Faith and Killing

Here is something to think about.
It has been a problem since early in creation – killing!
What James Holmes is alleged to have done in Aurora, Colorado is nothing new; 12 dead with 58 wounded.
It is sad, it is wrong, but it is not new.
In a nation, such as ours, the problem is rampant and the cure is suppressed.
There were 14,748 murders in 2010 and over 15,000 the year before.
Since 1990 almost 400,000 have lost their lives at the hands of someone else.
That’s nearly 400,000 that did not get to live their lives to the fullest.
What is the root cause of this continuous problem?
To find that we must look at a different time – a time of fewer problems.
It is written that Cain talked with Abel his brother; and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him. Gen 4:8
Why did this happen?
There was less stress, no road rage, and no alcohol (that we know of); still Cain killed his brother.
It is also written by faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain. Heb 11:4
Could the lack of faith be a major factor when it comes to murder?
I certainly believe that a not living for the one true God can lead to crime.
The Apostle John said this concerning the murder of Abel – and why did he murder him? Because his works were evil and his brother’s righteous. 1 John 3:12
In Cain’s case, his lack of faith led to jealousy, which led to murder.
Is religion the cure for what ails us? No, but a genuine faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is!
The problem in our nation is that we are trying to eliminate the Savior from society.
A genuine faith in the Lord Jesus would allow, encourage, and help us live in a way that God intended; the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another. Gal 5:22-26
Just the opposite is the works of the flesh, which includes murder, among other things.
I am a believer and follower of Jesus the Savior. I own guns but have no desire to kill anyone. I can get my hands on a knife, but have no desire to kill anyone. I could even lay my hands on a baseball bat or a rock and I still have no desire to kill anyone.
In defense of the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution, it’s not the weapons that kill; it’s the heart of people!
The heart must be changed and Jesus can do it!

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