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Twin Cities Burning from the Fires of the Flesh

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May 29, 2020 8:00 pm

Twin Cities Burning from the Fires of the Flesh

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May 29, 2020 8:00 pm

For over five minutes that are excruciating to watch, a white Minneapolis police officer presses his knee into the back of the neck of a handcuffed black man lying face down on the street, pleading that he can’t breathe and calling for his mother, until the man eventually dies.

It’s a video that has been seen around the world and is being used as the animating force behind the worst riots and looting this country has seen in decades. Hundreds of buildings and businesses in Minneapolis and neighboring St. Paul have been damaged, pilfered, and burned, including the Minneapolis Police Station Third Precinct building, which Minneapolis mayor Jacob Frey ordered police to abandon...

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Boone lawyers of the flesh of the public will discuss today right here on the roof you will be radio program mission is to sharpen the biblical worldview of Christian share the good news that all people can be reconciled to God face Jesus Christ Lord we need that today I'm David with the host your website is the Christian Romans 1219 says never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord of you been following it all the events are taking place in this city were we broadcast from Minneapolis and St. Paul. The Twin Cities now expanding to many other cities around the world. You know about what took place on Memorial day here and what it's led to for over five minutes. Serve actually more like eight or nine minutes that are excruciating to watch a white Minneapolis police officer presses his knee into the back of the neck of a handcuffed Leavy was handcuffed black man, lying face down on the street with the man pleading that he can't breathe in calling for his mother until the man eventually dies.

Now that image. That video has been seen around the world and is being used as the animating force behind what I believe are now the worst riots in looting. This country has seen at least decades, hundreds that's not an exaggeration. Hundreds of buildings and businesses in Minneapolis and even in neighboring St. Paul have been damaged have been looted, pilfered and burned to the ground, including the Minneapolis police station third precinct building, which the Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frei ordered his police to abandon the other night now with now the weekend upon us will talk about what happened last on a Friday night. The Twin Cities and even the suburbs around the Twin Cities in cities around the nation are bracing for four more of the same. So today in the Christian worldview run and examine several angles on what is a developing story all over this country right now including right here in Minneapolis. Our hometown, including how the quote justice being sought is far from the justice that actually God commands. Now if you haven't been watching the start have talked to a couple people about yesterday just that interacted with them and passing.

It was actually quite surprising how some people don't really follow the news they they had heard that there are some riots in but yes some people don't want to watch the news they want to look away. Some people involved in their life, for whatever reason, but after surprised that people, even in this city weren't even aware of the extent of what is taking place now part of the reason for that is, is that this level of violence and rioting is has been taking place after dark.

So some people go to bed on the sting of the like midnight one in the morning even goes beyond that. So people are seeing. And secondly, the news media. Many of the and as the stations are reticent about even showing they didn't want to portray their city is out of control.

The police not doing anything or this particular community of rioters who show them in a bad light. I got another apoplectic on the television stations not knowing what to make of it and how can this be happening and where the police and that they're just they're all full of questions and everyone got there there mouth wide open about what is taking place in here in Minnesota nice as it's called appear Minneapolis so in case you haven't watched it. What happened was what led to this this arrest and then that the knee in the back of the neck was a man named George, a black man name and that's important in this dimension. Usually you know ethnicity means should mean nothing to a believer. God created us all equal one race not many races. We have different ethnicities, one race, the human race all came from Adam and Eve, but this is an animating part of the story so I mentioned in a black man named George Floyd what he tried to do was pass a $20 forged bill to buy some ugly some cigarettes at a small market in Minneapolis and one with and what one witness said he appeared to be drunk this whole thing started over a $20 forged bill. Think about the irony of that. So some at the store. Whether was the owner.

One of the clerks called the police. The police came. I believe they handcuffed him, we don't know how much he resisted arrest. There was some resisting arrest, but apparently according to reports. An officer pulled the gun to make the arrest and then something transpired so that one of the officers named Derek show Vin Sheldon had the man the suspect on his chest, lying down, prone, basically with his knee in the back of the neck, restraining them, which led to the man eventually becoming unconscious over the period of eight minutes and by the time the paramedics arrived, he lost his pulse and took in the hospital and that he was either dead on the way are dead on arrival.

