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Worst Mass Shooting in US History

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Omar Mateen, a Muslim claiming an affiliation with ISIS, killed 49 people in a homosexual nightclub in Orlando, Florida—“the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history” (Associated Press, June 13, 2016).  This event leaves many “around the world wondering why mass violence keeps happening in America” (Associated Press, June 13, 2016). Many blame the lack of gun control, others point the finger at radical Islam, while some say mental illness is the cause. However, many fail to connect the dots between moral decline and rejection of God and the rise of mass violence.

Those who follow Tomorrow’s World understand that the United States is a modern descendant of the biblical Israelites. God intended for the Israelite nations to set an example of His way of life to the nations around them (Deuteronomy 4:6-8). He gave them His laws and a stern warning that “if you do not obey Me, and do not observe all these commandments… if you despise My statutes… if your soul abhors My judgments… I also will do this to you: I will even appoint terror over you” (Leviticus 26:14-16). God’s desire and expectation for Israel has not changed (Hebrews 13:8).

Today we see not only a rejection of biblical sexual morality, but also a blatant disregard for human life. As America moves further away from God’s ways, God will continue to remove His protection and allow America to reap the consequences of her sins. The lesson for America and the world is that only obedience to God and His laws will bring blessing, safety, and ultimately peace! For more information, read our articles “Play God or Obey God?” and “What Is Wrong With Same-Sex Marriage?