The Bodies Were Still Warm
Blame. Who is to blame? 500+ people shot, nearly 60 dead. The worst shooting scene in American history. The dead bodies of the concert goers were still warm when people began to play the “blame game.”
Politicians began to politicize. The Media began its narrating and spinning. Conspiracy theorist started to make their guesses.
Some blamed Isis. Others blamed the US Constitution and the Second Amendment. Still others even went so far as to blame Christians. Other ideas from “white males” to the President, drugs, and even money were brought up.
What was the shooters motive? Was there only one shooter? Is there more to the story? How long did it take to plan for this? Early news reports are just that – early.
Some commenting on this event are so violent (in their mind) that they even suggested that “white colored, country music fans” deserved to be killed because they were most likely Republican!
Vilifying one another, casting blame, and trying to legislate morality does not actually address the deeper issue here.
Why do bad things like this happen?
Sin is the cause of all heartache, pain, loss, suffering, and death. Sinful thinking leads to sinful deeds. Theologians call this “Origional Sin.” That is the problem. All. Problems. Stem. From. Sin.
Proverbs 23:7 teaches: “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he…” What is in the heart of man is what eventual comes out.
Adam and Even introduced sin into this world. Mankind is to blame for our own sin. God is not the originator of sin. He allows mankind to make choices. Adam chose rebellion and disobedience. He chose sin. We have had to live with the consequences since then.
While you may never take another persons’ physical life, Jesus taught that hating people is the same as murdering them. Read the “Sermon on the Mount” in Matthew chapters 5-7. Try, with God’s help, to live that way.
How did we get here? How is it that new records of evil and atrocities are being recorded in our lifetimes? Where we live? How?
Romans 1:21 tells us: “Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.”
Instead of valuing God, we value money. Instead of valuing truth, we value what is convenient. Instead of loving our neighbor, we are loving ourselves… to death.
Examine your heart. Are you living in spiritual darkness? Those who commit such acts have been living in darkness for some time. Come to the light today. Believe in Jesus. Become a Christian and then enjoy a daily relationship with Him. God is love! He wants us to love one another.
No matter if we ever find the motivation, or if accomplices are ever uncovered, we can know that our fallen sinful nature is blame.
As a whole, these United States are no longer submitting and yielding to Jesus, the author of love and peace. As a result, we are divided. People are being unkind to one another. And sadly, more tragedies will unfold.
Pray. Ask the Lord to help us to turn back to Jesus. Turn to your neighbor with love and kindness. And look for ways to show kindness to your fellow man.
If you have not yet believed in the Gospel, please go to the “How to go to Heaven” section on this site to learn how to be forgiven of your sins and be saved.