(Screenshot: YouTube/ABC Information)Police on the scene of a mass taking pictures on the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California on Wednesday, November 7, 2018.

Christian leaders are providing their condolences and requires prayer and motion following a mass taking pictures in California that left round a dozen folks lifeless and several other others wounded.

On Wednesday night, a shooter entered the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks and opened fired, murdering 12 folks and reportedly committing suicide.

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Pastor Greg Laurie, senior pastor of the megachurch Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California, launched a press release emailed to supporters on Thursday in response to the tragedy.

Laurie acknowledged that whereas problems with gun management and psychological sickness ought to be mentioned, folks should additionally be aware that “pure evil” was “one other issue at work, in actual fact essentially the most vital issue of all.”

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“Based on the Bible, there actually is a satan, there actually is evil, and due to this folks could be motivated to do unimaginable issues, like a person strolling right into a bar and indiscriminately taking pictures folks,” Laurie stated.

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“That is why America wants to wish. We have to pray for the safety of individuals wherever they’re — synagogues, church buildings, malls, eating places and wherever else they congregate.”

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