We Must Continue to Call for Peace, Prayers, Restraint of Evil After Deadly Weekend, Says Dr. Alex McFarland
GREENSBORO, N.C.—Thirty-one people have now died as a result of the two separate hatred-driven shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. Dr. Alex McFarland, religion and culture expert, founder of Truth for a New Generation Ministries, radio host and author of 18 books, released this statement about the massacres:
“On behalf of Truth for a New Generation, our staff and myself, our prayers and condolences are with the families of the shooting victims in El Paso and Dayton. Christians and all citizens, regardless of their religious beliefs, must condemn hate and violence in all its forms. Our hearts break at the thought that those who were perhaps innocently shopping with their children for back to school or enjoying a weekend evening in a bustling district were gunned down in this manner. As the Bible reminds, we are connected to all our fellow human beings, as we ‘weep with those who weep’ at this tragic time (Romans 12:15).
“We call on people everywhere to pray for peace, to pray that the Holy Spirit would restrain evil, and we urge people to do all that they can to make those around them feel loved and valued. We thank the Lord that He is the God of all comfort (2 Corinthians 1:3), and that through a relationship with Jesus Christ, hearts inclined toward sin can be transformed into souls filled with love.”
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