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CLARITY – 7-4-19 Blood on His hands


A Biblical Response to Current Events -7-4-19

Blood on His Hands

What’s Happening: “It was revealed yesterday that Officer Cordell Hendrex was fired from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department for freezing in the hallway below the room where the Las Vegas shooter proceeded to kill 58 and wound hundreds…for at least 15 minutes! Who knows how many lives could have been saved had he acted! The mass shooting was the largest public rampage after 9/11. Hendrex’s union, of course, is protesting the firing ( ‘”I froze right there in the middle of the hall for how long I can’t say,’ Hendrex wrote in the report.”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Aren’t police trained to go toward the sound of gunfire?”

Biblical Response:  “They are, I mean, I’m sure there’s a difference between knowing you’re not really going to die in training and the real thing, but they are paid to keep the public safe. Maybe they aren’t paid enough…but that’s a different discussion for a different day. Think the Bible has nothing to say on the matter? Think again. Read what the prophet Ezekiel had to say thousands of years ago:

‘When I say to the wicked, ‘O wicked man, you will surely die,’ and you do not speak to  warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require from your hand.’” (Ezekiel 33:8 NASU)

The officer, and any officers who were with him, are completely culpable!

“Christians? Each of us bears some responsibility if we see an enemy approaching and we do nothing. Not warning others of impending doom often means we haven’t dealt with that reality ourselves. The time between the promise of judgment and its arrival makes its coming no less real or eventual.” 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to sound the alarm every time it’s convenient...and when it’s inconvenient; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

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