We don't know whether the that that the the need of the neck was the V the main contributing because it obviously looks like it was the visitor could be underlying health conditions or could've been drugs involved. We have we.

We do not know that so the bottom line is whatever the case is no one can see any justification for the officer using this level of force the knee to the back of the neck for that long a period of time. Even if the man had been resisting arrest, especially after he was constrained with this one officer and three other officers around the news on the ground. The just. End of story. Something went wrong here by the officer making the decision to do this for so long. When the man was already restrained so we don't know why the officer used this level of force with there's been officer of courses and is now arrested in jail.

We don't know why the officer uses level force. We don't know if it was ethnically motivated. We do, we don't know if he had any animus toward black people. That's what's being assumed. Of course that's why the cause of all these riots now was they will say because the police department society is is racist against Blacks. This is just quote a yet another example of a police officer killing a black man, but we have no idea whether that had anything to do with this particular incident. All four officers were immediately fired without even do investigation from a standpoint of your portrait usually went something like this happens there is a the put out admit paid administrative leave for a time is fully investigated and then and then they make a decision on what this wasn't like that. They were immediately fired.

I believe even the same day or the next day so either something was very, very clear to the police department, or they wanted to get ahead of this and so there is no justification for putting them your knee in the back of the man's neck. I'm not sure what it was but the fact is, they were immediately fired and and the one that had the knee in the back of the neck is now or has been arrested believe was on yesterday was arrested and he's in jail with charges of think some murder second-degree year manslaughter cut can member exactly the charge, but the serious charges against him. So the first night after this I think on Tuesday night after people began to hear about this in the video began to be spread around. There was some unrest in the Twin Cities. But again, matzoh people are paying quite full attention to this yet, but there were some unrest on Tuesday night, but then on Wednesday and Thursday nights in Minneapolis and then then St. Paul spread to St. Paul, the, the level of rioting burning looting destruction, damage, chaos, lawlessness is something that is is rarely seen, not just I'm just not talking about Minneapolis here. I'm talking about across the entire country. Portions of this city looked like a war zone has taken place. There wasn't 8 PM curfew. As a result of this there was an 8 PM curfew. I put in place on last night Friday night and it was completely not enforced people just went out in the streets. Some of the agitators or riders. Some are just onlookers. No curfew enforced. There is been almost a complete lack of police intervention in this last night we saw police marching in that apparently nothing really happened on, we saw watching the news very very little police intervention in this whole thing there is an out-of-control lawless situation on the streets of Minneapolis. This is as bad as any rises dimension is seen in decades, and this is taking, but right here in Minneapolis about 25 to 30 minutes away from we are broadcasting right now. The that the government's and the police responses been pretty much almost nonexistent. The media has been apoplectic like how can this be taking place that they this can't understand how people can behave so badly and how police can let it go.

Now that the mayor perhaps the that the greatest example of how lawless it has become is that the mayor of Minneapolis, Jacob Fry. He told police. I believe was on third, all the nights are starting to run together. Now I believe was Thursday night that the third precinct police station in Minneapolis until the police there to stand down and leave the police station and let it be taken over to the police are shown in the video, leaving driving off in a line fleeing as the rioters burned the police station.

I just think about that that the only thing holding society from devolving into chaos is law enforcement.

If you don't have law enforcement you're going to have a society incapacity to anywhere in the world with her snow authority. This is why put locks on your doors.

You need protection from the sin nature of man and to give up that should be the last stand of okay you might be writing the states will introduce up with her about it, but were not going to give up the police station. Otherwise, the rest of the citizens, no one has any protection.

We have no we have no home base, but that was the decision by our very leftist mayor of Minneapolis where there is a leftist mayor of St. Paul are Gov. Tim Walz is very liberal. What all this is a perfect example of how a liberal worldview that sees the man's nature is inherently good and those who behave badly must have been victimized and therefore justified in in inventing their rage and revenge.

