A few days ago, the nation watched a horrendous video of an elderly man being shot and killed in Cleveland, Ohio. During the video, the aggressor, Steve Stephens, says “Found myself somebody I’m going to kill, this guy right here, this old dude.” Steve then proceeds to exit the vehicle, walk up to the old man, named Robert Godwin Sr, 74, and asked Mr. Godwin to say the name “Joy Lane”, apparently Steve’s past girlfriend.
Steve says in the video that she’s “the reason this is about to happen to you.” Afterwards, Steve proceeds to pull out a handgun on Mr. Godwin, who attempts to shield himself with a plastic grocery bag, saying that he doesn’t know anyone of that name. Steve then proceeds to shoot Mr. Godwin in the head and points the camera at Mr. Godwin’s now dead body, bleeding with a blood trail next to his body.
Steve then proceeds to show a clearer shot of Mr. Godwin’s dead body, saying “That mother f***er dead because of you, Joy.” And proceeds to return to his vehicle and drives off.
This video is quite shocking and blood curdling.
But this is the kind of world we live in, one where evil can appear anywhere at any time in any form.
I’m glad to inform that this criminal is now unable to harm one more innocent soul and will now be spending eternity in Hell.
Steve was pursued by police in Erie, Pennsylvania and killed himself when his car spun out of control after a PIT maneuver from a police vehicle.
In the end, Steve decided that, instead of trying to make amends for his crimes and trying to accept his due punishment, trying to give himself a chance at redemption, he would end his own life like a coward and face eternal damnation.
But you see, this was evil walking around. Aside from the murder against Mr. Godwin, Steve had said, in previous Facebook posts, that he had killed 15 people. In his first post, he had called the shootings an “Easter Day slaughter.” In that post, he confessed to have killed 12 people and wouldn’t stop until his mother and another woman called him, presumably Joy Lane.
I don’t know what this Joy Lane did to Steve, but it’s no excuse for what he did and claimed to have done. This dude says he killed 12 people on an “Easter Day slaughter” and killed one more in a video he posted to Facebook Live. This man very clearly had evil in his heart. No sane man, let alone a man of God would ever end the life of another human being, particularly someone innocent at random, for any reason in the world.
There are things in this life that make you angry, but only an evil heart would be willing to go to such lengths to quench his anger. He clearly had no respect for life at all. And he clearly had no respect for his Maker at all.
The fact that he called it an “Easter Day slaughter”, knowing its Christian root, makes me furious. But beyond the date it happened, the fact that it happened altogether is horrendous.
This is what happens when you don’t have God in your life. You become prone to losing it entirely. Your sense of judgment becomes insanely askew. Instead of kneeling and praying, he decided to take up arms and slaughter people at random off the streets.
Let me tell you, you’d never see a man of God, a true man of God, doing this kind of thing. If he does it and claims to be a man of God, he clearly isn’t. He may be lying to himself, but he can’t lie to God. No one that claims to be of the Lord and truly is would EVER take the life of another human being unless it’s for self-defense or the defense of a loved one. We own guns so we don’t have to use them. We pray so that we never have to use them. But we have them so that, if we have to, we will use them. But we’d never use them without knowing it’s the only course of action for survival.
And let me repeat that last word: SURVIVAL. Steve had that gun to kill the innocent. In no time, the Left will likely blame the gun rather than the individual, so I’m getting ahead of the curve to say that it’s the evil man with the evil heart that’s to blame for this.
Evil is the ultimate cause of this and the other claimed deaths. Evil is the enemy of God, and it’s a powerful one against humans. But don’t get discouraged, because in the end, God wins and evil loses.
“And the devil, who had deceived them, was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.”
Author: Freddie M.
Can you imagine walking into the UN and giving a speech to all the ambassadors and saying ‘the problem in this world is SIN’? What do you think would happen?
They’d probably laugh at you. But you know what? It’s the TRUTH. The problem with this world is truly sin. Every single problem we face as individuals or as a nation can be traced back to some sin.
Think about it:
And the list goes on and on and on. All of these things have one thing in common: they’re all SINS. And they’re all DESTROYING people.
Greed, pride, idolatry (self or otherwise), among others, are the ROOT CAUSE of everything bad that happens in the world. Everything.
The problem that you would have at the UN and the reason they’d laugh at you is because we have a generation today that doesn’t like the word sin. They’ve replaced it with ‘mistake’. In fact, there’s only one sin they’re willing to call sin and that’s you calling sin, sin. But everything else is just a ‘mistake’.
Psychologists say that we as people are the sum of our genes plus the environment. Therefore, if our genes are defective or our environment negatively impacted us, when we sin we’re not really sinning, we’re just making a mistake. We’re just sick. Even rapists who most likely were abused as children are justified - they're just victims they say, not sinful or evil.
Think about illegal immigration: why would liberals want more people than the economy can absorb and thus condemn our citizens AND the newcomers to poverty?
Why would liberals WANT MORE POVERTY?
The answer, of course, is simple:
THEY WANT MORE POWER!
Think about legal immigration: why would the Silicon Valley so desperately want H1B visas for cheap Asian engineers? Are they better than our own? Of course not. Asians are just cheaper than Americans.
Why would Silicon Valley companies WANT CHEAP LABOR?
The answer, of course, is simple:
THEY WANT MORE PROFITS AT YOUR EXPENSE!
Think about the narcissistic husband who cheats on his wife every time he gets a chance.
Why would he WANT TO CHEAT?
The answer, of course, is simple:
BECAUSE OF SELF-IDOLATRY!
Every single wrong doing is rooted in SIN. Every single one of them. And liberals promote all of these things – from teen pregnancy, to abortion, to greed.
Sin is a problem of the heart.
A thief isn’t a thief because he steals. He steals BECAUSE he is a thief.
A cheating husband isn’t a cheater because he cheats. He cheats BECAUSE he’s a cheater.
A rapist isn't a rapist because he rapes. He rapes BECAUSE he's a rapist.
A murderer isn’t a murderer because he kills. He kills BECAUSE he’s a murderer.
We are not who we are because of what we do. We do what we do because of who we are.
And we are what our heart tells us we are.
In order to solve the problem of sin, we need to look into our hearts and solve it there. A sinful heart needs a profound transformation – understanding right from wrong. But right or wrong according to what?
Right or wrong according to the Bible. No matter how hard the left wants to deny it.
We are all born sinners. In fact, a baby is the most self-centered, selfish, whining individual on earth. If he could, he’d beat you up over your shiny keychain. Good parenting will teach that child as he grows up that he needs to control himself and share his toys. And as we grow up we become somewhat civilized.
But some people reach adulthood without a full understanding of right and wrong. In a way, they’re not fully developed. Their hearts still crave for selfish fun, or more money or more power.
What can they do to continue their growth?
They need to turn to the Bible. There’s spiritual growth there that will give them the structure, the guidance and all the tools they need to live a joyful and prosperous life, staying away from SIN. The Bible teaches your heart everything it needs to know to thrive in this life as well as how to be saved from sin: by grace through faith in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior.
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick. Who can understand it? ‘I the LORD search the heart and test the mind, to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds’
Author: Daniela R.
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