Stopping School Shootings

by | Feb 16, 2018 | Christianity Today | 20 comments

This the blog that dragged me kicking and screaming to my laptop. I emphatically yet respectfully protested to the Holy Spirit.  I knew this blog would cost me more than any other.  Here goes…
Stopping school shootings will be the most divisive issue of 2018.  Write it down.  It threatens to become a debate that will plunge America into an even darker time.  It will expose our penchant for half-cures.
These words, from the song For what it’s worth by Buffalo Springfield is prophetic to right now: “There’s battle lines being drawn, Nobody’s right if everybody’s wrong.”
Gridlock will keep us from a cure.  Politicians will scream at each other. Celebrities will shed crocodile tears on late night shows.  Millions will be poured into maintaining falsehood.  What you will not see is truth and honesty about this horrible subject.  Most will simply want to appear to care.

PARKLAND, FL – FEBRUARY 14: People are brought out of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after a shooting at the school that reportedly killed and injured multiple people on February 14, 2018 in Parkland, Florida. Numerous law enforcement officials continue to investigate the scene. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

The tired voices will drag out the usual suspects.  It is amazing how truth survives in our group think nation.  Questions still break in to disturb our presumptions.  Here they are:
WE NEED TOUGHER GUN LAWS!  If that is so, why is Chicago—with the strictest gun laws in America—a killing field?
 A bigger question:  We aren’t we enforcing the laws we have already.  How will a new law help?  Every mass shooting involved a law that was not enforced or a killer who fell through the cracks by schools, who just wanted to make them some else’s problem, or agencies like the FBI, that ignored warnings.
In a chilling development, The New York Post reported this:  “Before Nikolas Cruz carried out his mass killing at a Florida high school this week, police responded to his home 39 times over a seven-year period, according to disturbing new documents.”
It’s not fair to pin this completely on them but one thing must be asked:  If you can’t, or won’t, enforce the laws already on the books why do you think is will do any good to add more?
The fact that this is all they can come up with, shows they are not after solutions—but are simply blathering the mantra of their agenda.  Here comes more agenda…
WE CAN’T JUDGE PEOPLE:  A mindless culture is endangering all of us.  This is the culprit: silence in the face of obvious derangement. 
This boy was identified as a menace several times.  But no action was taken. Why? It is because we have created a society that accepts all behavior and there’s a tyranny to judge anyone.
When people in San Bernardino noticed neighbors carrying vast armaments into their house and chanting in Arabic, they said nothing.  They admitted they didn’t want to be labeled racist.  The next day, they killed 14 people and seriously injured 22.
Neighbors in Mesquite, Nevada noticed even heavier weaponry loading into a house with all the windows blacked out. They never told police.  Not long afterward, Stephan Paddock, opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest music festival on the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada, leaving 58 people dead and 851 injured.

Famed professor Jordan Peterson related something that happened in a University classroom.  A six-foot blonde man stood before the class and said he was in fact, a five-year-old black girl.  The teacher asked if any student thought it was weird.  Not one spoke up.  In a secret poll 22 of them admitted it was weird but were terrified to speak out.
IT’S WHITE SUPREMACY!  Another mantra is white supremacy.  It only took minutes for a writer to claim Nikolas Cruz was part of a white supremacist group.  It went everywhere.  But alas it is fake news. “Leon County law enforcement sources told the Tallahassee Democrat that they could not find information linking Cruz, 19, to the Republic of Florida Militia, as first reported by the group’s self-proclaimed leader Jordan Jereb.”
Do you see them retracting that report?  Of course not, it does advance the narrative.  The drumbeat of racism is required to delay the truth.  It pays bills and distracts from our real problem.
GET THE GUNS!  We have a glaring double standard: Every leftist politician has body guards who carry guns.  Every courthouse has them.  Every bank has them.  But for our children, it is a sacred cow not to have them.  Madness.
Depression and mental illness is pandemic.  Why?  We load the nation down with pills. Why?  This has only made things worse.  The root cause of is too terrible to consider.  The machine that cranks out a Nikolas Cruz operates with impunity.  Here it comes…wait for it.
We are guilty of destroying the family.  We created a swamp for children to demonize themselves.  In our zeal to make everyone right, everything legal, we cursed ourselves with appetites we were not prepared to face.  We loosed a monster.
We are a nation of take out.  The beast won’t let us sit down to a home cooked meal. But we don’t just take out our food.  We take out prayer and believe it makes us better.  We take out father figures and expect it makes us wiser.  We take out church—and even some churches take out church—and think it will help find ourselves. We take out marriage and magically expect it to improve life for children.
By shaking our fist at God, we have created a society so miserable, so lonely, so fearful that they are despairing of life and losing natural inhibitions. We have torn down the natural hedges against violence and debauchery.
We won’t admit the existence of evil.  Nikolas Crus is evil.  He willfully gave into the undertow of evil.  Satan filled his heart, but he asked for it. He told authorities that voices in his head told him how to carry out the shooting.  Many boys writhe in worse circumstances, and don’t kill people.
If a society refuses to admit evil how will they stop it in the future?  As the saying goes, the greatest trick Satan ever pulled was to convince people he didn’t exist.
He doesn’t exist because, admitting he exists,  invariably leads to an admission about God, right and wrong and repentance.  We are wicked and full of sin but would rather mask it under impotent laws, crank science and political correctness.
What a moment for the church!  We have words of life for this horrendous moment.  We have pulpits that can go back to the Bible and thunder truth.  We have the awesome power of prayer.  We can tell the masses the truth.  We can be like Peter in Acts 2:40 “ He went on in this vein for a long time, urging them over and over, “Get out while you can; get out of this sick and stupid culture!” That is exactly what I am going to do.


