The Answer is too simple. Too straight forward. It is rejected. Repeatedly. Yet, government laws haven’t stopped mass murders. Increased police presence hasn’t stopped mass murders. Preaching tolerance in our schools hasn’t stopped mass murders. Yet, we call for more. More security. More police. More laws. More education.
All the while avoiding the obvious: We are innately evil. We need help from God above to be made righteous. To become pure.
How long will we wallow in this sea of death before we wake up and gaze toward heaven and receive God’s help? The evidence of our need for help is everywhere.
The number one movie in America over the past month has grossed nearly $300 million in ticket sales. This movie is rated R in the genre of horror. Within this movie, one finds (according to reviewers):
- A teenager is pushed down a well to his supposed "death" (not shown).
- A bully is seen slitting his father's throat while he sleeps, there is some blood shown.
- A teenager murders his father by stabbing him in the neck with a knife.
This is entertainment.
This is what we watch for fun.
To relax and unwind.
It is the enjoyment of our life.
Violence. Death. Mutilation. Blood. Gore. We watch it. We pay to own it. We play it as a game. We show it to our kids. And laugh. That was a good movie.
But then the movie becomes reality. A man possessed by evil simply unloads thousands of bullets on a crowd of music concert goers. He pours blood everywhere. He might have even smiled while doing it. People scream in terror. The smell of death is everywhere. Horror reigns. And we are shocked as the movie comes to life.
We are surely conflicted. And we are dying because of it.
God teaches us …
- “The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!” (Matthew 6:22-23)
- “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” (Phil 4:8)
How long until we turn to God and receive His help? How long before we receive and believe in the name of Jesus Christ? The One who can change our heart? Our mind? Our soul?
How long America? How long will it take before we recognize we need God to create in us a pure heart?