It is amazing to see and hear the stuff that comes out of Christan leaders mouths and pens anytime there is a huge tragedy. Liberals, gays, feminists, etc get blamed for any tragedy. Of course this should not come as too much of a shock to anyone connected with Armstrong, because our leaders spouted the same bullshit and still do to this day.
It's all a huge blame game. It is always someone else's fault, particularly if they do not measure up to your own standards. According to Armstrongism, 99.99% of the world is in anathema against God and therefore deserves to be punished.
Rod Meredith, Gerald Flurry, Dave Pack and many other Armstrongist's get off on the fire and destruction that they want to see poured out on the world. They want billions of people to die from famine, disease, and war. To see all that happen legitimizes their beliefs. Flurry, Meredith and others are already screeching about the Aurora killings. God is punishing the country and nonbelievers. "It's all their fault. Kill the sinners God! Let those of us who are soooooooooooo righteous live so we can spank the world for you."
This is the same mentality exhibited today by a top Evangelical leader who proclaimed that anyone killed in Aurora will be sent to hell if they are not Christian.
So sure is Newcombe of his vengeful god that he declares that future killers should stop and take into consideration the unbelief of their victims. Could they be damning them to hell?
Jerry Newcombe, Evangelical Leader, Says Only Christian Victims Of Colorado Shooting Going To Heaven
If a Christian dies early, if a Christian dies young, it seems tragic, but really it is not tragic because they are going to a wonderful place.. on the other hand, if a person doesn’t know Jesus Christ.. if they knowingly rejected Jesus Christ, then, basically, they are going to a terrible place.
I know in my natural state I am worthy of Hell before a holy God, who doesn't grade on the curve. I am eternally grateful that on the cross Jesus went to Hell for me, so I don't have to. The next time someone wants to take out their frustrations on others by killing innocent victims, they ought to consider the eternal consequences of their evil actions.
Newcombe's article is here: A Dark Night Indeed