Murder and Its Source :: By Terry James


While we memorialize June 6 each year as D-Day, we think about all the honored dead killed in action as they invaded the beaches at Normandy and at other places. Adolf Hitler had been the cause of starting World War II with the invasion of Poland, and Japan had brought America into the conflict by attacking at Pearl Harbor. Thus was brought about the killing of millions throughout those horrific years of death and destruction.  

The murder of as many as 6 million Jews in the genocide of the Holocaust added to the numbers of the many millions who gave their lives to stop the evil that threatened to kill, destroy, or enslave the entire world.

Hitler, Tojo, Mussolini, and all those responsible for bringing about all the death and destruction are dead and gone. But the source of all death and destruction is alive and well at this very moment.

All we have to do to realize that the evil of murder and destruction continues is to consider the May 24 mass murders in Uvalde, Texas. It was the latest of a never-ending series of such shootings throughout America’s recent history. Nineteen young children and a teacher were shot and killed in their elementary school by an 18-year-old man who was thought to have mental issues exacerbated by bullying and hours spent dwelling on Internet maliciousness.

The result of Salvador Ramos’ descent into becoming the murderous shooter is chronicled here, in part:

The gunman who slaughtered 19 kids and two teachers at a Texas elementary school reportedly exhibited increasingly bizarre behavior leading up to the rampage – including cutting up his face with knives just “for fun,” friends said.

Gunman Salvador Ramos’ friend Santos Valdez Jr., 18, said the two had been close, playing video games and basketball regularly, until his friend’s behavior began to “deteriorate,” the Washington Post reported…

Valdez said he last interacted with Ramos just two hours before the attack at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde.

Valdez also described how Ramos used to drive around with another pal and shoot people at random with a BB gun – and also egged people’s cars.

He said Ramos last year posted on social media images of automatic rifles that “he would have on his wish list” – and a few days ago, he posted photos of two rifles he referred to as “my gun pics,” the paper reported…

Friends and relatives also said Ramos had been bullied throughout middle school for a speech impediment – a stutter and lisp, according to the Washington Post

Ramos allegedly shot his grandmother before heading over to Robb Elementary School in Uvalde with two assault rifles around 11:32 a.m. local time Tuesday, according to officials. (“Details emerge on Texas school shooter Salvador Ramos’ behavior before massacre,” by Yaron Steinbuch, NY Post, May 27, 2022)

No sooner had the story of the shooting broke than political entities making up the “get-rid-of-the-2nd-Amendment of the Constitution” began their rants. “Guns must be more strictly controlled because they kill children,” went the enraged rhetoric–same as always.

Members of the party of the anti-gun sort, like President Joe Biden and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, immediately started proclaiming on camera that the murders of the children were attributable to guns, and to save future children’s lives, there must be more legislation and regulations against guns. They ranted that it was unconscionable that these children were murdered by guns, and said the “gun lobby” was responsible.

Their hypocrisy is what is unconscionable. These two politicians, so quick to go before the cameras to declare the tragedy of nineteen children murdered by guns, champion the same satanic ideology that say it is okay–even preferable—to murder more than 2,700 children each day in their mothers’ wombs. The “abortion lobby” is perfectly fine in their infanticide. It’s okay to murder children by abortion, but a travesty that nineteen children are murdered by guns.

The devil is alive and well and is the source of murder and destruction. According to His Word, God’s way of thinking puts this upside-down ideology espoused by the blustering politicians in the same category as that of mankind’s worst enemy.

“Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” (John 8:44)