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The Tuscon Shooting

Of course you’ve heard of the latest atrocity where this evil person has killed 6 people, including an innocent 9 year-old girl and a Federal judge, plus wounding several others, which included U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Arizona. This happened in Tucson, Arizona, where she was giving a speech and welcoming supporters. This “weirdo-type” person just walked up, with an automatic pistol, opened fire and shot the congresswoman through the head; miraculously, she may survive and doctors are hoping she will recover from this wound. What prompts certain people to commit such heinous crimes?

Top newscasters have been interviewing Psychiatrists, Psychoanalysis: men with great credentials, such as P.H.D.’s, Doctorates, etc, to try to find answers to such weird conduct. But these so-called EXPERTS CAN ONLY RELY UPON PHYSICAL REASONING. They follow what they’ve been taught. Very few recognize that there is a spiritual DIMENSION that is beyond human knowledge.

From the Bible, we learn in I Corinthians 2:10 “But God hath revealed them to us by His Spirit: for the (Holy) Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. 14 But the natural man (non-true Christians) receiveth NOT the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.”

When I saw the picture of the apparent gunman I felt very strongly that there was more than just human evil motivating this individual. However, God does depict human beings as being basically EVIL: Jeremiah 17:9 “The heart (the human spirit or mind) is deceitful and desperately wicked: who can know it?”

Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong, (early pioneer and leader of the Church of God), tells us where this mind comes from in his book, “Mystery of the Ages”: “Satan--- the master broadcaster”. In Ephesians 2:2, Satan is called the prince of the power of the air -working inside the minds of people.

I could not have understood this concept until:

  1. I had understood how radio and television sounds and pictures are transmitted through the air;
  2. I learned the truth about the human spirit in the human brain.

If your radio is set upon the proper wavelength, or the television is tuned to the proper channel, the broadcaster’s message comes through clearly.

Satan, as the prince of the power of the air, broadcasts-- not in words sounds or pictures, but in attitudes, moods, impulses. People have no realization of the tremendous power of Satan. The human spirit is automatically tuned to Satan’s wavelength. It seems as if Satan has surcharged the air over the entire earth with his attitude of self-centeredness and vanity. And so a whole civilization developed from the original Adam and Eve. When God shut off the tree of life from Adam and Eve a new world order was produced. It was founded on rejection of God, on disobedience to God’s Law, which defines God’s Way of life. All the evils, sorrows, pain and suffering in 6,000 years of human existence have resulted.

It’s called, “this present evil world” in Galatians 1:4. This evil nature will soon lead to the Great Tribulation (WW III). Christ prophesied in Mt. 24:21 22, that at that time “no flesh would be saved”, unless He returns to earth to “cut short those days.” Only then will the evils, such as the atrocity of Tucson, Arizona be ended That’s why He said to pray in Mat.6:10: “THY KINGDOM COME, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”

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