Our Children: the foundation
of the Social Security System
The biblical view of children is far different than the way children are viewed in our society today. In the Bible,
childlessness was regarded as an indication of the curse of God. Women wanted to have children even though the
women of the Bible knew nothing of the modern conveniences in raising children and knew nothing of the medical
advantages that modern women have in child-bearing. In today’s society, children are sometimes regarded as an
economic liability to be avoided if at all possible. Since 1962, forty-nine million or more children have perished in
abortion chambers in America alone. Today we are told that the social security will be going bankrupt soon. For
some reason none of our country leaders who think we must do something now to fix the social security problem
has said anything about bringing an end to how many children we kill daily in abortion chambers. We would like to
eat our cake and have it at the same time.

Some Americans would be quick to say that they are pro-abortion or pro-choice, in other words, they support
killing the children of this nation; who are the future generations of this country, and at the same time expect to
collect their social security checks when they retire. Wake up America to the fact that you threw your social
security checks into the fire the moment you started the killing of your children. The Children we have been killing
were the future generations of this country who would have had to work to secure the social security system.
Unfortunately, America’s future generations are no more because we shamelessly killed them off. Like wise the
social security system is no more.

America has been in disobedience to the commandment of God for quite some time now, and God’s judgment is
about to take its toll on America for all the abominations she has engaged herself. America must expect to pay
back exactly how much she owes if she does not repent. I have no doubt that God made to a few among the
America’s founding fathers who were faithful to The Lord, a similar conditional promise like the one He made to the
children of Israel:

Leviticus Chapter 18: 24-30.

Defile not yourselves in any of these things, v. 24. All sin is defiling to the conscience, but these are sins that have
a peculiar turpitude in them. Our heavenly Father, in kindness to us, requires of us that we keep ourselves clean,
and do not wallow in the dirt. The souls that commit them shall be cut off, v. 29. And justly; for, if any man defile
the temple of God, him shall God destroy, 1 Cor. 3. 17. Fleshly lusts war against the soul, and will certainly be the
ruin of it if God's mercy and grace prevent not. 3. The land is defiled, v. 25. If such wickednesses as these be
practised and connived at, the land is thereby made unfit to have God's tabernacle in it, and the pure and holy
God will withdraw the tokens of his gracious presence from it. It is also rendered unwholesome to the inhabitants,
who are hereby infected with sin and exposed to plagues and it is really nauseous and loathsome to all good men
in it, as the wickedness of Sodom was to the soul of righteous Lot.  

These have been the abominations of the former inhabitants, v. 24, 27. Therefore it was necessary that these laws
should be made, as antidotes and preservatives from the plague are necessary when we go into an infected place.
And therefore they should not practise any such things, because the nations that had practised them now lay
under the curse of God, and were shortly to fall by the sword of Israel. They could not but be sensible how odious
those people had made themselves who wallowed in this mire, and how they stank in the nostrils of all good men;
and shall a people sanctified and dignified as Israel was make themselves thus vile? When we observe how ill sin
looks in others we should use this as an argument with ourselves with the utmost care and caution to preserve
our purity. For these and the like sins the Canaanites were to be destroyed; these filled the measure of the
Amorites' iniquity (Gen. 15. 16), and brought down that destruction of so many populous kingdoms which the
Israelites were now shortly to be not only the spectators, but the instruments of: Therefore I do visit the iniquity
thereof upon it, v. 25. Note, The tremendous judgments of God, executed on those that are daringly profane and
atheistical, are intended as warnings to those who profess religion to take heed of every thing that has the least
appearance of, or tendency towards, profaneness or atheism. Even the ruin of the Canaanites is an admonition to
the Israelites not to do like them.

Nay, to show that not only the Creator is provoked, but the creation burdened, by such abominations as these, it
is added (v. 25), The land itself vomited out her inhabitants. The very ground they went upon did, as it were,
groan under them, and was sick of them, and not easy till it had discharged itself of these enemies of the Lord,
Isa. 1.24. This bespeaks the extreme loathsomeness of sin; sinful man indeed drinks in iniquity like water, but the
harmless part of the creation even heaves at it, and rises against it. Many a house and many a town have spued
out the wicked inhabitants, as it were, with abhorrence, Rev. 3. 16. Therefore take heed, saith The Lord, that the
land spue not you out also, v. 28. It was secured to them, and entailed upon them, and yet they must expect
that, if they made the vices of the Canaanites their own, with their land their fate would be the same. Note, Wicked
Israelites are as abominable to God as wicked Canaanites, and more so, and will be as soon spued out, or sooner.

Such a warning as was here given to the Israelites was also given by God to America’s faithful founding fathers,
with reference to the natives of this land, in whose room they were substituted; America must take heed of falling
after the same example of unbelief. Apply it more generally; and let it deter us effectually from all sinful courses to
consider how many they have been the ruin. Lay the ear of faith to the gates of the bottomless pit, and hear the
doleful shrieks and outcries of damned sinners, whom earth has spued out and hell has swallowed, that find
themselves undone, for ever undone, by sin; and tremble lest this be your portion at last. God's threatenings and
judgments should frighten us from sin.

The warning concludes with a sovereign antidote against this infection: "Therefore shall ye keep mine ordinance,
that ye commit not any one of these abominable customs, which were committed before you, and that ye defile
not yourselves therein: I am the LORD your God."

This is the remedy prescribed. Note, (1). Sinful customs are abominable customs, and their being common and
fashionable does not make them at all the less abominable nor should we the less abominate them, but the more;
because the more customary they are the more dangerous they are. (2). It is of pernicious consequence to admit
and allow of any one sinful custom, because one will make way for many, but a single absurdity, you invite a
thousand. The way of sin is downhill. (3). A close and constant adherence to God's ordinances is the most
effectual preservative from the infection of gross sin. The more we taste of the sweetness and feel of the power of
holy ordinances the less inclination we shall have to the forbidden pleasures of sinners' abominable customs. It is
the grace of God only that will secure us, and that grace is to be expected only in the use of the means of grace.
Nor does God ever leave any to their own hearts' lusts till they have first left him and his institutions.

Scripture Reading: Leviticus 18: 1-30.

Here is, I. A general law against all conformity to the corrupt usages of the heathen, ver. 1-5. II. Particular laws, 1. Against
incest, ver. 6-18. 2. Against beastly lusts, and barbarous idolatries, ver. 19-23. III. The enforcement of these laws from the ruin
of the Canaanites, ver. 24-30.
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