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Mass Shootings: The Roots pt. 2

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In my previous article, I covered the root cause of mass shootings, which is sin.

“Sin is what you do when your heart is not satisfied with God.” – John Piper

“Sin is not simply making bad choices or mistakes. Sin is having the desire in our hearts to do the will of the enemy of God.” – R.C. Sproul

Original sin, therefore, appears to be a hereditary, depravity and corruption of our nature, diffused through all the parts of the soul, rendering us obnoxious to the divine wrath and producing in us those works which the scripture calls ‘works of.” – John Calvin

In this article, I plan on going more in depth regarding what happens to a person who is ruled by sin, and what a person ruled by sin has the capability of doing.

I encourage you to read Genesis 4 and meditate on God’s truth after you’re finished with reading this article.

Cain’s evil impulse

The story of Cain in Abel in Genesis 4 is a story of evil impulses, bloody hands, and human rebellion.  Cain is an example of someone who was a slave to sin and who was ruled by sin.

In this story, Cain is characterized by a lack of self-control while giving into evil impulses.  He was full of jealousy, anger, and deceit.  Cain harbored a sinful grudge and that sinful grudge was one of the main reasons why Cain killed Abel.  After Cain killed Abel, God confronted Cain and Cain lied to God.  Cain sinned against God, and consequences followed.

Sin was the root cause of all of Cain’s actions.

Cain killed Abel because of sin.

Cain harbored a grudge because of sin.

Cain disobeyed God because of sin.

It doesn’t matter if Cain used his hands to kill Abel or whether he used a rock to kill Abel.

The purpose of Genesis 4 is to demonstrate the sinfulness of man and the consequences that unfold when man is ruled by sin.

All have sinned

God makes it clear that all humans are sinful.

“As it is written: ‘None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God. All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one.’” – Romans 3:10-12 (ESV)

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” – Romans 3:23 (ESV)

Depravity

The depravity of sin has infected us all from birth and the effects of sin continue to spread.

Sin is like cancer.  It will eat us all alive until we are dead.

The same sin that has infected Cain’s heart from birth is the same sin that has infected you, me, and every mass shooter that has ever lived.

How do we fix this problem?

What is the solution?

How do we prevent these mass shootings from happening?

Part 3 will reveal the mass shooter solution.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mass Shootings: The Roots pt. 1

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What are the causes of mass shootings? What are the solutions to prevent these horrific crimes?  What steps do we need to take as a society in order to prevent them? How can someone commit such a horrible crime?

These are some of the basic questions I believe everyone asks whenever these shootings occur, but one question always remains stuck in my head when these tragedies strike the heart of America.

Why do mass shootings happen?

Worldview

All people everywhere will answer the question in different ways depending on what your worldview is.

Your worldview is the way in which you view the world and everything in it. Your worldview answers basic questions such as this:

1. Why am I here?

2. What is my purpose?

3. What is wrong with the world?

4. How can what is wrong be made right?

When it comes to mass shootings, your worldview has the potential to answer the question as to why these tragedies occur, and why murderers commit these atrocities. Your worldview has the potential to objectively call every person who commits these murderous acts evil. This is why your worldview is important, because without a correct worldview, you won’t be able to answer these questions.

Now that I’ve gone over a basic overview as to why your worldview is important, I’m going to go back to the original question and answer that original question through my personal worldview.

Sin

Why do mass shootings happen? Sin. Sin exists, and sin is everywhere. Sin is the reason why we live in such a fallen and broken world. Sin is the reason why so many kids go to school without hope and go home to destroyed homes. Sin is the reason why kids are finding their identity in everything that the world is offering rather than finding their identity in things that could satisfy their hungry soul. Sin is the reason why rampant leftism has spread everywhere, especially within the education system in America. Sin is the reason why parents think they know their kids, but will turn on the news to find that their child was the next school shooter.

Here are a few Bible verses that speak about the sinfulness of man and the destructive nature of sin:

The LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. – Genesis 6:5 (ESV)

Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me. – Psalm 51:5 (ESV)

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it? – Jeremiah 17:9 (ESV)

 For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. – Mark 7:21-22 (ESV)

And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil.  For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. – John 3:19-20 (ESV)

Surface Level Symptoms

I’m not here to argue about what you might or might not believe, rather I’m here to simply provide you with the truth.  Without the truth, you cannot come up with a rational explanation as to why mass shootings happen.

You say mental health?  I say the sinfulness of man.

