Repent or Perish


by Mike Ratliff

5 No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish. (Luke 13:5 ESV)

I live in the Kansas City area. Yesterday a former employee of a Target store at the Ward Parkway Mall in KC put his plan into action to “shoot up a lot of people” there. Police theorize that he forced his way into a neighbor’s house, killed her and took her guns and stole her car. Police were notified when the lady who was killed had not been seen and that her car appeared to be stolen. Police found her body and put out a call for the car. A KCMO policeman spotted the car going down a street and pulled it over. The man driving was the person he was looking for. A gun battle ensued. The policeman was shot in the arm, but managed to put a bullet into the driver of the car. Also, he was able to take two pistols away from the shooter. I heard the dispatch recording this afternoon of this incident. You could hear the gunshots as the officer called for assistance. The shooter fled in the stolen car and proceeded to carry out his plan without the two pistols. Police were not aware that he also had a rifle in the car. Continue reading