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There have been shootings in the streets, open violence against one another, rebellion against authority, rapes, and murders continually occurring on, what appears to be a daily basis. How did we get here? When there was a shooter that released gunfire in the Navy Yard in Washington D.C., his actions reflect the very images depicted in a game called, “Grand Theft Auto”. Based on reports, this man spent hours each day playing these types of games to the point that food was brought to him while continuing to play. According to Grand Theft Auto Online’s 2014 reports, there were 33,834,423 Global Players, playing 2,330,825,301 hours of this game in 224 countries. When looking at the actual gameplay profiles of these players, 341,913,222 different weapons were owned. If we virtually allow murder, rape, and rebellion to happen in our homes, should we be surprised when we see the identical actions carried out in our streets, in our neighborhoods, in our schools?
As the church, we cannot embrace dark and light together, we cannot choose both up and down. When we see the present realities of today, there is a path that can be seen clearly that reveals how we got here. You could almost view them as “phases”; one to another that ultimately brings us to day. When we see these phases clearly and how we got here, it is an empowering moment because it gives us clarity as to how we can return back to God’s original intent. Be encouraged as you hear the news behind the news of what is taking place, why its happening, what to do about it and so much more. Also shared in this segment: violence, hate, Grand Theft Auto, ISIS, Washington D.C. Navy Yard, Valerie Jarrett, Original Intent for the Church, Dr. MLK Jr., Andrew Jackson, Jill Stanek, Bob Jones, France, accounting debt, and humility. Greg and John shared during this segment. WATCH FULL PROGRAM!