Once hatred has been sown, once respectful constructive dialog can no longer happen between opposing groups, violence becomes inevitable.
Scripture says that sin when full grown brings forth death. As a result, violence now escalates in our land and in the world at large. It’s not all Islamic radicals, either. It’s workplace violence, politically motivated violence, shootings in schools and violent racial conflict. A recent news article pointed out that shootings of police are up 20% this year. We have seen a key congressman and four others with him shot while practicing for a friendly baseball game, all victims of a hate-filled gunman.