Christian Beliefs 101
Storm on Horizon

Protests & Riots – Not Our World!

In whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe, so that the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them. –2 corinthians 4:4 (GFS)

You will know them by their fruits. What is going in in the United States, the protests, the riots, are symptomatic of a world owned and operated by the Devil. This is not the fight of the Christian. These aren’t Christians making the news. These aren’t Christians on the news acting as experts. This is not the judgment of God. This is just the Devil stirring up his own.

Now you get all the knuckleheads saying that Christians are to support or do this or that. The world is now telling everyone, including believers, how they are to act.  Christians are not supposed to be involved in the world or its matters or concerns in the first place. Your identity, as a believer, is in Christ. Your family is made up of true believers. True believers are not making the news that you currently see being reported.  

Can you imagine the Apostles going to Rome and marching with the Romans, or protesting outside the Temple. Do you see any of that happening in any form anywhere in the Bible? No, of course not. The only similarity I see with the Bible and the protesters is the march around Jericho by the Israelites in Joshua 5-6, and there isn’t really any similarity.

While the events that have unfolded, and any perceived reasons for their justification, are tragic, so is the martyrdom and persecution of millions of believers around the world. How many elderly people have died in the past few months from the gross neglect of a few mayors and governors? Where is the outcry for them?

These same people you see in the news and have sympathy for will be coming for you one day. The Republicans are not your friend either. Just look at the Republicans that are marching in support of socially unjust causes. Republicans proclaiming to be Christians. What have the Republicans done for Christian causes in the past few years. Not much. Just as recent as last week Chief Justice Roberts, a Republican appointee, sided with the liberal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals stemming from a case in California where a church challenged state restrictions on attendance at religious services during the coronavirus pandemic.

https://www.newsweek.com/chief-justice-roberts-sides-liberal-justices-supreme-court-rules-against-challenge-state-limits-1507571

The anger of the protesters, rioters, and those that support them is being vented elsewhere right now, but it is you, the Christian, they hate. And once their actions are legitimized and become routine, then Christians will be in the cross-hairs. This is Satan’s world, lock, stock, and barrel, and he is coming for you. 

Oh, by the way, you have the Holy Spirit residing inside of you if you are a true believer. You are the temple of God. Why would you allow your temple to be desecrated with rioting, looting, or protesting, or supporting those that do. 

Therefore, “Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord, and touch nothing unclean and I will receive you.” –2 Corinthians 6:17

 

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Gregg F. Swift, J.D.