Thursday, October 19, 2006

Cash Feenz and the prevalence of evil

Our town was shocked again two weeks ago when the charred bodies of two young men were discovered in a smoldering late model vehicle near an industrial park not too far from my home. Police investigations have recently uncovered some of the gruesome facts about the crime. The two teenagers were tortured and then murdered by a gang known as "Cash Feenz." Gang members had their own MySpace sites, touting their personas.

Cape Coral is not accustomed to this type of criminal activity within our city borders. But, as the Amish community in Pennsylvania tragically discovered a few weeks ago, there is no place in this fallen world that is beyond the reach of evil.

Eight years ago our community was confronted with a similar outbreak of brutal gang violence. I wrote an article entitled, "Lords of Chaos, Where Do They Come From?" in response to it. This world is not the way it was designed to be. Sin and Satan have ruined it. Failure to take sin seriously is to live in a fantasy world and not the real one. But sin will not have the last say. God's grace will ultimately prevail and Jesus Christ will be acknowledged by all to be Lord of lords and King of kings. Until that day, those of us who are citizens of His kingdom must continue to declare His throne rights and offers of grace and mercy to everyone we can reach. And we must do so without blinders to the evil that permeates our world, without despair that such evil will dominate forever, and without doubt that the kingdom of Christ will finally conquer all of His enemies.

6 comments:

Robert Owen said...

Tom,

This world deffinately displays its fallenness more and more each day. I am also reminded of the morally depraved movies hollywood makes. Instead of simply bashing them and telling everyone they should not watch them, the Church should recognize them as the world crying out for redemption. The world displays its fallenness and depravity on our movie and TV screens daily. Only the gospel can change things.

Soli Deo Gloria

scripturesearcher said...

The sin situation, near and far, is
bad and will becoming increasingly worse as we move closer to the end of this age.

If anyone doubts the truthfulness of this statement, let him read the Bible and newspapers and catch the news on television.

To miss this obvious "sign of the times" is to show that one is as blind as a bat flying backwards - and that is very BLIND and very IGNORANT.

God is judging the sin of mankind and the only hope for any sinner is the deliverance provided by our triune God. (Romans 1:18-32)

scripturesearcher said...

The sin situation, near and far, is
bad and will becoming increasingly worse as we move closer to the end of this age.

If anyone doubts the truthfulness of this statement, let him read the Bible and newspapers and catch the news on television.

To miss this obvious "sign of the times" is to show that one is as blind as a bat flying backwards - and that is very BLIND and very IGNORANT.

God is judging the sin of mankind and the only hope for any sinner is the deliverance provided by our triune God. (Romans 1:18-32)

Joe Specht said...

Brother Tom,
Thanks so much for that stark reminder of why we are still here on this earth. When we face Him, what you have written will be all that matters. Have we as His ambassadors extended the ministry of reconciliation to all that we meet? Did we function as His intruments through whom He pleads for all to be reconciled to Him? Thank God for the grace of Jesus Christ which abounds so much more than sin!!!

"Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else. I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear. Surely, shall one say, in the LORD have I righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come; and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed. In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory."

irreverend fox said...

amen

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