How can you say ‘Jesus won’ after a tragedy?

(Photo: Boulder police arrest Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, 21, of Arvada. He is charged with 10 counts of murder in the first degree / Courtesy: Boulder, Colorado Police Department)


A reporter talked to a man who survived the March 22, 2021 mass shooting at a Colorado grocery store. The witness, Neven Sloan, told the journalist something that may be hard for non-Christians to understand.

“Satan hasn’t won today,” he said.

“…Even though this evil thing has happened, Satan hasn’t won… Jesus has won,” he told the reporter.

How can someone say Jesus won when ten people died?

Well, if this life is temporary; if this life is our time of sorrow; if all pain is over and an eternity with God begins when this life ends, then death doesn’t mean that Satan has won. It only means our time here is done.

Scoffers see this as Satan’s win because they assume it’s the end, not the beginning.

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