July 15 – Bullying and Internet Abuse

After another suicide by a young person, resulting from bullying and inappropriate use of the internet, an insightful editorial in the Charlottetown Guardian posed an interesting question. Have we suddenly stopped teaching our children what is right and wrong, or what is acceptable behavior? In this technological age, the potential is greater than ever for people to harm themselves and others, since the human heart has not changed. The bluntly describes our fallen human nature- “The heart is deceitful and desperately wicked…” The only answer to evil is a changed heart. And that is possible only as we stop deceiving ourselves and acknowledge our spiritual bankruptcy. When we do, Ezekiel offers hope, writing, “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you…” And Paul later explained with the words, “.. if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation old things have passed away, all things become new.” Are you ready for a life change?

Pastor Alex Rockwell