What happened in Charleston, SC was horrific, but throwing more gun regulation legislation is not the answer for the core issue.Murder comes from the heart and all premeditated and intentional murder is the result of hate.
What this nation needs is not another gun law. This nation needs to hear the Law & the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Only God can regenerate a hardened heart.
I would love to see the Confederate flag removed from the old South as it stands for racism and disunity, but hate in the heart cannot be removed as easily as a flag. Prejudice is not only a white issue, as prejudice lies in the hearts of people of every shade of skin. Sin is in the very nature of humankind since the Fall in the garden of Eden. Stereotyping an entire group of people due to skin color is something that must be battled against. We are all related through the first couple. We are all related to each other no matter how distantly.
Those who belong to Christ know that in Him there is no distinction in the Christian's relationship to God (Romans 10:12; Colossians 3:11; Galatians 3:28).
Only those redeemed by the Lord have a new nature that God has given us when He regenerated us and saved us by His grace. While we still battle sin, it should not characterize a child of God (1 John 2:9-11). Also, in James 2 I read that we should not show favoritism. Should this not reach to the idea of not only wealth, but also in physical appearance?
But still, there will be those in this world who come with evil motives who are by nature children of wrath.
We may ask God's forgiveness for those who do us evil, but regeneration and repentance come before the washing away of sins that God does.
I believe in the death penalty, and I believe in justice. I also think it wise for churches to adopt security measures such as the ones found Here.
Here was what John MacArthur had to say about the events of Charleston, SC.
Ray Comfort & Living Waters have a new movie Audacity (Love Can't Stay Silent) available for a purchased download on June 24th, 2015, a couple of months before its release on YouTube.This is a new kind of movie for them as it involves a script with actors, and it deals with homosexuality / homosexuals.
Dove & Gospel Spam both have good things to say about it.