The News-Sentinel editorial cartoon of Feb. 23 hit the nail on the head. Who would've thought the core issues of the upcoming election would be the evils of contraception, abortion and homosexual "marriage" all wrapped up in our God-given First Amendment freedoms of religion and speech, especially considering our dire economy, its resulting unemployment and our loss of strength in the world.
If we will understand the fundamental law of our universe is simply "obedience brings blessing and disobedience brings judgment," and the proof of this basic underlying law is in the fact that all social crisis is the result of our immorality, we will then clearly see the cause of our problems is us. Corruption at all levels of government, business and religion is the judgment for our disobedience, unbelief and arrogance. In other words, we reap what we sow.
Indeed, the cartoon is right on the money. Despite the good or bad motives and intentions of its creator, whether we know it or not, we are at war against Satan and the front lines of this battle is our minds, not our genitalia.
GOP hopeful Rick Santorum is being mocked and ridiculed by the unbelieving world for his belief in Satan as the source of evil. Santorum, a Catholic Christian, knows Satan is no myth or merely a "principle of evil," but rather the "prince" and ruler of this earth. Santorum is acquainted with the biblical accounts of Satan's tempting of Christ Jesus, Christ's expelling of demon spirits from both adults and children and the entreating of Christ by these demon spirit entities. So if Satan is just fiction, then so is the Bible and Christ Jesus is a liar and fraud, and neither can be trusted. But Satan is real and the real danger is not recognizing him, or mystifying him and taking our real enemy seriously — really.
The world is divided into two factions, believers and unbelievers. Neither faction can divorce its values from anything and everything it does. So it falls on us to do our due diligence and choose wisely. It is eternally important that we do.
William Van Amber Fields