A radio talk show host posed a question, "Should police in arms distance of the assailants run after them or stay with the victim?" 60% of those polled said run after the assailant who was arms length away from the policemen.
To add insult to injury, in addition to the aforementioned procedure, all of those who responded suggested removing the "Element" from the Quarters so that people can drink and die at their luxury. What is the "Element?" You really don't know? Well according to those "Christians" who called in, texted and emailed the Christian radio host - Black Men are the element. You should've heard some of the comments.
Needless to say, I was terribly offended and upset at the ignorance that still runs rampant in our communities! Violence is violence. It doesn't have a color but is controlled by the enemy of our souls - satan. he will use whomever is available, black, white or other.
Before you speak, consider the source of the thought. Decide if it was from God or our adversary. Use wisdom, tact and stay humble.
In John 13.34-35 Jesus says, "I give you a new commandment: that you should love one another. Just as I have loved you, so you too should love one another. By this shall all [men] know that you are My disciples, if you love one another [if you keep on showing love among yourselves]."
In contrast, Jesus said in John 8.44, "You are of your father, the devil, and it is your will to practice the lusts and gratify the desires [which are characteristic] of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a falsehood, he speaks what is natural to him, for he is a liar [himself] and the father of lies and of all that is false."
"Lust" in this verse is translated to mean pressure. If satan can apply enough pressure on you, you will become his instrument of destruction.
There is no luke warm Christianity. You're either for Christ or against Him.
Therefore, "For though we walk (live) in the flesh, we are not carrying on our warfare according to the flesh and using mere human weapons.
For the weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood], but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds,
[Inasmuch as we] refute arguments and theories and reasonings and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One),
Being in readiness to punish every [insubordinate for his] disobedience, when your own submission and obedience [as a church] are fully secured and complete. Look at [this obvious fact] which is before your eyes.
If anyone is confident that he is Christ’s, let him reflect and remind himself that even as he is Christ’s, so too are we." (2 Corin 10.3-7 AMP)
Pray. Listen for God. Walk the talk.