Why Do People Murder Other People?

Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me (Psalm 51:5).  Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him (Proverbs 22:15). So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand (Romans 7:21).  I see my body, warring against the law of my mind and holding me captive to the law of sin that dwells within me (Romans 7:23). Cain killed his brother, but what did God say to him before he did? “If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it” (Genesis 4:7).

Parents who do not train their children make it very easy for Satan to sway mankind to kill. This means their parents, sister, brother, friend, enemy, grandparents or spouse, anyone that Satan wants them to kill. Why? Because you failed to drive that evil out of them. How can children be radicalized on the internet? Because you failed to drive that evil out of them. How can that sweet beautiful girl kill her baby? Because you failed to drive that evil out of them. People are born with devils. The sinful nature enters them while they are still in the womb of a woman. The moment they have life, they inherit death, which is the product of sin from the fall. If you do not want to raise a murderer, you will drive that evil out of them. If you do not want to raise a child who verbally abuses you and other children at school, you will drive that evil out of them.

Kiss the son, or he will be angry and your way will lead to your destruction, for his wrath can flare up in a moment (Psalm 2:12). Now this verse speaks about Jesus and us following him or feeling the wrath of hell, but it may be applied to human children as well. Kids need to be loved and this love includes not sparing the rod, but making sure you drive that evil out of them. When you raise your children well, they will reward you later and you will not have to hang your head in shame, when they are on the internet and in real life terrorizing people.

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