Singer's death is a tragedy

Another beautiful talent has been lost! Whitney Houston’s career started at age 11 singing in her church’s Junior Gospel Choir. She became world-known by her voice and her fight with drugs and alcohol.

It was not the childhood teaching of her church that caused her demise, but the enticement and influence of worldly living that wooed her away from those basic truths that caused her destruction. She will always be remembered.

The same bewitching influence that captivated Whitney Houston is at work in the lives of our young people today. Moral restrictions have been removed, and there is no godly direction for them to follow. We see the results in the increases of drug use, promiscuous lifestyles and teen pregnancies. Where are we to turn to find the answer to meet the needs of our human spirit?

Humanism is not the answer. We can put a mental coating of goodness upon us, but in our hearts we all have an ugly side. What we need – what Whitney Houston needed – is to stay close to the God who loved her, and sent His Son to die on a cross to save her.

Gil Ward

Evans

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