Weekly bulletin article by Mike Johnson

“A new study by the Family Research Council has found that only 46 percent of children in the United States will reach the age of 17 living in intact homes with married biological parents.” (from New American, November 23, 2011, by Dave Bohon) What?!! Is this what God intended when He formed the first family? Certainly not! What has happened?!

The answer is not a mystery. Sin has invaded that most sacred of all institutions next to the Lord’s Church. However, knowing the answer does not cure the problem. We must be willing to address and acknowledge what is really happening within our families if we are going to correct this insidious problem.

The destruction of our homes did not happen overnight. It has been a gradual slide into that abyss. That is the way the devil operates. He does not come running up to us individually or in our families to announce his intentions to destroy our lives.

So, how has he been so successful? ”…For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light.” (II Corinthians 11:14) His tactic is to come to us in seemingly innocent ways masquerading as “one of the good guys” distracting our attention away from what is really happening. In this way, he now seems to own the television airwaves, the internet, and the media.

What have we missed? Here is just one example of his modus operandi. This gradual approach has allowed cursing and swearing in public and over the airwaves to go from horrifying to hilarious. This is just one of the ways sin has crept into our lives wreaking havoc in our homes.