Walk in Truth, Not Waves of Guilt of Good Intention.

Image may contain: fireOnce more, the citizens of the United States and its law enforcement officers are berated for being party to systematic racial injustice, because of the heinous murder of a black man in police custody. This shaming is a travesty. Plain and simple.

Before I am accused of not caring, or worse, I will declare the obvious… four police officers killed or were complicit in the death of George Floyd, who was arrested for passing a counterfeit 20-dollar bill. The officer who deliver the death knee should be charged with 1st degree murder, in my opinion. The others with 2nd or 3rd degree murder, unless it can be proved their actions were premeditated. In that case they should all stand trial for 1st degree murder.

That being said, the ridiculous shaming of a nations citizens and its police forces, behind the guise of “Black Lives Matters”, is premeditated and a ruse for nefarious leaders (both white and black) to seize power and advance their radical political agenda. Please consider some facts.

“Black Lives Matter” declares it cares about black lives. Why do they not care about the Federal Security officer David Underwood, who was an African American community leader, shot and by “protesters” Friday night. Officer Underwood was targeted because he was in uniform and serving in his duty. Not much reporting about his black life mattering; or the other officers protecting protesters and business owners property (of all skin tones), who were shot, stabbed, beaten, hit with rocks, bottles and other means, in these riots.

“Black Lives Matters” declare they care about black lives, let me ask this simple question. Why are they not protesting the hundreds of thousands of precious black babies (living viable humans connived in God’s image), killed yearly for convenience, profit; and by the way for the purpose of eradicating the black community?

Simply doing a little research reveals that Planned Parenthood’s (the largest provider of abortions in the world) founder, Margret Sanger, was a despicable person (honored by the KKK) who’s plan was to clear America of less desirable population.

Yes, abortion, by Planned Parenthood is for the purpose of reducing the black population, by making sex about pleasure (wide distribution of contraception) and offering to kill the precious next generations of African Americans, for the sake of convenience and and profiteering.

If this sounds disgusting to you, it is, but “Black Lives Matter” never says anything about the systematic killing of precious black children. Nor do many white and BLACK politicians, who say nothing about the murdered black lives of precious babies, but also openly support and take money from the evil Planned Parenthood abortionist lobbyists.

Shifting gear slightly let us handle the claim of the disproportionate number of black men slain by police. Since 2017 to 2020, more whites have died in fatal police shootings than anyone racial category. The next numerous racial category is blacks, but white deaths exceed the black total in three of those years.

Admittedly, the numbers are disproportionate given that black men are only 6% of the U.S. population. Yet consider that the rate at which black men commit violent crimes (those which up the ante in police pursuit and tactics), approaches 50% yearly (higher than any other racial category, while their population is 6%). This should indicate, not a systemic race issue on the part of police, but a reality that black men are more likely to encounter police in violent arrest situations.

This does not explain away George Floyd’s death, which was nothing other than premeditated murder. Was his death racially motivated, I don’t think anyone can actually say, until hearing from the murderer himself. Should he declare it racially motivated, that still does not reveal anything systematic, but a shameless bigot and killer.

I realize some will assume wrongly I have no context for this discussion. but perhaps listening to a brother in Christ who is black will help you to understand. I encourage you when you are finished reading to watch David J. Harris Jr. at the bottom of this post. In his video, he boldly proclaims that even economic indicators on why black men commit more crime are largely invalid given his own life’s testimony.

The point to what I have written is to plead with Christians leaders to pray for personal discernment, before you jump on board with the zeitgeist of this age; which is to focus on made up incendiary events, in order to drive masses of people away from the truth. We don’t need more discussions or reconciliation events in shaming one portion of the populace into falsely accepting blame.

Here is the truth… RACISM Exists! Here is another truth… Racism will exist until Christ returns, in the hearts of those who do not know Him. Christ shed blood, in his death and empowered in His redeemed, by the resurrection is the only antidote to racism.

For those truly in Christ, racially motivated actions are deactivated, by the Holy Spirit as we live in the peace of god, rather than fear of what one can take or is blocking we have (This is true for Christians regardless of skin color). For us the middle wall of separation has been torn down, and there is not black or white or any other nationality or race, but a multitude of one race, purchased with His blood (Ephesians 2).

Therefore, rather than dialogue this to death, leaders ought to be out sharing the gospel, calling sinners to reality of what the cross communicates…

God is holy, our sin reveals we are not–the cross reveals the judgment our sin deserves (eternal death) and His free gift of grace for those who repent and follow him in faith. Until the racist, murderer, sexually immoral, profane or garden variety sinner, can be changed at heart level, there is no hope for them or the nations they live in (Sorry this is the Biblical narrative in the end times). They must experience godly sorrow, that their sin is against God alone.

This sorrow is the only thing that leads to real change, or what the Bible deems repentance, l which is not only a change in mind, but a commitment to change behavior, as the Holy Spirit empowers (II Corinthians 7:10).

Marching and kneeling may make us feel good, like we are doing something positive, but Jesus told His followers our purpose in the marching is not to change society of the better, by force of law or cultural waves of good intention (as nice as they may appear to be). Our marching orders are to “GO… and make disciples of Christ” (Matthew 28:18-20). This cannot happen until the sinner is brought into contact with truth of the cross of Christ. It is His power to raise the dead making them new creations, which ends racism and every other sin in hearts.

About Michael J Erdel

Mike is a pastor with The Assembly of God Fellowship. He is the lead pastor at Encounter Church in Fostoria Ohio. His desire is to encourage the Church of Jesus Christ, and declare God's hope through His Son Jesus, to a world which is long on excuses and short on hope. Mike has experienced the truth that when we kneel before Christ, surrendering to Him as Savior and LORD, being led and empowered by His Spirit. To Jesus Christ be all glory and honor.
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