Isaiah 5: 20
Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.
While authorities are still actively investigating the motive behind the Aurora, CO massacre that happened on Friday morning July 20th, those who call themselves Christians have admitted to the real source of the violence, and that is pure evil.
In a world where evil seems to mix so successfully among good, it is sometimes very difficult to differentiate between the two at first glance. This is especially true in the day where” evil is called good” and “good is called evil.”
Search nationwide and you will be hard set to find someone who has not heard about the tragic events of recent days. The problem with this picture is that when something good happens, it often takes weeks, months and even years for it to come to surface. Bad news travels faster than good news.
The shooter, James Holmes was described by his neighbor as a shy, well-mannered young man who actively attended a Presbyterian church. This alone should make any active and sincere believer disheartened. Once again, someone acting or putting on the façade that they are a believer or believe in God, and then committing such a heinous act afterward is particularly disturbing among the Body of Christ. Who can we trust? Who can we deem sincere in their faith? Is anyone who professes Christ openly or attending a church capable of such horror?
Don’t be duped my friends. Jesus warned us about the tares in the wheat and how both reside within the church. Matthew 13:25 says, “But that night as the workers slept, his enemy came and planted weeds among the wheat, then slipped away.” Jesus tells us clearly here in this popular parable that among the believers in the Body of Christ will be nonbelievers. Don’t think for one moment that just because someone is faithful in their church attendance, a respectable neighbor or a brilliant student that he/she beholds like convictions of a professing Christian. It just isn’t so, and it never will be.
My heart goes out to the victims of this tragic event, and I know that with God’s help that healing and hope will prevail, because good always prevails over evil, and God is GOOD!
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Jane Morin is an international speaker, worship leader, Bible teacher, and award-winning author. Her latest re-release, The Weapons Of Our Warfare is now available on Kindle Books! Learn how to fight the "fight of faith" effectively and snatch up your copy today!