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CLARITY – 2-23-18 Too Little, Too Late


A Biblical Response to Current Events – 2-23-18


Too Little, Too Late


What’s Happening:  “Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel was devastated when he learned that Deputy Scot Peterson did not enter the school when the shooting began, but rather took up a defensive position. He has been suspended without pay. Other positions may be in jeopardy pending investigation of 23 separate reported calls about the shooter or his brother since 2008 (–abc-news-topstories.html).  ‘He should have went in [bad grammar: “should have gone”], addressed the killer, killed the killer,’ Israel was quoted.”


Knee-Jerk Response:  “I thought they were supposed to run toward the sound of gunfire…”


Biblical Response:  “Apparently, so did his boss…and I’m sure you’ll get no argument from the parents. I don’t know who’s more to blame: Officer Peterson, the recipients of 23 calls since 2008, a derelict FBI Agent who received advanced notice but did nothing, or a tolerant public who witnessed a lot of evil postings on social media but said nothing. As far as preventing future shootings: Banning so-called bump stocks, more aggressive background checks, a reform of our mental health system (including a prohibition of gun possession by the mentally disturbed), and the arming and stationing of trained professionals (even teachers – about 20%), all of which students, parents and President Trump have suggested.”


“Christians? We believe in self control (eliminating the need for gun control), a fruit of the Spirit (Gal 5:22) Of course, there must be laws for those not having the Lawmaker living inside (Gal 5:24-26). There is no excuse for someone trained to confront the evil. Not doing so is costly to those not so trained. We cannot let fear reign…that’s what the training is for.”


Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, give us wisdom, common sense, and courage. These are vital to triumph over this or any evil; in  Jesus’ Name, amen.”   © Alan E.Sargent


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