Pastor Says ‘God Was Answering Their Prayers’ With Texas Church Massacre
Hans Fiene, a Lutheran pastor, claims that God was answering prayers by allowing 26 people to be killed in a mass shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Nov. 5.
Fiene peered into the mind of God in an op-ed for The Federalist:
When those saints of First Baptist Church were murdered yesterday, God wasn’t ignoring their prayers. He was answering them. “Deliver us from evil.” Millions of Christians throughout the world pray these words every Sunday morning.
While it doesn’t appear that the Lord’s Prayer is formally a part of the worship services at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, I have no doubt that members of that congregation have prayed these words countless times in their lives.
…So when a madman with a rifle sought to persecute the faithful at First Baptist Church on Sunday morning, he failed. Just like those who put Christ to death, and just like those who have brought violence to believers in every generation, this man only succeeded in being the means through which God delivered his children from this evil world into an eternity of righteousness and peace.
(Source: The Federalist)