Well, it happened again. A shooter goes into a public location and opens fire killing and injuring people. The location? A college in Oregon. What can we do to stop it, people ask? Have you heard of the saying? “Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?” Fact is, you cannot stop what you don’t know about, and Jesus knew the private nature of the heart (Matthew 15:19). Guns can be removed from the planet, but the evil of the heart will remain and killing will just move to another way to present itself.
The heart of man must change and that cannot be done by the White House passing laws. Repentance from evil is commanded by the word of the Lord and living a life of godliness is required in order to see God in peace (Hebrews 12:12-14). This is where the teaching of the gospel of Christ comes into play. Mankind must conform with the message in order to live a changed life. With evil in the heart, giving birth to sin the violation of the word of God will occur. The problem with the times is sin and as long as sin exists; shooters will shoot.
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