Monday, December 22, 2014

We Don't Want Dead Cops!

Just one week ago protestors at a march in New York City were chanting, "What do we want? Dead cops! When do what them? Now!"  Al Sharpton who represents himself to be a Christian Reverend was leading this march. 

In our country, we've taken our right to free speech to an unbelievable level. I believe in free speech, but when free speech is connected with criminal intent, it ceases to be free speech.

Here is a Video of the chanting protesters.

NYPD Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos
We all have the same obligation to obey our government, but we Christians have an even higher obligation as God expects us to respond to these agents of authority as though they were the supreme human authority whom they represent. God expects you to respect him and his choices.

Two uniformed NYPD officers were shot dead Saturday afternoon (12/20/2014) as they sat in their marked police car on a Brooklyn street corner — in what investigators believe was a crazed gunman’s ­assassination-style mission to avenge Eric Garner and Michael Brown.

The people marching and chanting "What do we want? Dead cops! When do what them? Now!"  have blood on their hands as does Al Sharpton.

Proverbs 18:21 says:"Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof."

Our country has turned its back on the principles of Christianity. Our children are not being taught these principles. Remember the old saying, "Do what I say, not what I do?" Well, the very best teacher is a living example before your children's eyes. We all want respect. We all expect respect. Yet, we want others to earn it from us. All of the answers to the difficult issues in our society can be found in GOD's WORD.  Please Christians, READ the Word of God and then LIVE it!

The Scripture has a great deal to say about being in submission to the "higher powers." God has ordained the government and the leaders in our world, in whatever capacity.  God has placed them in authority over us. Here are just a few scriptures:

Romans 13: 1-3  (KJV)

13 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.

3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:

1 Peter 2:13-17  (KJV)

13 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;

14 Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.

15 For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:

16 As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.

17 Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.

I still believe, "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." (2 Chronicles 7:14 KJV)

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