This is a perfect exhibit a of how that is taking place in our city and our state right now that that is the shocking part that these leaders empathize with with these people who are creating complete destruction trying to saying they want justice for George, for this is nothing to do with just as this is the do with the fires of the flesh. Here's the mayor's had to say leading up to this time Jacob pray for Minneapolis and written conflict over last night is the result of so much built-up anger and sadness, anger and sadness that has been ingrained in our black community, not just because of five minutes of horror before hundred years. If you're feeling that sick sadness that anger it's not only understandable, it's right.

It's a reflection of the truth that our black community has lived while not from lived experience that sadness must also be understood by our nonblack communities to the north to toss it out would be to ignore values we all claim to have now is it making sense why things have completely gotten out of control. We understand what you're doing this okay we get it more in the Christian worldview coming next. People everywhere have anxiety about the coronavirus pandemic.

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Whatever happened to coronavirus. While no one is talking about the coronavirus. At least here in the Twin Cities social distancing is not being enforced down and that the riots taking place in our city right now. Wonder why well when society breaks down and there's anarchy and lawlessness on the street people are too worried about getting the coronavirus they're worried about whether they can outlive to see the next day whether their business is still going to be there with their children to be safe. Amazing how priorities get there reshuffled when when all of a sudden the lawlessness abounds on the street so I played that soundbite of Jacob Frei, the mayor of Minneapolis empathizing and understanding that there's been 400 years. This is a result of 400 years of oppression of black people that all therefore it's it's a legitimate expression of that that the city can be burned out by the why this isn't just black people. It might be a majority that this from the new anecdotally washing is looks like it's a majority of black people, but there's a lot of whites involved in this to who sympathize with the black lives matter because in interestingly enough, now the Minnesota governor last night has tried to say whether there there there could be white supremacists now doing this getting involved in this and so forth. So either there's just so much information and misinformation going on it it's it it's just very, very difficult to know what's taking place, but the governor basically said the same thing as Tim Walz's are as Jacob Frei, the mayor of Minneapolis during records governor Minnesota Tim Walz. These are things that have been brewing in this hunt for hundred years. People who are concerned about that. Please present of an overly armed camp in their neighborhood that is not seen in communities where children of people who look like me run to the police. Others have to run from July understand that that's out there just fans the flames of your justified in doing whatever you like to do because there's been 400 years of oppression and the incidence here are are not coming from the the death of a black man on Monday from which we don't even know why the death happened.

We we have no idea with hers. Any racial connection to it at all. Maybe there is, maybe there is that we don't know. Maybe these two knew each other.

Maybe the pulled the policeman you know. Maybe there was more to the arrest and we didn't see may be the officer temporarily just lost his mind you know and in and in a high stress situation which we have no idea. There's been no investigation but there's just been fanning the flames of well we understand why your burning how the buildings of the city does before and years of oppression and working to stand down so you can vent your rage. It is really hard to believe that our society has come to a place like this. And of course the Christian community, jumps on with this narrative to the Gospel coalition who is become of there's an element of the Gospel coalition that's that's very much sympathizing with the the whole social injustice narrative being pushed upon us in our society today hi headline article we need to be uncomfortable, local pastor here in the Twin Cities wrote honestly. My fear is that people will watch the video and be horrified, but then move onto the next thing and this will be yet another tragedy were nothing ever changes. We have to care about justice everywhere and for everyone because, as Martin Luther King Jr. once said injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. Yet another tragedy. The these are going on all the time and we we know that this was racially motivated against this plot we we don't even know that yet. And even if it were, let's say there's been 10 of them in the last 10 years or 12 of them that have been made racially motivated and there's thousands and thousands and thousands of police contacts the rear to does this mean that there is a systemic racial animus by white police officers towards black people in the country. I mean you were expecting that every single police officers can always do the right thing and has no racial animus as if there perfect people that that's a impossibly high standard that no one should hold upon someone else. But the fact is, there is not the data shows there is not a a racial disparity on white police officers targeting black men. Matter fact I pulled up to recent studies. There's lots of studies it is go online and find the studies, one from Michigan State University the truth behind racial disparities in fatal police shootings as this was what this one is about is as white police officers are not are not NOT more likely to have shot minority citizens, then nonwhite officers quote. There are so many examples of people saying that when black citizens are shot by police.

