Saturday, December 15, 2012

Something Great and Awful



That address by President Obama was generally considered something great in the eyes of this world.  For he spoke as a parent grieving over the loss of so many who had their whole lives ahead of them.

On the other hand, in doing so he did something awful.  For he made it sound like it was the end of their existences.

No, this is not meant to take another shot at him for not really being a “Christian.”  For the way he was looking at the [Sandy Hook School massacre] is the way the vast majority of those in the Christian community look at it.

Yes, it is a very natural reaction, and the slaughter of innocents is indeed a great tragedy.  Nonetheless, we should be grieving over those left behind in the aftermath—not over those who no longer have to face anymore suffering in this world.

It would be different, of course, if there was a question of whether or not the souls of those slain children will be welcome to spend all of eternity with our Heavenly Father in His Kingdom of Heaven as heirs to all that is His in glory.  Be assured that there is not.  For our Heavenly Father does not delight in the eternal damnation of anyone [Ezekiel 18:32], and He is most certainly not going to reject those who appear to have not fulfilled all of the requirements of the various churches, which are mostly nothing more than rules made up by people without any authority to impose them [Matthew 19:14].

No, it was not only small children who were slain, but again, our Heavenly Father does not delight in the eternal damnation of anyone.  Therefore, we can have complete confidence in the absolute truth of the matter truly being that everyone who physically dies has been given plenty of opportunities to truly repent of their sins and accept Christ Jesus as their own personal Lord and Savior beforehand [Romans 1:18-20].


Alas, snakes do like to come out from their holes in the wake of great tragedies.  For here is the former pastor of a very prominent Southern Baptist church making it sound like we really can remove the Lord God Almighty from our schools and prevent Him from reaching the hearts and minds of our children.

Although, I must admit that I am in full agreement with Rev. Huckabee on the matter of gun control legislation.  For making it harder for those who should have a right to bear arms will not keep them out of the hands of those who should not.

Please note the distinction between those who should have a right to bear arms and those who should not.  For instead of seeking to pass a bunch of new laws, we should be doing all that we can to truly enforce the laws restricting firearm possession that already exist.  After all, was it not already illegal for a mentally-ill person to possess a firearm?  What about felons, and yet, do not hundreds (if not thousands) of them have a piece stuffed in their waistband at this very minute?

Yeah, if there were no firearms to even legally possess in this country, no felon could illegally possess one, but what nation in this world can honestly boast about their not being any firearms in the hands of the general population within their borders?  Besides, where there is a will, there is a way…

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2 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

It is such a sad tragedy. sandie

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Thanks for stopping by, my dear Sandie!!! Alas, in indeed a number of ways.