With the escalation of violent protests, culminating in last week’s shooting of Congressman Steve Scalise, many are wondering what is going on. But it shouldn’t surprise us. In 1921, theologian A.W. Pink said, “in the decay and disappearing of parental authority we have the certain precursor of the abolition of civil authority.”
Undermining God’s design for the family and the authority structures therein destroys the “educational” system in which children first learn about authority. If lawlessness and irreverence are learned in the home, then children will bring those attitudes with them into the public square.
But the family is being destroyed because, in Pink’s words, society no longer recognizes “the authority and sovereignty of the Almighty Law-giver.” When we once again recognize that every exercise of human authority must first bow before God, then things may begin to improve.
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