What does it say about mankind when we are willing to kill one another over an animal’s droppings? When you choose to live in a pet-friendly building, you must be willing to accept all that comes with that. I agree that pet owners should be respectful of others, and clean up their animal’s messes, but did it have to end in human death? We have become so indignant and indifferent about human life that I believe that an animal’s life means more than that of a human being.
A shooting at Virginia State University left one man dead and another injured, all for what? Were these young men university students with bright futures, or were they people that should not have been on that campus. Whatever the case, I am quite certain that the issue was not worth anyone’s life.
The Bible states that there will be rampant lawlessness at the end of the age. I am not sure if this is the end that He was referring to, but there has never been a greater need for God’s people to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. Jesus is the only answer to overcoming evil. The problem is that people would rather reject Christ than turn to Him. The Book of Philippians tells us that there will come a day when “every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.”
We know that we will be in the presence of sin until the Lord puts away the evil one forever. Accepting Jesus as Lord of our lives can deliver us from the power of this sin. There are people in this world that believe that they would prefer a godless society. Without God, there would be no limit to the evil and suffering. It is God’s desire that every man, woman and child would be saved.
This has been a difficult article for me to write, but we need to deal with this madness. God created human life. When one decides to take the life of another, that person has just placed himself or herself at the same level as God, becoming pseudo-gods. The bottom line is that people must turn from sin and self, and turn to Christ alone. I pray for these families, that this week alone, have suffered such tragic and senseless loss. It is time that we must embrace and embody God’s two greatest commandments; “Love the Lord your God with all of your heart, mind, soul and strength” and “Love your neighbor as yourself.”