1 killed in church shooting in Ill.

1 killed in church shooting in Ill.

There are 7 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from Mar 8, 2009, titled 1 killed in church shooting in Ill.. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

A gunman killed a minister during a church service Sunday morning and two members of the congregation were injured, Illinois state police said.

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#1 Mar 8, 2009
In times like these we look to God for our strength and pray his peace to help get through this difficult times. My heart goes out to the congregation and families of all affected.
Are you serious

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#2 Mar 8, 2009
looks like a disgruntled worshiper

*from george carlin stand up *may he rest in peace**

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Since: Jan 09

Grandville, MI

#3 Mar 8, 2009
My heart felt prayers go out to the pastors family and his congregation. I pray that God will help them thru this very time in their lives.

Colorado Springs, CO

#4 Mar 8, 2009
This is so sad my grandmother said she never felt safe in church after someone came in her church with agun these people are sick and its only going to get worse as so the econ.My prayers out to the church and familys.

Littleton, CO

#5 Mar 9, 2009
Are you serious wrote:
looks like a disgruntled worshiper
*from george carlin stand up *may he rest in peace**
Lousy sermon? Lover's quarrel? Slept with his wife? Molested his kids? Bound to be one of these.

Pineville, KY

#6 Mar 9, 2009
Sheesh wrote:
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Lousy sermon? Lover's quarrel? Slept with his wife? Molested his kids? Bound to be one of these.
Christians are hated. I have read a number of the threads regarding this matter, and as informed as I am about the state of our country, I have to say that I am surprised at the rudeness of many of the posters.
I'll pray for them. It is not their fault. Their comments speak for themselves--they have not had parents that taught them anything.

Cedar Rapids, IA

#7 Mar 9, 2009
I am not surprised by comments like these that come from a broken and sinful world that is spiraling downward at a very fast speed. Satan is certainly at work because he knows his demise and he knows it is coming soon. Christians are hated but that is a compliment because Christ is hated by many, too. Taken from the 15th chapter of John:
verse 18 - "If the world hates you, remember that it hated me first. The world would love you as one of its own if you belonged to it, but you are no longer part of the world. I chose you to come out of the world, so it hates you."
verse 21 - "They will do all this to you because of me, for they have rejected the One who sent me."
verse 25 - "This fulfills what is written in their Scriptures.'They hated me without cause.'"

But verse 17 says, "This is my command: Love each other." It is hard, but we must love the unloveable even if it cost us our life. Because Jesus gave up his life for us, we must give up our life to follow Him. What a wonderful reward Pastor Fred Winters has as he awaits his crown of glory!

We must put our hope in Jesus and fear nothing of this world for our eternal destiny does not lie within the confines of this world. We have something much greater waiting for us if we only reach out and take this special gift that is free to all. All we can do is pray and love as we have been commanded to do. "The eyes of the Lord search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him." 2 Chronicles 16:9a Fear not, for He is with us!

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