Las Vegas, Gambling With Your Life
Attack At Las Vegas!
On Sunday night, October 1, 2017, a man began shooting from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. He began spraying bullets upon a crowd of 22,000 people down below him, who were gathered together for a Country/Western music festival.
Why did he do it?
Our forefathers all had guns, and they did not go around slaughtering crowds of innocent people. Why did this man do it?
The gunman’s female friend said that she had no clue of what was coming, and described him as a “kind, caring, quiet man.”
The gunman’s brother said that the family was dumbfounded by what his brother had done.
The Evil Mastermind
Behind This Shooting
Some men once plotted to kill Jesus, and this is what He said to them, “Ye are of your FATHER the DEVIL, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a MURDERER from the beginning” (Holy Bible, John 8:44a, KJV). The man who slaughtered all of these innocent people, was being controlled by the devil.
A Drone In The Devil’s Hands?
What is a drone? It is something that is remotely controlled. Can the devil control people? Listen to these sobering words, “In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the TRUTH; And that they may RECOVER THEMSELVES out of the snare of the DEVIL, who are TAKEN CAPTIVE by HIM at HIS WILL” (Holy Bible, 2 Timothy 2:25-26, KJV).
Who can the devil take captive at his will? ALL of those people who have NOT yet REPENTED of their SINS; and, in truth, acknowledged JESUS as their only Lord and Savior. Where does that leave YOU? “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the DEVIL, as a roaring lion, walketh about, SEEKING whom he may DEVOUR” (Holy Bible, 1 Peter 5:8, KJV).
The Devil & Decisions
The devil can also cause people to make decisions that they will later regret. “But Peter said, Ananias, why hath SATAN filled thine HEART to LIE to the Holy Ghost…? (Holy Bible, Acts 5:3, KJV).
Have you been lying to yourself and to others about your true feelings? The emptiness in life that you are experiencing? Nothing you do seems to fill that emptiness for long—not more expensive toys; not more alcohol or drugs; not more immorality; not more tattoos—nothing seems to really satisfy?
Trying to fill that void is one reason why people go to Las Vegas. One resident of 25 years says that many people vacation there to drink, gamble, and live wildly.
Just type into your Internet browser the words “SIN CITY” and guess what will come up? “LAS VEGAS, NEVADA.”
It is said that there are over 30 adult-oriented/strip clubs in Las Vegas, and that does not include adult bookstores or massage parlors. Jesus said, “But I say unto you, That whosoever LOOKETH on a woman to LUST after her hath committed ADULTERY with her already in his heart” (Holy Bible, Matthew 5:28, KJV). Have YOU broken God’s Law? Guess what committing sin does to us? “For the WAGES of SIN is DEATH” (Holy Bible, Romans 6:23a, KJV).
Many People Went To Las Vegas For A Good Time—No One Went, Expecting To Die
One man was kneeling on the ground, holding in his arms his dying wife, who had been shot. If only they could turn the clock back, and make a different decision!
Are YOU really ready to die? “And as it is appointed unto men ONCE to DIE, but after this the JUDGMENT” (Holy Bible, Hebrews 9:27, KJV).
Heroism In Tragedy
Many risked their personal safety to help those who had been shot.
God saw our helpless condition as captives to the devil, and doomed to suffer for eternity in hell with him, and Jesus heroically came to rescue us. “While we were yet sinners, CHRIST DIED FOR US” (Holy Bible, Romans 5:8, KJV), then He arose from the grave. Receive Him as your Saviour now.
Do you believe that Jesus is the Son of God, God Almighty in the flesh, the Creator of heaven and earth; that Jesus is the only Savior; that He died on the cross for you, that He gave His pure, sinless blood to pay your sin debt; and that He arose from the grave the third day? Will you now repent of your sins, and receive the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior? Will you then follow Him in baptism and live for Him? Call upon Him right now to forgive you, to save your soul from hell, and to transform your life. “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Holy Bible, Romans 10:13, KJV)