Blog Question

Blog Question

The following question was asked online:

Is it possible that the person who committed the murders in Colorado acted without demonic influence? When human beings exhibit total disdain for life isn’t that an obvious sign of demonic influence?  Is there a book that could be written by someone like this shooter called, “Satan Told Me”?

On Sunday we talked about five categories of sin that demonstrate the presence of Satan and open us up to his control. One of those categories was sins of the will, by which I meant defiant disobedience, rebellion and anger.  We talked about suicide in this category. We could have included “total disdain for life” as you have indicated.

In Genesis 4:6-7, as Cain is contemplating the first murder, God says to him: “Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast? If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must master it.”

God was warning Cain that his anger was creating a doorway for Satan to come in and master him. I have no doubt that for many mass killings like the one in Colorado, anger is the doorway that Satan uses to control a person and this Satanic control is seen in the resulting total disdain for life.

Another place where this can be seen is with regard to abortion. Because abortion is the asserting of a woman’s “right” to choose over and against God’s right to give life, it is a sin of the will.  Abortion opens a person up to the influence of the Evil One and shows signs of his presence. It is no accident that Pharaoh and Herod both try to kill all children two years old and younger. These are men who are under the power and control of the Evil One.



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5 thoughts on “Blog Question

  1. Interesting question about whether or not the shooter in Colorado had a demonic influence. I have heard some say well how do we know that God did not tell him to do this? I talked to them about the fact that Gods desire is that all would come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, and that God desires to be glorified, and this shooting was not an action that brought about the total glory of God. We talked about the so called reasoning for the shooting, and I was struggling with finding scripture that would point to the fact that this was not of God. This just could not be the Godly influence.

  2. In my opinion the only scripture you need is Exodus 20:13. “You shall not murder.” Killing another person is a sin and is an act against God’s law. God would never ask someone to sin or to break His own commandment.

  3. Sheri, I just came across this during my time in the Word today:
    “There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers.” -Proverbs 6: 16-19

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