The School Shooter (What do you think?)

Posted: February 20, 2018 in Uncategorized

I must admit from the get go that this may be an unpopular opinion. It will probably not line up with the majority of Americans, but when it comes to the school shooter I have a few thoughts.

First, let me start by saying when I saw this man standing in front of a judge on television, my first instinct was to give him the death penalty, and give it to him quickly. I wanted him to die quickly for a few reasons. 1. So he would pay quickly for the crime he committed. 2. So he doesn’t sit around getting 3 hots and a cot for the rest of his life, or until he is put to death. 3. I didn’t want him sitting in jail while my tax dollars paid for him to keep living.

Since those first thoughts I have since drawn back a bit. Well, maybe a good bit. I have completely changed my outlook on this man. Now, I know many might say I am crazy, or foolish for not thinking this way anymore, but let me explain.

In a previous post I mentioned the fact that this crime is a result of this fallen world. Sin, is the reason this happened. This young man was/is sick, but the thing is, we are all sick. We are all sick with sin and the only remedy is Jesus Christ.

You see what I want now more than anything is for there to be someone like Paul waiting for this man in prison. Someone that has been saved by the grace of God Almighty. Someone that will preach and proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ to this guy and hopefully the Lord will open his heart to receive salvation. Does he need to face the consequences of his actions? Of course he does. He should be held accountable, even if that is the death penalty.

My thoughts are not simply, get it over with, or let him rot in jail. My prayer is that God will save his soul. Regardless of the crime, he still needs Christ. Christ is the only thing and the only person that will redeem him, offer him life, and forgive him of his sins.

I pray as Christians we will all think this way. Not pardoning him of his crime, but praying that God will one day soon pardon him of his sin, just like he did for you and me.

I would love to hear your thoughts on this. Feel free to comment.

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