It looks like Edward B. Myers, 35, who set his girlfriend’s 7 year old boy on fire and then used his cell phone to film the assault as he watched the boy burn. He also allowed his own two sons, one of whom set the 7 year old on fire, watch. The mother came home to find her son with burns across 10% of his body.
When a culture abandons God, it gets demons. There is no ‘WHY??’ to this situation. The reason is clear. The man is demon possessed. Demon possession is not like the Exorcist movie. It looks like this man. And his son, whom he has cursed with his abandonment of God. Look at his eyes. THAT is a demon. What makes a man a human being? Those that hate God would argue that we are merely the highest life form in the animal kingdom. But I would argue that we are NOT equivalent to animals. When a human being has given up their soul, they become much lower than animals. Because animals are innocent creatures. They have no evil- no cruelty. They eat when hungry and in turn, get eaten. All is fair in their world. No so in ours. Mankind is not human, or humane, without a soul linked firmly to God, from whom the most essential essence of humanity derives. Take God out and you automatically take the essence of man out. And you invite the essence of satan in. This essence is called a demon. The person so possessed needs no reason to do evil. They are evil. These actions are a by product of their possession.
But their evil was not something visited upon them BY God. No. They CHOSE this path for themselves and they reap the consequences for it. Sadly, they also drag down others with them. This man’s son will now be parted from this evil father. That is the best thing that could ever happen to him. He will have to live with this memory, however. I can only pray that this awful, awful incident will force this boy to God someday and that this evil can be turned to good. Because if it doesn’t, he will follow in his father’s footsteps- to jail and to hell. The boy who was lit on fire so mercilessly by this man and his son will need all the strength of God on his side. Please pray for God’s angels to surround him as he heals. He can not know what has happened. He is just hurting. Lord, please guard his mind and soul until he is strong enough to heal in the most important way- in his relationship with you. Please redeem the evil of satan.
And what of the mother? What of the woman who was dating this evil man and who left her child in his care? THIS is also the result of leaving God. This is called sexual immorality. We no longer need marriage for sex. We just LIVE with boyfriends we barely know. And everyone is FINE with that- perhaps this guy was paying some bills. As in homosexual sex, group sex and bisexual sex- there are always repercussions. Not because God is a prude. But because God made human beings. He understands our needs better than we do. The rules he set up- which we call MORALITY- are for our GOOD, not our limitation.
Had this woman decided that sex outside of marriage was out of the question (in obedience to God), this loser would probably have gone his way long before this happened. Surely, there was no true love involved between them- it was HER son whom he tortured and burned! Who gets married overnight? No one. Marriage ensures that we KNOW who we are with. It ensures that the deep commitment of FOREVER is involved. It weeds out the loser males who only want to use a woman for sex. It ensures that the man stays because he loves the WOMAN and not the body and thus, ensures a good father for the woman’s babies.
When a culture abandons God, they become less than animals. They become in-human. They become inhumane: soulless. We are not mere animals. No. We MUST house a spirit. Either that spirit will be OF God or it will be OF satan. But there WILL be a spirit there. No. Animals would never do such things. So never ask, “Why???” when you see such senseless acts of violence & evil. UNDERSTAND that this is the condition of the ONE animal God imbued with a SOUL when that animal refuses to choose God back.