Last night, during a “Black Lives Matter” protest in Dallas, Texas, 5 police officers were gunned down by at least one sniper. It was the deadliest attack on police officers since 9/11. 7 officers and 2 civilians were also wounded during the assault. 3 suspects are in custody and a 4th suspect, who was holed up in a college garage early this morning, was killed by police using a robot-controlled explosive device. The deceased suspect was 25 year old, Micah Johnson. He told police he was upset about recent police shootings and upset with “white people”. He told them that he wanted to kill white people, especially white officers. Apparently, he was a member of the “Black Power” hate group, which wrote on it’s Facebook Page that it was behind the attack and that “more assassinations are coming.” The group also posted, “Do you like the work of our assassins? Get your own sniper rifle and join our thousands of assassins worldwide in the fight against oppression!”
The event in Dallas, accompanied by many others across the Nation, was organized by the radical “Black Lives Matter” movement. The group was protesting the deaths of black men shot by police in Minnesota and Louisiana. The BLM advocates, president Obama and liberal activists had been stoking the already racially-charged flames in the days and hours leading up to the attack. Videos surfaced on social media this week showing Alton Sterling of Baton Rouge, and Philando Castile of St. Paul, being fatally shot by police officers. Both cases are under investigation. The videos can make arguments for both the victims and the police. Yet, Black Lives Matter is never interested in investigations or facts, they just look for an excuse to spread racist ideology and to instigate unruly protests and rioting.
BLM Protesters blocked streets in several cities, and broke windows, kicked in doors and ripped off antennas of cars that tried to pass. They chanted their slogan, “No justice, NO PEACE, No racist police”. Regardless of which side of the debate you fall on, Christians cannot be a part of these violent movements that encourage rioting, theft, property damage or violence. Their brand of “justice” is not the Justice of our God. We as Christians and Jews are to leave vengeance and justice in The LORD’s Hands, not take it into our own. Plus, this movement in my opinion, is not out for “justice” for anyone. They desire to spread vitriolic racism and cause division based on the color of skin.
A majority of the “victims” of so-called police violence that they honor, praise and protest for are thugs and criminals. Most of them are not “innocent” black men or women minding their own business like BLM propagates. They portrayed Trayvon Martin as an innocent teenager with a bag of skittles, yet images later released of the teen showed him brandishing guns and acting like a thug. The same with Mike Brown, who minutes before his fatal encounter with police was caught on camera assaulting a much smaller elderly store owner. He was a thug. Freddie Gray, another Black Lives Matter posterboy victim was arrested numerous times before.
The latest victim being portrayed as an innocent victim targeted by police for simply “being black”, Alton Sterling, was definitely no Holy Bible-believing saint. Criminal records show that Sterling had a very lengthy record spanning over a decade. His crimes included weapons offenses, confrontations with police officers, property crimes, and domestic violence and other batteries, as well as sex with a minor. Sterling was convicted of domestic battery in 2008 against a member of his own household. Another battery charge came by an ex-girlfriend. In a heated argument, the girlfriend told Sterling to leave the car but he refused, choked and struck her, a probable cause statement said. 2 years earlier, in 2006, Sterling was charged for battery with a dangerous weapon, for which he spent time in prison. A year earlier, Sterling was charged with burglary. He was arrested on numerous other occasions for threatening with a weapon, and for other battery charges.
Sterling, Martin, Brown and Gray were all criminals who habitually broke the law and seemed to have no respect for police authority. When a cop tells someone to get down on the ground or don’t reach in your pockets, MOST people (white or black) know to follow the commands of the law. Yet, Sterling, Brown and others decide instead to provoke or physically wrestle with the police, which regardless of skin color, will merit you getting shot every time. I do believe many of the cops on trial for shooting these “Black Lives Matter” victims were truly in fear for their lives. Both Sterling and Brown were large intimidating men and tried to overpower the smaller officers. At the end of the day, if you think it’s acceptable to wrestle with a police officer, you will not receive sympathy from me if you get shot. Black or white. You must have a deathwish.
