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The Blame Game After Another School Shooting

Jeff Gore Puts It Bluntly

By Pastor Jeff Gore
Howdy friends,
As I write this month’s article, we are hearing about and awaiting details of yet another school shooting, here in Texas. It is beyond me why, apart from war, which is a completely different scenario, anyone would ever want to cause the death of another person. The controversy and blame game has already begun but I must say this; We DO NOT have a 2nd amendment problem in this country. We have a SIN problem in this country. We have been told over the last several decades by the powers that be in government, education, and other people in our society, that truth is relative. We’ve seen the lines between right and wrong become blurred. We have seen gratuitous sex and violence portrayed, promoted, and even celebrated in all facets of our culture from movies, television, music, and especially video games. Hardcore pornography is available to anyone right at their fingertips thanks to the Smart Phone, which I believe to be the “Bain” of the 21st century. Romans 1 talks about a society that knows the truth and knows the lie but because they like the lie better, they swap one for the other and live out the lie. We’ve heard famous people like Oprah Winfrey, one of the most powerful and influential figures in history, say that we have to find “our own truth”. Folks, that is trading the truth for the lie! There is only one truth! That is God’s truth, and Jesus said in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father but by Me.”
Proverbs 14:2 says, “There is a way that seems right unto a man, but it’s end is the way of death.”
James 1:14-15 says, “But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when is full-grown, brings forth death.”
As a society we mock God and God says he will not be mocked, what we sow, we will reap! (Gal. 6:7)
How long do we think we can continue living the lie of sin, doing whatever we want and turning our back on God and not reap what we have sown? How long can the church, the people God’s Word calls, “The Bride of Christ” continue to act like we can live however we want and get away with it. Paul said, “Do we just keep sinning that grace abounds or increases? Heaven forbid! How can we who are dead to sin still live in it?”
Folks, we have been doing things our way for generations and look how it’s working out for us. It is high time we turn from our wicked ways and live a holy life that God has called us to. 2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature. Everything old is put away and everything is made new.” The problem in our society that causes all of this is SIN! The ONLY answer to SIN is JESUS! You can follow the way of Romans 1 and be a part of the rebellion. Or…you can follow Jesus and be what the Bible calls “The Remnant”. You choose! But like Joshua said to the children of Israel before they entered the promised land, “Choose this day whom you will serve. But for me and my house, we will serve The Lord!” Joshua 24:15
Contact me at any time if you want to know how to choose Christ.
Thanks for reading,
Jeff Gore