Its white officer shooting a benefactor fighting show no support that black citizens are more likely to be shot by white officers. We found that the race of the officer doesn't matter when it comes to predicting whether black or white citizens are shot quote. If anything, black citizens are more likely to have been shot by black officers Heather McDonald from the Manhattan Institute is written extensively on this. As for interracial violence generally Blacks just disproportionately committed between 2012 and 2015.

According to the Bureau of Justice statistics, there were over 600,000 violent interracial victimization so interracial violence white toward blacker during different ethnicities excluding homicide black to make up 13% of the US population committed 85% of these victimizations of interracial violence.

While white 61% of population committing 14% regarding threats to Blacks in the police. The article goes on a police officers 18 times more likely to be killed by a black male than unarmed black male is to be killed by a police officer so the problem here is people are believing a lie. When you believe a lie. It has really severe consequences to believe the lie that white police officers are going around targeting black men and this is a systemic problem within police departments is a terrible.

I do believe that only allow your believing a falsehood. But then it leads to what has been taking place in the Twin Cities. Real biblical justice here would be to have an investigation of this officer and his partners were on the situation to do a fair investigation of this gathering affects if it warrants being arrested would be arrested in a trial before a jury of his peers if he was sentence of a crime. He was convicted of a crime you be sentence proportionate to the crime for the main officer and perhaps his partner for not intervening but there's no evidence that the police department or the business is a broader society had anything to do with what the officer did the justice will be directed, the person that you perpetrated the crime that that's not what taking place here.

It's being being pushed into his broader narrative that is a false narrative.

It's a believing a lie like us as early in the Bible. Don't believe the lie is a lie is led to damage and destruction all over our society.

Of course they're going to be a tiny percentage of of police who do the wrong thing just like there's a tiny percentage of other people in other sectors who do the wrong thing. Who who embezzled from their companies who pull out politicians who are corrupt, of course think the police are immune from doing this.

I'm sure there's some police across the country who are racist towards whites and black police officer who are racist towards Blacks and vice versa mean that that's that's the story of it but to make the draw the conclusion before we actually know the facts about this case and then to draw the conclusion that this is a bigger systemic problem in our society.

Certainly you. You can think that. But the date is it doesn't support what you are believing and so a whole group of people, Blacks, and then those who support them. Whites who support them. Get unnecessarily bitter, embittered and enraged and then the police stop enforcing policing effectively, society gets further divided and society breaks down likely been seeing in the Twin Cities. This country is built upon the presumption of innocence until proven guilty by a court of law by a jury of your peer peers. No matter how obvious things seem on a video in the video seems there is no justification okay will then let's justice take its course man should be arrested. He should be tried by a jury of his peers and he should be punished if in fact he broke the law, but to then make this gigantic leap non sequitur leap that justices can be about burning down buildings and destroying people's livelihoods and lawlessness on the street is not just a subtle. If we don't have the kind of justice this country is found.founded upon equal justice under the law of fair prosecution before a trial by a jury of your peers. We really don't have a country anymore young. There should be a gathering the facts. There should be a sentence proportionate to the crime you know and that there is a miscarriage of earthly justice. If someone gets off that they shouldn't then protest write letters vote March maybe even maybe have a nonviolent protest, but What What Is Taking Pl. in Minneapolis. The last four nights and around the country is anything but justice. It is simmering bitterness. It is resentment being fanned by political leaders even even church leaders is believing a lie that there is a systemic animus by white police officers toward Blacks.

It boils to her rage turns into revenge and violence and is the fire of the flesh, the fire is burning in Minneapolis or fires of the flesh that greatly divides people, doesn't it doesn't heal anything, it makes the situation so much worse. Okay will take a break here on the Christian Rove you will come back think were gonna take a few phone calls today. I will also get into what biblical justice look like and why the greatest injustice in the history of mankind, the crucifixion of the son of God, Jesus Christ, the response to that by his followers look nothing like the response of what's Taken Pl. in Minneapolis.

We have much more coming up today here on the Christian Realty radio program. I'm David.

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The extent of the damage is is is like a war zone. In many places. Now this is spread other cities but it's been nowhere has been worse than right here in the Twin Cities.

