Norway Looking to God in Aftermath of Devastating and Deadly Attack
“Christians around the world will have to pull together to help Norway in the following months to come.” -Dr. Patrick Long
(Norway)—According to a Christian Post report, the citizens of Norway are still in a state of shock, and many are turning to God for answers and comfort after Friday’s bombing and shooting by suspected “lone wolf” terrorist Anders Behring Breivik, a 32-year-old Norwegian man.
The horrendous attacks left at least 76 dead; most of them young people who were gunned down at a youth conference on the island of Utoya, near Oslo. Churches reportedly remained open on Saturday to be accessible to mourners and for prayer.
While Breivik describes himself as “a Christian,” he was found to have strong nationalist and anti-multiculturalist views. Norwegian police officials told reporters that Breivik’s targets were government officials and children “associated with the governing Labour Party.”
Dr. Patrick Long, a retired pastor in New Orleans, Louisiana, commented saying, “When an event like this happens to young people especially—it is a crime against the entire nation.”
“Our nation is praying for a praying nation,” added Long. “It is shocking that such a peace-filled country saw such hatred in one man who obviously did not know where his loyalties were and was without a doubt, insane. Christians around the world will have to pull together to help Norway in the following months to come.” Read Full Story