Friday, August 20, 2004

BAD NEWS. According to the San Francisco Chronicle (July 28, 2004), three Oakland boys beat at 55 year old homeless man to death because they were bored. Two were 16 years old and one was 15. They were wandering the streets in the early morning when they stumbled upon the man sleeping in an abandoned warehouse. They admitted hitting and kicking the man and shooting him with a BB gun.

The Oakland Police Chief said “Something has gone terribly wrong when anyone, especially young people, can even conceive of such acts. He is right that something has gone terribly wrong. It began long ago and continues to get worse. That something is the entrance of sin into the world.

In Romans 1:29-31, Paul explains the condition of human kind. It says “they have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless.”

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