The Madness Of The Human Heart

By David J. Stewart

Ecclesiastes 9:3, “This is an evil among all things that are done under the sun, that there is one event unto all: yea, also the heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart while they live, and after that they go to the dead.”

       The Bible teaches that MADNESS is in the human heart from birth until death. Who can argue this Biblical truth in view of today's insane world? The Hebrew word for “madness” is holelah, which means “folly” (foolishness). Mankind are fools by nature. History attests to the MADNESS bound in the heart of bloodthirsty humanity, who have murdered each other by the hundreds-of-millions.

The Word of God proclaims that men's hearts are utterly wicked and full of self-deception...

Jeremiah 17:9, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?”

The Bible says that childhood and youth are “vanity,” which is the Hebrew word hebel habel meaning, “emptiness or vanity; figuratively something transitory (enduring a short time).” Life is short and will last only for a moment (as a vapor of steam). We are all living on borrowed time for God. We must all give account on Judgment Day for the life we live...

Ecclesiastes 11:9-10, “Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment. Therefore remove sorrow from thy heart, and put away evil from thy flesh: for childhood and youth are vanity.”

We learn from the Scriptures that MADNESS (foolishness) is bound in the heart of every child from birth. We are also taught by God that proper physical chastisement will drive that foolishness form a child...

Proverbs 22:15, “Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.”

Thousands of books have been written on how to raise children, but the Bible is the only Book that parents need. The answer is clear and simple—a child should fear getting a spanking if they misbehave or disobey their parents.

Bible-Denier, Dr. Benjamin Spock, Thinks He Knows More Than God!

Proverbs 13:24, “He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.”

Dr. Benjamin Spock (1903-1998) thinks he knows more than the God of the Bible. Clearly Dr. Spock rejected the Bible as God's Word. The infamous Dr. Spock is still recognized by many pediatricians and other so-called “experts” as the standard on raising children today. In 1946 Spock's book BABY AND CHILD CARE was published and is one of the best-selling books of all-time. TRAGIC!!! No wonder America is a hellhole today. Instead of exposing the immoral and rotten Hollywood crowd on television, Dr. Spock attacked God-fearing Christian parents who believe the Bible.

Here are some of Dr. Spock's warped, errant and unbiblical teachings...

The following is from Baby and Child Care, 1998, pp. 437-438. This was the last edition of Baby and Child Care. ...

"There are several reasons to avoid physical punishment. It teaches children that the larger, stronger person has the power to get his way, whether or not he is in the right. Some spanked children then feel quite justified in beating up on smaller ones. The American tradition of spanking may be one reason there is much more violence in our country than in any other comparable nation."

Dr. Spock was a member of the EPOCH-USA Board of Directors right up until the time of his death. Thus, he was so strongly committed to never, ever hitting children, that he loaned his name in support of the no-hitting cause!

Benjamin Spock, M.D. died on March 15, 1998.

As you just read, Benjamin Spock taught that physical punishment of a child would lead to bullying and increased public violence. The truth is that Dr. Spock was a nutcase who rejected the Bible just as did the wicked U.S. Supreme Court in 1963. Foolishness (madness) exists in the heart of every child by birth and must be driven from him, or else that child will bring its mother to shame!!! ...

Proverbs 29:15, “The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.”

Carefully notice in the preceding Scripture that the Bible doesn't say to beat a child senseless as the Benjamin Spock crowd would like to portray. The Hebrew word for “rod” literally means “to branch off” (literally, a stick); and the word “reproof” means “to chasten” (figurative, by words). Did you know that God put that padded area in the back of every child for a reason?

That's right! God padded the buttocks for the purpose of spanking. It is not Biblical to physically abuse any human being, but a good whipping across the buttocks never killed any child. The Bible teaches for parents to spank a child when they do wrong. No child should ever be spanked until they first acknowledge that what they did was wrong. There ought to be clearly defined rules. A child should know exactly why they are being disciplined.

There's nothing more annoying than seeing a little brat acting up on an airplane and the parent can't do anything for fear of losing their child.

