7-2-06

WHAT IN THE WORLD?

On June 22nd the BBC in London carried a story about the sexual abuse of women in Africa, specifically the Democratic Republic of Congo and Liberia.

In the former nation (Congo), a rape takes place every twenty minutes around the clock. In Liberia the story is much the same.

Often babies born to such violently criminal unions as well as their mothers are shunned by their tribal relatives. Now the practice of perpetrating rape upon babies and toddlers is taking place.

The British newscaster asked the reporter, “Why do you think people do that?”

For the answer read again Romans 1:28-32! (NIV)

28. Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done.

29 They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips,

30 slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents;

31 they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless.

32 Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.