Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old shooter who gunned down 17 people last week at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, did so because he chose evil, according to conservative Christian brothers and activists Jason and David Benham.
The Benhams said in an op-ed for WND.com on Sunday that America has also found itself in a downward spiral because its schools have systemically been removing God, and replacing the void with violence, drugs, and sex.
The brothers said that much like the rest of the country, their hearts were broken by the news of the latest school shooting. Still, they said that Christians have a duty to try and make sense of what is going on, especially when the school system has no answer.
“Metal detectors can’t fix evil hearts. Safe spaces don’t heal troubled minds. Political correctness doesn’t create better kids,” they wrote.
“So many people are just blaming the guns. But an AR-15 didn’t kill these souls — Nikolas Cruz did. The weapon he used wasn’t charged with 17 counts of pre-meditated murder. The man using it was,” they continued.
“We know this deep in all of our hearts. Our consciences testify that human beings are moral agents, capable of both good and evil. And the spirit inside each of us longs for moral wrongs to be made right, regardless of how many public educators deny this transcendent moral truth.”
The Benhams insisted that “an evil man, possessed by an evil spirit, chose to take innocent life,” but pointed out that Cruz was “educated by an American educational system that has completely rejected God, His statues and His ways.”
The brothers, who have talked about the role of Satan in the wake of racial strife and other violence in America, said that the country has found itself in a downward trend.
“The major problems in schools decades ago dealt more with tardiness, smoking and disrespect than in today’s schools, where drug abuse, illicit sex and school shootings are commonplace,” they said.
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Source: Christian Post