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What the Bible Says About School Shootings

What The Bible Says About School Shootings. School Shootings have increased since 1996 there have been over 30 school shootings in the United States, with over 80 students and teachers/professors killed.

 

School shootings have been making the headlines in the USA at an increased frequency. The latest shooting on December 14, 2012 grieved the nation, as authorities reported at least 27 people, including 20 children, were killed, when a gunman clad in black military gear opened fire inside a Connecticut elementary school. The killer then killed himself bringing the casualty count to a total of 28 human beings including the gunman, and his mother who he also shot. This latest tragedy is just one of a long string of senseless shootings.

 

One of the deadliest shooting rampages in recent US history was the Virginia Tech shooting on April 16, 2007 when a gunman massacred 32 people at Virginia Tech before killing himself, bringing the death toll to 33. On October 3, 2006, the nation was stunned to hear of a gunman who went into an Amish one-room school house and shot ten girls, killing five of them, before turning the gun on himself.

 

The recent history of school shootings in the United States includes the University of Texas August 1, 1966 massacre, where a university student shot and killed 16 students and wounded 31 others from the campus observation tower.  In the mid 1990’s, school shootings became a trend, with at least 16 such shootings resulting in over 240 killed; one of the most horrific being the Columbine incident on April 20, 1999, in which 12 students and one teacher were killed.

 

Since 1996 there have been over 31 school shootings in the United States, with over 160 students, teachers/professors and others killed. In the rest of the world school shootings have occurred in Scotland, Yemen, Russia Sweden, Germany, Bosnia, Canada, Argentina and other countries, with the largest taking the lives of over 355 students.

 

Why so much violence among our young people? A Department of Education Survey which analyzed violence in U.S. schools reported that public schools nationwide experienced more than 12,000 fights in which weapons were used, 4,600 rapes and other sexual assaults and over 8,000 robberies. Other reports from Time and Newsweek magazines tell us the suicide rate among U.S. teens has risen 118% in the last 15 years while drug use has risen almost 90% since 1992. The Bible tells us about a time that these kinds of violent deeds and rebellious acts will be committed by children all over the world.

 

Christians Should Pray and Reach Out

Another factor that encourages these things to happen is the lack of Christians to be “light” and “salt” in the earth. We have failed to share the gospel with those who are misfits in society. We have not taught our children to reach out either. These outcasts and misfits need to know that we all have sinned and all have imperfections and flaws and all of us need a relationship with Jesus. It is in Him that they will find their acceptance. One of the major ways we can all reach out is to pray for those around us instead of just doing those things we like to do and want to do. We have failed in witnessing to the lost. In fact, many times members of the church are involved in the same activities that the world is involved in. i.e.: watching violent movies on T.V., playing war games, etc.

The other area we have failed in is we have become apathetic in our Christian involvement with the things of God. We had rather go to ball games than to prayer meetings. We seem to have a “Nero” spirit, we are fiddling while Rome burns. We are so involved in our jobs, entertainment and other pursuits that going to church and praying have been abandoned by many “so-called” Christians.

Prayer in US Schools Abandoned

The United States Supreme court made a terrible decision when they ruled to have prayer removed from schools in 1962. Statistics show that rebellion and violence have dramatically increased since that time. I believe this is another contributing factor to our children’s decline since then. The article below was taken from the book, ”America: To Pray or Not to Pray”

What Happened When the Praying Stopped

How did the removal of voluntary prayer from the schools of the United States affect our nation as a whole? That question has been answered in detail by a research company in Texas which has gathered and tabulated statistics from hundreds of sources relating to the rates of moral decline in America.

Specialty Research Associates, P.O. Box 397, Aledo, TX 76008, under the direction of David Barton, has released a report entitled, “America: To Pray or Not to Pray”, which uses over 100 pages of graphs and statistical analysis to prove that crime, venereal disease, premarital sex, illiteracy, suicide, drug use, public corruption, and other social ills began a dramatic increase after the Engel vs. Vitale Supreme Court decision was made in 1962 which banned school prayer. The rate of violent crime alone, has risen over 330 percent.

 

 

 

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This is a partially curated article from Mrs. Betty Miller.

