Dr. Alex McFarland: Florida Shooting Shows Consequences of Secular Worldview; If Theism Is True, We Have an Answer and a Pathway Back


GREENSBORO, N.C.—The nation is mourning yet another mass shooting, where 17 people have died in Florida after a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in the city of Parkland.

Dr. Alex McFarland ( said he is praying for all involved, and for the family of the football coach who laid down his life for students by shielding them from danger—a touching example of the Gospel.

“It’s sad that we are making yet another statement about a tragedy in our country that has been played out through violence,” McFarland said. “News reports tell us that the shooter’s fellow students were not surprised by his actions. He was likely a very sad, angry and disgruntled young man. His mother had died, he had been expelled from school, and it had likely been pumped into his head that we are evolved and secular, with no moral absolutes. This is the fruit of the secular worldview. If the secularism of the media and the educational institutions of our country is true, what else can we expect? This young man merely lived out the worldview he was taught; beliefs have consequences. However, if theism is true, we have an answer, and we have a pathway back.”

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Alex McFarland

Alex has preached in over 2,200 churches throughout North America and numerous more internationally. He also speaks at Christian events, conferences, debates, and other venues to teach biblical truths and preach the gospel.

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