Galatians 519 says now the deeds of the flesh are evident, so you can see them here that they are there immorality their impurity, their sensuality is the sexual kinds of deeds of the flesh, then there is idolatry. Their sorcery then gets into these kinds of relational conflicts, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions envying, drunkenness and carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God and as you see was going on the streets of Minneapolis and St. Paul. That's what you see you see the fires of the flesh. People just out of control. The flesh is out of control. It's rage, it's revenge. It's whatever it is, but is not justice is not a is not a pursuit of justice for the perpetrator of any crime that was was committed.

We don't even know all the details of what took place. Yet, but there's a Runge there's a router.

A rush to rage. Basically fueled by the political leaders in the city who are unwilling to to tamp down in this early now like the governor said last night. It had a press conference the governor and the mayor Minneapolis both on the left had a press conference saying that it's this week we can control it out of our control is to bigger police can't do really mean. You mean the police we we don't have enough law enforcement we we can't have a society under control. You mean were just on her own that that's a stunning admission that you're overwhelmed and you've been seeing this happen night after night after night your curfew last night.

It wasn't forcing with the police to show me your your your letting the asylum be run by inmates is that what you're what you're admitting that the rest of us who are law-abiding citizens have to just have to go it alone here just defend ourselves.

Well that's that's a lamp taking that so often make preparations to be able to do that, apparently because of the police are going to do it your destroying the. The livelihoods of people who own these hundreds of businesses that have been burned from from banks to post offices to pizza parlors to bars to liquor stores to office stores destroying their livelihoods into din and endangering the people in their neighborhoods who are not related to this incident. Anyway, if you want talk about injustice.

What about the injustice done against them see the writers don't care about that injustice. They say they want quote justice for George Floyd. We talked about how this is not the produce pursuit of justest justices is a orderly trial before a jury of your peers in a court of law.

Okay, and letting the higher authority of society need out the that the punishment this is not this is this is just rage and revenge.

This is nothing to do with pursuing real justice otherwise to be focused on the person or persons who actually perpetrated the act, not the police department or businesses or people of the city now just sit here and watch the television night wondering why no one cares about the injustice the actual injustice being done to our cities and our people in our city and wiser so much selective outrage.

There were 10 people. I believe they're all black. Over the weekend they were killed in Chicago over Memorial Day weekend. Why is there no outrage. A similar kind of outrage about all those deaths that took place over the weekend in Chicago.

Why isn't Chicago aflame on the injustice of yet again. Yet another case of dozens and dozens of people being killed in these black communities but just to say the conclusion to it. There is no resolving this in the way that it's going on right now there's only to be more destruction of Maxi supervisor has been more death, and hopefully there there won't be that there's been plenty of destruction, but not a lot of death yet. Hopefully that will not be the case.

Pray for that. The only resolving of this disbelieving of the lie that's created this animosity toward people advice. They believe the lie not saying believe the lie that there was no oppression of Blacks in the past.

I'm think believing the lie that white police officers systemically across this country target black people at the lie. According to the data you can look it up.

Many studies, not to say that one or two or three or 10 police officers and in a country of 300 million don't have racial animus not saying that all I'm saying is not a systemic injustice by white police officers.

According to black men, according to the data that I'm reading maybe if you have other data that shows different please send it to me. But this will never be resolved when people's hearts are changed. It doesn't change any people start. This divides people even more rioting and looting doesn't change anyone's heart just it just rage and retribution. So just imagine for a moment and wanted to borrow a line from John Lennon song imagine that his lyrics to his song. But imagine if people responded like Romans 12 says never pay back evil for evil to anyone respect what is right in the sight of all men. If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men. Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord. But if your enemy will consider this if your enemy is hungry, feed him and if he is thirsty, give him a drink for in so doing you will heap burning coals on his head and finally Romans 12 concludes with this particular passage.

