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A former student of Majority Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, shot and killed 17 students, including adults, at about 2 pm on Wednesday, with another approximately 15 injured, some in critical condition.

Nikolas Cruz (19) was a former student, who had been expelled and didn’t graduate because of disciplinary reasons.

Mostly students and a football coach are among the dead. Three are said to be in critical condition at the hospital.

Cruz reportedly carried an AR-15 assault rifle, with many magazines, into the school and tripped a fire alarm. As students began exiting, Cruz began shooting.

Melissa Falkowski, a teacher at the school, said, “I feel today like our government, our country, has failed us and failed our kids and didn’t keep us safe.”

Perhaps Ms Falkowski believes there should be no guns in America. I wonder if Cruz had driven to the school and plowed down 17 students with a car, if she believes there should be no vehicles in America. If Cruz killed 17 kids with a knife, perhaps she would want all knives confiscated, and so forth.

Ms Falkowski would want immediate possession of a gun herself, however, if an intruder broke into her home and started killing her children, or other family members.

The problem we have is not with weapons, in that many things can be used as weapons to kill people. The problem is with the PEOPLE who kill people.

We are living in the last days, and the Word of God tells us,

“This know also that in the last days perilous times shall come, for men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those who are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God” 2 Timothy 3:1-4.

The problem is people do not acknowledge, honor, or obey the Lord; yet, we will serve one, or the other, God, or the devil, and there is no middle ground.

“Do you not know that to whom you yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants you are to whom you obey, whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?” Romans 6:16 (emphasis added).

If you obey the devil, you are a servant of the devil. If you obey God and do good works, you are the servant of God. Whether you realize it, or not, you are either a servant of God, or a servant of Lucifer by default.

As we draw closer to the Lord’s return, evil abounds. The world wasn’t like it is today in the 60s. Most kids were respectful and attended church with their families. Shootings were rare in the 60s; today it is commonplace, and more kids are becoming targets. There have been six school shootings already in 2018, in less than 60 days! (Please visit the Home Education page)

Jesus said,

“Because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold…Then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be; and except those days be shortened, no flesh would be saved, but for the elect’s sake, those days shall be shortened” Matthew 24:12, 21-22.

Hundreds of Bible prophecies have been fulfilled and those remaining shall surely come to pass. Are you prepared to stand before God and give an account of the life you have lived on this earth (Revelation 20:12-15)? If not, salvation is only a prayer away. Please visit the How Can I Be Saved page – your eternal destiny depends on it. God bless you.

My heart goes out to all of those who lost children, loved ones and friends in Florida. May God comfort you, and if you don’t know Him personally, may you come to know Him. The Lord truly is our only hope, especially at times like this.