When I went for my first neck surgery in 2009 in West Hollywood, I visited the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles. It's a world-famous planetarium. A little boy wanted to see the display in front of me and was pushing and shoving me and others out of his way to get what he wanted. His foolish parents (they were Caucasian) said nothing and let him do as he pleased. I wanted to grab that little brat and spank him myself (and then spank the parents too). That little brat is headed for a life of problems.

A moment later a little boy politely asked me if he could see the display and I said, “Why sure you can.” His parents were Arabs. I was so impressed with their child, who was a complete gentlemen and well-mannered. What a big difference! Americans are raising selfish brats these days, little monsters. The best behaved kids are from foreign countries where societies still believe in discipline. It's no coincidence that Americans spank their kids less than any other nation and consequently have more people locked up in prison than any other nation.

Proverbs 22:6, “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”

Don't you tell me that physical discipline doesn't work. Who are you going to believe, God or some nut with a degree in psychoanalytical stupidity like Benjamin Spock?

Dr. Spock's crazy “medical” advice caused as many as 50,000 crib deaths. The idiot literally recommended that parents lay their child face down in the crib to prevent choking on vomit, so the babies smothered instead...

"Regardless of whether you agree with the methodology of Spock, no one can deny that many children probably died of cot death as a result of his advice to put babies to sleep on their stomachs. This advice was extremely influential on health-care providers, with nearly unanimous support through to the 1990s.

Spock believed that babies on their back can choke on their own vomit – leading to death. Scientists eventually found that Spock’s advice actually lead to more deaths by suffocation. Estimates of the number of deaths caused by this bad advice are as many as 50,000.

Spock also advocated a method of child rearing that moved away from discipline based methods. Previously, experts had told parents that babies needed to learn to sleep on a regular schedule, and that picking them up and holding them whenever they cried would only teach them to cry more and not to sleep through the night. Spock taught the exact opposite."

SOURCE: 10 Books that Screwed Up The World

I don't care how much you may disagree, God knows more about rearing children than you or I do (or Benjamin Spock). Contrary to a popular rumor, Spock's grandson commit suicide at age 22, not his son. Benjamin Spock has two sons.

Dr. Spock was wrong in his views about children! The fastest way to spoil a child is to leave them undisciplined—just set them in front of the TV, let them do as they please and buy them a bunch of video games. You'll be sure to raise a brat who's disrespectful, distrustful and disgraceful.

Proverbs 30:12, “There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.”

Listen to what today's insane educators think about Christianity influencing your children...

“The classroom must and will become an area of conflict between the old and the new — the rotting corpse of Christianity, together with its adjacent evils and misery and the new faith of Humanism, resplendent in its promise of a world in which the never-realized Christian idea of 'Love thy Neighbor' will finally be achieved.”

John J. Dunphy, "A Religion for a New Age," The Humanist, January/February 1983, 26.

Literally, there is a bloodthirsty witch-hunt in America today against the Bible and genuine Christianity. The newsmedia has labeled their enemy as “fundamentalist evangelicals” or “fundamentalists.” I thank God I am one!!! Homosexuality is a filthy, disgusting, unacceptable, sicko sin!!! Abortion is cold-blooded, pre-meditated murder! Feminism is a sin—the rotting corpse of U.S. society. Divorce is a sin. Wifely rebellion is a sin! Drunkenness is a sin! Adultery is a sin! Trashy Carrie Underwood sexy videos like GOOD GIRL are sinful, lustful and lascivious! I will preach against these woeful evils and all the rest of Satan's kingdom as long as God gives me sanity or until He takes me home to Heaven!!! (hopefully soon). I want out of this madhouse world!

Final Words

MADNESS is bound in the human heart. The Bible says that a child must be disciplined physically and verbally to drive that madness (foolishness) from them. The Bible drives foolishness away. When the Godless U.S. Supreme Court drove the Bible out of America's public school system in 1963, we no longer had God's Word to drive the foolishness out of our children!!! Yesterday's children are today's foolish adults. America today is an insane MADHOUSE! It's MADNESS I tell you... MADNESS!!!