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Imagine if the response to this was that we have of being a very very different situation right now. I mentioned earlier, the good the greatest injustice it if in fact this was a let's say a racially involve motivated killing of this George Floyd. This black man by a white police officer is not the greatest injustice of all time. It's a terrible injustice. It absolutely is. But the greatest injustice of all time was the, the killing of Jesus Christ, the son of God, the one who had created the entire world created you and me and for those who were created by him to crucify him. When he had done no crime there was any deceit found in his mouth. That was the greatest injustice in the history of mankind will continue to be the greatest injustice ever. How did Jesus and his followers respond to that particular injustice did they riot in the streets today burned down buildings that they try to kill the Roman authorities not made maybe one or two did that. That certainly wasn't what Jesus wanted them to do are told in the door actually evidence that they actually did Jesus dinning resist arrest.Peter to put away his sort, his disciples didn't riot after he was crucified, and rose from the dead know what they did. They want preaching the gospel because they knew that that ultimately the conversion of the heart.

The supernatural transformation that takes place when someone understands their own sinfulness.

When someone understands that they have alienated themselves from God that they have shut shaking their fist at God and saying I will rule not you that the wages of that sin is his death. Both the physical death and eternal separation from God in hell.

And they realize that there can be accountable to the creator. Someday. And when they cry out for mercy and they put their trust their faith in the gracious gift that God offered us so that we could be right with him. We did and he didn't have to do anything for us to may be right with him, but he did. He sent his only son.

The son he loved to come to earth to live a perfect life and to die unjustly on that cross for crimes he did not commit. But God accounted that sacrifice of his son as being the payment for the penalty that we deserve to pay for our sin. We put our trust in that and who Jesus is the son of God and what he did for us on the cross, a supernatural conversion transformation takes place inside of us and were able to respond to the very real injustices that do happen in the world, not with rage and revenge and burning it down the fires of the flesh, but were able to respond is that passage in Romans 12 says never pay back evil for evil to anyone, but that doesn't mean that there shouldn't be consequences for people who commit crimes of this if this police officer is found to have committed a crime to its earthly justice for him to pay the penalty for that crime he committed. But the rage and revenge doesn't doesn't pursue that that form of justice.

Typical justice okay really the entire fourth segment of the program open today to phone calls, and the question I have is how has what is happened here in the Twin Cities and around the country.

How is this in fact justice.

Anything to do related to justice with what the Bible says should be justice or via another comment on the situation. Somehow we've missed an angle on it today and you have something you'd like to say going to keep your comments, please short the probably be quite a few people who want to get on this of this have a very to the point. Think about what you want to say not venting on this not making unsubstantiated, unfounded comments as well, but her phone number is 1-877-655-6755 is 1-877-655-6755 you to call if you have a comment that you think will be helpful in this particular discussion was taking place.

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This is the leap of will, therefore society must be burned down because society is systemically in just unjust toward us and the police department is the same way. That is believing a lie that the paradox on the paradox before get to her phone call.

When the paradoxes in this is that this mayor of Minneapolis Jacob Frei Fry just about a week ago put an order out that people had to wear masks indoors in the city of Minneapolis and if they don't if they didn't he's going to these going to write you. There can be consequences finds everything else and with the governor with opening up churches early.

There was there was an underlying threat that if you break the law.

Here, there is going to be consequences to pay now a week later were in the midst of this, and these two men are understanding and apathetic with what is taking place and think they have a right to prevent the. The rioters I have heard of one person. I think there been a couple arrest but there's been me night after night, and there's been hardly minimal died 99. The share of any arrest. I'm sure there have been some but I'm not aware of any large-scale arrests of anyone being done for these violent criminal acts have taken place all over our city. It's it's like the that their ruling like they have a child who has a tantrum and singled there there. I understand why you're up so upset and kind of backing off and just kind of watching them just rage. That's what they're doing and the situation in a much more broader scale. Instead of saying we understand that there could have been an injustice going here looks like a very Musser is in those particular people who committed this injustice. If it was that will be brought to justice. But the extension of now burning down the city know that will not be tolerated and there will be a strong tamp down on this so other people don't have injustices caused against them because their businesses and as their homes against their family against their city. That's what should've taken place was going first to Pat in Illinois.

Pat, welcome to the Christian road you thoughts on the situation going on across the country for conference this morning. My only comment is best, and it goes out to the block no what rock Obama, who was black.

Did for you in eight years of office just before this culvert. They hit I saw Blacks working everywhere. It was wonderful to see.

