A Biblical Response to Current Events – 9-4-20
What’s Happening: “The Associated Press, in an article that appeared yesterday, reported the shooting death in Portland by authorities of Michael Forest Reinoehl, 48, as he pulled a gun in an attempt to arrest him as the prime suspect in the shooting death of Aaron ‘Jay’ Danielson, 39, a right-wing protester. The article detailed other felonious acts Reinoehl had been involved in which did not depict him as a good father – one was where he raced his 17-year-old son at speeds in excess of 110 mph. Maybe this will be a wake-up call https://www.yahoo.com/news/ap-source-suspect-portland-death-041327415.html). ‘The violence must stop,’ Oregon Gov. Kate Brown wrote. ‘There is no place for white supremacy or vigilantism in Oregon. All who perpetrate violent crimes must be held equally accountable.’
Knee-Jerk Response: “Wow! 100 days of violence!”
Biblical Response: “Yeah…the image I get is of a Gov. who expects the violence to end just because she said petulantly, ‘Now you stop that…’Force has to be met with force. As far as parenting is concerned, Reinoehl will not get to get a posthumous ‘Father-of-the-Year’ award. Folly has its consequences (Prov 22:3; Gal. 6:7) Sad that his son might not see the death of his father as a timely warning. I guess we can pray that the Lord, Who is patient beyond belief, will send someone his way to tell him of the Truth…before it’s too late.”
What will come of the violence seen in America today? It will escalate until the people demand that something be done about it. It is interesting to note that all the cities where protests end in violence are headed by Democrat Mayors. Hmmmm…”
“Christians? We believe that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction…sounds like Newton’s third law of thermodynamics…kind of secular, you say. Of course, that might be before you find that Isaac Newton wrote more on theology than he ever did on science. Maybe this is a wake-up call for many.”
Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray: “Heavenly Father, help us to wake up to what’s happening and be a part of the solution, rather than a part of the problem; in Jesus’ Name, amen.
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