This women is wrong. I have watched plenty of media coverage and have noted lots of white women in the midst of the rioting and protesting. Some of the worst of the lot have been white kids, really college edge boys.
From what I am hearing from the liberal press reporting on a liberal city led by a Democratic administration, there is an element or a grpup of agitators who are working to cause mayhem. The TV news showed a white woman dressed in black with a black helmet in her hands. There are reports of people with gas masks. What's that about? I can guess! Not even the Democrats are appreciating their most radical elements right now.
Only when truth is established, based on the truth of the Lord and especially from His inspired word, can justice then come near. That can happen when the lying stops. But the heart of man is desperately wicked, wicked enough to basically kneel on the airway of an already cuffed man on the ground, wicked enough to impose narratives on this evil act, and evil enough to loose more evil across the nation.
Ever read the privacy info you have to sign you recieved at the doctor's office? It says that your info can be shared with public health officials without your permission. That might include law enforcement. HIPAA strikes again.
This is not the work of angry people protesting oppression. This is an organized effort of anarchists, antifa, and others to exploit the situation for their own, and their masters', political agendas. Not just happening in Minnesota but across the nation.
Good points, Chrisgp. In fact, there are independent investigations into the incident by the FBI & others (Trump asked the FBI to expedite theirs a couple of days ago). The officer has been arrested and charged with murder and manslaughter.
It is notable that these four, minus New Zealand, have stood up together against the Chinese. IMHO, it's a gokd show of solidarity against tyrrany, echoing back to a by-gone era.
It is also quite notable that these four are chastising the Chinese government for imposing its communist system on the capitalist Hong Kong, when all four have notably pursued the implementation of some form of Marxism themselves to a greater or lesser degree.
The handover of Hong Kong to China was a mistake, I believe, although I'm not certain the Chinese would not have eventually "liberated" Hong Kong by force if given the opportunity. The UK would have little to stand on to prevent the takeover by force.
Meanwhile, the Lord's will is done. We should pray for Hong Kong and it's population, that Jesus would reign there and that the people will dwell in liberty to worship Him.
I heard a good one on the news last night. A man said that 40 people could be one a city bus together but couldn't all get off and walk into a large restaurant then socially distance and eat. Same argument applies for churches. Wayfarer used the Walmart example more recently. At some point, we have to stop kidding ourselves that it's about science or even public health and safety. Mike is right. It's about power.
The whole situation is appalling. First, a man suspected of a minor crime dies after he is treated suspiciously.
Then, rioters and looters take to the streets in protest in multiple places. I understand pent up upset. I don't understand why attacking those who weren't involved in the incident has any place. There is no excuse for such lawlessness.
Finally, I wonder why we are seeing this happen now. I suspect there are community organizers in major cities setting up for a season of unrest going into the November elections. They want a war, and are willing to pit frustrated people against one another to gain their political end...a socialist republic.
Pray...yes, pray for all those involved. Pray for truth to return and justice to follow. Pray for an end to the poison being fed us daily. And pray for the Lord's return.
Opportunity for the Gospel by providing help in the midst of this looming crisis... Good diaconal ministry... But just don't follow Tim Keller who will tell deacons to send the poor down to the housing authority. Do something meaningful in the name of Christ.
Worship is an activity requiring personal involvement, not just watching and listening like some sort of entertainment. I don't think that explains the 40% who didn't even watch. But the personal connectiveness is very important as well.
If one is going to watch a service, it may as well be meaningful. My wife's cousins watch a distant church where their college friend is the senior pastor, for instance, We too have virtually peered in on worship in Greenville, SC, and Philadelphia, PA. These churches have always done worship well, and when push comes to shove, quality wins out over personal connections when the personal connections are removed.
We continue to hear rumors that thousands and thousands in China are turning to the Lord faith in through Jesus Christ. The Communist Party can have no competition. What they don't realize is that the church isn't a building or an organization. It is an organism with Christ as its head and believers as the body. Should the church be scattered, those who are true believers will hold far to the Lord despite being scattered and will tell others about Him. Thus, evangelism grows and grows the more the church is scattered. It's self-defeating for the Communists to attack churches and their buildings.
I don't know what Steingard was taught as a child regarding the Lord, but I do recognize that He is far beyond what we can understand or grasp. Whatever this is cannot violate what He has revealed to us in His word, the Bible. So how different God is from what Steingarf was taught is anyone's guess. But He is probably closer to what Steingard was taught than Steingard thinks.
The problem we have here, Brother John, is what you have described. The bias read into these documents would somehow make the Founders and Framers to be proto-Marxists, when that was by no means near the truth. A legal concept supposedly used is called "original intent." What did the Framers or Congress in working through the Bill of Rights think the words meant when they wrote the Bill and passed the law? It then becomes a debate over history. Who controls history controls the present and future, so the Marxists say. And they have a lot of influence over how history is viewed today.
They do the same with the Bible, reading in supposed justification for all sorts of unbiblical and ungodly sin. Nothing but rubbish, foolish thinking. Wisdom seeks the Lord's meaning, not man's.
Concur with our Brothers from New York State. While the virus is dangerous, particularly if one is over 65, no one has enough data to determine exactly how dangerous it really is.
Meanwhile, in the name of "science," all these ever changing pronouncements are made. That's not as much about the data but the analysis of that data. Some have even suggested that the COVID data are skewed and falsified, and we've all seen instances in which they have been.
Some today have suggested that China used the virus to remake its society by removing the elderly. I see the Democrats doing something similar here, although not just with the elderly but also with increased government control.
We are sliding faster and faster toward that man of sin, the Anti-Christ, standing up and taking charge. IMHO, COVID-19 fits into the Lord's plan for earth's final days in this fallen condition. Come quickly, Lord Jesus!
That's an excellent point, Mike. Because the virus deaths are primarily over 65, that removes the grandparents from the equation. Marxism always seems to seek to rid people of family ties to better enable sinful behavior and support to the state only.
There is a concept in Progressive circles that sex is the quintessential human expression. Therefore, children are deprived, by their rationale, of their humanness is they are not expressing themselves sexually.
However, crowd-sourced morality, like that of Progressives, denies that the Lord gave us instructions as to what is right and wrong. He made one husband for one wife and one wife for one husband.
Well, Hey Ho, you have a good point about the President's background and to not put our trust in man.
What's interesting is that the media helped set him up as almost a straw man candidate, so they thought, against Mrs. Clinton. What they didn't realize is that his message would resonate, and Mrs. Clinton being an incompetent candidate did her best to lose the race. Now the liberals are scrambling to undo what they set up.
I appreciate Frank's consistent comment and stance. As long as the President will pander to us Christians, he has a lot of Christian support.