This morning as I was enjoying my hotel breakfast waffle I found myself sitting in front of a TV and forced to endure its fake news.
What I witnessed was an interview with the El Paso mayor and a CBS reporter who badgered the man about….not his response to the despicable crime…not his actions for his citizens well being…not the absent of security at the store…not the philosophy of the murderer…not the future of his town, but President Trump.
The mayor did a good job of not being sucked into the reporter’s political platform and she eventually moved on from her accusation-based questioning.
The truth of the matter is, President Trump is not the scapegoat here, and neither would any Democrat president be the scapegoat of a citizen’s evil action.
Satan is Satan because he is not interested in taking responsibility for his actions. He is all about blaming someone else for his evil, and that is the case for those who follow his orders.
Revelation 12:10 says that Satan is “the accuser of our brethren” and 2 Timothy 3:1-3 points out the condition of our society in the last days and surprise surprise, “false accusers” is one of its common traits.
If one wants to be honest about the reason behind such senseless violence, look to John 10:10 because it lays bare the mission of the enemy of humanity and it’s “to steal, and to kill, and to destroy.”
These shootings are sad and grievous. Yes, they ought to disturb us to do what can be done in our legislatures to protect the public. But more and stricter laws haven’t stop the violence in other locals like Chicago and London. I frequently listen to a Christian radio station from London and they have daily calls for prayer to stop the regular knife violence that has replaced the gun violence.
These shootings ought to move us to prayer for the communities they’ve harmed. They also ought to remind us that Jesus said such violence is one of the signs that He is returning soon.
Jesus said in Luke 17:26 that our days would be like that of Noah’s when He returned. Genesis 6:11 points out that “the earth was filled with violence” in the days of Noah. I am pretty certain that mass shootings qualify as violence.
Sadly, there will be more to come, and they will likely come closer to home and in greater frequency and the White House and Congress will have little to do with preventing it.
So let’s not be quick to join in the chorus of blaming political opponents when John 10:10 has already clarified the problem.
But, when we hear of these acts of violence “look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh” (Luke 21:28).