Bob Russell, former pastor of Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, KY, has blogged about the recent tragic and nailbiting days in Boston. Whether you agree with his conclusions or not, he's worth a read.
Russell begins by saying:
Why would two brothers who have lived in the United States for the
past decade become terrorists? What motivates young men that were
described as, “modest and athletic, the kind of kids that made neighbors
feel comfortable,” to viciously kill and maim innocent people? What
possibly goes on in their minds? We’re all asking those questions in
hopes of finding a way to prevent terrorist activity in the future.
I firmly believe the answers can be found in the Bible. Solomon said
there is nothing new under the sun. And C.S. Lewis once wrote that we
really don’t need to be taught new ideas as much as we need to be
reminded of old truths. Here are seven basic Biblical principles that
help explain the escalation of evil and the most practical path to
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