While is it important to recognize the forces that empowered Adam Lanza's murderous behavior, the important for me, is to recognize that I as a Believer in Christ have a responsibility to my surrounding to be faithful to my God and to intercede in prayer for the seen and unseen elements, to enforce God's will on the planet Earth. I must allow God an entry way by must trust in Him to act with truth and love. I ask forgiveness when I do not do my part. I am dependent on God to help me correct my action and to trust Him more. 

~ Alicia J. Alexander - Image Werks Corporation

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Introducing... Miss Way too Fierce and totally got it going on...

Superstar, Production Cook, Future Restauranteur,

Epiphany Brittanya Smith.

The princess of The Image Works Corporation.

#WorkThat!  Thank you, #T.D.Jakes.

#TheImageWorksCorporation, #TheJOY!

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Welcome to… #TheKingdomofHisDearSon

TheKingdomofHisDearSon experience   Did you know [?]

God’s #empowerment::blessing to Man: male and female is

#TheWord… especially, spoken, #Beloved. #3John2.

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Faith groups speak out against Obama's decision to delay immigration reform - Deseret News

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Salon Faith groups speak out against Obama's decision to delay immigration reform Deseret News Acknowledging the difficult political climate the president has to negotiate, Eddie Carmona, campaign manager for the faith-based PICO National Network's...
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“The Advantage of being ‘Uniquely You”

 

(East Providence, RI, USA, Wednesday, August 20, 2014. ) When a Master Designer, in the process of creating a masterpiece, changes colors and patterns at different intervals, in order to create the image that the Master Designer has in their Vision, would we who are the onlookers (witnesses) label it a “Failure?” Of course the answer is, “no.”

 

Consider, why do we who are in God’s “Process of Life,” label the incremental development (The Some 30, 60, Some 100 Fold, and, Newness of Life) of others in their “Change Process/Developmental stages” a failure? 

 

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Happy #FashionForwardFriday, October 10, 2014. #TheKingdomofHisDearSon experience... Consider.. Why do we who are in God’s “Process of Life,” label the incremental development (The Some 30, 60, Some 100 Fold, and, Newness of Life) of others in their “Change Process/Developmental stages” a failure? 

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The Blessing of The Lord maketh rich and He adds no sorrow with it. It is written Proverbs 10:22. Do you believe?  I believe. So, when is the last time you were sorrowful? Me? It’s been a while.

#The JOY! #TheImageWorksCorporation. 

Happy #FashionForwardFriday, October10, 2014.

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The Kingdom of His Dear Son experience 

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The Kingdom of His Dear Son experience Is #prospering a #TopPriority for #You?

It is for #God, Beloved. #3John2. #TheJOY! #TheImageWorksCorporation.

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Pinning for PR: 3 successful Pinterest campaigns

Pinning for PR: 3 successful Pinterest campaigns | Small Business Development | Scoop.it

With each passing day, PR is being nudged away from the familiar comfort of text-based communications to more visual forms of communications, especially in digital campaigns. 

Today, among other platforms, Pinterest must be part of your social PR campaign strategy, especially if your target audience is female. It’s easy to dismiss Pinterest as a site where women just share pictures of fashion and food, but do so at your peril. Consider this: 

• One-third of the women in the U.S. use Pinterest, according to Pew Research Center’sSocial Media Update 2013.
• 85 percent of the estimated 40.1 million monthly Pinterest users in the United States in 2014 are female.
• New data from social sharing service ShareThis shows that for the first time, Pinterest outpaced email to become the third-most popular sharing channel in the fourth quarter of 2013.
• Pinterest is the channel of choice for moms, who share three times more than the average user, according to MarketingLand.com.


Still need to be convinced? Here are three examples of creative and effective PR campaigns using Pinterest as a central communications hub: 


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Pinterest and PR can be a winning combination when integrated as these three successful campaigns show.

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Brands Jump the Sharknado With Whirlwind of Fishy Pun Tweets | AdWeek

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Don't act surprised. You knew it was coming, and the brands knew it was coming. The bad-on-purpose Sharknado 2: The Second One premiered last night on Syfy, and people watched it.

