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CLARITY- 6-23-20 Right or Wrong

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 6-23-20

Right or Wrong

What’s Happening: “A class action lawsuit filed earlier this month was amended this week alleging BLM protesters, as they marched to register their complaint June 6, about the death of George Floyd on May 25, were the victims of excessive force by the LAPD, firing rubber bullets giving some of them permanent injuries. Several of the protesters were still dealing with the injuries they sustained weeks later…a fractured jaw, still-visible injury, nerve damage. 3,000 were arrested and some are suing for compensatory damages over unlawful detainment. Techniques employed since 1990 were used and the BLM crowd is none too happy about it (https://www.yahoo.com/news/protesters-join-class-action-lawsuit-060758591.html). Quoting the INSIDER article by Charles Davis: ‘An LAPD spokesperson did not immediately return a request for comment. But Capt. Gisselle Espinoza earlier told the Los Angeles Times that the department was ‘fully committed to investigating every allegation of misconduct or excessive force related to the recent protests.’”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “I thought every American had a right to protest!”

Biblical Response:  “Yeah, sort of. I mean, that is what the first amendment says…free peech, and all…except for us there is a higher law. It’s expressed well in Romans, Chapter 14:

“One person regards one day above another, another regards every day alike. Each person must be fully convinced in his own mind. He who observes the day, observes it for the Lord, and he who eats, does so for the Lord, for he gives thanks to God; and he who eats not, for the Lord he does not eat, and gives thanks to God. For not one of us lives for himself, and not one dies for himself; for if we live, we live for the Lord, or if we die, we die for the Lord; therefore whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s.” (Romans 14:5-8 NASU)

Doesn’t leave much wiggle room, does it? Maybe if more of us Christian lived this way we’d be the ‘peculiar people’ (1 Peter 2:9; Titus 2:14) the Bible talks about.”

“Christians?  Our identity as Christians comes before our identity as Americans. As much as we should love our country, we should remember we are just passing through…our real citizenship is in heaven (Eph.3:20; Phil. 2:19). We are partakers of a heavenly kingdom, an eternal home (2 Tim. 4:18).”

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to realize that we are not from here …and to act like it in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

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