Last week there was a shooting at an Oregon college and like clockwork liberals came out demanding more gun control before anyone knew what happened. The issue is not guns, the issue is the heart of man and that is what I want to primarily deal with in this post.
Before I address those issues I want to honor Chris Mintz, the hero who took down the shooter after he himself had been shot five times. Many in our culture have strange definitions of hero these days, to clarify what the word means, Chris Mintz’s picture is next to the word in the dictionary not Bruce Jenner’s.
Genesis 4:6-8 NIV “Then the LORD said to Cain, “Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast? If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it. Now Cain said to his brother Abel, let us go out to the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him.”
The issue now, as it was then, was an issue of the heart not a weapon. You do not need a gun to kill, cause harm, or instill fear. The heart of man without God consciousness is evil.
The gun does not kill, a gun is not bad. A weapon can be good or bad it depends on whose hands the gun is in. Paul persecuted the Church until he met Jesus, people who do violence with guns cannot blame the gun, seller, or manufacturer, you can’t even blame the NRA, people must take personal responsibility.
When the shooting took place in Carolina the media and the administration blamed racism and the confederate flag, yet in the Oregon shooting it’s the guns fault. By and large it’s ignored that he targeted Christian’s, it’s ignored that he had a picture on Facebook with an ISIS flag in the corner.
Violence with a gun or any other kind ultimately goes to the issue of the heart, it ultimately speaks to the sinfulness of man and it speaks to the fact that there is hope in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
In this nation we are in a spiritual battle. John 10:10 says the thief (the devil) comes to steal, kill, and destroy. Jesus came to give life and life more abundant.
When we removed God from society is when things went down hill, we used to pray over the loud speaker, students used to not get hassled for praying at football games.
The Ten Commandments were removed in the dark of night in Oklahoma yesterday, while in broad daylight Chicago raised a statue of the devil. Good is now evil and evil is now being called good in this nation.
The Church must wake up, we are losing the greatest country in the world! We must bring America back to its moral roots. No one candidate can save America. We the People will save America through humility, love, repentance, and prayer.
the Church must engage again!
Our founders were decedents of the French Huguenots. The Huguenots were told they could worship God if they gave up their guns and that the government would protect them. The Huguenots did, the next day the government slaughtered them. This is why our founders put the second amendment in the Constitution.
Regardless of what progressives say, regardless of the false statistics they claim more gun laws will not solve an issue that begins in the heart. More gun laws will not prevent crime, they will not prevent shooting deaths. Chicago has some of the strictest gun laws in the country yet look at how many deaths occur with guns there. It is also mostly black on black crime, but I guess those black lives don’t matter because they don’t fit a race narrative.
If we want to solve the issue of mass murders we must solve a mental health problem, if we want to solve mental health, we must address the anger issue. In order to address the anger in culture, in order to address the wedge driven between race we must address the underlying issue to all these issues, the breakdown of the family.
Whether progressives want to admit it or not we need a strong family structure, God did not intend for women to be single mothers, He did not intend for children to grow up without a father.
Church, we must address the breakdown of the family. We should not have divorce care without marriage counseling first. We must preach biblical values, we must speak to the culture, we must say the Bible addresses these issues, this is the good and right way. When we do that our nation will be back on the right track. The Church must engage, our society, our nation, our world depends on it.