  1. loveandcareproject

    You are right on the money as I see it. God is taken out of America. He made us and we turned our back on Him. I too need to be dragged to the keyboard to get an update out that I don’t want to write. I just hooked to your ministry a few days ago and was thinking to unsubscribe but will keep you. Your heart is right. Takes me hours to write a simple update. I can learn from you. God’s Blessings Rodney

    On Feb 16, 2018 5:50 PM, “Mario Murillo Ministries” wrote:

    mariomurilloministries posted: “This the blog that dragged me kicking and screaming to my laptop. I emphatically yet respectfully protested to the Holy Spirit. I knew this blog would cost me more than any other. Stopping school shootings will be the most divisive issue of 2018. Write”

  2. Phyllis Falco

    I agree wholeheartedly with you Mario ,The boy needs repentance and probably deliverance ,
    God bless you in your effords to tell the truth ,
    Phyllis Falco

  3. Carolina

    Mario, your statement about the “natural hedges against violence and debauchery,” being torn down, rang so true! Because there are natural hedges that a foundational Christian nation provides here on earth. This also reminds me of the supernatural hedge God provided, that satan observed when he was planning a full out attack upon Job and all his house. The enemy of all righteousness and truth waits observing for any & all opportunities to strike when the hedge wall is down. Could it be that not only our foundational Christian values & protections have been torn apart, but also along with that the protective hedge of Christ’s Own strong Hand has been lifted for a time?…So that REAL personal & national soul searching may begin again?

    • Mark Stripling

      Revelation 13:7, “And it was granted to him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them.
      AND AUTHORITY WAS GIVEN HIM over every tribe, tongue, and nation.”

    • Tigerkitty

      John Adams said
      “The government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.”

      • mariomurilloministries

        Tiger Kitty, Actually, John Adams said this “The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were the general principles of Christianity. I will avow that I then believed, and now believe, that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and attributes of God.

        Without religion, this world would be something not fit to be mentioned in polite company: I mean hell.

        The Christian religion is, above all the religions that ever prevailed or existed in ancient or modern times, the religion of wisdom, virtue, equity and humanity.

        Suppose a nation in some distant region should take the Bible for their only law book and every member should regulate his conduct by the precepts there exhibited. . . . What a Eutopia – what a Paradise would this region be!

        I have examined all religions, and the result is that the Bible is the best book in the world.”

