Newcombe: Get God back in the soul of our schools and the shootings like Parkland will end

Newcombe: Get God back in the soul of our schools and the shootings like Parkland will end

Opinion

Tragically, there have been more school shootings in America. Our prayers are with the survivors and with the families of the victims. Reports even indicate that one coach in the Parkland, Florida, shooting used his own body to shield others. Jesus said, “Greater love has no man than that he lay down his life for his friends.”

Many people are clamoring for gun control as if that would solve the problem. Of course, there used to be guns at school – long before there were school shootings.

The Rev. Paul Blair, a Baptist minister in Oklahoma of the organization Reclaiming America for Christ, wrote an article recently talking about guns in his own public school background.

Says Blair, “In the school parking lot, every fourth car was a pickup truck, most of which had a rifle rack in the back window. A deer rifle hung on the rack, and the windows were rolled down. We never heard of such a thing as a school shooting. We knew right from wrong. We knew morality. Most of the students went to church as did most of our teachers.”

Of course, guns in the wrong hands can cause many problems. But the real issue gets back to the sinful heart of people.

I have interviewed Christian radio host and author Janet Parshall a few times through the years. One time, in a television interview for our program, “What If Jesus Had Never Been Born?” (based on the book I wrote with Dr. D. James Kennedy), Parshall made this insightful observation: “I can’t quite frankly imagine a world where there hasn’t been a Christian influence because one has to ask themselves the question, if we extrapolate out of the human experience Christianity, what’s left? Well, I think that the answer to that question has to be the basic sin nature of man.”

This article continues at [WorldNetDaily] The price of kicking God out of the schools

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