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The Oregen Shooter

The Shooter in Oregon told those he shot in the head they would see God in a second. He was right. They did. He also was on the right track about Satan, too. Only he was not greeted in Hell with a hug or cheer. But he knows that now. Remember the story Jesus told about the Rich man and Lazarus in Luke 16:19-31? Here’s what the Shooter learned immediately after his death: “And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.” God always has the last word and it is always good.

The Shooter wanted to be remembered. He got far more than he bargained for. Now he is remembering what he did for all of eternity without a moment of relief. Not a bit. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God (Hebrews 10:31)! Remember what Father Abraham said in response to the passionate appeal of the Rich Man–”And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.  But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.” Luke 16:24-25.  He was suffering so that he would gladly have that poor beggar dip his finger in water and touch his parched tongue.  That story has been going on for well over 2000 years and still that Rich Man is in torment and still he has had no relief.  The same will be true of the Oregon Shooter.  And he still has to face the Great White Throne Judgement.  That will be the awful day he actually is removed from the place of torment he is in now and he will wish he could escape what is coming.  Revelations 20:11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. 12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. 13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. 14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. 15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”

1 comment to The Oregen Shooter

  • The Shooter wanted to be remembered. He got more than he bargained for. Now he remembers what he did for all of eternity. Never a moment of relief. Not one.

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