Here are a couple of photos of Ivan Lopez:
From Fox News Latino:
“I have just lost my inner peace, full of hatred, I think this time the devil will take me,” Spc. Iván López posted on his Facebook page.
“I was robbed last night and I am sure it was 2 “flacos” (guys). Green light and finger ready. As easy as that.”
Here is the Facebook post:
According to an online dictionary, the word placa is used in southwestern gang graffiti. Another source states plaka may refer to a mortuary slab. In addition, “Plaka Plaka” is a song by Cosculluela. Like Lopez, he is from Puerto Rico and he likes to flash the “sign of the horns” every now and then:
Notice the alleged shooter’s Facebook moniker, Ivan Slipknot. According to ABC News:
Slipknot is the name of a hardcore heavy metal band, seen in a couple pictures on [Lopez’s] Facebook page.
This is the band:
One of the band members:
And here’s some Slipknot “wallpaper”:
According to Wikipedia:
Slipknot has been the subject of many controversies throughout their career, both for their image and their music. The lyrical content of some of Slipknot’s songs has been linked to several violent and criminal incidents. One such case from 2003 involved a pair of young killers who blamed the lyrics from the song “Disasterpiece” for their vicious crime.
Another from 2006 involved the lyrics from the song “Surfacing” being found at the site of a grave robbing…
In 2008, vocalist Taylor commented on a slashing incident at a South African school to which Slipknot was linked, saying that “obviously, I’m disturbed by the fact that people were hurt and someone died, as far as my responsibility for that goes, it stops there, because I know our message is actually very positive.”
Authorities in the 1980s were able to convince most Americans that there was no proof for real satanic ritual crimes and that the satanism practiced by rock bands was just for publicity. But just because they said it (and people believed it) doesn’t make it true. Look at what’s been happening lately. Notice that the music industry is bombarding us with performances that are actual satanic rituals. Notice that people are committing crimes in the name of satan in seemingly record numbers. These people are serious about what they’re doing. There are a lot of them and they’ve infiltrated every organization. As just two examples, check out Michael Aquino’s association with the NSA and research how many satanists there were among the scientists who developed the first nuclear bombs. And don’t forget the creepy “sign of the horns” flashed by Emily Parker and the man with Victoria Soto, both involved in the Sandy Hook event.
I don’t know what was going on in Lopez’s mind. Perhaps we’ll never understand because of the psychotropic drugs he was on. Such drugs, by the way, are mentioned in the Bible and they are connected to magic and witchcraft. Nevertheless, allowing the dark forces of the fallen cherub to get a free pass because we refuse to acknowledge their existence is not helping us. They have operated in a cloak of secrecy but they seem to be emboldened and more openly manifesting. The dark rituals give them power. This may be hard for some to believe, but that’s not proof that it isn’t true.
The Bible says, “Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you” (James 4:7). The Scriptures have a lot to say about overcoming the forces of evil. It really isn’t a fair fight. After all, God is God and the devil is merely a creation, just like the rest of us. But it is a battle and humans without God are virtually helpless against the powers of darkness. If not for the grace of God, we’d have all been wiped out long ago. However, as stated in Revelation 12:11, “They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.” It is by the shed blood of Jesus and the name of Jesus that we are victorious over evil entities. But, as stated, it is a real fight and some fall in battle.