50 lives taken and 53 wounded in Orlando, Florida.
Numbers may change, but the evil of it won't.
The murderer reportedly was a 29 year old American Muslim of Afghani parentage.
The place? A "gay" club.
It denies the Deity of Christ, and His death and resurrection (which are clearly taught in Scripture). It is a religion of works.
It relies on the revised words of a man named Muhammad who claimed to be a prophet, but yet God cannot contradict Himself, and so we know that whatever contradicts the Bible is not true.
Whoever is trusting in any way in their good works will not go to Paradise or Heaven.
All sin is deserving of Hell (lying, coveting, stealing, immorality, idolatry, murder, etc.)
When people reject the true God of the Bible, they are given over to sin as a form of judgment.
All people will face the same Judge on judgment day.
Only those who trust in Christ's sacrifice for sin will have Christ's righteousness placed on them, and their sins having been atoned for.
So, the mass murderer who worships a false god will be sentenced even after death.
Yet, we can be sad about what the murderer in Orlando chose to do.
The people at the club (and I don't know what all they were), also will come before the same God.
This is sad, unless people repented and trusted Christ before they were murdered.
Did any of these people ever hear the truth? Were they warned about what happens after death?
I don't know. What about the ones who are still alive? Who is telling them the truth?
God created the Heavens and the earth perfect, but mankind sinned and death was passed on to all men. All have sinned and fall short of God's glory. God chose a people for Himself, and He set up a system whereby people who had faith in Him were able to have animals sacrificed and have their transgressions cleansed. He gave them the Law which pointed out what sin was.
Yet, nobody was able to perfectly keep the Law, and so a better more perfect sacrifice was planned and necessary.
God is Sovereign, and He had it all planned out. Men of old prophesied about the coming Christ.
Jesus....fully God and fully man....the perfect Son of God and sacrifice Lamb, was born of a virgin as prophesied of old, and He lived a sinless life. He perfectly obeyed. He was a representative of man, so that He could save men. He died willingly taking the punishment of sins for everyone who would ever believe, and since He was also God, death could not hold Him. He rose from the grave. He conquered sin and death, and He sat down at the right hand of God the Father, and He will judge the world.
The only way for anybody to be saved from sin and eternity in Hell (where the worm will never died, there will be fire, and weeping, and gnashing of teeth), is to repent and turn from sin and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. Those who trust in Him will not be disappointed, and they will pass from death to life. They are adopted and will spend eternity serving happily the One who loved and rescued them. Yet, only His sheep will hear His voice. If this message resonates with you, please let me know. It doesn't matter the background of your past. Please look to Christ and live.
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