People look in the wrong place for answers

Whenever something bad happens such as gun violence, the cry goes out for the government to do something. The truth is, people always look in all the wrong places for answers. Many people will say it's "the system."

Laws and police can never replace these restraints on personal conduct so as to produce a civilized society. The more uncivilized we become the more laws that are needed to regulate behavior. But, it is moral values, not government regulations that make for a civilized society.

We have kicked God out of society, and rejected His word, the Bible. What's wrong with the Bible? It hasn't hurt anyone. Its good news. The Bible gives us guidance to live by, teaches us morality and how to love one another. Remember the golden rule? Remember the ten commandments?

We have replaced God with the devil into every area of life. Morals is now a thing of the past, which delights the devil.

All violence is pure evil. The Bible says in John 10:10 that the devil's purpose is to steal and kill and destroy, but Jesus' purpose is to give a satisfying life.

Crime begins and it ends in the human heart. This is a place where the secular worldview and the biblical worldview come into sharp conflict. Biblical worldview includes original sin, the Fall, and human depravity. The human heart is desperately wicked, the Bible tells us. So when we see violence and lawlessness, we have to point out the gruesome truth: Sin is in us. Because if a society fails to understand this, it simply preserves the horrors.

We are reaching a time when you must make a choice. There's no government or laws that is going to save us. This is bigger than politics, this is bigger than culture, this is a spiritual war we are engaged in, and we need a spiritual solution. Only a Christian worldview realistically understands human sin and realistically understands that in the Bible there is an answer: redemption. And it's God that can change the sinful heart.

America, don't be deceived by the devil of this world, but seek and turn to God and pray for a revival.


Ken Blinco

'Thank You'

The members of the Franklin Garden Club are honored by and grateful for the support of the community in creating the Veteran Plaza at the Franklin Post Office. Through your generous donations and purchase of 278 bricks engraved with the names of military service members (both active-duty and veterans), the club raised enough funds to install a brick plaza and a flower bed around the flag pole at the post office, and will be able to landscape the front of the building.

The club members also appreciate the many kind words and good wishes we've received while working on the project, and the help and support of the post office employees. The Franklin Garden Club is happy to continue our 56-year tradition of beautifying Franklin, especially during Simpson County's bicentennial year.

Everyone is invited to attend the Veteran Plaza Dedication Ceremony that will be held at 11 a.m. on Veterans Day (Monday, Nov. 11). The plaza is an on-going project, and bricks can still be ordered. Please contact us at or 270-813-0276.

We also invite everyone to the Bicentennial Blooms Flower Show from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the Old Favorite (118 W Kentucky Ave) for a celebration of Simpson County's history, including one design category with the theme "Mail Call," in honor of the US Postal Service. We hope to see you then!


Janeen Grohsmeyer

Franklin Garden Club President

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