Pure evil or sheer evil, we get the point. While it is nice to see some lucid, biblical reactions, they are being drowned out by the Sammy Rodriguez and Franklin Graham's of the world. In another article on Charisma today, Dr. Michael Brown tries to throw everything against the wall to see if something sticks to avoid the hard conversation about guns. He mentions guns but only in the context of one of many possible reasons, including mental health, violence, and even fatherless homes. No matter what reasons we put forth, we certainly can do more to prevent gun shootings. To date this year, in under five months, we have had 288 school shootings. Try and fathom that number. That is in 20 weeks and assuming no weekdays off, that would be 100 days. That means 2.8 school shootings per day. By the way. Do you know who number two is? Mexico with a whopping 8 school shootings this year. The second highest total is 8 while we are sitting on 288. By the way, Mexico has mental health problems too. They have fatherless children as well. They have a worse economy than ours. They have violence in entertainment too. There is nothing special about our experience compared to the rest of the world that might explain the 288-8 gap. Nothing. Except the wide proliferation and ease of access to guns. Things that can be controlled or at least improved upon. And lastly, please do not crow about how "pro-life" you are while cross-enrolled in the National Rifle Association. Evil had a name this week and it was Salvador Ramos. Darkness came to school this week armed for war. It is bad enough that one political party in this country refuses to do anything about it. The church should be squarely on the side of life and not politics. Nineteen little caskets will be lowered into the ground this week and nineteen families will be forever scarred from it. Perhaps we could do nothing this week to stop the darkness from enveloping the town of Uvalde Texas. Maybe, just maybe we can think about how to prevent the next mentally ill, fatherless, embodiment of pure and sheer evil wrapped in darkness from buying the weapons he will use to slaughter our children. Either way, the apostate church leaders who refuse to speak biblical truth to power need to realize they have the blood of innocents on their hands and check their bibles to see how that's going to work out for them.
Reverend Anthony Wade - May 26, 2022