I was so tickled. Loved it. Loved it and I just get so angry that they I don't think the Democrats care at all about them. I want them to at least know that it take it and again in jobs that are left will be gone, because they want you only want this worldview I get so upset over this thing. It made me sick. I can't even watch the film. I can even fit a lot of people can't watch a people couldn't Watson think you recall that people couldn't watch it was difficult to watch the police officer with this knee on the back of the neck of this man. This man is amidst horrible, excruciating. The watch and if a if a jury of his peers finds him that he did wrong. He should be convicted, but again the leap to what's taken place in the allowance of it is now creating more injustice and more division. Let's go next down to Texas and Bobby, welcome to the Christian review Bobby.

What are your thoughts on this oil What I know and want everyone out there to build the great book of find the root of the problem that can act without bothering as Christian we need to see the Savior family. We've all been believing alive that lied to her old and we lost the ability to commute. With the father because this agape love that God the father has his is not being treated correctly violate this problem. All it I'm going to let you girl my kids that I and five euro take the trash out why because I said so my name to Gog, so the child mold is not taking the trash out. We've lost this ability to tell her kids backs up a cup this problem out by the because just what the problem one. Thank you very much for your call Bobby. Yeah that's it's a very very good point that the that this obviously this whole situation hasn't arisen.

Just as a result of this this police incident this police killing here in the Twin Cities. There is there is a simmering resentment. There's a worldview issue that underlies this whole thing.

Like I said, this is an only Blacks.

There's lots of whites who find common cause with this with this movement. This believing a lie of the systemic injustice of this society which is done more to overcome that the past of this country than anything else. He even thinking that the people of today. The white people of today are in some way culpable for what people did your 200 or hundred and 50 years ago again and a non sequitur there that that's not just to see their justice is always impartial.

It doesn't so partiality to a particular group of people. It actually deals with an in and prosecutes and convicts the people actually commit the crimes, not people generations hence from one crimes were committed. That is believing alive. We only have a couple mess left you in the program today. I would just encourage you to stay connected with this particular story and watch as it envelops there's a lot of lessons to be learned from a a worldview standpoint.

Here in one thing I've noticed is the left is very unwilling to have consequences for people's actions and it gets based on the worldview that people are inherently good and put them in the right environment.

Given the right kind of education, the right kind of money they're going to behave better and that is this again believing a lie that is not not the case at all. The Bible repeatedly says a disk back to the example of disciplining your children discipline your son while there is still hope you know you spare the rod basically and spoil the child when there are consequences for in this case criminal actions, whether for the police officer, whether now for all the right to take place people take more though, go further will get worse. We need the discipline their life to restate train suppliers of the flash that can so easily inflame inside of us that Is Was Taking Pl. in Minneapolis right now. This I believe from a Christian worldview standpoint we do live in a changing and challenging America. There's no question gone from the coronavirus now to lawlessness streets of our city need to pray that somehow the gospel can be made clear that people's hearts can be changed. Civil leadership's hearts can be changed because if not, things are only going to diverge to send even worse. So until next time everyone thinks biblically and live according we hope today's broadcast turned your heart toward God's word and his son to order a CD copy of today's program or sign up for our free weekly email or to find out how you can be reconciled to God through Jesus Christ go to our website the Christian world dawdle. Call us toll-free at one Tripoli 646-2233. Christian worldview is a weekly one-hour radio program that is furnished by the overcome foundation and is supported by listeners and sponsors request one of our current resources with your donation of any amount go to the Christian world dawdle or call us toll-free at one Tripoli 646-2230 3.2 SF Box 01, Excelsior, MN 55331 that's Box 401, Excelsior, MN 55331. Thanks for listening to the Christian world you until next time think biblically and live according the best way to stay connected to the Christian world is to sign up for our free weekly email an annual print letter the weekly email is delivered to your inbox each Friday and contains the premium for the weekend radio program along with links and resources associated with it. Upcoming events in the previous week's program. I also included the annual print letters delivered to your mailbox in November and contains a column on the current topic in our catalog of resources. Both of these free resources will keep you up-to-date and sharpen your worldview to receive the weekly email, or the annual print letter go to the Christian world or call us toll-free 1888 646-2233. Your email and mailing addresses will never be shared and you can unsubscribe at any time.

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