Last April 16, 2007, A student of Virginia Tech killed 32 people and injured further 29 before committing suicide, making it the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. The shooter, Seung-Hui Cho, of South Korean heritage who moved to the United States at age eight, and a senior majoring in English at Virginia Tech.
I must say that we expect for more. WORSER! Why? So, many people are asking why these incidents should happen. What is unknown to many people in these times of modern technological information which can be obtained in a matter of seconds worldwide is that there is something existing on this earth that can answer and explain why things are happening this way, especially in these times. We have it available — even in the web — THE BIBLE. In the book of 2 Timothy 3:13, the Bible has this to say:
“But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.”
A deceiver being deceived is not a common but an extraordinary scenario. This deception must have come not from humanity itself but from another supernatural power that hates humanity. The Bible introduces to us his person. In Revelations 12:9 it says:
“And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.”
Satan, the devil, hates humanity. John 8:44 records the words of the Lord Jesus:
“Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.”
I confidently ride in public utility vehicles like buses, taxis, jeeps….even airplanes. Of course, I trust God. He owns life and the only power that can legally take it as He said in Deuteronomy 32:39 —
“See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.”
But we have to consider also, speaking of prudence, (trust is not based on prudence but on faith) the one holding the control of a motorized vehicle. The norms that man has that instinct in him to preserve his life under all normal circumstances makes me a little comfortable and reliable in riding public utility vehicles. Under normal condition no man will kill himself, so I believe that logically, a driver will not intentionally bump the bus I am riding. But if somebody like Cho who is willing to kill himself; and taking into account the intelligence in him, which we can clearly discern from what he have said and recorded about his feelings and beliefs, we must conclude inevitably that Cho is under the deception of Satan. But why do we have to expect more? The answer, again, is in the most informative book being neglected; and even being defamed by its enemies — THE BIBLE.
2 Timothy 3:1-6 says:
“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts…”
These are the evils that we must expect to witness in these last days. ‘Last days‘ because the advent of the newscaster of the good news is near. There will be a better world tomorrow. This is the only hope for humanity. All evil will be ended; and evildoers will be paid what is due them, when the Lord of Glory comes in power in that blessed day. After the storm, there is a bright day ahead; and I believe, if you will believe in the Bible, we will all see that day.
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