Eric Metaxas is what happens when a dilettante with an audience he doesn’t deserve opines on theological matters he doesn’t understand.
Every mass shooting seems to brings out conservative Christians eager to outdo their colleagues in the contest of who has the dumbest possible reaction to the atrocity. We’ve already heard Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrickblaming video games and a lack of forced Christianity for the El Paso shooting.
Now Christian author Eric Metaxas, … is chiming in with his own brand of faith-based _______.
This morning, he blamed the shootings on the “spirit of the anti-Christ” and then offered an odd justification for why God allows such violence to continue even if He has the power to stop it.
Stop trying to explain complex theological ideas like Providence, Eric. You aren’t intellectually equipped for it, and it is too important to be left in the hands of rank ignorant amateurs.
There are lots of ways God calls us to repentance and prayer. Gunmen killing children isn’t one of them. And what a sick image of God you have. God, our Father, wants gunmen to kill random strangers just so billy bob will pray more? Your view is sick, and you are a sick person with a sick understanding of God, the Bible, and theology.