“Make a chain: for the land is full of bloody crimes, and the city is full of violence. Destruction cometh; and they shall seek peace, and there shall be none. Ezikeil 7:23, 25.
Why are we seeing so much violence and mass shootings in America? Something has seriously gone wrong. Just this week inside a crowded Cincinnati night club an argument turned into a fight which led to guns being drawn. By the time the shooting was over 17 people were shot and 1 person was dead. This shooting was the 101st mass shooting that has taken place in 2017 alone according to ShootingTracker.com
Night clubs are becoming one of the most dangerous places in the world. In places that are designed to be fun and relaxing, these clubs are fast becoming death traps. Many are walking into these places only to be carried out in body bags. How many Christians are dying in these clubs in pure fear and terror “calling” upon the name of the Lord to save them?
There was another mass shooting at a dance club in Fort Myers, Florida where 18 young teenagers were shot and 2 killed. And who can forget about the tragic Orlando night club massacre that left 50 dead and 53 injured.
Why does these tragedies continue to happen? What is the cause? The reason is quite simple; it’s because we are living in a culture of death and violence and our society is sick.
“Ah, sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the Lord, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel into anger, they are gone away backward. Why should ye be stricken anymore? Ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is SICK, and the whole heart FAINT. From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises, and putrefying sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment.” Isaiah 1:4-6.
This is a perfect description of our generation – a generation that glorifies death and violence in the movies, television, rap music, music videos, violent sporting venues and video games. Here’s the proof – whenever there is a violent beating in any of our schools, no one intervenes to stop it. What do the kids do? They take out their smart phones and record the mayhem in order to upload them online. Our society is truly sick.
The cause for the dramatic rise in violence and death in America is simply because morality in our nation is breaking down. America has turned away from the moral principles of God’s law. This turning away results in bloody murders and atrocities.
“But if ye will not hearken unto me, and will not do all these commandments; And if ye shall despise my statutes, or if your soul abhor my judgments, so that ye will not do all my commandments, but that ye break my covenant: I also will do this unto you; I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart: and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it. And I will set my face against you, and ye shall be slain before your enemies: they that hate you shall reign over you; and ye shall flee when none pursueth you.” Leviticus 26:14-17.
However there is hope for us yet. We are promised that we can have peace only if we would change our ways. These changes have to begin somewhere.
“For if ye throughly amend your ways and your doings; if ye throughly execute judgment between a man and his neighbour; If ye oppress not the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, and shed not innocent blood in this place, neither walk after other gods to your hurt: Then will I cause you to dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers, for ever and ever.” Jeremiah 7:5-7.