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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Boston, Bombs, and the Depth of Our Need

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 restraining terrorism.

You can read the rest of the post here.

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