Monday, December 14, 2015

Fulfilled prophecy

In the mid-sixties the Presbyterian Church began calling the nation’s attention to the gun violence that was tearing apart our inner cities. In 1990, they issued a warning: “The religious community must take seriously the risk of idolatry that could result from an unwarranted fascination with guns that overlooks or ignores the social consequences of their misuse.”

Twenty years after the warning, 600,000 more American civilians have been killed and a million more injured. These numbers convince me that the warning has become reality.—America and Its Guns: A Theological Expose, page 19 (emphasis original)

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