A Biblical Response to Current Events – 6-3-20
B & E in the 21st Century
What’s Happening: “Hackers, termed ‘Anonymous,’ with the iconic Guy Fawkes mask from the Alan Moore graphic novel V for Vendetta, with the tagline ‘we are legion,’ may have been responsible for overloading the Minneapolis Police Department’s website…in any case, it was offline. Anonymous then published what it claimed were public email addresses and passwords, though they appeared to be an old list of expired or useless data. These ‘hacktivists’ have been laying low in recent years, but the George Floyd situation seems to have brought them out (https://news.yahoo.com/george-floyd-anonymous-hackers-emerge-130448682.html). Quoting from the BBC article by David Malloy and Joe Tidy: ‘The first major Anonymous operation to make headlines was against the Church of Scientology in 2008, in which it used DDoS attacks to knock some of the organisation’s websites offline, along with prank calls and empty fax messages designed to disrupt their communications.’”
Knee-Jerk Response: “Hmm…think of it, my computer has been running a bit slow lately…”
Biblical Response: “Couldn’t be the overload from a bandwidth that was not designed for excessive data by the government trying to ‘stimulate’ the economy? I don’t know whether this is the work of Anonymous or just ‘fear having torment’ (1 John 4:18). Still, it’s just a sign of B & E in the 21ct Century, It may be more sophisticated, but is still stealing…and shouldn’t be glorified…any more than the looting. It all falls under the maxim of ‘Thou shall not steal’ (Ex, 20:15).”
“Christians? We believe that theTen Commandments (Ex 20; Lev. 19) are just that…NOT suggestions. That our laws are based on these edicts, is no coincidence.”
Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray: “Heavenly Father, help us to have the right attitude about our laws, considering them a ‘haven’ not a ‘hell;’ in Jesus’ Name, amen.”
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