  4. Don Gray

    I just listened to someone that said that all these shootings and the images of these children exiting their schools with hands over their head, shows that the nation has lost her innocence.
    Well, the AR-15 did not rob us of our innocence,
    abortion did!!
    When you slaughter the innocent in the supposed safety of the Mother’s womb, you unleashed a spirit of death and destruction that has swept across this land.
    Psalm 127:3 Amplified Bible (AMP)
    Behold, children are a heritage and gift from the Lord,
    The fruit of the womb a reward.
    As you can see a child is considered by God as a gift from Him and His heritage.
    Psalm 82:3-4 New King James Version (NKJV)
    Defend the poor and fatherless;
    Do justice to the afflicted and needy.
    Deliver the poor and needy;
    Free them from the hand of the wicked.
    Psalms 82; vs 3-4 tell us that God will defend the defenseless, and the most defenseless being on the earth is a baby in the womb.
    God promises to do justice to the afflicted and the needy.
    Psalm 139:13-16 Amplified Bible (AMP)
    For You formed my innermost parts;
    You knit me [together] in my mother’s womb.
    I will give thanks and praise to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    Wonderful are Your works,
    And my soul knows it very well.
    My frame was not hidden from You,
    When I was being formed in secret,
    And intricately and skillfully formed [as if embroidered with many colors] in the depths of the earth.
    Your eyes have seen my unformed substance;
    And in Your book were all written
    The days that were appointed for me,
    When as yet there was not one of them [even taking shape].
    As you can see from the last sentence that God has appointed days for the baby in the womb and to kill that child is to rob God of the glory that He would have received from the child.
    Exodus 21:22-25 Amplified Bible (AMP)
    22 “If men fight with each other and injure a pregnant woman so that she gives birth prematurely [and the baby lives], yet there is no further injury, the one who hurt her must be punished with a fine [paid] to the woman’s husband, as much as the judges decide.
    23 But if there is any further injury, then you shall require [as a penalty] life for life, 24 [a]eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, 25 burn for burn, wound for wound, bruise for bruise.
    I want to call your attention to the verses 23-25. God says that if someone hits a woman who is pregnant in the stomach and the child comes our unharmed, no punishment, but if the child is harmed or killed, God requires a life for a life.
    Genesis 1:11 New King James Version (NKJV)
    11 Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth”; and it was so.
    Here in Genesis 1:11, we are told of an immutable law, in other words, an unchangeable law.
    When you slaughter the innocent in the supposed safety of the Mother’s womb, you unleashed a spirit of death and destruction that has swept across this land, and we are seeing this in the slaughter of our children in the inner cities and our schools.
    Church, we have been given God’s authority over the land and He will require of us an account of how we administered His ways in the earth.
    When abortion was legalized, where were we? Did we fast and pray and do warfare against this evil demon, or did we just retreat inside the walls of our churches and continued to play church?
    Yes the time is growing shorter and His return is on the horizon. We preach flowery sermons on His glorious return.
    Church when He confronts us with this truth, that we are the ones, the elders that sit at the gate of the land,
    we are the ones who gave legal right for this spirit to seek out, to steal and to kill and destroy our innocence,

  5. Ronda Pettit

    I absolutely agree.
    He was filled with evil because he was filled with sin.
    He was filled with sin because he had no hedges and the enemy had a hayday with him.
    He had no family.
    He had no one to be accountable to.
    He had no laws.
    He had no hope.
    This is the debachery of mankind without Christ and His teachings.

    • Mark Stripling

      His court appointed lawyer wept over him, saying he was a broken human being himself. Look at his eyes in the photos. I do not see evil, I see emptiness. Hopefully he will have the opportunity he did not give to those he killed: to receive Christ. I am involved in prison ministry, and I guess God had to give me a love and compassion for those guilty of inflicting much pain and heartache on others.

      • Anthony

        Mario hit the nail squarely on the head…. He told the truth! AND now the bleeding hearts… which apparently are confused, rise to the surface with compassion for this evil, twisted person who allowed the enemy to consume his entire being. Even GOD spoke to Cain in Genesis 4:6-7, “6 And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen? 7If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.”

        GOD gave Cain an opportunity to make it right, to get in right standing with HIM. HE even gave Cain the ability to not yield to the crouching evil and to be ruler over that fledging sin. BUT Cain chose to invite evil into his life. This boy did the same… He had a good home, he had someone to adopt him and care for him. He did not live in poverty, wondering where he was going to sleep or where his next meal was coming from.

        He chose to invite evil and now he must pay the ultimate earthly price. GOD will deal with his soul.

        The time to feel compassion and show all this so-called love/compassion is before the sin saturated his being. Thank GOD we are not under the Old Covenant. Under the Old Covenant, if this child was continually disobedient, he was to be cut off from the living. Thank GOD for JESUS! Thank GOD for sending JESUS and issuing in the NEW Covenant, as we all have access to GOD (through the BLOOD of JESUS) to be Redeemed from the curse of the Law, that Old Covenant.

