By Aaron Swartzentruber
I would like to put a good word in for our police officers. Too often our whole police force is portrayed as brutal, oppressive, and murderous because of either a few rogue officers, a few bad actions by good officers, or a few perceived bad actions by good officers. If you consider all the good that locally controlled police forces do as a whole the bad things don’t add up to very much. I have no sympathy for rogue officers but labeling the whole force as rogue is a revolutionary (ANTIFA) tactic to drive a wedge between the people and the police.
The mainstream media is heavily involved in driving the wedge between the community and the police. If a black man gets shot by a white police officer the headline reads: White police officer shoots unarmed black man. When a white woman gets shot by a black Somalian police officer the headline reads: Woman gets shot by police officer. Cherry-picking stories and details to fit their agenda, this kind of reporting is what dug the old bones of rascism back up. But I believe that was their intention all along. To turn people against each other. They’re on both sides of the fence. They push rascism while at the same time appearing to be calling it out. If you are for capitolism, marriage as being only between a man and a woman, putting an end to the slaughter of innocent babies in the womb and for America as being a sovereign, secure, independent nation you are somehow portrayed as the most unmerciful, intolerant, hateful, woman-hating rascist. Their real desire is not to crush rascism, but to use rascism as a tool to crush us who don’t think like them. The mainstream media is evil and has rightly earned their new name: FAKE NEWS. But, enough of that.
Let’s see what God says about police officers according to Romans 13:1. They are ordained of God; that may surprise some of you police officers. Yes sir, you are ordained of God whether you believe it or not. Jesus said to Pilate, an ungodly ruler, “Thou couldest have no power at all against me except it were given thee from above.”(John 19:11). Verse 2, “Whosoever therefore resisteth the power resisteth the ordinance of God, and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.” That does not mean that I have to obey the civil government if it asks me to do something that is clearly against God’s will; I may still receive damnation from the government if I disobey but it is better to obey God than man. On the other hand, if you are out marching and rioting against the government for the right to sin against God, such as the right to murder babies and the right to homosexual marriage, you are going against the government and against God. You have no basis to stand on in heaven or on earth. “But the marches and riots are happening because of racial injustice.” I’ve already addressed that, the organizers of these events don’t care about skin color, or womens’ rights. Verse 3, “He is not a terror to the law abiding citizen but to the law breaker.” Verse 4, “They bear not the sword in vain.” Now I’m the last person to wish somebody the death penalty or to be shot by the police. But sometimes it is neccesary for police officers, or civil government, to take human life in order to protect the community. I don’t think I’m being too harsh, I’m being realistic. And I’m sure that every good officer never wants to take someones life. I pity the officer who is forced into a situation like that. And I do thank every good police officer, and their spouse, for their service.
God believes in capital punishment. The crucifixion of Christ was God’s capital punishment for the sins of the whole world. He made provision but we must make appropriation of that provision. Otherwise, we face capital punishment. “Believe on The Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved.” (Acts 16:31) Until next time, God bless.