First of all, my heart goes out to all the families of those who lost loved ones in this truly terrifying act of cruelty. What a sad day for them. May God surround them with His love and protection as they try to make amends at this time in their lives. Good can come of tragedies such as these through Almighty God's undying love for His people.
It is hard at times, really, to make sense of it all, and why someone would commit to such a horrible act of violence. False assumptions can be made very easily when resorting to personal feelings, and is why we must rely on something greater than ourselves for the answers to the questions relating to matters such as these.
In a world filled with so many lies, we have the Word of the One which has stood the test of time, and His Word never fails.
Romans 1:22 states - "Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things."
When we show intellectual arrogance before Almighty God, we display a reversed sense of values; our worship is exchanged for devotion to man-made and man-reflecting idols. Our indelible sense of worship is perverted by being centered on the wrong object/objects. We then exchange everything that God has shown us for a lie. And this is undeniably what has happened in the realm of the violence being perpetrated by others of the Islamic faith, their faith being directed to a man-centered/reflected idol ... their idol, Muhammad.
The man who committed to this act of cruelty Nidal Malik Hasan, was said to have screamed "Allahu Akbar" just before firing on the soldiers there at the U.S. Army military base there in Ft. Hood Texas. What is the meaning of "Allahu Akbar"? According to those who follow the Islamic religion, it means "God is the greatest." Care must be taken not to associate God with the violence that this man committed, because God does not condone the act of murder in His name or any name. This man committed murder because of his idolization of the false prophet who was Muhammad; and rest assured, Muhammad was no prophet, but is an idol to many, and has perverted the thinking of many, and many more millions have been murdered through his murderous, rage-filled ideology. Islamics simply worship the wrong object, and it is sheer hypocrisy to proclaim God's name and then murder people as the Muslims do.
Muslims need to know that they have a Savior in whom they can be forgiven of their sin and have eternal life! They can discover that Jesus Christ died for their sins and rose from the grave to offer them Salvation, of which ... no amount of work or good deeds could buy. This new life God freely gives to all who call upon His name!
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