You say broken homes?  I say the depravity of mankind.

Broken homes and mental health issues are all surface level symptoms of the root problems mankind deals with on a daily basis, which is the sinful nature he was born with.

Why do these mass shootings keep happening?  Sin.

How do we prevent these mass shootings from happening?  I will provide the answers to that question in the upcoming articles.

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Twitter post from the NY Attorney General shows Lawfare is an extension of politics

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Thursday, the Attorney  General of New York laments not being able to try people in New York state after they have received a President Pardon from Donald J. Trump. She issued a statement encouraging lawmakers in New York to Constitutional rights for US Citizens.

“We can’t afford to wait to see who will be next. Lawmakers must act now to close New York’s double jeopardy loophole,” said Barbara Dale Underwood.

She is very upset that she can not persecute a political opponent using the full weight of her legal office because of a Constitutional Right called Double Jeopardy.

According to the US Constitution, The Double Jeopardy clause in the Fifth Amendment to the U. S. Constitution provides that “No person shall … be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb.” Most states have the same guarantee for defendants appearing in state court.

LAWFARE IS AN EXTENSION OF POLITICS

Democrat War on Republican Americans:

“President Trump’s latest pardon makes crystal clear his willingness to use his pardon power to thwart the cause of justice, rather than advance it. By pardoning Dinesh D’Souza, President Trump is undermining the rule of law by pardoning a political supporter who is an unapologetic convicted felon.

First it was Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Then it was Scooter Libby. Now it’s Dinesh D’Souza. We can’t afford to wait to see who will be next. Lawmakers must act now to close New York’s double jeopardy loophole and ensure that anyone who evades federal justice by virtue of a politically expedient pardon can be held accountable if they violate New York law.

FULL STATEMENT HERE

TWITTER RESPONDS

So she doesn’t have the authority to try to punish people at her State level after a Presidental pardon.   How about the Clinton Foundation Crimes? How about the Clinton email scandals?   We contacted her office and asked,  and got no response.

But she is suing the Trump Administration over Bug Spray:

 Pardon Powers- THE LESSONS SHE MISSED IN LAW SCHOOL:

The President…shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.

ARTICLE II, SECTION 2, CLAUSE 1

The power to pardon is one of the least limited powers granted to the President in the Constitution. The only limits mentioned in the Constitution are that pardons are limited to offenses against the United States (i.e., not civil or state cases), and that they cannot affect an impeachment process. A reprieve is the commutation or lessening of a sentence already imposed; it does not affect the legal guilt of a person. A pardon, however, completely wipes out the legal effects of a conviction. A pardon can be issued from the time an offense is committed, and can even be issued after the full sentence has been served. It cannot, however, be granted before an offense has been committed, which would give the President the power to waive the laws.

Full article from Heritge Action

 

 

 

 

HERE IS A LESSON FOR HER, SINCE SHE MISSED THAT DAY IN LAW SCHOOL:

Lesson 10- The US Constitution 

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Qanon posts, Trump Tweets and House Freedom Caucas rallies – Pop Digest of day’s intrigue

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Sunday, social media was abuzz with what appears to be a coordinated campaign against what is known as the “deep state” or JFK era secret society.

Qanon has created it’s own citizen- layman Media, online.

Reports, mostly ignored by the propaganda and established media,  have been ongoing since the inauguration about the illegal  coordination between the top leadership of some Intelligence agencies, US Department of Justice, US Federal Bureau of Investigation with  President Barack H. Obama and Secretary of State-Presidential Candidate Hillary R. Clinton, who appear to have plotted together to attempt to overthrow Candidate -then-President Donald J. Trump.

A Tom Clancy novel could not provide more intrigue for watchers.

First in this series were Trump’s Tweets:

Then Qanon posted about looking for a potential Executive Order, conceding to the letter which was sent to Trump by  Reps.  Ron Desantis (R-Florida), Mark Meadows (R- North Carolina)  and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), all three members of the House Freedom Caucus,  who are demanding transparency from the DOJ and the FBI,  for the purpose of investigations.

The following are Twitter posts, about the Qanon posts, for Sunday:

You can read Qanon posts here.

Finally, DeSantis confirmed by his tweet that the letter the three Congressmen sent to Trump, asking for him to intervience in the ongoing congressional investigation into the DOJ and FBI, in the “Russian Collusion” drama,  had been addressed:

Letter was sent on the 16th:

 

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