Newtown Shootings: Could It Be…Satan?

Over time, Dana Carvey’s famous Church Lady character on Saturday Night Live looks less like a parody and more like a direct impression. You knew it would only take a few minutes before some wingnut blames the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut on Satan himself. Dan Delzell, come on down.

Jesus said, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” (John 10:10) Satan is real….just like Jesus….and he would love to steal your soul, kill your body, and while he is at it….destroy your entire being. Jesus gives eternal life to those who belong to Him, including the 20 innocent children who were transported by God’s angels out of Connecticut as they went to be with the Lord.

Jesus called the children to Him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” (Luke 18:16) Satan hates children. Jesus loves children. Satan delights in seeing children killed. Jesus found joy in dying on the cross for children to earn eternal life for them.

Long before Adam Lanza appeared on the scene, the first Adam was causing even greater damage. God gave Adam and Eve free will when He created them. That was God’s choice. It was not God’s choice for the first Adam to sin. Eve’s husband made that decision all on his own, with some encouragement from his wife and from Satan who appeared as a serpent in the Garden of Eden. “Sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin.” (Romans 5:12) The sin of the original Adam opened the floodgates to all manner of evil upon the earth.

Nah. Mostly it opened the floodgates to lots of stupid arguments like this.

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