Last week I touched on the events that happened in Ferguson, Missouri in which an 18 yr old was killed during an altercation with a police office. I also noted that many of today’s problems that we have are the result of bad parenting and broken homes.
My partner did a re-post entitled “Ferguson Goes Viral; Says Sin, Not Skin Is the Problem” and I have to say that I agreed totally with this perspective. Why? Because when sin is present, expect
chaos and confusion. All through the bible, God gave us commandments and then made us aware of the consequences of disobedience.
However, if you remember back to Genesis 3:1-19, Satan convinced Eve that there would be no consequences to her disobedience. In other words, regardless of what God said, he convinced her that she could do what she wanted and nothing bad would happen.
Satan is doing the same things today but has added fuel to the fire. He has convinced generations of people that the consequences of your sins are not your fault, they are someone else’s fault. This kind of thinking produces individuals that behave in an irresponsible manner, especially in how they raise their children, which is what I want to focus on.
Parenting has been thought of as a free for all in which the children are left to fend for themselves. Many have become so busy with work and trying to live a “child-free” life that they forget to actively train up their children.
When I think of the Michael Brown incident, I saw a young man void of any respect for law enforcement or others. But the real question is, where did he get that kind of thinking? Well, I doubt his parents taught him much since he is the product of a broken home. Many times in such situations, the parents spend more time fighting each other than banning together to raise their children.
The hip hop culture of today has also contributed greatly to the demeanor and attitudes of today’s teens especially. The saggy pants came the prison culture which drifted into music because different rap artist were going to prison, adapting to the prison life and getting out only to continue what they learned on the inside.
More to come next week as I discuss examples of this truth.