Over the past few days I thought whether or not I should post my reaction to mass killings, then decided that I would, since I already had written this on my ‘Sounding the Shofar’ Facebook. In the meantime I had taught a women’s group about the battle between good and evil, and between God and Satan for the souls of men and women, boys and girls. I presented many scriptures on the strategy and devices of Satan, his MO, modus operandi and how to recognize his evil work and resist him. Then my good Christian blogger friend Gordon King published his post, ‘The Spiritual World Is Alive’ which I have posted on my blog. I was convinced in my own mind that I should share the following with all of my viewers:
HOT TOPIC! (from my Facebook ‘Sounding the Shofar’, 10-3-15)
‘The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence’. (Gen 6:ll)
‘Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves’. (Mt 10:16)
“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” (Jas 4:7)
The recent mass killings in an Oregon community college and Christian persecution was the topic of discussion at our Bible study recently. What would you do if you were asked by a gunman, “Are you a Christian?!” There is no time to pray and ask God, “What shall I do?”, or no time to think, “Is this what it means to take a stand for Christ?”
This is what I plan to do: I will warn my family members and everyone I know that ‘no lowlife, deranged person is worth obliging’! It is shear stupidity to lay your life on the line for someone bent on shedding the blood of innocent people just to make his mark in the annals of history and the news media in his home town, state, nation and the world.
It makes no difference to a mass killer whether you are a professed Christian or not; he doesn’t really care about Christians, but has singled them out to vent his pent up frustrations and failures as a human person, i.e., you, personally, mean nothing to him! He is only looking to blow away innocent people with a big noise and see their blood splattered. A mass murderer is a person full of the devil and being used by Satan whose modus operandi/MO is ‘to steal, kill, and destroy’. He really doesn’t care who he’s going to kill, but he is driven to violence and murder and that, he will do, whether you are Christian or not. Don’t throw away your life of serving God on someone who has lost all senses of reason and is irrational!
BUT, the case is way different in the face of obeying or disobeying CIVIL AUTHORITIES, those individuals who have the rule over you/us. Enforcing laws against what they perceive are crimes of non-compliance for example, may result in some Christians taking a personal stand on their religious convictions regarding their freedom and individual rights. But, if and when they do, they may have to suffer the consequences of non-compliance, which may be fines and/or jail time. This is where we are today as the face of society is changing with the passing of new laws that are being challenged by professing Christians, especially in the public marketplace/business arena, educational institutions, and with some religious groups in America.
CHECK OUT THE SCRIPTURES- No one was persecuted or martyred for their faith by responding to a crazed madman or idiot.
So, “Are you a Christian?” It depends… “WHO is asking?”