After the Carnage, ‘We Pray for a Return to God, Not a Demand for Greater Gov’t or Less Freedom’

Sam Rohrer, president of the American Pastors Network, shared a path forward in the wake of two mass shootings

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After a catastrophic pair of mass shootings this past weekend in two different cities in America, Sam Rohrer, president of the American Pastors Network (APN), shared comments on the evil that expressed itself — and a constructive path for moving forward.

“Once again, violence and wanton murder has plagued our land — just another reminder of the reality of sin and evil, and a predictable result of a culture that rejects God and the Bible and a healthy fear of God,” said Rohrer in comments shared with LifeZette on Monday morning.

“Our hearts go out to the families who lost loved ones in this weekend’s carnage,” he said. (Shown above is a scene from El Paso, Texas, after the shooting rampage there on Saturday; the death toll there has risen to 22 as of Monday at noon ET.)

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“Our prayers for healing of those injured are serious and genuine.”

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“What will our nation learn? ” Rohrer added.

“And will our leaders respond?” He said those are the questions that must be answered.

“Nothing short of repentance toward God — and grief over our individual and national sin of idolatry and self-will by leaders in office, in the pulpit and as citizens generally — can stop the slide into anarchy,” he also said.

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“God’s judgment against sin and evil is only surpassed by His grace and mercy when people repent,” noted Rohrer. “We pray for a return to God — not a demand for greater government or less freedom.”

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Rohrer and his co-hosts are right now discussing the tragic shootings in El Paso and Dayton on their national APN radio program, “Stand in the Gap Today,” which is heard on several hundred stations nationwide.

Rohrer also hosts the daily radio feature, “Stand in the Gap Minute,” as well as the weekly “Stand in the Gap” television program — which together reach millions of households across several networks.

He is a former member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and was a candidate for governor in 2010.

Rohrer has also written a number of op-eds for LifeZette over the past few years — see those published articles here.

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