In the aftermath of the tragedies we have witnessed In El Paso and Dayton we are left with the single question that never seems to have an answer. What motivates a person to randomly start a killing rampage of innocent people? We don't have an answer. We can't look into a person's mind and see what makes them tick. What we can do is observe what they have left behind in terms of social media postings and website visits, interviews with acquaintances, neighbors, family and school officials, and put together a profile that may or may not be accurate.
We live in a society that glorifies violence whether that is in the movies we watch or through the video games we "entertain" ourselves with, to the 24/7 news-feed we see on the internet and the television in our home's . We have become a culture of death. We abort our babies and sacrifice them to to the idol of "women's reproductive rights," and sell their body parts for profit. Life is cheap, after all we are just random accidents that evolved out of some primordial ooze, there is no meaning to life. This the mind set that many embrace and that is propagated in our culture today, mix that with mind altering drugs (legal or illegal), alcohol and mental illness, we have a toxic brew, that is ready to explode, given the right stimulus.
We live in a fallen world. Cain was the first murderer and man has been killing his fellow man ever since. When we reject God our creator, God will harden the hearts of those who do so and leave them to their sinful ways, and evil chaos is the result. The only hope we have is in Jesus Christ for, "By his blood we are now put right with God; how much more, then, will we be saved by him from God's anger!" (Romans 5:9 GNT)
So pray for the families and friends of those whose lives were ended in these and other tragedies. Life is not cheap, for it was paid for with a price, the precious blood of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
That's my take on it. Click on the opinion piece from the WSJ for additional insight's.
Posted on Tue, August 6, 2019
by Art Flickinger