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Ask the Pastor 117

What is the biblical answer to the ongoing shootings?

Another tragic shooting and more lives lost, this time of elementary school children in Uvalde Texas on Tuesday May 24. The 21 killed and 17 wounded is the largest school shooting massacre since the shooting at Sandy Hook in 2012. There have been 27 school shootings so far in 2022 alone. Once again there is an outcry for more gun control laws beginning with President Biden. Since 1990 there have been more than 20,000 bills and 3,200 laws enacted by the States to control gun violence. Apparently, the philosophy is, if something is not working, do more of it. It is ironic that the same institutions of learning that expelled God and His Word from their classrooms are now experiencing a continued rise in violence and murder. The Bible has been replaced with humanism and naturalism which will produce the kind of people of whom we read in the Bible, “Their feet are swift to shed blood; destruction and misery are in their ways; and the way of peace they have not known. There is no fear of God before their eyes.” (Romans 3:15-18). It is not possible for any part of society to be morally neutral; it is either Godly or ungodly, right or wrong, light or dark. There is only one law that is needed and that is the law of the Lord, “You shall not murder.” (Exodus 20:13) and, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 19:19), if you love your neighbor as yourself, you don’t shoot him. But the good news of love and peace is what people do not want to be “crammed down their throats.” There is a message of love and peace, where people love their neighbors and children are loved and nurtured rather than murdered in the womb and in the class room. That message begins with believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved

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