October 8, 2015
“And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.“Matthew 24:12. Once again America is heartbroken because a man entered a school and cold-heartedly murdered students and teachers who were just going about their everyday routine. This was a horrific act. The cry of the blind and ignorant is “Ban guns!”, yet the gun did not walk into that school by its own will and start shooting. My heart goes out to the families of the victims, but the answer to such violence is not to ban guns but to come against the evil behind the violence. It isn’t the guns that are to blame but it is the ruler of this fallen world we live in. Satan is the ruler of this world and his agenda is pure evil. The murderer in Roseburg, Oregon, was a follower of Satan, which is revealed by a quick look at his online dating profile. Among other things it says one of his hobbies or interests is killing zombies, and the groups he had been associated with are “doesn’t like organized religion; left-hand path; magick and occult; meditation; not religious, but spiritual” and he was also a wiccan. Wicca is defined as a pagan, witchcraft religion: that’s satanic. The left-hand path: that’s satanic. Magick: that’s satanic. Occult: that’s satanic. Meditation: that’s satanic. Not religious: not necessarily satanic but in light of the rest of his interests is satanic.
Right away the liberal thinkers with blinders on began making speeches about banning guns. If someone has determined to murder a large group of people, there are many ways of doing that without using guns. Explosives were used in Oklahoma City and Boston, planes were used at the World Trade Center, and one depraved man used a crossbow while other use hatchets and swords. Again, it is the evil behind these killings that is to blame. In an article on World Net Daily, forensic psychiatrist Dr. Michael Welner, MD, says this happened because the killer “recognizes he’s a failure as a man” and that “he could get the attention from killing alone”. I wonder if Dr. Welner looked at the social media profile of this madman. It’s obvious that the murderer was under the control of Satan. Banning guns will not stop evil people from doing evil things. In 1938 Germany banned the Jewish community from owning guns, as well as other weapons. History records the result of that act of evil act. It was the German leadership under Adolph Hitler that was untrustworthy, not the Jewish citizens.
Christians, wake up. Don’t be deceived by lies. We are in a spiritual battle and God’s word plainly warns about the dark forces of Satan. Honor God in everything and don’t give Satan a toehold. “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” John 8:12. If you are “in Christ” don’t walk in darkness. Every time you practice meditation, take drugs, read a horoscope, or participate in anything opposed to God Almighty, you are walking in darkness and dimming His light. The Apostle Paul knew that his ministry was to Gentiles. This meant that most of the people he came into contact with were involved in satanic practices. If social media had been around at that time I’m sure their profiles would read much like that of the murder at Umpqua Community College. It would be advisable for every Christian to study Paul’s letters to the Ephesians, Colossians, and the Corinthians and learn to turn from satanic influence and fully turn yourself over to Christ. Be aware that our world today is pagan in nature and Christians must stand firm in our walk with Christ. “For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light” Ephesians 5:8. Notice that Paul doesn’t say “in darkness”, but says “WERE sometimes darkness” and “now ARE ye light”. If you aren’t in Christ you are darkness. If you’re in Christ you are light. By ignoring the Light of the World, Jesus Christ, you are the darkness of Satan.
Trying to put a patch on the side effects of sin is an exercise in futility. “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23. This is fact and cannot be disputed. No matter what the sin, only eternal death can be the payoff. It is only Jesus Christ who can take away the wages of sin and replace the sin and filth of this fallen world with life eternal. Only turning your life over to Him will change you from a person bound for an eternity in Hell, to one saved by the grace of God Almighty. Our schools promote sin, and our children are victims. Children in kindergarten are taught explicitly about sexual matters and homosexuality (which is an abomination to God) is being taught as acceptable. It might be worth your while to look at what your children are learning. Compare the school curriculum to God’s word and see if your child is being taught to earn the wages of death. On the other hand, prayer is banned. “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6. Public schools are not training up a child properly, but parents should. The killer at Umpqua Community College is a shining example of what happens when God is mocked. Those people who were shot are victims of much more than a man with a gun. They are victims of what happens when God is legislated out and sin is legislated in. Parents need to speak out and not allow satanic inspired curriculum to be taught in schools. Homeschooling is the better option.
Here’s a question for you. As a Christian, what would you do if a madman told you to stand up and state your religion? This question was asked of the victims at Umpqua Community College. Would you say “I’m a Christian” knowing full well that you just might get your head chopped off or that the murderer might pull the trigger of a gun? If you are the first one asked that question it might be easy to answer that you are a Christian because you wouldn’t be sure what the killer had in mind. You say “I’m a Christian” and the sword falls or the trigger is pulled and those around you watch as you fall in death. What if you’re the second person told to stand up and state your religion? What would you answer?
My heart breaks for the families of the victims of this most recent murderer. Will there be more? Probably. It will continue to happen until the liberal humanists are overruled and Christ is honored. Is it possible for a nation to repent and turn to God? Sodom and Gomorrah were two of the most sin-ridden cities of all time. The homosexuality and evil of those cities were such that God’s judgment was forced upon them. When two angels came to remove Lot and his family prior to judgment, the men of the city wanted to have sexual relations with them. Lot, his wife, and his daughters were removed prior to God’s judgment. Those who held onto their sin were utterly destroyed, including Lot’s wife who looked back to that sinful city where she had been living . On the other hand, Nineveh was a Gentile city and the home of the most barbaric people who have ever lived. God told Jonah to go tell them they were soon to be judged. Jonah wasn’t exactly willing to go, but eventually he did walk through the streets telling them God was going to judge them. Miraculously, the king and the people repented and turned to the one true God of all creation and judgment was delayed. Repentance is an individual choice. Lot’s wife couldn’t let go of sin and was destroyed along with the Sodomites, but the barbaric people of Nineveh all repented and were spared. What about America? “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Romans 10:17. Brethren, don’t be silenced. Speak out. Stand firm. Be bold in your witness. One by one we can witness to the liberals and the lost people of this nation…of this world. Although God’s judgment is near maybe it isn’t too late for individuals to hear the word of God and repent.
Can you imagine what would happen to America if our president led our people in a Christian revival? All things are possible with God. It will take prayer, a firm commitment to our Lord, and boldness in our witness. God can work miracles and wants all to come to know Him. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16. We will soon elect a new president, and I urge Christians throughout this land to vote based on Christian truth. Then, perhaps children will be taught reading, writing, and arithmetic in school rather than a perverted version of the birds and the bees. Prayer may be encouraged rather than students being murdered for proclaiming they are a Christian. One thing is certain and that is God’s judgment is on the near horizon. The man sitting in the White House today lacks moral character. This time, let’s vote for a man who honors our Lord. It isn’t only presidential candidates who need to be Godly men. In Florida, Augustus Sol Invictus is a candidate for the US Senate. He admits to being a pagan and in an interview stated “I sacrificed an animal to the god of the wilderness…Yes, I drank the goat’s blood”. Don’t blame guns for the problems in America. Blame the pagan, Christ-rejecting people who somehow get elected.
The tragedy in Roseburg, Oregon, is heart-wrenching. Brethren, pray for the families of the victims and for the survivors. The emotional recovery will be long, but with God’s grace it will happen. As healing takes place, let’s be sure we put the blame for this atrocity where it belongs. Let’s ban Satan, not guns.
God bless you all,
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