Friday, December 14, 2012

Sandy Hook School Massacre: Mental Illness or Evil?

As our nation deeply mourns over the shocking horror of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, that took the lives of 20 innocent young children and 6 adults this morning;  we shake our heads in disbelief and wonder why anyone would ever do such an evil, cold-blooded and heinous crime.

The newscasters are discussing whether or not this was a result of acute psychosis or another type of mental illness which led to this individual's horrific actions.  Or, could it be a premeditated, culture of death action of an evil individual who knew precisely what he was doing?

The Bible informs us:

Jer 17:9 ¶ The heart [is] deceitful above all [things], and desperately wicked: who can know it?

It is too early to know what the motivation was.  It could be a combination of mental illness and horrendous evil. There are hints of both because of the additional reported deaths of the deceased murderer's mother and father [Update:  the father is reportedly alive so it must have been someone else that was killed in the home in N.J..].

The Daily Mail UK has a lot of information and photos. However, the name of the dead killer may not be "Ryan Lanza," but his brother "Adam Lanza."

Our hearts are broken.  At tragic times like this, we seek solace through prayer, comfort for those who mourn, the unconditional love of God and love for family, and the promises of eternal life through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

~ Christine


Psa 23:1 A Psalm of David. The LORD [is] my shepherd; I shall not want.

Psa 23:2 He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters.

Psa 23:3 He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name's sake.

Psa 23:4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You [are] with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

Psa 23:5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over.

Psa 23:6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life:  and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

Also read:

A Shepherd Looks At Psalm 23

The God Who Shepherds Us

The God Who Invites Us to Rest

The God Who Guides Us

The God Who Is With Us


Susan Smith said...

The Lord is near to the broken hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit (Psalm 34:18, NASB)
Adonai is near those with broken hearts; he saves those whose spirit is crushed (David Stern translation).

steve said...

Hey Christine!
Have you seen the video of Barack's fake tear wiping? Makes me want to puke. It is stunning that people cannot see through this guy. He is about the most obvious fake I've ever seen.

Christinewjc said...

Thank you so much for sharing that verse. May it be a comfort to those who mourn and visit here to read it.

Christinewjc said...


I was thinking the exact same thing. I watched his actions several times and could not see a tear either in his eyes or under his eyes where he was wiping with his finger. Then I thought that I am being too critical here. In a time of tragedy like this, I shouldn't judge someone's method or actions of mourning.

But I'm glad to hear that you saw the same thing; that I wasn't imagining it or being too critical.

His comment about "doing something about this" was a bit troubling. Does that "something" mean gun control?

Didn't anyone learn a hard lesson from the Colorado theater massacre? If the so-called "safety" officers were allowed to be armed, perhaps the murderer would have been taken out before he killed so many people.

I have been busy over the past 4 days helping a woman who needs outpatient care at a medical facility which requires driving her back and forth to her mother's residence each day. That is why I haven't been blogging very much. I am home for the weekend, but need to return and help again this coming week.

I haven't had much time to see what all the newscasters are saying. But I bet that gun control has (or will be) a big topic of discussion once again. The problem with gun control laws is that they take away the right of law abiding citizens to protect themselves from evil perpetrators. Would-be criminals and murderers do not abide by any laws...much less gun "control" laws!

While driving home last night, several callers on the Mark Levin radio show had a lot of good points. One man mentioned the fact that even if guns were entirely banned in the USA (God forbid!!!), who would keep guns from coming over the border from Mexico? We can't even keep out illegal aliens! What makes liberal leftist loonies think we could keep guns from coming over the border - in a floodlike manner - if our 2nd Amendments rights are taken away?

Another caller said that gun control laws wouldn't have made a difference in this case. The killer was on a mission - just like a suicide bomber. Nothing was going to stop him.

Good to see you here Steve. I grieve so deeply about this terrible incident of a maniacal, soulless killer who stood in a classroom and murdered 20 innocent small children. It's just unimaginable. A son who could be so cruel and heartless to shoot his own mother in the face has to be mentally deranged and/or absolutely cold-blooded. But to go and shoot her entire kindergarten class afterwards is beyond evil.

The details that will eventually come out about the "why" he did it might reveal a so-called "motive." But no matter what, we know that satan is ultimately behind it all. The soul and spirit of a person which is devoid of God and good gets filled up with something else - satan's attacks and evil.

Jesus warns us:

Jhn 10:10 "The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have [it] more abundantly.

Peter describes the battle:

1Pe 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because [fn] your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

1Pe 5:9 Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.

1Pe 5:10 But may [fn] the God of all grace, who called us [fn] to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle [you].

1Pe 5:11 To Him [be] the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Christinewjc said...

Followed a back link to my blog and found a close-up picture that reveals BHO's fake tears:

BHO's fake tears

Christinewjc said... certainly didn't take long for liberal leftist lunatic Nadler to spew his crazy-time hateful and dangerous rhetoric:

Newsbusters: NY Congressman Calls NRA 'Enablers of Mass Murder'


PIERS MORGAN, HOST: I have been debating this all week. I was following the Bob Costas thing, the shopping mall, so on, following Aurora. I've been debating it for months, if not two years. I am so frustrated. I'm so furious for these kids who have been being blown away again with legally acquired weapons.

Some boy who has got problems takes his mother's three weapons, including this ridiculous assault rifle, and goes in the school and kills these kids. And you guys still want to tell me the answer is more guns? It is madness!


JOHN R. LOTT, JR, AUTHOR, "MORE GUNS, LESS CRIME": How else can you stop someone from shooting people.

MORGAN: Let the congressman speak.

REP. JERROLD NADLER (D), NEW YORK: What are we most angry about? It's that every poll shows that by massive majorities, Americans agree with what you just said. Yet we have a lobby, the leadership of the NRA, who function as enablers of mass murder. And that's what they are. They're enablers of mass murder, because they terrify the class of political people. And even though polling shows that most NRA members would support reasonable gun controls, every time someone proposes it, they come in. They lie. They say they will take your guns away. And they stop any kind of legislation to prevent that.

This absurd comment came just days after Kansas City sportswriter Jason Whitlock called the NRA "the new KKK."

Euripides said...

This is evil in its pure form, destroying the most defenseless and innocent of our society. Yet the leftist ideologues, having rejected the concept of evil, will lay the blame for such actions in all the wrong places.

Anonymous said...

2 Timothy 3:1 ¶ This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

One of the definitions for "perilous" times is "fierce" and "savage". If the Connecticut shooting wasn't fierce then what is? Its more proof we're living in the End Times.

1) hard to do, to take, to approach

2) hard to bear, troublesome, dangerous

a) harsh, fierce, savage

Merry Christmas from the user once known as Sosthenes

Christinewjc said...

So true, Euripides. They have their own agenda regarding their "reactions" to this horrible massacre. Two words - gun control. NOTHING else matters. Not even the safety of our school children!

If you get a chance, check out my friend Steve's blog:

Cry and Howl: One cause of the tragedy in Connecticut … Obama administration cut funding for school security

Of course, no one has heard about this in the Obama controlled media of mass corruption!!

How people cannot see through the liberal leftist goons nefarious agenda is beyond belief!!!

Christinewjc said...

Thanks, Sosthenes. The truth of God's Word is indisputible! Yet people will go about their lives not knowing anything about the Bible and rejecting the Savior, Jesus Christ.

2Cr 4:3 But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing,

2Cr 4:4 whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.