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“Heart Burn”

Categories: WORLD EVENTS
Someone has been burning churches in Texas.  Most fires so far have been set in east Texas and one in North Central Texas.  Most appear to be Baptist and churches that are expensive to construct.  What’s your take on the type of personality, and what do you think caused the anger involved to do such a hateful act against God?  I want a well thought-out reply; don't simply say it’s the work of the devil.

Sincerely,
Smokey the Bear

Dear Smokey the Bear,

People commit crimes of hatred for all sorts of different reasons.  Jesus said that those who are living in darkness will hate the truth (Jhn 3:19).  Furthermore, Paul warns that some people will be deceived by the lies of the world and seductions of sin; their consciences will become seared to the point of no return (1 Tim 4:1-2).  People sin for a zillion different reasons – but, ultimately, all sinful lifestyles come from believing the lies of the world (Rom 1:25).