Riots from a Biblical Perspective

Just this morning I read a tweet from the ACLU that declared “Black Spring has begun.” At a time when racial tensions are high, why foment them even more? Why encourage it?

Most of the reporting going on these days has nothing to do with journalism; it’s more about stirring up a story for ratings. A combination of manufactured stories, lawless “thugs” looking for any opportunity destroy, and a news media constantly driven to push “breaking news” have contributed to an overall spirit of bitterness and hate.

On the urging of certain race baiters and hate merchants who blasphemously wear the title of “Reverend,” youth have been running the streets, misinformed, angry, and burning down their own neighborhoods. And they think this is supposed to help?

Romans 12 and 13 have a lot to say to what has been going on in Baltimore and all the other cities where riots have been going on. Romans 13:10 is especially noteworthy…

“Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love [is] the fulfilling of the law.”

Think about that verse. Meditate on it. Love doesn’t steal from its neighbor. Love doesn’t burn its neighbor’s store down. Love does not drag his neighbor out into the street and beat him to death. Love does not pour lighter fluid on his neighbor and try to light him on fire. Love does not smash his neighbor’s cars. Love does not threaten and curse his neighbor’s race. Love does not destroy his neighbor’s hometown.

“No justice, no peace!” has been the rallying cry of so many. But what is justice? Is is not the fulfilling of the law? How, then, can hate-filled destruction aimed at innocents neighbors bring justice? “Love” is the fulfilling of the law.

Racism may always be with us to some degree, but those who must continually stir it up and continue it will one day stand before a Holy God and give an account.

What would Jesus do? What should Christians do? One thing is for certain, had the truly innocent Jesus been falsely accused and crucified today, and if Al Sharpton was in charge, then Jerusalem would be burned to to the ground quicker than a match could light. Sounds wrong, doesn’t it? Because it is.


 

Sunday evening I decided to record a sermon which expounded on Romans chapter 13. In the light of what is going on in my country, as I read God’s Word and compared it to what is going on in our nation, I became more and more indignant. No one was in the sanctuary when I spoke, so no one was there to hear what I said. But I did record it, and I am not ashamed to share it with the world.

This country needs to hear about things from God’s perspective.

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12 responses to “Riots from a Biblical Perspective

  1. Amen Brother! I agree. I pray that God sends revival to our country before it is too late!

  2. David

    When I click on the sermon it says the site is not available 😦

    • I don’t know why it won’t play. I’m trying to figure it out. If it does get to working, let me know.

    • I just entered the blog web address and went to it. Then I clicked on the picture and it took me to sermon.net where it played fine. However, when I tried a little while ago on my iPhone, it went to sermon.net, but all I got was silence.

      Believe me, from a former seminary student to a current seminary student, I’d love for you to hear it. I’m open to constructive criticism 😉

      • David

        yeah it won’t even let me go to sermon.net Might be the filter at work. I’ll try when i get home tonight.

  3. Awesome my friend – thank you for this sermon! Blessings, Diana

  4. Reblogged this on Prayers and Promises and commented:
    Amazing Sermon by Anthony Baker that will help us see from God’s perspective with all this chaos going on in the World!

  5. RC

    I Liv what u say!😀

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