A Moral Imperative

Hi guys. I’m going to talk about George Floyd. I have always stood by the belief that everyone is welcome and loved here, regardless of color or faith, and will continue to do so.

Some things I’ve been thinking about during all this:

Are those cops Christians?

With a knee on his neck, what was that officer thinking?

As the police standing by heard the words “I can’t breathe”, over and over again, what did they think they were doing?

Did they not believe they were murdering, or were they caught up in the moment?

Finally, what would Jesus do if he was standing watching this scene? I think we know the answer to that.

As you know, murder is mentioned many times in the Bible.

Genesis 9:6 ESV

“Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed, for God made man in his own image.

Exodus 20:13 ESV

“You shall not murder.

Deuteronomy 5:17 ESV

“‘You shall not murder.

Matthew 5:21 ESV

“You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.’

Romans 13:9 ESV

For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

Those police that day committed murder. No one stopped it. The officers continued the act of murder for 8 minutes and 46 seconds. Did they once think of Christ? We cannot know what is truly in their hearts, and if they try to follow Jesus’ word. Ultimately, an unarmed black man was granted no trial and slowly suffocated until his soul left this earth.

I’ve heard and listened to the argument that George Floyd wasn’t a good person – that he was high during his arrest and had committed crimes. OK BUT THAT DOESNT MEAN HE NEEDS TO DIE UPON ARREST?

America does have a justice system after all. It may not be perfect, but it’s better than slowly being murdered in the street.

And this is only one of many times unarmed blacks have been murdered. This is evil. Systemic evil. If the murderers are Christian or not, Satan is the one at work here.

People of all races are God’s children and creation. The enemy is turning us against each other, when the Lord says we must love each other.

John 15:12 ESV

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.

We as Christians, of all colors, can no longer stand aside and be silent. THIS IS OUR WAR. Now is the time to stand up for our black brothers and sisters. Lives literally depend on this. Change is now.