Recently we’ve seen a movement called “Black Lives Matter” sweep the front page headlines and appear on the news all the time. This movement is also featured prominently on social media. I’m not against people speaking out and articulating their various viewpoints. I think it’s very important that people have the ability to voice their opinions and to be heard. Every person is created by God in His image and likeness and therefore worthy of dignity and respect. As a Christian, I believe that firmly because it is at the heart of the Christian worldview. With that said there are a number of issues not only with black lives matter but also in our world today that demand a response from a Christian worldview.
First, every life is special. Whether you are black, Asian, white, or whatever color you happen to be- you are special. You are worthy of dignity and respect because the God of the Bible created you that way. This also means that when someone says that “Black lives matter” they are saying that only one particular skin color is unique. Not only is this wrong it’s also discrimination. Often times these are the same people who tell others to be quiet while they “educate” others. World history has much to teach us on this point and shows us from the Nazi’s that when a particular skin color views itself as supreme then chaos and perhaps even World War will ensue.
Just in the past twenty-four hours we’ve seen attacks on Dallas policemen and others. Hundreds of people die every day all across our country from gun shots. Do all of these murders get reported? Our outrage media wants the American people to focus only on a few particular stories because it fits their narrative. ...
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... to repentance in Jesus name, and our fellow brothers and sisters to love Jesus and one another supremely for His glory.
While we’re at it let’s love others with the love of Jesus. Let’s show the world that as Christians we take seriously our love for Jesus is not only skin deep but a mile wide. Let’s pray not only for one another but for our political leaders, for our churches, and church leaders, and all in authority. Let’s pray that God would the hearts and minds of the lost that they might be drawn to Christ. Let’s pray for those who have an abhorrent doctrine that the Holy Spirit might teach the truth about the beauty and greatness of God. Let’s continue to speak out on social issues but to do so because of the grace we’ve received. In all that we do, say, and think, let’s give glory to God and let our lights shine brightly before our great King, Jesus Christ.
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