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RT @ArupThoughts: How can we unlock the full potential of #BIM? A change in procurement mindsets http://t.co/om3A6il82h http://t.co/9HoQZer…
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Twitter’s quarterly results were unexpectedly positive, but its plans point to ditching replies and moving to a Facebook-style curated feed.
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Oracle slashes Larry Ellison's stock options following shareholder discontent http://t.co/WOr6Gdo0xu #Technology
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Last month, it was revealed that Toyota had plans to release a plug-in electric Prius in 2016 that needed no plug at all to recharge, thanks to wireless technology from a U.S.
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The United States announced a new round of sanctions against Moscow, accusing the Kremlin of supporting anti-Kiev militias in eastern Ukraine and threatening to cripple the Russian economy....
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See The Love

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1 John 3:1Amplified Bible (AMP

See what an incredible quality of love the Father has given (shown, bestowed on) us, that we should [be permitted to] be named and called and counted the children of God!

And so we are!

The reason that the world does not know (recognize, acknowledge) us is that it does not know (recognize, acknowledge) Him.

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#JOY! #TRUTH

I SEE it in my Vision;

I Believe it in my Mission;

I Have it in my Reality; #Prosper.

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“Small business owners, frankly, are very reluctant to go out and hire somebody," says Kyle Jackson, head of Georgia's chapter of the NFIB.
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 Welcome to… #TheKingdomofHisDearSon

The Kingdom of His Dear Son experience  God is Love… Glorious Perfect Love. With this understanding, when does God allow “hate” in His Presence… never! As a matter-of-fact, God commands respect and; thus, the Man (male and female) response would be repentance to maintain the Glorious Perfect Love relationship with The Eternal Living God.

 

Do not allow unforgiveness to consume you. Remember, the atomic measurement of Glorious Perfect Love is still love or by Man’s (male and female) observation may be labeled, “like.”

 

“Be Empowered To Prosper.” 

Thank You, Cartier (Photo credit).

 

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Complete JOY… Complete JOY… Complete JOY, My JOY is complete… How is your Joy? It is written, John 15:11.

Jesus said, “It is finished.” This is how I know My JOY is complete.

How is your JOY? #Rejoice. Luke 10:19 and 20. 

#TheJOY! #TheImageWorksCorporation

Happy #FashionForwardFriday, October 10, 2014. 

#TheKingdom of His Dear Son experience 

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My JOY is complete… How is your Joy?  #JOHN1511.

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Unusual and Useful Twitter Search and Filtering Techniques

Unusual and Useful Twitter Search and Filtering Techniques | Small Business Development | Scoop.it

If you follow more than a handle of accounts, your Twitter stream can quickly become a firehose of irrelevant information. Because of this, many veteran users never visit their stream. Instead, they create lists or run saved searches.


Here are a few other options to help you filter your Twitter stream for more useful, relevant, information....


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Your Twitter stream can quickly become a firehose. Turn down the noise with these excellent Twitter search and filtering techniques.

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Why Instagram Ads Could be Huge for Facebook's Mobile Empire

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It's still unclear when Instagram ads will become widely available to marketers. Facebook doesn't appear to be in a hurry to make purchasing and placing Instagram promos an automated experience, instead maintaining that its so-called white glove service to a few dozen Fortune 500 brands will remain the status quo.

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Facebook considers its next moves with huge revenue on the horizon for Instagram ads.

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The Senate is now voting on the Sanders-Miller veterans care legislation. http://t.co/0isu6EbOuo
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Commission finalises new CAP reform direct payment rules - News, analysis and expert comment on the CAP, agriculture, agribusiness, farm trade and the food industry worldwide

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4 Leadership Skills You Need, No Matter How High You Rank

In a recent survey, researchers found these abilities are essential whether you're a middle manager or the CEO.
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From 3D printing to wearable internet devices, technology is changing how we live and work. It's giving investors a reason to smile, too. In the video, Michael Strobaek, Global Chief Investment...
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Do your due diligence with NC standard form 2-T! Facilitate the signing and tracking of North Carolina Offer to Purchase and Contract using PDFfiller. (What does 'due diligence' mean in North Carolina?
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