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LETTER: Mind manipulation

The following is a letter to the editor submitted to the Park Rapids Enterprise by a reader. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the Park Rapids Enterprise. To submit a letter, email sgeisen@parkrapidsenterprise.com or mail it to Park Rapids Enterprise, 203 Henrietta Ave. N., Park Rapids, MN 56470.

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Word games, anyone? Some in Congress are pushing a bill to pay parents cash for their kids. What does the word “pusher” bring to mind? Also, the words “cash for …”mean an exchange. Cash for goods. Cash for services. Cash for kids. In conjunction with “pay parents,” perhaps the government hopes to “pay parents in exchange for their kids.”

Beyond word games is a serious battle for the hearts and minds – and bodies – of children in this country and throughout the world. An undercover war game of words is convincing children to accept as normal “alternative sexual orientations,” including pedophilia. Such mind manipulation grooms children to trust men and women who mask their schemes as vicious predators in sex trafficking and slavery.

Careful grooming breeds trust. In whom do we trust? Jesus said those causing “little ones” to sin would be better off having a large millstone hung around the neck and drowning in the depths of the sea (Matthew 18:6, Mark 9:42, and Luke 17:2). Such horrible sin – violating the trust and faith of those God commanded us to protect – seems to have no chance for forgiveness.

A misguided ruler, wicked people, and a man crying out for justice. Sound familiar? A certain nation had a leader who honored and obeyed God. The next leader misguided the people into wicked ways, including the exploitation and sacrifice of women and children. Wanting relief from such evil, a man cried out to God for justice.

The divine solution was horrible: suffering under an even more evil nation. When the man protested such an appalling answer, God provided a vision of the oppressor’s future destruction. Check it out in the Bible’s book of Habakkuk.

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In 1988, Polish followers of Jesus demonstrated to me the faith of Habakkuk. Crushed by a communist regime, they clung to Habakkuk’s hope. “For even if the fig tree doesn’t blossom, and no fruit is on the vines, even if the olive tree fails to produce, and the fields yield no food at all, even if the sheep vanish from the sheep pen, and there are no cows in the stalls; still, I will rejoice in ADONAI, I will take joy in the God of my salvation.” (3:17-18, Complete Jewish Bible)

Who could know then that followers of Jesus in the United States would need to do the same 33 years later? Our situation is becoming like that of Habakkuk. Will we stand faithfully where God has placed us? Will we wait joyfully through troubled times? Even more, will we trust and obey words of warning and comfort? “But the LORD is in His holy temple; let all the earth be silent before Him.” (Habakkuk 2:20, NIV)

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The following is a letter to the editor submitted to the Park Rapids Enterprise by a reader. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the Park Rapids Enterprise. To submit a letter, email sgeisen@parkrapidsenterprise.com or mail it to Park Rapids Enterprise, 1011 1st. ST. E., Suite 6, Park Rapids, MN 56470.
The following is a letter to the editor submitted to the Park Rapids Enterprise by a reader. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the Park Rapids Enterprise. To submit a letter, email sgeisen@parkrapidsenterprise.com or mail it to Park Rapids Enterprise, 1011 1st. ST. E., Suite 6, Park Rapids, MN 56470.
The following is a letter to the editor submitted to the Park Rapids Enterprise by a reader. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the Park Rapids Enterprise. To submit a letter, email sgeisen@parkrapidsenterprise.com or mail it to Park Rapids Enterprise, 1011 1st. ST. E., Suite 6, Park Rapids, MN 56470.
The following is a letter to the editor submitted to the Park Rapids Enterprise by a reader. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the Park Rapids Enterprise. To submit a letter, email sgeisen@parkrapidsenterprise.com or mail it to Park Rapids Enterprise, 1011 1st. ST. E., Suite 6, Park Rapids, MN 56470.