February 15 2018 – Click here to listen
Another mass school shooting, this time in my home state has everyone talking. Democrats want gun control; gun advocates point to states with the most restrictive gun laws anywhere that have the most gun violence. Others claim we need more mental health services and then there are those who advocate monitoring social media, banning movies, television shows, and video games of violence.
What in the world can we do to end the madness?
The answer is not in some magical fix generated by our government. I believe that it lies within finding that elusive cure for our deadly culture. If guns aren’t used, bombs, knives, trucks, planes, fire, or other items will be substituted to commit mass murder.
Families all over America are terrorized as we grieve those innocent children who lost their short lives to yet another mass murderer. Everyone wants to blame someone or something. Surprisingly no one I’ve seen is talking about the actual root of the problem.
In our society life is no longer perceived as being sacred as the Lord intended; it is portrayed as being cheap. This is not limited to a few nuts holed away simmering somewhere. We see the hatred displayed in the media daily. We see Hollywood stars openly suggesting that they would like to see our President assassinated and even depict holding his severed bloody head. Christians are singled out as a hate group of all things and there are those who want them gone from society.
Many within our society show no empathy, conscience, love, remorse, and are filled with hate. These are the classic symptoms of a sociopath! Society has in fact become
de facto sociopathic in nature.
What is the cure for a sociopath? Psychiatrists and psychologists will tell you that there is not one, and that it is incurable. I know that first-hand because as a young man, I was diagnosed as being a sociopath. After meeting with a team of psychiatrists for several hours the head psychiatrist called me into his office the next day and told me that I didn’t have a conscience, could not show remorse, was incapable of love, and if he had to guess would become a serial killer. When I asked what could be done about it, his reply was, “Nothing, it is incurable and that is why I’m recommending that you be discharged from the armed services.”
And yet I was cured when I became a follower of Jesus Christ. I do have a conscience,
I do feel remorse, I don’t hate, and I do love. Decades later I’m a family man and am now a respected member of society and 100% dedicated to following Jesus and His teachings and trying to make the world a better place. I became a serial entrepreneur and not a serial killer.
My friends I have learned that nothing is incurable for our God who is the great physician. We need revival and we need non-stop prayer in this country. As you pray f
or those lost to a madman pray also for revival and an end to the hatred that permeates the world.
Thus, the answer to our dilemma is to follow Jesus and not the world. The Bible is clear that apart from God it is impossible to find peace, joy, and love. Those who long for an end to senseless shootings, bombings, and madmen running over crowds of people in trucks, severing heads with knives, and flying planes into buildings need to understand that there is but one way to put an end to it; our society must come to Jesus. Otherwise expect more of the same regardless of any law passed now or in the future.
There are those who will say that means the satanic sickness that has a hold over the United States and indeed the world is incurable, but speaking as one who has experienced the miracle of God in transforming one’s life I offer the Scripture below.
Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.”