Murder and terrorism began with the devil and will end that way…in hell.
“It doesn’t matter whether it’s a madman in Las Vegas, a Muslim in Paris, or genocide by Catholics in Rwanda, there will be a fearful price to pay for taking innocent life,” says Dr. Richard Ruhling, author on Bible prophecy who notes a biblical focus on a coming time of judgment.
Bible writers understood that “it is appointed unto men, once to die, and after that the judgment” for things that we have done. When men premeditate the taking of other lives from people whom they do not know, they are under demonic influence and will suffer a similar destiny to the demons.
Rather than ringing their hands and wondering how or why, news anchors and discussants should point out that everything in life is subject to law and has consequences. We cannot ignore natural laws or moral laws, just because we are upset and can’t cope with life.
Having psychiatric training as part of medical training, we know that mental illness sometimes involves hearing voices, but those who are stronger and wiser can say “no” to the voices inciting them to violence as some damnable video games, gangs, novels and even TV programs do. Those who listen and yield to demons will face similar consequences.
Like the ad said, “Just say no…” This applies to drugs of any kind and it often starts with the oldest drug, alcohol, that is so fashionable in Washington DC. The Supreme Court shares the blame—if innocent life in the womb is not respected, why should some nut respect it when he wants to make headlines or obey a command in some secret society?
Alcohol is a gateway drug to problems of many kind, and it’s a shame that youth going to college are not better able to handle the peer pressure to be a man and see how much they can drink.
Alcohol is now the #3 cause of death if one considers the accidents it causes, cirrhosis of the liver and its role in other conditions like high blood pressure, stroke, pancreatitis, sexually transmitted disease, murder, suicide, not to mention the array of ruined jobs, marriages and kids by rape, etc.
So how does alcohol figure into an article on terrorist acts? Most of those cases are due to religious extremism that can be summarized by the Bible’s reference to the wine of Babylon.
Perhaps the Muslims got it from the Catholic Crusades to take back Jerusalem from infidels. God appointed no person, priest or pope the position of judge and executioner of others.
In the end, Christ will say to all, “Inasmuch as you have done it to the least of these, my brethren, you have done it unto Me.” Matthew 25:40.
That will not be a good time to recall a myriad of acts that we would like to forget. It would be far better to re-examine the Bible as a guide to life—and a better life beyond. The Judge is coming as the signs of the times suggest.
Richard Ruhling is author of God Bless America? available on Amazon at no charge Saturday, October 7 at http://amzn.to/2grtEQx