Read our text Scripture again...

Ecclesiastes 9:3, “This is an evil among all things that are done under the sun, that there is one event unto all: yea, also the heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart while they live, and after that they go to the dead.”

The Bible says MADNESS IS IN THEIR HEART WHILE THEY LIVE. Who can deny that the world today has become one giant insane asylum! The only hope is for God-fearing parents to train up their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, using proper discipline in a loving and respectful manner as God intended, so that a child will learn to reverence the Lord with godly fear. If a child doesn't fear mom and dad, then they won't fear the law nor God and will likely spend eternity in Hell as we read in Proverbs 23:14...

Proverbs 23:14: “Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell.”

Salvation begins with the fear of the Lord. If a person doesn't believe in a literal God, nor a literal Hell that burns with fire, nor a literal coming judgment day... then they're not going to come to Jesus Christ to be forgiven of their sins via the cross upon which Christ died. The Gospel teaches that the Lord Jesus Christ died, was buried and rose up three days later. If you accept that by faith as payment for your sins, then you are saved eternally.

Increasingly, as America turns her back on God, more people are coming to religion and NOT Christianity. We are living in the most undisciplined, spoiled, bratty generation in the history of humanity. Brats!

Walt Disney teaches children and teens to sass their parents, mouth back and have an attitude. Back in the old times you'd be wondering what hit you if you talked to your parents like that. You'd get slapped up side the head. I'm not saying that's the right way, but that's the way it was back then. The fear of God begins with the fear of parents. Nowadays parents are wrongfully prosecuted for disciplining their children.

I'm not talking about a drunken father who beats his kids in rage, God forbid. I'm talking about kids behaving because they know that if they don't, dad's belt is coming off and you're in for a whipping!!! That fear in the old days made America strong, when Americans obeyed the Bible's command to spare not the rod upon a child. Today kids are turning into Godless homosexuals (and they're ALL Godless, every last one). Homosexuality is a Godless practice, rooted in lust and rebellion against God. To the same degree that Americans accept homosexuals, to that same degree a fearful Police State is going up around us. If men won't fear God, then they will fear men.

Would to God that the Bible were brought back into our schools to drive the MADNESS from children's hearts, so that they won't continue growing up to become INSANE adults!

Wisconsin Pastor Sentenced To 2-Years Prison For Spanking Children

The pagan in Africa gets a piece of wood and builds him a god; the intellectual in the university gets his mind and builds himself a god.”
Dr. Jack Hyles, from the sermon titled, How We Got Here

Worship Only God!

By David J. Stewart

I have gleaned the following thoughts from listening to Pastor Jack Hyles' powerful and needful sermon, HOW WE GOT HERE. Dr. Hyles explains Romans Chapter one. Please listen to the MP3 sermon.

Anytime you find someone who denies Christ's deity, they are lowering Jesus to the level of humanity. That is humanism! Humanism is pulling God down and raising man up! Humanism is exalting man and bringing down God. When you have a little God and a big man, you have nothing but homosexuality, adultery, abortion, licentiousness and a wicked society. Idolatry is the forerunner of immorality and wickedness in any society. America turned idolatrous before she became immoral.

Anytime that man is exalted and God is lowered, apostasy results. This is why America is so evil today. We have brought God low in our schools, government, businesses and even churches. People today worship the church more than God. It is idolatry! People worship the body! People worship sports athletes and singers! We ought to love the church, but worship only God! We ought to love our families, but worship only God! We ought to praise the Lord continually. God alone deserves the place of worship in our heart.

Water baptism is good, but it's not the way of salvation. Don't worship baptism. Don't worship denominations. Don't worship men. Never put a man where only Jesus should be. Sometimes God takes from us the thing that you put in His place. Don't do it! Don't place anything over God in your mind. Intellectuals may not have an idol in their home, but they have an idol in their philosophies. They have an idol in their mind. WORSHIP ONLY GOD!!!

“Humanism is mental idolatry.” Dr. Jack Hyles, from the sermon titled, How We Got Here