Can a Christian Support Rioting?
MLK one said "A Riot is the language of the unheard"; is the church listening?
Whosoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life (Galatians 6:8). This scripture was given to me by the Holy Spirit concerning the looting and rioting that took place at the onset of these demonstrations.
To the body of Christ, I pose these questions. What happens when the smoke clears and the embers die out? When the fervent anger now being displayed begins to abate and the crowds begin to diminish? What happens to those adversely effected, having suffered loss and destruction of property in the midst of their own communities? To the believers who believe and have stated that these actions are justifiable, I pose these questions as well. Would you feel the same if these things occurred in your neighborhood in the name of justice? What will we have gained as a society as a result of the lawlessness that is taking place in our nation right now? What do we do now, but more importantly,after this?
Without guidance from God, law and order disappear, but God blesses everyone who obeys His Law. (Proverbs 29:2)
A city without wise (godly) leaders will end in ruin; a city with many wise leaders will be kept safe. (Prov. 11:2)
There is a way that SEEMS right to a person, but its end is the way that leads to death. (Proverbs 16:25)
For God shall bring EVERY work into judgement, whether it be good, or whether it be evil. (Ecc. 12:14)
Do we really believe that, “we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, and powers, rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places (Ephesians 6:8).?
Father God, continue to expose, disband, and destroy every evil network, both human and demonic, of violence in our nation and the nations of the world, in the name of Jesus, Amen!