Letter: Mass murderers cannot escape God's punishment
There is a blindness in our society that is breathtaking.
It has to do with the power of laws to accomplish things — as if all we had to do to prevent tragedies like Sandy Hook was outlaw multiple clips and assault weapons and require strict background checks. It is already illegal to shoot students and teachers on school property! Did that prevent it from happening?
Those guns were stolen, and you don't need a background check to acquire guns by stealing! Why would more laws produce a different result? How about our drug laws, have they curbed the drug epidemic?
We try to create desired outcomes with laws, yet fail every time. Ever heard of New Year's resolutions (laws we enforce on ourselves)? How do they work?
The real problem is the sinful nature of man. Laws can reveal that rebellious nature, but cannot change it. Only God can change the human heart. But wait, isn't God the One we kicked out of our schools and try to exclude from public life?
The mass murderers aren't concerned with human laws because they think they can escape justice by killing themselves when their rampage is over. How are more laws going to change that? But how would it affect them knowing that right after their killing spree, they would be standing before an all-holy God? You see, they can and do evade man's justice, but they can never escape God's justice.
Within moments of their death, they are suffering in agony that will never end. Wouldn't knowing that be a greater deterrent than a hundred new gun laws? Yet we can't teach that in schools because we kicked God out — remember?