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Thursday
Mar222018

Evil Isn't Stopped By Laws

With another school shooting at Great Mills High School in Maryland we will hear more rhetoric about gun control. There was also a fourth bomb explosion in Austin Texas a few days ago, and the bomber was identified and died after blowing himself up following a chase by the police. This is the kind of terrorism that will make way for copycat bombers to do the same kind of destruction in other parts of the country. This has always been one of my arguments about gun control, whereas bombers can live another day to plant another bomb, gunmen are usually dead the same day they attack a school. Evil does not have one method (guns) to kill people and that has been the argument from those who oppose the gun control legislation.

There are two solutions to the school shootings, but before I go there, let me say that these shootings will not stop because we are passing more legislation - they will only increase. CNN reported that there have been 16 school shootings since the beginning of the year, and while that may not be an accurate number, it is one too many. Evil is present in our society, and evil cannot be legislated against like a traffic law, so all the noise about gun control is pointless because it won’t change anything. All the so-called smart people arguing their case for more gun control are simply dead wrong.

Three things can stop evil: 

 

  1. Prayer:  Psalm 5:11-12 But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let themever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them that those who love your  name may rejoice in you. 12 Surely, LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield 
     
  2. The Blood of Jesus: Revelation 12:11 And they have defeated him bythe blood of the Lamb and by their testimony. And they did not love their lives so much that they were afraid to die.”
     
  3. The Holy Spirit: 2 Thessalonians 2:7 
    For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one whonow holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way.

 

 

Now these three introduce spirituality into this conversation, but that is what will be needed to place a perimeter of safety around schools for the protection of our kids.  

Of course this discussion won’t be considered valid because we have to keep our schools free of God, and violence is a legislative issue, not a God issue. However, churches in every community where schools are located could easily have prayer meetings established to pray against any evil intended to harm our kids. That could go on without permission from anyone.

One thing is for certain, "evil will never be stopped by laws." Evil is beyond our ability to eradicate it, only God can do that!

The second solution is more secular, and is highly controversial. It is placing our schools on the equivalent of ‘high alert’ and having them protected by armed guards. State legislators and city officials need to appropriate funds to help each school have a professional guard on duty during the school day. He/she needs to be highly visible as being heavily armed and wearing protective body armor. If there is a budget issue for this, then let the state deploy the National Guard to have these armed guards at every school in the state. Israel does this as a part of their education. Every school has armed military guards to protect the children while in the school, and when there is a field trip, the guards accompany them so they are protected at all times. So unless we get serious about protecting our kids outside of a lame gun control argument, then shut up about gun control. Gun control is a political argument and will not help protect our kids. The only way shooters will be deterred will be by making our schools a hard target against any maladjusted person wanting to use the school as a shooting range. This is a common sense approach to keeping kids safe, but of course common sense is something our parents had, so today we are stuck with common confusion.

Keeping it honest and truthful…K

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