Just days ago, Dylann Roof (21) walked into the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal and opened fire at a prayer meeting inside the church after 8 p.m. on Wednesday, killing nine, including the pastor.
As the investigation continues, more and more information will be uncovered. And as the news journalists receive the new information, they will try to answer the question we are all asking; WHY? Which often leads to trying to assign blame for this tragedy. They will give us their opinion as to whose fault for this tragedy.
- The current administration is calling for stricter gun control. But you cannot assign fault to an inanimate object. We never consider that every day, almost 30 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This amounts to one death every 48 minutes. But no one thinks we should ban cars. It is not the gun’s fault.
- I do not know anything about the shooter’s upbringing but inevitably reporters will research his childhood to see if the parents are guilty.
- Maybe drugs are at fault. Nearly every mass shooting incident in the last twenty years, and multiple other instances of suicide and isolated shootings all share one thing in common, and it is not the weapon used. The overwhelming evidence points to the signal largest common factor in all of these incidents is the fact that all of the perpetrators were either actively taking powerful psychotropic drugs or had been at some point in the immediate past before they committed their crime.
We may never know for sure where the fault lies but this I do know. Man was born with moral depravity.[ Jeremiah 17:9 John 3:19 ] and is capable of horrific things. We have taken God out of government, our schools, and our culture all together. Then we wonder why people act like they do. Proverbs 16.6 says, “…through the fear of the LORD evil is avoided.”
I cannot tell you how much the family’s testimony have touched me.