A bodyguard for every child

By Richard Rives

Today there is a great deal of discussion as to how to prevent violence in our schools. Some say that we need armed security guards. Others say no.

The debate rages on, and while politicians struggle to find a solution, there is one simple answer: Each child should have his own personal bodyguard.

One might question how the average family could ever find the means to acquire such a service; however, it is actually quite affordable. While many try to keep it a secret, the price has already been paid. All one has to do is ask for it. And no, the government does not provide it!

Before I let you in on the secret, let us consider the problem of violence itself. In order to find a final solution we must first determine its source. Eliminate the source of violence, and security guards would have little to do.

Violence is a behavioral problem, the intent to injure, abuse, kill and destroy. We need to have firmly established rules against such behavior, and I believe that the source of the problem lies in the fact that, in an atmosphere of political correctness, there are no rules. Who is to say what is morally right and wrong?

In years past, violent crime in school was almost unheard of. Something has changed. The rules of moral behavior have been removed, and as they left the sense of moral responsibility went with them.

In 1980 the Supreme Court of the United States decided that The Ten Commandments should not be posted on schoolroom walls. While admitting that arguably the last six innumerate very important secular commandments, such as honoring one’s parents, murder, adultery, stealing, false witness and covetousness, the court had a problem with the first four, which tell us who our Creator is and how He wants us to worship Him.

The sad truth is that traditional Christianity is no longer willing to fight for the first four, and now all ten are being lost.

The Creator Himself, who wrote those commandments in stone, is no longer welcome in our public schools; and in His absence, the god of this world, a murderer from the beginning, has taken charge, and violence abounds.

One day all this will change. The Ten Commandments stand fast forever and will in the future be acknowledged by everyone. At that time there will be no question as to what is morally right and wrong.

Until then, there is no doubt that our children need protection.

Now for the secret: “The angel of the LORD encamps round about them that fear Him, and delivers them from evil.”

Jesus said that those who offend little ones who believe in Him would be better off if a millstone was hung around their neck and they were drowned in the depth of the sea. He said that those children have angels in heaven which behold the face of God. His angels have been given charge over them, to keep them in all their ways.

Yes, each child should have his own personal bodyguard, and for those who believe in Jesus, the price of security has already been paid. Jesus purchased it on the cross with His own blood. All one has to do is ask.

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