Letter to the editor: Shootings result of original sin
I awoke this Sunday to the news of the horrific shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. This is nothing more than mass murder by sick individuals. What do I mean by sick? These individuals suffer from the same disease that we all suffer from: original sin that started in the garden of Eden.
The problem is not the gun but the evil that is allowed to grow in one’s heart. The cure has been provided by God through his son Jesus Christ. If we as sinful creatures would turn our lives over to him then he would heal us and remove the sin that festers in our hearts.
I am no prophet, but I sincerely believe that with the way the world is going and the anger, hatred and everything else that is happening, the return of Jesus is not far off. He is the only one who will bring peace to our planet and do away with the evil that seems to be running rampant worldwide.
I pray that all Americans and citizens of other countries turn their minds and hearts over to Jesus in prayer — if not to try to make this world more loving, then for their own souls.
John T. Watson