Are some of the black men being shot by police in this Country innocent? I’m sure there are. Sadly, racism exists in every spectrum of America and in every profession. It is an unfortunate reality. But Black Lives Matter and groups like them open the doors for targeting of police, like we witnessed last night in Dallas, by painting all police with a broad brush. BLM paints them all as racist murderers. This is dangerous, and the 5 officers who lay dead today are proof of just how dangerous the rhetoric is. Racism is growing in this Country, but not so much white against black racism, the black against white racism has become just as prevalent. BOTH are inherently wrong, and there is no excuse for either.
Many so-called Christians like “Reverend” Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson encourage the riotous “social justice” protests, and they preach unBiblical Christianity known as Black Liberation Theology. That is what Obama ascribed to for over 20 years under Jeremiah Wright. Any “pastors” who preach the blasphemous Black Liberation Theology are NOT Christians. Men like Sharpton preach hate, incite riots and call for civil unrest, all for personal gain. Racism only exists because of men like Al Sharpton, who has made a career profiting off of it. Our God and Lord Jesus Christ have NEVER seen people in COLOR. As Christians, we must not either!
Racist groups like the KKK, Nazis, Black Panthers, Black Power, Nation of Islam and the rest, can only exist and thrive when YOU acknowledge racism. When you pay it and it’s adherents attention or give them a platform, it will never disappear. There will ALWAYS be racists, white and black, because not everyone knows God, and the heart of man is corrupt and prone to evil. We cannot change the hearts of racists, only The Lord can. No laws, public policy or affirmative action will ever stop racism. More converts to our Good Lord WILL eventually stop racism, because TRUE Christians can NEVER be racist.
Whites who hate someone simply because of the color of their skin are NOT Christian. Likewise, blacks are NOT Christian when they preach hate for white people. The God of Christianity and of Judaism does NOT see His children in color. He sees their hearts. He ONLY sees two types of people, His children (Christians and Jews), and those who are not His children. He only sees “believer” or “unbeliever”. That is how we should see one another. I’ve always been colorblind when it comes to race. Regardless of what other MEN have said or done throughout history, we are EQUALLY believers in His Sight. As long as we believe in The Savior of the world (all races), we are all on a level playing field with God and will all be rewarded just the same.
I’ve never wanted to write articles about race, because in today’s day and age it is just too divisive to start an honest conversation. Still, I truly want Christians to understand that racism isn’t just wrong for white people, it’s ALSO wrong for black people and ALL people. We can debate over beliefs or lifestyles, but color of skin has no bearing on the quality of man’s heart, soul and spirit. The slogan “Black Lives Matter” DIVIDES us as a Nation. It places blacks in another “category”. My brothers and sisters this should not be so. We are either believers or unbelievers. PERIOD. Anyone who believes in The God of the Holy Bible is my brother and sister, and the complexion of your skin has no bearing on that.
The growing divisiveness in this Country is one of many consequences of forcing God out, and at a time when we need Him more than ever. There is only ONE Answer to America’s many societal ills, and His Name is JESUS. Without Him, things will never get better. NEVER. We as Christians must place our Faith FIRST. If any of you place your RACE or culture over your Faith, it’s time to get right with God. Your ancestry or skin color will not save you in the End, only Jesus Christ can. So “no justice, no peace” needs to become “KNOW Jesus, Know PEACE”. He is our Only Hope.
“Whoso keeps the law is a wise son: but he that is a companion of RIOTOUS men shames his father.” ~ Proverbs 28:7
“Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in RIOTING and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in STRIFE and envying.” ~ Romans 13:13
“If any be blameless.. have faithful children not accused of riot or unruly.” ~ Titus 1:6
“And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to TAKE PEACE from the earth, and that they should MURDER one another.” ~ Revelation 6:4
“Jesus said, Because LAWLESSNESS shall abound, the love of many shall wax COLD.” ~ Matthew 24:12
“Jesus said, As the days of Noah were, so shall ALSO the days of My Coming BE.”
“(In Noah’s Days) The earth was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with VIOLENCE.” ~ Matthew 24:37 & Genesis 6:11
“For you are ALL the children of God BY FAITH in Christ JESUS.. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for you are ALL ONE in Christ Jesus.” ~ Galatians 3:26 & 28