3 Words, Elliot Rodger, and The Gunshots That Were Never Heard

By Carl Jackson, http://www.theconservativepundit.net/?page_id=1722

I wish Elliot Rodger had been taught about the love of Jesus Christ, but he wasn’t. I wish someone had taught him that abstinence until marriage was admirable, but no one did. I wish there were a concealed weapons carrier around to pop a cap in his butt before he completed his carnage, but there wasn’t. I wish his victims could’ve seen into the future like Michael J. Fox in order to warn police and get out of dodge, but they couldn’t, and we can’t bring them back. There’s no law in existence that will make a crazy man sane, nor one that can be created by a politician that a determined criminal won’t break. After the Sandy Hook massacre I made up my mind to live by a set of rules that encompass three words, and I hope you will too.

Mass murders in America are inevitable. Should we blame God when they occur? Or perhaps the NRA and like organizations? Should we ignore the alarming access the mentally ill have of obtaining guns only to see some of our families, friends, and neighbors dead as a result? Of course not! Blaming God, invoking more feel good gun control legislation, and ignoring America’s mentally ill won’t stop these evil acts from happening, but these three words will certainly make them more rare:

1.) Prayer: If you believe in the Bible and the power of prayer as I do, then you know we are to weep with those who weep and mourn with those who mourn, therefore, let us pray and grieve for all of the families involved first and foremost. Prayer elevates our thinking beyond symptomatic knee jerk fixes like gun control, video games, movies, music, girls that may or may not have ignored this assassin, and helps us to focus on the real issues as we align our minds with Christ. In the case of Elliot Rodger the real heart of the issues are his lack of a relationship with God, and a mental illness that was not adequately treated. We have to stop expecting “good and moral” behavior from people whose hearts aren’t filled with the one who is truly good-Jesus. Let’s face it, the concept of Hell (eternal damnation) is a better deterrent than prison to those that are bent on committing such evil act s of violence. It’s nonsensical for Leftist to continue blaming God when incidents like this occur since they’ve advocated taking God out of our homes, schools and textbooks, government, and even our hearts if they could help it. God is the antidote for such senseless violence. However, we live in a fallen world plagued by sin where people can make their own choices; if God is ignored and a criminal has no internal struggle with his soul, and the external threat of imprisonment or execution doesn’t deter him, and medicine doesn’t do the trick, then the next best option is a bullet. Which brings me to my next point.

2.) Prepare: Did you know that total defensive gun uses between the public and private sector in America are estimated at 800,000 to 2.5 million annually (NRA magazine, Nov 2009 edition)? This means the left leaning media would have to report over 2,000 stories per day where guns were used to stop crime if they were going to be fair. They don’t report these facts because Democrat’s are interested in control not safety. More legal guns in America has always equated to less crime; criminals understand this, and it’s about time Democrat’s do. In fact, the larger cities across the country that are controlled by Democrat’s have the strictest gun control laws, yet they also have the highest rates of crime with guns and other weapons. The most naive and dangerous words any citizen could utter in a fallen world is “this will never happen to me.” Arming yourself legally will never completely curtai l evil behavior, but it’s a great start.

3.) Accept: No matter what we do we will never stop mass murders in America! As long as our residence is a sinful world (a place separated from God due to our behavior that grieves God’s heart) evil will never cease to exist. In fact, understanding the depths of evil and depravity of man is paramount to our survival, because it frees us from the false notion that we can create a utopian society here on earth. Once we accept the fact that we can’t control what every person does, we can move towards preventing attacks like the Columbine’s, Sandy Hook massacre, Ft. Hood, and the latest with Elliot Rodger realistically. Until we see the physical face of Christ, we will continue to see the metaphorical face of evil on earth. Don’t bother reading the Elliot Rodger manifesto to learn what was in his heart, instead I’d recommend reading the Bible to learn what wasn’t. Again I say pray, prepare, accept.

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Carl Jackson, PunditI’m a Christian Conservative that happens to be black, but I wasn’t always. Having grown up in Los Angeles, I was a flaming liberal that believed “the man” was against me. I became a thief (arrested twice), and even had a child with my girlfriend at the time out of wedlock. Although, I was never a dumby, I bought into the liberal mantra’s and leaders who told those of us who grew up or attended schools in the hood “you are somebody,” while they simultaneously sent mixed and implicit messages that we wouldn’t amount to anything without their help. Of course, I didn’t realize that at the time.

It wasn’t until Jesus saved me from the wrath of God and I became a Christian that I began to compare who God said I was against what liberals said I wasn’t. Through everyday life, a custody battle for my daughter that convinced me that government wasn’t concerned about fatherhood, and a series of other events, God began transforming my thinking which lead me to read. I developed a hunger for Gods Word and History, especially U.S. history. I always loved English, but I was ashamed to admit it around my peers at school. Despite America’s brutal history of slavery, I learned to appreciate how God used the Founder’s to create our Declaration of Independence and Constitution within the context of history. I also learned that it was the Democrat party that perpetuated slavery in America, formed the KKK, and fought against civil rights all the way up into the 1970’s.

This was all contrary to what I heard growing up in California schools. Unfortunately, through a complicit liberal media, indoctrination through schools and movies, the party responsible for most of our evil history has been able to escape blame and cast the blame on the party that stood up against these evils- The Republican Party. Not anymore!

The Carl Jackson Show is committed to bringing you the right information so that you arrive at the right political conclusions. Without God truth and morality are mere opinions. We believe in loving God (Jesus) with all of our hearts, and loving our neighbor’s (fellow countrymen no matter the party) as ourselves; This is why we are the home of “The Good Fight.”

Practically speaking, we believe that modern day liberalism is cruel because it tells the individual that “you’re nothing without government.” However, modern day conservatism tells the government “they’re nothing without you.” The latter is what our Founder’s intended. Your spiritual gifts used for practcal purposes will trump any handout from a government institution every day of the week and twice on Sundays. Mickey and I intend to prove that to you with every show.

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