Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence, a coalition of over 45 religious leaders and clergy have signed a letter addressed to the members of Congress, urging them to take immediate action to prevent more gun violence. The letter in part read:
“Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence member organizations, representing millions of people across the country, urge you to respond to this crisis in our nation. With each day that goes by, dozens more of our children, parents, brothers, and sisters are lost to gun violence. We support immediate legislative action to accomplish the following:
Every person who buys a gun should pass a criminal background check. Preventing dangerous people from getting firearms has to be a top priority. Universal background checks via the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) should be utilized in every gun sale, including guns sold online, at gun shows, and through private sales.
High-capacity weapons and ammunition magazines should not be available to civilians. There is no legitimate self-defense or sporting purpose for these military-style, high-capacity weapons and magazines. They are, however, the weapons of choice for those who want to shoot and kill a large amount of people quickly. It’s time to build off of the federal assault weapons ban that expired in 2004 and draft an updated law that will take these weapons off our streets.
Gun trafficking should be made a federal crime. Currently, prosecutions only happen through a law that prohibits selling guns without a federal license, which carries the same punishment as trafficking chicken or livestock. We must empower law enforcement to investigate and prosecute straw purchasers, gun traffickers, and their entire criminal networks.”
Faiths United To Prevent Gun Violence is a two year old organization and according to their website:
“Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence is a diverse coalition of more than 40 denominations and faith-based organizations united by the call of our faiths to confront America's gun violence epidemic and to rally support for policies that reduce death and injury from gunfire.”
When I read through their website and the letter they sent to Congress, I saw nothing that addressed the real reason for the increase in gun violence, which is the removal of God and the Bible from all aspects of life, public and private. Once they were gone, so were the standards used for all morals and values.
Additionally, the teaching of godless evolution in our schools also helps to undermine any sense of authority, worth or value. Our kids are being taught from kindergarten through college that they are nothing more than just another animal. They aren’t special and life is all about themselves and what they can get out of it. Survival of the fittest and strongest is played out all the time by bullies and kids who want to prove who is stronger and therefore entitled to what others have.
It reminds me of when a cheetah makes a kill in Africa. Shortly after the cheetah begins to feast on its kill, a group of hyenas move in and bully the cheetah away, stealing the kill. Then a pride of lions chase the hyenas away and they claim the kill and begin their feast.
This is what they are being taught and the kids have to choose if they are going to be the prey, the cheetah, the hyena or the lion. This is evolutionary teaching. Man is no different from the other animals. There is no God to be responsible to and there is no God to whom we must obey.
The response of the religious leaders that signed the letter to Congress have all fallen victim to the secularization that has corrupted the rest of American society. They aren’t turning to God and Bible for their answers, but to manmade devices that are totally devoid of anything to do with God.
It’s already a proven fact that more laws will only increase the gun violence. The United Kingdom and Australia did what President Obama and these religious leaders are wanting to do and it resulted in a significant increase in violent crimes, especially those committed with a gun.
If those religious leaders who signed that letter really wanted to help prevent more violence, then they need to get back to God’s Word and preaching His ways and teaching His statutes. They also need to help push to get God and the Bible back into our schools, government and all aspects of public and private life.
America didn’t have these problems when we were still a Christian nation under God. But now that we are a heathen nation under many gods, we have lost the blessings God bestowed on our forefather fathers and we have been turned over to our immoral and debauched lifestyle and the violence is a sign of our nation’s hedonistic nature.
Faiths United To Prevent Gun Violence and the signers of the letter to Congress remind me of what Jesus said in Matthew 23:27-28:
"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs, which outwardly appear beautiful, but within are full of dead people’s bones and all uncleanness. So you also outwardly appear righteous to others, but within you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.”