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Alleged Tucson shooter, Loughner, may have been a devil worshiper

Sad news regarding alleged Tuscon shooter Jared Loughner. Here is an excerpt from the NY Daily News:
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"A sinister shrine reveals a chilling occult dimension in the mind of the deranged gunman accused of shooting a member of Congress and 19 others. Hidden within a camouflage tent behind Jared Lee Loughner's home sits an alarming altar with a skull sitting atop a pot filled with shriveled oranges. A row of ceremonial candles and a bag of potting soil lay nearby, photos reveal. Experts on Sunday said the elements are featured in the ceremonies of a number of occult groups. Investigators have focused on Loughner's online anti-government ramblings as the chief motivation for the shooting Saturday of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.). The discovery of the shrine raises the possibility that Loughner, 22, may have been driven by other forces."

When the shooting began, people immediately blamed Sarah Palin's web page which had political targets on it. Then people blamed liberals, then they blamed conservatives, the tea party, and the guns. As a matter of fact, there is a gun control bill in Congress today, already. Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY readies gun control bill.

People want to make sense of the world, and one way to make sense of it is to place blame, personalize, and then process it through the filter of our own prejudice, experience, and emotion. But the one place to lay blame is never spoken of: sin and satan who is the father of it. His influence on the world is more dramatic than people give him 'credit' for. Satan perverts the Scripture, he opposes God's work. He hinders the gospel. He works lying wonders. And he roams up and down upon the earth looking for someone to devour.

He is invisible, so it is natural for unbelievers to dismiss him and his effect on the world. It is they who are under his sway, though. He who is not for Jesus is against Jesus (Luke 11:23) and are therefore one of the devil's children. (1 John 5:19)

But Jesus came to us to break that bondage. The Son of God came to destroy these works of the Devil. (1 John 3:8). Praise Him for loving us, and giving us the ministry of the indwelling Holy Spirit to resist the devil and his influence. If you submit to God and resist the devil he will flee from you! (James 4:7; Eph 6:13; 1Peter 5:9).

God knows the devil and his angels and He also knows what we are capable of. So God told us "not to be ignorant of the schemes, or the plans, or the stratagems, or the tricks of Satan." (2 Cor 2:11). In his sermon, "Satan: How Does He Operate?" John MacArthur wrote, "It's amazing that even those who claim to worship Satan are really not worshiping the Satan that exists, but a manufactured Satan that Satan himself uses to trap men. He is a deceiver." God told us to repent and receive the Spirit, that being the best way to resist the devil and his schemes. He also told us not to practice divination, soothsaying, witchcraft, or to worship false gods and idols. All these are an invitation for the deceiver to enter the heart and mind and eventually drag a person down to bottomless depths of madness. By the way, I HIGHLY recommend the MacArthur sermon series on satan. If, as Paul said, we should not be ignorant, then please take some time to educate yourself or to refresh your knowledge of satan and his schemes. The link above is a good place to start

I am upset that mass shootings like this happen in the world and in our nation. I am saddened that an aunt can't even safely take her niece to a political function without the child being killed for it. I am aghast at the amount of violence and evil in the world. I hope Mr Loughner gets justice, and swiftly. But I'm also compassionate over him. He is an example of what the devil can do to men's hearts - and minds. The perversion of thoughts in that young man's head were twisted beyond belief.

If you are going to blame someone, blame satan, and then accept God. God is pure, holy, loving, and willing to receive sinners unto Himself. Come home to Jesus, and dwell safely in HIS arms.


Comments

  1. Doesn't matter what he liked or worshiped. A fruitcake on a paper plate or fine china is still a fruitcake. Nuts do crazy things.

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  2. HOW did he get so nutty?

    Who or what he worships DOES matter. A person is either with Jesus or with Satan. As the world becomes more godless, people have less restraint, and no ethics or morals. When the rapture happens, the Holy Spirit whose ministry IS restraining, will be removed and it will be a violent free-for-all. The world will see just what man is capable of. The only salvation from it is through Jesus, best before the rapture, but even in the Tribulation His salvation will be available (but at a cost).

    What I'm saying is that after the rapture, millions of Jared Loughners will come out of the woodwork. *Then* you will discover just how important it was to worship Jesus.

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  3. Craaaaappollla. Have lots of friends and none of us fit in your profile. Several of us have known each other for almost half a century. We have a wide range of interests and all try to live by the Golden Rule. There are just some people that are missing a few chocolate chips off their cookies and do bad things. Doubtful reading the Bible or Mother Goose would change them. But, you are free to believe.

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  4. I am not saying that you have to actively worship satan to be one of his children. Either you belong to Jesus, or you belong to satan. (Mark 9:40) No one is good. Golden Rule, playing nice, meh, means nothing. We're all sinners. After the Restrainer is gone you will see what I mean as people go berserk with fleshly lusts. Unless you repent of sins before that, and ask Jesus to forgive them, that is :)

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  5. I also should have added that your way of thinking is absolutely good, I just don't think it would make any difference to those who are leaning on doing horrible things. Have a great day.

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  6. I see what you're saying! Thank you. But hope springs eternal and prayers avail much...God can do all things, and some who are in clutches of darkness can be lifted out if they appeal to Jesus. Some may do that. Some will do that. And tragically, some never will & be lost.

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  7. What everyone including low salt Christian's have ignored is the completely broken down, 'successful' family this child was raised in.
    The liberal parents,the liberal schools and the liberal godless system delivered Jared the shooter.
    Good jobs and a great amoral education are cherished idols almost all (Christians) Americans aspire to but almost always produce failed parents,just the way most children are raised in this permissive,perverted American culture where everything but Jesus is kosher.
    Notice his favorite books list,everything but the truth and that is the new American way.

    This is just one modern day family and it's a preview of what's about to flood this nation in so many ways.

    'Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time.”
    Revelation 12:12

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  8. Spiritual beliefs have nothing to do with a person's actions. The most heinous of things have been done in the name of religion. Look at the Westboro baptist church, the whole terrorist thing, etc. Personally, I don't believe in god in the sense you describe. Humanity didn't randomly "happen", but I don't believe some all knowing, all seeing being watches over us either. If that makes me a devil worshiper in your eyes, then sure, whatever makes you happy.

    My background screams of that of a shooter, rapist, serial killer, etc, yet here I am at 24 with a good job, a wife and kids, and a damn good life. I was abused, lived in the hood, was constantly jumped or picked on, listened to metal, listened to gangster rap, etc. Everybody wants to blame the movies he watched, music he listed to, the faith he practiced, and the politics he followed but nobody seems to place the blame on him where it belongs.

    You can believe whatever you like, but you can't honestly be that naive that you can't see the truth.

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