The heart is more deceitful than all else and is desperately sick; Who can understand it? (Jeremiah 17:9)
Another horrific mass shooting in America. Another inexplicable and senseless assault on multiple innocent people. Everyone is looking for answers. Do we need more gun control? I have to wonder if after Cain murdered his brother Abel, there was a political movement to control the number of rocks.
Others say that, to get to the root cause, we need more mental health awareness and understanding. I agree, we do need more awareness and understanding of the root cause. The Bible says that the root cause is that people are basically evil, with hearts (minds) that are deceitful and desperately sick. And that all people are born with these evil hearts; There is none righteous, not even one; There is none who understands, There is none who seeks for God; All have turned aside, together they have become useless; There is none who does good, there is not even one. Their throat is an open grave, with their tongues they keep deceiving, The poison of asps is under their lips; Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness; Their feet are swift to shed blood, Destruction and misery are in their paths, And the path of peace they have not known. There is no fear of God before their eyes. (Romans 3:10-18)
There is only one cure for our evil, sinful, deceitful and desperately sick hearts; For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus. (Romans 3:23)
Yes, there is, and always has been, much evil in this world and we are all guilty; But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.(Romans 5:8) Maranatha!