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Why the Massacre in Las Vegas? Part I

   Before I wrote, I wanted to do some thinking about the massacre. 
   I think one reason that the massacre occurred is because of the lack of fear of God.  If you think that this life is all that there is, then you live you life like there is no eternity.  Since God will not judge you and since there is no hell, then there are no eternal consequences for doing evil on this earth. 
    This is not brought up in the conversations.  The conversations are how do you prevent the murder?  By banning guns.  But banning guns does not change the heart.  If you are intent on murder, you can drive a car into a crowd.  Abouyaaquoub, a 22-year old Muslim killed 14 and injured 121 on the 17 Aug attack.  In Marseilles, 86 people were killed by a truck driving into a crowd, far more than the Las Vegas shooting.  Or you can blow up a car with explosives. 
     External means won't work.  You need to have a change of heart.  You need to think about the eternal future, about God as a judge. 
     If there is no future penalty, then there is no change in the heart.

Lord, we ask that we will become more aware of You in this world.



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