The truth behind the criminal element

English: Resurrection of Christ

English: Resurrection of Christ (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Micah Exhorts the Israelites to Repen...

English: Micah Exhorts the Israelites to Repent (Micah 7:1-20) Русский: Пророк Михей говорит Израильтянам об их беззакониях (Михей 7:1-20) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Criminal Mind (after Sydney), 1897 F

The Criminal Mind (after Sydney), 1897 F (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sex and Drugs and Jesus Christ

Sex and Drugs and Jesus Christ (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Romans 1:28, “…God gave them over to a reprobate mind.” God will give every man at least one opportunity to repent and accept Christ as personal Lord and savior. Some, he will give two or three and others, still, he will give a multitude of opportunities. No one knows how many opportunities he may have in his lifetime. One thing is for sure, when God decides that you will not repent, no matter how many opportunities he gives, he will give you over to a reprobate mind.

In case there are a few who can’t recall the definition of reprobate, it means depraved. Indifferent, depraved minds that sit inside human beings are left to do whatever things entertain their Godless lives. With God, man is filthy, unworthy and sinful. Without God, man is left with the base desires of his evil imagination with nothing left inside himself to pull back or reign in his animal lusts.

2Corinthians 13:5, “…Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?” Without Christ inside you, you are depraved. When you hear of mothers poisoning their children, fathers burning them alive, dirty old men raping babies, kidnapping young girls to keep as slaves, or any depraved act by man, know this: that person is depraved. He/she has been given over to a reprobate mind.

There is no hope for a reprobate. He will be given no more opportunities to confess, repent, accept Christ and go to an eternal reward. His destination is sealed. When you wonder why people can do the horrible things they do, it is because they are wholly given over to Satan to do with as he chooses.

It is no mystery. God will not beg man to accept the ransom paid on his behalf. Refuse the Grace of God and become the animal man is without the Grace of God.

When people ask you, “How could she have done that to her children? Why did he kill his little babies? What makes a pedophile do the things he does?” Be ready to answer, “God gave them over to a reprobate mind.”

There are probably millions of reprobates in the world with us tonight. We can’t tell them from anyone else until they do something horrendous. Therefore, let us all be on guard. Watch our children. Trust no one with their innocence or their lives. We are responsible for the safety of our children.





What happened to time?

Girl scouts

Girl scouts (Photo credit: Rocky VI)

Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts (Photo credit: The Library of Virginia)

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Saturday with Friends and Family 028 (Photo credit: -DjD-)

Sunday Morning

Sunday Morning (Photo credit: jspaw)

When I was much younger and raising two children, I never stopped. Literally, I never stopped. I just fell out at the end of the day and got up the next day to do it all over again.

I never trusted other people to teach my children and care for them the way I did. So, I was Girl Scout leader, Sunday School teacher, Girls-in-Action leader, Acteens leader, ball coach and school teacher. I made breakfast every morning, packed lunches, cooked dinner, went to work, ran errands after work, held softball practice, coached games twice a week and once on Saturdays and attended church Sunday morning and night and again on Wednesday nights. I went to Baptist Women meetings once a month on Tuesday nights. At one point in my life, I went to university classes at night while still doing everything else.

I cleaned my own home, washed and ironed clothes, laid everyone’s clothes out for the next day, helped with homework and studied my lessons for church every night. When my son was 12, I home-schooled him until he graduated. I had to write lesson plans, write tests and grade papers. I attended family events, shopped for groceries on Saturdays and supervised my children at play.

Here’s the deal. I had 24 hours in each day and I accomplished all this while supervising a sheltered workshop for mentally retarded adults five days a week. Now that I am older, the kids are grown and gone, I can’t even get the basics accomplished each day. I have the same 24 hours a day, what happened?

I think maybe I need a little more pressure in my life to get it all done in 24 hours. I don’t cook breakfast anymore, or pack lunches, or coach ball games, or teach anyone except on Sunday mornings. Yet, I can’t seem to get all my work done in one day. I always thought when the kids were grown, I would have all kinds of luxurious hours to myself. Not so.

True, I don’t drive to work anymore. I am a freelance writer (who isn’t?). There must be too many distractions and not enough deadlines in my life. I swear, I don’t know how time slips past me the way it does. I don’t have black-outs. I don’t have even half the stuff to do as I use to have. Still, most days, I don’t get all my work finished.

I do have a rather large garden to tend, but I had that when the kids were growing up, as well. In fact. I harvested the vegetables, cleaned them and canned everything. I still do that, but where does my time go?

If you are very busy and always seem to be running to the next task, be thankful. It keeps your day organized and on schedule. Take away the constraints on your time, and you flop around like a fish out of water. Oh, did I mention I have ADD? I have had since I was five years old. You don’t even want to know what that is like. Then again, maybe you do. That might be my next post.