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Oddly enough, had future Raiden flat out said that Shao Kahn must win, then either present Raiden would have let him win during one of the first two tournaments, which would end Earthrealm since he wouldn't be breaking the Elder Gods rules, or would have figured that something was seriously messed up with the message and possibly have ignored it completely.
Killing's the first thing humans learned. And a good thing we did, or we'd be dead, and the Mudcrabs would own the earth.