normal. It was only after she became an adult and was able to view what happened through mature eyes that she recognized it as abuse.
The public is also being groomed on this topic. We used to be able to trust that the media would tell the truth to protect society, but not anymore. I heard one commentator on a mainstream talk show say the term grooming was just a word used by the political right to discredit and discriminate against the LGBT community. Apparently to her it is objectionable to speak out against sexual abuse of children.
I could say a lot more about this topic, but let’s end with what God says about it.
“It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.” Luke 17:2.
Jesus wasn’t suggesting we tie stones or concrete blocks to abusers and throw them into the ocean. He was saying that abusers would be better off if that was done to them compared to what He will do to them.
God takes abuse of children very seriously. Yes, He allows it to happen as He allows all sin. But never think for a second that because He allows it He doesn’t hate it and won’t punish it beyond your imagination someday.
In the meantime, we must be diligent in our protection of the most precious and vulnerable around us. God has made us aware of the growing danger to His children. May He give us wisdom and courage to stop it.
Do you know Jesus? Do you have a personal relationship with Him? According to scripture, all anyone must do is recognize their sin condition, realize that Christ died to pay for that sin, and ask Him to save them from it. Salvation is a gift of grace we receive by faith. Meet Him today! Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need more information.
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