        The proverbial line in the sand has been drawn…who’s on the LORD’S side, stand over here. I’m not knocking the fact that you have compassion for this young man, however, almost everybody has a remorseful appearance and feel overwhelmingly contrite when they have been caught in the evil act or have a diabolical scheme exposed prior execution.

        Want to have compassion? Have compassion for the seventeen souls which are no longer on this planet because of this person. Seventeen people have been ripped from the lives of their loved ones. Children slaughtered as their life had no value. Husbands and wives torn apart because this wickedness erupted. Have compassion on the lives which MUST face tomorrow without these Seventeen souls.

      • Clair

        I, too, see the emptiness in his eyes. I believe the “loners” have a special call of God on their lives, but they don’t know it and they don’t understand why they are different and they are not born again and satan moves in…

    • Novella ( butterfly n) hawk

      We know this is true!! God, we can only trust in You! We can’t imagine what our young must think & feel, when we adults, accept the killing of our young as a normal right ~ & the disrespect of men/Fathers are treated as non-existent, unnecessary or not needed/wanted, anymore ? ! Really, where is “honoring, respecting, esteeming ~ the meanings of the ‘fear’ ~ of God? I pray we learn how to repent, forgiving as we “have been forgiven”!! Butterfly n

  6. teresajane1

    Mario Murillo: My family and I just discovered you yesterday. We’ve been reading your blogs, one after the other, overwhelmed with relief that there is a voice of clarity and sanity in this nation. First of all, we are grateful that you speak truth. We are thankful to God that He has given you a very clear mind that is able to “hit the nail on the head.” Today’s blog must have been difficult to write, but let me say thanks. It cost you I am certain, but it is so well done and well said. We are living in a culture of death and just like Francis Schaeffer predicted, the moment we as a nation legalized abortion, death would permeate all of life. That is happening. And what the enemy could not kill in the womb, he is destroying outside of it. We are praying for you daily and we are grateful for your voice.

  7. Sheila

    The leftists are so predictable when it comes to these kind of tragedies. They all of sudden become so morally concerned for these children that have to suffer from gun violence, but where is their moral outrage for the millions of children that are being killed everyday in the womb? Hypocrisy at its finest! They make me sick with their all their fakeness! I am genuinely outraged at both of these kinds of evil done against our children and I will pray for these families everyday. Oh but wait, the left doesn’t want us to pray for these people anymore either. They say they’re sick of people’s “thoughts and prayers”. Well too bad! We will pray for them anyway!

    • Karen Minahan

      And the rightest.. are the ones taking all the donations from the NRA, I believe there needs to be more mental health access for young children, we have NO idea where his shoes have walked, his home life etc, people need to be more aware and speak up for those who have No voice, because coming from a very dysfunctional childhood I can tell you Children have No Say in the matter, I am 70 yrs young and could write a book

      • Sheila

        I came from a very dysfunctional childhood also, and have gone to many mental health professionals. In the end, the only thing that saved my life and mind iwas Jesus! But the leftist want to take Him out of the schools too. Maybe you should think about how that hurts these mentally ill kids too. That. has nothing to do with the NRA. And anyway, the rightest taking donations from the NRA is not as bad as the leftists taking donations from Planned Parenthood. What do you think abortion does to the minds of the women that do this everyday, because they are being lied to? We have a 2nd Amendment right to bear arms. I don’t see a Constitutional right to kill thousands of children in the womb everyday!

  8. Gary Frey

    Yes, I stand with you!

    Gary Frey


  9. Cliff Attaway

    Thank you for this. We must be faithful to speak the truth, to pray, to be the voice that the world needs. To bring wisdom to bear. The world has no solutions but we do. That they are not easily brought to bear doesn’t mean the Holy Spirit won’t give us direction to follow. Lord help us walk this out.

  10. Rebekah

    Thank you for proclaiming the truth Mario Murillo.

  11. general in gods army

    thanks for the truth. but the church is to afraid to do any thing but pray behind close doors.90% say they are christian but still there is abortion! thing are going as the bible says.GOD will punish the U.S. for this. so hang on bothers & sisters




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