Who will Judge the Judges?
By: Jim O'Brien
What would happen to a judge who ruled that a person MUST study the Bible? In 1946 a juvenile with a history of problems faced Judge E.J. Ruegemer in St. Cloud, MN. This time the juvenile had seriously injured an adult while driving recklessly.
The judge could have sentenced the youth to a correctional facility with hardened criminals but chose to suspend the sentence provided the defendant learn and live by the Ten Commandments and regularly report to his probation officer.
The young man surprised the judge by saying he didn’t know what the Ten Commandments were. So the judge engaged a local church pastor to teach him and then began a movement to place monuments displaying the Commandments in thousands of courtrooms, schools, and parks across the nation.
The Supreme Court reversed this process in 1980 in a ruling that stated that teaching the Ten Commandments “is not a permissible state objective.”
How odd it is that men responsible for upholding the law ruled that the state cannot teach children to obey the Ten Commandments, which instructs them not to kill, steal, dishonor their parents or lie.
More recently, June 2011, the Supreme Court struck down a California law that would have banned selling “violent” video games to children, stating the games are protected under “free speech”.
The Court’s version of freedom of speech allows predators to profit from the sale of games that teach kids to kill cops, shoot up schools, and kill other students. There are also games that teach kids to steal cars, rape women, and one that even offers a chance to win a $10,000 prize if they can shoot and kill John F. Kennedy.
This failure to protect America’s children may be a worse form of child sacrifice than was practiced by ancient pagans. The barbaric pagans destroyed the body, but the Supreme Court gives predators the opportunity to annihilate the spirit. The time will come when God will resurrect the bodies of young children who were placed on altars to false gods—children who died so young the mind had not been corrupted. Such children will be granted an opportunity to grow up in a world without corruption.
But our culture warps the spirit and lets the body live.
Maybe the greatest irony is this—our founding fathers placed a huge engraving of Moses over the rear entrance of the Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. The very judges who express contempt for Moses today meet in a building that pays homage to Moses holding the two tablets of stone engraved with the Ten Commandments.
Jesus once reproved the citizens of Capernaum for their failure to repent in the face of obvious truth. He said, “The men of Nineveh will rise up in the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and indeed, a greater than Jonah is here.” (Matt. 12:41)
A fundamental concept of Christianity is the temporary nature of this world. Jesus will return. A new nation will rule—a nation with a new Supreme Court. Moses will be resurrected—and so will the Founding Fathers. If Jesus were walking among us today, he might say that the Founding Fathers of the U.S. will rise up in the judgment and condemn the members of the Supreme Court. The founders laid a stone above the seats occupied by judges who sit in the chambers today and it testifies against them.
Until next time,
Pastor, Church of God Cincinnati
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