George Zimmerman on killing Travon Martin: I feel it was all God’s plan
Travon Martin’s Mom on Zimmerman killing Travon: I don’t believe it’s God’s plan for him to kill an innocent teen-ager
I wish Christians would make up their mind. Either God was behind George Zimmerman killing Travon Martin or he wasn’t. Which is it?
The Calvinist says Yes, of course God was behind the killing. God is behind everything. He is the first cause. He is the Sovereign of all and nothing happens apart from his decretive will. So, Bruce says, God killed Travon? Oh NO!, Zimmerman did. Bruce sighs and says says, sure makes sense to me.
The Arminian says No, god was not behind the killing. Humans have freewill. God is not responsible for what man does. But, Bruce says, Zimmerman and Martin were both Christians. Surely, God was “with them” in their moment of killing and dying?
Bruce, the atheist says, Travon Martin’s death is lamentable but I wonder, given the circumstances, if it was a tragedy waiting to happen? Do we KNOW all the facts? People quickly jumped on the Travon Martin train. Does he have any culpability in his own death? How about the racial tension that is quite evident in this story? Is the State of Florida culpable since their Stand Your Ground law gave George Zimmerman the legal cover to defend himself with lethal force? Is the NRA and the Gun Lobby culpable? Would less guns make the city streets in Florida safer?
I have lots of questions and I am convinced there is more to this story than what we have been told.