Regarding the tragic shooting in an Aurora, Colorado movie theater (where 12 died and more than 60 were wounded), it’s not about guns, but sin.
Many in our society, and especially many liberals, refuse to recognize the existence of evil. Since they believe individuals aren’t responsible for their actions – that everything is determined by heredity or environment – they flail about for explanations to mass murder, like “easy access to firearms,” or poverty, including lack of education or access to opportunity.
But in Aurora, like Columbine more than a decade ago, the shooter had every opportunity and was well-educated. Still, he chose to shoot innocent men, women and children, and only killed 12 because of God’s intervention. A fact no one seems willing to acknowledge.
Rick Warren stated the obvious when he tweeted within hours of the tragedy, “When students are taught they are no different from animals, they act like it.” Congressman Louie Ghomert essentially agreed when he stated: “People say... where was God in all of this? We've threatened high school graduation participants, if they use God's name, they're going to be jailed... I mean that kind of stuff. Where was God? What have we done with God? We don't want him around. I kind of like his protective hand being present. “
How did the mainstream media react to such truth? Both men are being maligned and lesser men are refusing to speak up. The fact is that, as a culture, we have sown the wind and are now reaping the whirlwind. If people of good will and conscience do not stand up and demand that God be acknowledged once again in the public square, we are destined to continue our slide toward Gomorrah.
We know the man in custody for these horrendous crimes was, until quite recently, a student in the prestigious neuroscience doctoral program at the University of Colorado. But intelligence isn’t a safeguard against evil. Some of the brightest men in Germany conceived and carried out the Holocaust.
Christians understand that there is evil in the world, and that – as society turns its back on God--His hedge of protection is lowered and evil grows stronger.
As our society has become more corrupt – as Americans have rejected Biblical truth -- evil has flourished. The spate of these seemingly senseless mass murders – Columbine, Fort Hood, Virginia Tech, and Tucson – are committed against a backdrop of 1.2 million abortions a year, 40% of all children in this country born out-of-wedlock and the ongoing war against our Judeo-Christian heritage.
The answer isn’t gun control but revival. That’s why a growing group of spiritual and political leaders have joined together to launch 40 DAYS TO SAVE AMERICA – a time for all of us to pray, fast and turn to God in repentance, for only He can save our nation and reverse the downward spiral we are on.
40 DAYS TO SAVE AMERICA – a Season of Prayer, Fasting And Action (September 28-November 6)
Please join us for our next national conference call on Wednesday, August 15th, with Tony Perkins, President of Family Research Council. Tony Perkins and FRC have led the way in defending religious freedom in the public square, protecting the unborn and their mothers, defending and strengthening one man/one woman marriage and promoting pro-family public policy.
Dr. Rick Scarborough of Vision America will also be on the call to cast the vision for the 40 Days to Save America initiative, a nationwide campaign of prayer, fasting and action for our nation in the 40 days leading up to Election Day, and will give details on how to join with churches and Christians across America in this effort. Also, please clickwww.watchmenevents.org/regional-events to get information and register to attend FREE Pastor's briefings sponsored by FRC. Please click www.frc.org to find information on how to support Chic-Fil-A on August 16th. Chic-Fil-A is under fire because their CEO came out in support of traditional marriage last week.
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The Board of Governors includes Tim Wildmon, American Family Association; Tony Perkins, Family Research Council; Penny Nance, Concerned Women of America; Jim Garlow, Renewing American Leadership, Bishop Harry Jackson, the Hope Connection, Samuel Rodriguez, National Christian Leadership Conference; Fr. Frank Pavone, Priests for Life; Mat Staver, Liberty Council, Kelly Shackelford, Liberty Institute; General Jerry Boykin, Kingdom Warriors; David Butts, Harvest Prayer Ministries; David Bereit, 40 Days for Life, Dr. Robert Jeffress, First Baptist Church, Dallas; Bishop Ann Gimenez, Rock Church International; Dran Reese, Salt and Light Council; Janet Folger-Porter, Faith2Action; and Rick Scarborough, Vision America.
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