A Biblical Response to Current Events – 12-22-18
What’s Happening: “In a now-deleted Facebook post, the Opp, Alabama Police Department stated: ‘THESE MURDERS HAVE BEEN DONE BY OUR YOUNG PEOPLE,…THIS IS HAPPENING BECAUSE WE HAVE TURNED AWAY FROM GOD AND EMBRACED SATAN. WE HAVE NOT MEANT TO DO SO BUT, WE HAVE.’ The default nature of embracing the Prince of Darkness is rarely pointed out by law enforcement, but their plea for divine (and parental) help was met by opposition from the Freedom From Religion folks (https://www.yahoo.com/news/young-people-apos-embracing-satan-125554357.html).
Quoting the post, ‘FRIENDS, IT IS TIME TO STAND UP AND BE RESPONSIBLE, GROWN UP LEADERS IN OUR COMMUNITY. BOTTOM LINE, THERE ARE SHEEP; THERE ARE WOLVES AND THERE ARE SHEEP DOGS. WHICH GROUP DO YOU BELONG TO?’”
Knee-Jerk Response: “Surely the police have sworn to uphold the Constitution…including the First Amendment!”
Biblical Response: “Actually, the First Amendment was penned to keep any Christian Denomination from using the power of government to promote their particular brand of Christianity (not to guarantee freedom from God). The police have correctly identified the real problem here: kids are no longer being raised to respect authority. Tech raises these kids…and the default of no authority is anarchy. Embracing Satan is not an act of commission, it is an act of omission.”
“Christians? We need to teach Christian American government in our Sunday schools (Titus 2:6-13). It’s surely not taught in our secular public schools. The class I taught in college, God and Government, was only allowed because it was a private Bible college.”
Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray: “Heavenly Father, help our law enforcement keep the peace while we teach our young people how to submit to authority; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”
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