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Inland Regional Center Massacre

“Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” ~Jesus

“Fight those who do not believe in Allah.” ~Muhammad

See the difference? ~ as David Wood would ask.

December 3, 2015:
“At my office in Regional Center right now in SoCal. Not Inland Regional Center, but another local RC. The mass shooting yesterday at Inland RC was absolutely devastating. My heart goes out to all my colleagues there. This happens in California, the state with the strictest gun control and background checks; the state where it’s so hard to get guns. I’ve always said, gun control is just addressing and masking the symptom of the disease; not curing it. This world is where it is because of the cruelty of men to men. Thankful to the police officers who are patrolling our RC today.

It is a tragedy but I urge you all to not give in to fear and intimidation. Don’t be afraid of the ones who can only harm the body but cannot touch the soul.”

On December 1, 2015, I shared a quote from Francis Schaeffer:
“Man’s own choices have led men where they are. In their own way, all men are like the 1960 hippie who said, ‘Well, I don’t care what happens to the next generation. I will take LSD even if it does split the chromosomes. I care only for the moment.’ In age after age, men who had the truth have deliberately thrown it away. The world is what it is, not as a result of the cruelty of God to man, but of the cruelty of man to man.” (Death in the City)

The words of rabbi John Parsons are good to remember today:
“Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who was surrounded by the evil of Nazi Germany, regarded stupidity as more dangerous than outright evil, since stupidity is a type of irrationality, a *chosen ignorance of what is real and true. Against such willed ignorance we are often defenseless, since any reasoning that appeals to transcendental moral truth finds no “traction,” carries no weight, and has no effect. The devil, then, seeks first of all to stupefy people, that is, to flatter and persuade them that there is no need for them to engage in serious thinking or to humbly question their assumptions… As William James observed: “A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.” The antidote to unthinkingly accepting the biases and inculcated prejudices of the world is to awaken to the reality of God: “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; but fools despise wisdom and correction” (Prov. 1:7).”

Folks, America has turned back from the true path. Would you remember Jesus today and turn back on the right track?

Shannon Johnson

Photo obtained from Danusha Goshka’s blog Save Send Delete