Tonight, I picked up the Advertiser and in bold letters was the above title. I was rather disturbed, yet not surprised. This is the way our world is going. In school, they dropped prayer and corporal punishment, and now look at how the next generation are turning out…sorry to be “old fashined,” but I am!
I read the above article and it says that promising to serve God and honouring the Queen is “old fashioned.” Well, the BIble is old, and many call it old fashioned today – but it is the ONLY thing in this world that has the power to change our society for the better! It is an old Book with timeless principles – and the world continues to throw it aside! It is truly the most relevant Book, and no one realizes it – what a tragedy!
Have a look at the old Guide Promise and compare it to the new one:
Old…I promise to do my best: “To do my duty TO GOD, to serve the Queen and my country; to help other people; and to keep the Guide Law.”
New…”I promise to do my best: To be true to MYSELF and develop MY beliefs; to serve MY community and Australia; and live by the Guide Law.”
Isn’t the contrast disturbing? It is a promise to oneself! It leaves out God, leaves out the Queen (which is a sign of disrespect for authority that God has placed in our society) – and although the second one still says to serve the community and Australia, it leaves out helping other people…which is a personal thing – as opposed to being impersonal. So it is encouraging one to be impersonal and not really caring about other people.
God wants us to love Him, honour God-given authority and actually care for other people. Love God and love people – which the whole Law of the Bible hangs on! Jesus hung on the Cross because he loved His Father God and loved us!
It is not far-fetched to say that as God is dropped out of society in every place – and Girl Guides is only one area – then bad things are going to happen. It already has and will continue until God is put back in His rightful place in society. Look at all the school shootings in America…they have dropped God out of school and look at the results. We have dropped the principles of God’s Word for disciplining children. Parents can’t even smack their kids…and look at the results…yes, I’m old fashioned! I was smacked, me and my brothers – and I thank God for it! I’ve grown up with respect for my parents and authority. Just look at the younger generation of today, and how can you argue with that? You can see the difference, it’s as plain as day.
We need God back in this world, and all the principles and standards He upholds…for a better world.