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By Dr. Virgil Ullom
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God Will Have the Last Word


Last updated 5/14/2019 at 3:16pm

It is good to focus on love. God is the author of love and life. Because of love God created life.

With the God of the Bible every person has intrinsic value. To deny God is to deny the value of each person and the need to live morally; good and evil will be confused.

Here's a statement by Albert Einstein that I see as very consistent with loving God and loving people: "The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything."

I am sure everyone (in this room) is concerned about the way our culture is influencing our young people.

America is a republic, as stated in our Pledge of Allegiance. A republic is based on a constitution. Our Constitution gives us freedom of religion which is essential to all freedoms.

We are not an atheistic socialistic nation. Last century socialism murdered more than 100 million of their own citizens. As an atheistic socialist, Hitler murdered six million Jews because of antisemitism.

Youth need to understand Sharia Law is antithetical to the U.S. Constitution. Religious freedom is basic for all freedoms.

With the Bible, we know who created us and we know we are here to love God and to love one another. With a proper understanding of John 3:16, we know we have a choice of where we will spend eternity. Or First Amendment gives us the freedom to cherish and to communicate these truths.

The right to life is a very important truth. It is important to understand that at the time of conception the sperm and the egg come together to form one of the largest cells in the human body. You can almost see it. This one cell – only as God can do it – has all the information for an adult. If that cell, for any one of us, would have been destroyed, we would not be here tonight.

Life is sacred because we're created in the image of God.

Marriage, sex, family, and all of life, are sacred.

Youth need to understand the truth about gender. You can take hormones, and you can amputate body parts, but you can never change every cell in the body.

They need to be taught the truth about drugs, including alcohol. Alcohol is toxic, that's why a person becomes intoxicated. Some doubt this, but when they lose their liver they know alcohol is toxic.

Alcohol is addictive. 17 million are addicted.

Alcohol contributes to 88,000 to 100,000 deaths every year in America. If we love God we cannot be indifferent to the loss of life. Youth need to hear the truth.

"The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch without doing anything."

May God help each of us to stand up and tell our youth the truth.

Wisdom tells us that God will have the last word.

Dr. Virgil Ullom is a Lake Wales dentist who lives in Babson Park. He made these remarks during the public comment period of the May 7 Lake Wales City Commission meeting.


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