The root of evils (What can stop mass shootings?)

The further a society gets away from the acknowledgement of God and His standards the deeper it dives into depression, desolation, and destruction. The human heart is like a faucet. If we don’t let the living God run through our heart it gets rusty, stagnant, and stuck in self. Without the passionate and persistent pursuit of the presence and power of God, evil begins to slowly shape our soul.

When evil is welcomed into a person’s heart it will eventually come out in their actions. Hatred and pride are big steps toward violence and murder. We need to nip them in the bud and create a culture where all human beings are respected as infinitely valuable from the womb to the tomb. True love is to care deeply about people whether you agree with them or not, whether you like them or not. There is a great shortage of true love in our culture.

“Resist the root of evils from the very beginning.” –Nicholas Cabasilas

America needs the reality of God — not religion controlled by a preacher or a priest, but the real deal — the living God demonstrating His power and presence. I mean, we’re a mess. We need some real help. Government or politicians can’t fix messed up minds and hearts. Things are desperate and arrogantly calling people names isn’t going to help. It’s time to pray — no, not just say a prayer or two, but to persistently cry out with all of our heart. Help us God! We’re messing things up so baldly. Turn our hearts to You!

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @
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