Our hearts break when we think of the students and parents and staff, but now that the dust is settling, and the political forces have already spoken out, I’d like to say something about the most recent school shooting.
It’s not a gun problem; it’s a heart problem.
I’ve heard all the gun control arguments, but regardless the Constitution or the right to defend oneself, the root of the problem is what should be addressed. The question should be “why?”, not “how?”
Why did this teenager want to kill his fellow students? Why did the other murderers, maniacs, and monsters want to kill people? We’ve had guns in this country long before Columbine. Heck, we used to have shooting clubs in the schools! But what changed in society? What changed in the heart of our culture?
You can take away all the guns, but you’ll still have a disease that’s going to find a way to steal, kill, and destroy. No law, no matter how strict, is going to turn a lawbreaker into a law-abiding citizen.
Until you address the heart and soul issues, your only solution will end up being totalitarian control.
When the law of God is written on the hearts of men, there’s no need for external restraints; the constraints are internal. But when the only law written on the heart is the law of Self, there’s no restraint sufficient to make a man love his neighbor.
5 responses to “In Response to Another School Shooting”
It sounds like this young man allow evil to enter his heart. Jesus is the solution for that (not gun control).
Thanks for the insight.
Yes, we have a root problem and that is we live in a very fallen world and the family unit is being destroyed by all kinds of evil. Does not matter how you slice it until Jesus comes back for His bride (she will be spotless and without shame) sin will reign free. We as believers need to pray and ask God to keep us in Him during these trying days.
The US has been sliding since the end of WW2 (more closely when the Big 3 automakers started putting carpet in pick up trucks and making them smooth and easy and more as a flashy ride over a work vehicle) we have been sliding down hill. Over these last 40 years we have been sliding on ice. We have a church on just about every corner in this country and then some have all 4 corners covered with churches of different denominations. We as believers have grown silent when we should of been vocal. Some believers have in some areas of their lives joined with the world thinking God will let this go. I go back to the spotless bride.. will He? We have a real problem and it is SIN and the only answer is JESUS CHRIST and in HIM ONLY…
May we find hope in Jesus and may we not become compassion fatigued by the news of the day and or hour that is at hand. May we become bold and bring life to the situation and help to someone who may be on the tipping point.
May we be the examples of Jesus with skin on to someone hurting today.
Proverbs 1:33 TPT
But the one who always listens to me, will live undisturbed in a heavenly peace. Free from fear, confident and courageous, you will rest unafraid and sheltered from the storms of life.
Yes… truly a heart problem! We need to pray more than ever for our country and the world.
I read this article tonight about a grandfather and a granddaughter that shared a similar incident 69 years apart. Both of these people hid in a closet during a shooting rampage. In 1949 a man started shooting people on his street his parents both died in the attack on their street here in the great USA back when America was good and on top of the world. This guy used a Luger and a few other things and shot.
We have a problem with the heart and it goes back to before creation when Lucifer fell and took with him 1/3 of the angels. And than further began when Satan tricked Eve with the apple. He has been wreaking havoc for a very long time.
Gun control isn’t the issue. Heart is the issue and God wants to do some pretty transformative things in a life that is surrendered to Himself. He loves us and forgives us and only asks for obedience from us. Not perfection just obedience.
That was a sad story, too.