“When a sentence is not executed at once against a crime, the human heart is encouraged to do evil.” Ecclesiastes 8:11 NET https://bible.com/bible/107/ecc.8.11.NET
Our unwillingness to punish crime anymore is increasing the crime in our country along with its frequency and severity. The latest example is the MSU shooter who should have been arrested for illegal gun ownership but was let loose only to murder later. For years society has demanded we not judge one another, for in the world’s eyes, nearly nothing is wrong. Everyone is free to do what is right in their own eyes, with some behaviors that used to be an abomination to society now demanding celebration, like transgenderism. Real justice deals swiftly and severely with a crime so that others might fear the same results. Evil unpunished empowers evil to continue. Our solution to crime is now to close stores leaving goods unavailable to good people when thieves should be punished severely. We cannot continue to allow people to do what is right in their own eyes. God has told us we are evil at birth, so we must be trained and corrected to grow into healthy and responsible citizens. We need an objective standard of right and wrong. God has provided such through the Scriptures. The longer we continue to ignore God and reject God’s Word, the longer we will spiral into chaos. Evil people will rule more harshly over us because the weak will demand greater control by the government rather than demand self-control from one another. Our justice system was designed by people who looked to God to determine right and wrong. That system is broken because those entrusted with its keeping no longer believe in God or His Word.