By William C. Sexton
My Friday morning paper (September 3, 1993), the Metropolitan section of The Kansas City Star, had some-thing that shocked me, reflecting the extent to which our society has decended into the valley of confusion and degradation. The headline read: “Jury says teen deserves three life terms for rape.”
First, what nonsense it is to sentence any person to more than a “life” sentence! No one has more than one life to do any thing! Yet, evidently the reason for this nonsensical action and report is that people with one life sentence, according to our non-judicial system today, can get out of prison very soon. So the ridiculous terms.
Secondly, even more foolishness is evidenced by the following statement by the person’s attorney: “If the judge stands by the recommendation, (rapist’s name ) won’t be eligible for parole until he’s 31 years old.” Now, what in the world have we come to, when three life sentences plus 30 years means that a person can be paroled in 15 years!
No wonder it’s unsafe to walk the streets, or even be in your home with the doors barred. Many of the people who are supposed to be responsible for the safety and well being of the citizens surely must have gone crazy! Let’s send them home and hire a new crew, please! However, we, the citizens, can’t be considered blameless when we have allowed such to become “common” practice. Shame on us all.
Let us be aware of the purpose of the law, as designed by God:
Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, and avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil. Therefore you must be subject, not only because of wrath but also for conscience’s sake. For because of this you also pay taxes, for they are God’s ministers attending continually to this very thing (Rom. 13:1-6).
Just the night before I watched a CBS report, showing a man who had been sentenced in 1978 to die, and all these 15 years, a group of people lawyers, men and women had been successful in using all the technicalities of the law to keep that execution from being carried out. They are still working. How much of the taxpayers’ money do you think these lawyers have collected for their years’ effort to obstruct “justice” from being done?
Is There a Solution?
Yes, there is, all spelled out in God’s book. How many are interested? How many are willing to study and apply it? Are we convinced that God’s law is fair, equitable and designed for the good of all people?
The way we view that revelation and apply it in our lives and work toward getting it implemented tells the story! Beloved, let us work toward climbing out of this dark slimy pit of confusion and destruction. Where do we start? We have the key!
Guardian of Truth XXXVIII: 10, p. 5
May 19, 1994