Saturday, July 18, 2020
Appeasement never works part two
you can’t negotiate with the
All you’ll get is empty promises
Platitudes and Phoney Euphemisms
Op-Ed by Pastor James Wesley Jr Saturday , July 18, 2020
The violence we see sweep our nation is truly troubling. We see chaos and violence of every sort
as our cities are ablaze. This exploded when police officers arrested a black man George Floyd for bouncing a check. They had him restrained his hands were cuffed behind his back, and the policeman had the suspect on the ground with his knee on his neck. The suspect was crying “I can’t breathe”… yet the arresting officer persisted… and the black man died as a result. This immediately resulted in peaceful demonstrations turning violent nationwide. There have been violent attacks on police, fire bombing of businesses and looting, with ongoing shootings in cities like Chicago where the death toll is increasing daily.
This violence is being led primarily by two organizations “Black Lives Matter and Antifa”. The BLM’S excuses for their response is “righteous indignation”…This by no means justifies the chaos, and violence exploding in commercial districts, and affecting black businesses is an obvious contradiction to their stated goals.
In part one of this series we identified the tragic and chaotic situation breaking on the streets of our cities as a relates to the George Floyd killing. We also looked at how the black lives movement has taking advantage of this sad tragedy. Their name “Black Lives Matter” their battle cry “I can’t breathe”has solicited an emotional response nationwide. Driven by very different motives even Christians have put on the Black Lives Matter T-shirts believing they can walk with this organization and advance the cause of Christ. Their motive comes from the word of God... ““Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” Matt 5:9
They are sympathizing with those who are and have been throwing accusations against the church the body of Christ. Let me say Yes there are shortcomings in the church at many levels ,but let me also say the church is ,and always has been a work in progress. We are encouraged to be instruments of reconciliation within the church. The BLM, and the black panther party, as well as the nation of Islam have one thing in common they say “Christianity” is a “white man’s” religion. They are quick to point out all perceived inconsistencies within the church. Should we as believers be concerned with their opinions. Should we as believers sympathize with their position? Should we as believers agree with their position that the church is ignorant of it’s racism?
““Do two walk together, unless they have agreed to meet?’ Amos 3:3
Is appeasement on their position the answer? How can we as believers accept this?
“Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies.” Romans 8:33
My Christian brothers and sisters all I’m asking is you pick up your Bible and read it! Don’t complicate what it says concerning this situation...
““Do not give dogs what is holy, and do not throw your pearls before pigs, lest they trample them underfoot and turn to attack you.” Matthew 7:6
“Do not speak in the hearing of a fool, For he will despise the wisdom of your words.”
As I close part two allow me to give you a glimpse of part three “liberation theology”.
“Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus,”
Philippians 2:5 NKJV