January 17, 2013

Letter: Which way, America?

Many will make New Year resolutions as to what they hope to do to make 2013 a happy and prosperous year. I know what each one of us can do that will give us a happy and prosperous year and heal our land. But the question is are we willing to do it?

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land” (II Chronicles 7-14).

The nightmare at a Connecticut elementary school on Dec. 14 that took 26 lives, 20 of them innocent children, is the latest in an epidemic of such violence over the last 30 years.

Today we are facing  a crisis that is much more than an economical crisis. It’s a war against morality and decency, against God and his Word. America will only be as good as the people who live here.

We have made it legal to kill the little baby in the womb that is innocent and should have the same chance at life as we had. We have made it legal in some states to marry someone of the same sex. We have video games that teach people how to hurt others (burning people alive in “Postal 2”). We can look at porn and other ungodly, obscene images on the Internet that we allow under the guise of “freedom of speech and expression.”

All of these things are contrary to what God’s Word teaches. Proverbs 127:3: “Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.” Same sex marriage: “For even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly” (Romans 1:26-27). Concerning violent video games, porn and other ungodly, obscene images, “Be not deceived; evil communications corrupt good manners” (I Corinthians 15-33).

We have sinned greatly as a nation and are now reaping what we have sown. “The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles” (Psalms 34-17).

Which way, America? Do we humble ourselves and pray and seek the face of God and ask for mercy for our nation or do we go on in our ungodly, wicked ways and face the destruction that is sure to come to a nation that forgets God?


Helen L. Kizer


Text Only
  • Library must reach decision soon

    Four months ago the board of the Chatsworth-Murray Library announced it would leave the Northwest Georgia Regional Library System by June 30 of this year, the end of the library system’s fiscal year.

    April 23, 2014

  • Letter: Concert was spectacular

    I believe Dalton achieved its most beautiful moment last April 18, on Thornton Avenue. It occurred in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church of Dalton.

    April 23, 2014

  • An important part of the fight

    The lawns of Dalton City Hall and the Murray County Courthouse are filled with pinwheels this week.

    April 22, 2014

  • Mark Millican: Not just for college students

    It was the seemingly unanswerable question of the campus — and especially the faculty — when I first attended Dalton Junior College in the 1973-74 school year: “Is man inherently good, or inherently evil?”

    April 22, 2014

  • Charles Oliver: Evidence at the last minute or later

    In New York, Bronx County Criminal Court Judge John Wilson has banned prosecutor Megan Teesdale from his court.

    April 22, 2014

  • Misty Watson: Turns out, I’m a millennial

    The word millennial always conjures up this image of a guy wearing skinny jeans, Converse high tops, a plaid button-up shirt, thick-rimmed glasses, a hat, facial hair and a messenger bag slung over his shoulder.

    April 22, 2014

  • Understandable uncertainty from taxpayers

    It’s not yet official, but Dalton residents should expect to pay more in school property taxes this year.

    April 20, 2014

  • Letter Candidate outlines his platform

    To the citizens of Dalton and Whitfield County,
    My name is Dr. Nicky P. Starling and I am a candidate for Whitfield County Commissioner District 1. I did not attend the Republican forum on April 8 because a pastor friend was killed by a drunk driver and I chose to support his family at a memorial service.

    April 20, 2014

  • Citizen of the Week: Kacee Smith of the Georgia Rampage

    When the Georgia Rampage became Dalton’s first professional indoor football team last year, it would have been easy for the owner and players to focus only on drawing attention to themselves as they tried to build up the team’s following.

    April 18, 2014

  • Successes continue at Dalton State College

    These are exciting times for our local college, Dalton State, both on campus and off.

    April 16, 2014

AP Video